By Susan Crabtree | 04/24/14 07:32 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening, one week after a tentative agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine appeared to have no impact on the violent clashes between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. "The window to change course...
04/24/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. In unusually blunt language, Kerry said Thursday that unless Moscow takes immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, Washington will have no choice...
04/24/14 12:15 PM
TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of...
04/24/14 11:15 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing rare "horror" at the recent massacre of civilians in South Sudan and threatens sanctions. The strongly worded press statement released Thursday deplores the killings last week in Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state, as...
04/24/14 05:19 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure the support of allies to ensure that...
By Sean Lengell | 04/23/14 06:57 PM
The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday called for the U.S. to beef up sanctions on Russia unless it eases tensions in eastern Ukraine. "The greatest immediate threat to the people of Ukraine realizing a better future is the external threat of Russia," Sen....
By Joel Gehrke | 04/18/14 01:09 PM
A mysterious American plane seen at an airport in Iran may have violated U.S. law by landing in Tehran, which the Treasury Department will investigate. U.S. law "would generally prohibit U.S. registered aircraft from flying to Iran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.
04/17/14 01:00 PM
GENEVA (AP) — Kerry: US will have 'no choice' but to impose further costs on Russia if Ukraine deal fails.
04/17/14 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation. The department announced Thursday that it has sanctioned Tobaiwa (toh-BY'-wah) Mudede (MOO'-deh-deh), a well-known and...
04/16/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. Officials said they had no...
04/16/14 04:30 PM
GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions. It was not immediately...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:26 PM
The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/16/14 02:26 PM
With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/14/14 10:50 PM
President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday about the escalating crisis in Ukraine, urging him to use his influence to convince pro-Russian forces to stand down and leave the buildings they are occupying in eastern Ukraine.
04/14/14 02:45 PM
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A high-ranking official of the European Union says foreign ministers have decided to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of opposition to Moscow's policy toward Ukraine. EU policy chief Catherine Ashton declined Monday to make public the number...
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