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  • Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine reached the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday as separatists and government troops exchanged rocket fire in neighborhoods on the edge of the city. In a western district of Donetsk, rockets apparently fired from a government position...

  • Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens

    MOSCOW (AP) — Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a ticket to get home. The bankruptcy is the fifth among major...

  • Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions. Putin, in a meeting with state officials in the city of Voronezh on Tuesday, did not specify what the measures might be but said: "I have given the order today...

  • Eurozone recovery holding up but Ukraine looms

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday that the economic recovery across Europe is gaining traction, though it remains vulnerable to an escalation in the crisis in Ukraine, which has seen sanctions on Russia ratcheted up. As well as raising speculation that Russia will slip into...

  • The four foundations of U.S. national security

    Among politicians and analysts, there is only confusion about when military force should be used.

  • East Ukraine city dying under siege

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents say the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying. The power grid was completely down Monday, the city government said, and fuel is running dry. Store shelves are emptying fast, and those who haven't managed to flee must drink untreated tap water. With little...

  • Germany nixes Russia military simulator deal

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it has revoked permission for the delivery of a field exercise simulator to the Russian military, blocking a deal it had already put on hold and going beyond a European Union arms embargo that allows existing contracts to be fulfilled. Defense and...

  • Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged Sunday on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tried to seize control of the rebel stronghold. In danger of being encircled, the separatists renewed their calls for Russia to send troops to their aid. To support their...

  • UK prime minister says NATO must rethink Russia

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has called on NATO to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine and strike an agreement on how to sustain a robust presence in Eastern Europe. In a letter to alliance leaders released Saturday,...

  • Zogby Report Card: 'Idiotic' House lawsuit makes Obama look better

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama finally won a few fights this week, and one key loss -- the House decision to sue him for not enforcing laws -- probably helped the White House.

  • Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions...

  • Obama defends his relevance

    President Obama in a press conference Friday afternoon ripped into congressional Republicans for not passing big-ticket items before their summer recess but was left to defend his own relevance amid a series of mushrooming international crises.

  • Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member team of Dutch...

  • In phone call with Vladimir Putin, Obama raises Ukraine concerns

    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Friday for the first time since the U.S. stepped up sanctions against the Kremlin for escalating tensions in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region. Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues — a move that could strain relations between the host country of the...



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