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  • 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...

  • Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said. The Arctic Sunrise left the northern Russian port city of Murmansk...

  • Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia. Sen. Mike Enzi didn't make it easy. When the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee,...

  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the...

  • New EMP fear: Missile attack over defenseless U.S. southern border, killing 90%

    A former CIA director is raising a new concern that Iran, or even North Korea, could send U.S. civilization "to a cold, dark halt" by firing a nuke over America's southern border which is largely absent of missile defenses.

  • EU identifies 5 Russian banks it is sanctioning

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28-nation bloc's capital market curtailed. The banks, in which the Russian state holds a majority stake,...

  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. He is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to...

  • Poles protest Russian ban on their food with humor

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are posting photos of themselves with apples online along with mocking comments to protest a Russian ban on Polish food. Russia will begin banning imports of most fruit and vegetables from Poland on Friday for what it says are violations of health regulations and...

  • Russia tensions hurting European companies

    BERLIN (AP) — Russia's standoff with the West is hurting European companies, from heavy industry to sports goods makers, even before the latest sanctions have a chance to take effect. A group representing Germany's machinery industry cut its output forecast sharply on Thursday, pointing to the...

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to the EU's...

  • A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties. Here's a look at the sanctions...

  • Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details...



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