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  • NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO's chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country's east. The show of support from Anders Fogh Rasmussen comes as government...

  • ECB's Draghi cautions over Ukraine impact

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi cautioned Thursday that the crisis in Ukraine could weigh on the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone — but gave little sign the bank was so alarmed it was ready to deploy new stimulus measures. Speaking after the...

  • Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could herald a major incursion to protect the separatists....

  • Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that Washington would face a much different set of questions about how to respond if Moscow invaded eastern Ukraine. Western officials warn that a...

  • Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States. The full list of...

  • Farm Bureau president scoffs at Vladimir Putin's agriculture import ban

    In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to limit U.S. agricultural imports, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman responded by saying, in effect, "What, you think this bothers us?"

  • Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands' prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a news conference in The Hague Wednesday, Mark Rutte praised the effort of the international recovery...

  • Fears of escalation in Ukraine roils markets

    LONDON (AP) — Fears that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating into a new and dangerous phase roiled financial markets, particularly in Europe, on Wednesday. Following allegations of a buildup of around 20,000 Russian troops on the border of Ukraine and the prospect of tit-for-tat sanctions...

  • Ukraine looms over European Central Bank meeting

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine and a hesitant recovery in Europe are casting shadows over the European Central Bank's meeting Thursday. Economists say the monetary authority for the 18 countries that use the euro will look to reassure markets that it is ready to add more...

  • Sell French warships to NATO, not Russia

    Arming a geopolitical foe is a grave mistake, especially one led by a cunning and utterly amoral character like Vladimir Putin.

  • Dutch contractor selected for Malaysian jet search

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Dutch contractor will conduct the underwater search for the Malaysian airliner that crashed off the Australian coast in March, Australia announced Wednesday. Fugro Survey Pty. Ltd. will use two vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar,...

  • UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee. John Ging, director of U.N....

  • Underground misery at dank Ukraine bomb shelter

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — For the people huddled in a dank and chilly bomb shelter Tuesday, the question of who was responsible was less important than the fact of their misery. Two journalists from The Associated Press joined Donetsk residents who spent the night in the shelter as fighting...

  • Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine reached the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday as separatists and government troops exchanged rocket fire in neighborhoods on the edge of the city. In a western district of Donetsk, rockets apparently fired from a government position...

  • Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions. Putin, in a meeting with state officials in the city of Voronezh on Tuesday, did not specify what the measures might be but said: "I have given the order today...



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