By Brian Hughes | 07/17/14 05:45 PM
President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.
07/18/14 12:49 AM
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft. American intelligence...
07/17/14 06:30 PM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a meeting with top economic advisers late Thursday with comments on the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine. The text of his remarks, as taken from the Kremlin website and translated by The Associated Press: --- Dear colleagues! You...
By Susan Crabtree | 07/17/14 05:41 PM
Vice President Joe Biden said the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine was "apparently" no accident and appears to have been "shot down," "blown out of the sky."
By Susan Crabtree | 07/17/14 05:11 PM
President Obama, in his first remarks about the downed passenger jet in Ukraine, pledged to offer the Malaysian airline U.S. assistance to determine what happened and why and said his administration's first priority is determining whether there were any Americans on board.
By Blake Seitz | 07/17/14 03:11 PM
President Obama's actions have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community," press secretary Josh Earnest says. Here are five places where it's not so.
By Sean Lengell | 07/17/14 02:28 PM
With tensions between Russia and Ukraine increasing, European soccer officials have called a timeout between the two countries.
07/17/14 05:00 AM
TOKYO (AP) — For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It's complicated. The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Relations between Japan and...
By Susan Crabtree | 07/16/14 06:36 PM
President Obama tried to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Wednesday by announcing new sanctions against several large banks and energy and defense firms in the country.
07/16/14 06:16 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare. While the pro-Russian rebels in the east have lost much ground in...
07/16/14 06:01 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow. The leaders, meeting in Brussels, also agreed to act together to suspend...
07/15/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ukraine's leader that the U.S. and Europe are talking about imposing new costs on Russia for continuing to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Tuesday. The White House says...
07/15/14 04:17 PM
SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents. Rebels pinned the...
07/15/14 05:46 AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Tamara Popova and her fellow orphans are adamant: They don't want to go to Russia. The separatist gunmen running this eastern Ukrainian city aren't asking. They're giving orders. As fighting between insurgent and government troops closes in on the city, the 130 or so...
07/14/14 12:33 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia but all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely, the defense ministry said. Separatist rebels in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine claimed responsibility for...
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