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  • 12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday. Col. Andriy Lysenko told journalists in a briefing in Kiev on...

  • Obama: U.S. welcomes 'responsibility' to help defeat world's worst enemies

    President Obama touts U.S. leadership in building coalitions to block the Islamic State and combat global warming.

  • Ukraine: 2 killed in clashes despite cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official said Saturday that one serviceman and one civilian have been killed in the past day as rebels in the east continue attacks despite a cease-fire declared three weeks ago. Volodymyr Polyoviy, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security council...

  • EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

    BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union. The proposed deal, which would expire next spring, is aimed at averting a...

  • Perry: Expand U.S. energy to strangle Russia, 'liberate' Europe

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday called on Washington to unleash U.S. energy production to help "liberate" European nations threatened by Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin's chokehold on energy by replacing Russia as Europe's top supplier.

  • Ukraine president sure that peace is on the way

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leader said Thursday that "the most dangerous part of the war" has passed and that the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in the country's east is on the wane. Artillery fire, however, still rang out in the region's largest city. In a news conference in Kiev...

  • Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month. Col....

  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly...

  • NORAD: Eight Russian war planes intercepted this week

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command has reported that Canadian and American fighter jets intercepted Russian war planes this week.

  • Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite...

  • Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists....

  • Poroshenko: 'Live up to your promise'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reminded the U.S. of its prior commitment to help his country protect its territory and asked Congress to give it the highest level of security status that a non-NATO ally could obtain.

  • Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of the hardest-hit cities in the conflict, officials said Thursday. The city council in Donetsk said no deaths were reported in fighting overnight on...

  • Free the market and help Ukraine

    There exists a painless plan that can make Russia's future attempts to bully its neighbors less relevant and profitable.

  • Islamic State's rise could hurt Paul in key early 2016 states

    Republican strategists in three key early states say the rise of the Islamic State will propel more hawkish presidential candidates in 2016.



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