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  • Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border knocked stock markets down in the afternoon and sent traders into the safety of U.S. government bonds. By the end of the day, the...

  • Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended pretty much where it started the day on Friday, at 1,955 points, down a fraction of a point. The Dow Jones industrial average...

  • Reports of fighting in Ukraine erase stock gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading. Major U.S. indexes are still headed for a solid gain for the week. Stocks opened higher but turned lower in mid-morning trading Friday following reports that Ukrainian soldiers attacked a Russian...

  • NATO boss says alliance observed Russian incursion

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance has observed a Russian "incursion" into Ukraine, which Russia denies. During a visit to Copenhagen on Friday, Fogh Rasmussen told reporters: "I can confirm that last night we saw an incursion (into)...

  • Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Well, that didn't last long. After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. Growth was zero. After only 0.2 percent in the first quarter. Now who will get out and push? The...

  • Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Raising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available...

  • Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian...

  • Even a Russian invasion of Ukraine won't disturb Obama's vacation

    In Iraq, a twofold crisis has the barbarian forces of the Islamic State trying to butcher their way into Kurdistan and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki clinging to power. If that weren't enough, Ukraine is apparently facing an imminent Russian invasion, cloaked as a "humanitarian" mission, which...

  • Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks. A spokeswoman for the U.N.'s human rights office,...

  • VIDEO --- White House: Never a perfect time for the president to take time away

    Much has been made about President Obama's trip this week to Martha's Vineyard. With ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, critics of Obama have said he should be at the White House.

  • UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks to at least 2,086 in 'clear escalating trend'

    GENEVA (AP) — UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks to at least 2,086 in 'clear escalating trend'

  • Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Denis Lavrienko is a 36-year-old TV director who devotes his free time to his wife and young daughter. Vladislav Matelsky is a 28-year-old part-time truck driver who lives with his girlfriend. Vyacheslav Konstantinovsky is the multimillionaire owner of a fast-food chain....

  • Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

    MOSCOW (AP) — With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. The televised sight of the miles-long convoy sparked a show of...

  • As Russia advances, America's response remains unclear

    "Sanctions are a dead end," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said last week after the White House announced its latest efforts to increase pressure on Moscow.

  • Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Monday zeroed in on rebel strongholds as the government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the rebellious east involving Russia, the United States and the European Union. The mission will be conducted under the auspices of the...



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