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  • Russia won't limit Internet access, says Putin

    Despite saying all the right things to put the public at ease, President Vladimir Putin has a poor track record concerning internet freedom.

  • New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West. "We see opportunity in the cease-fire, which has now been established in the eastern part of Ukraine, but we also see...

  • 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.

  • Putin, Rouhani not on Obama's U.N. 'dance card'

    The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.

  • Obama administration sanctions Russia's largest bank

    The Obama administration Friday announced new penalties against Russia's largest bank and expanded sanctions on the nation's energy and defense sectors, pledging additional economic punishment if Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his incursions in Ukraine.

  • Putin pounces as Obama focuses on Mideast

    It's a pattern many analysts have noticed in Putin's behavior: wait until the U.S. is tied up with another crisis -- this time with mounting tensions against the Islamic State -- then pounce.

  • Obama: U.S. placing tougher sanctions on Russia

    President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. would "intensify" sanctions against Russia's financial, energy and defense sectors, as western powers ratchet up their showdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his incursions in Ukraine.

  • GOP senator: Obama 'hot air' won't stop Putin's attack on Ukraine

    A key Senate Republican closely tied to Ukraine on Thursday said that the United States has abandoned its ally and that "hot air" from President Obama won't stop Russia's move into its western-leaning neighbor.

  • Even the Bush White House polled better than this

    With Obama set to address the nation on Wednesday night, trust in the nation's elected leaders to deal effectively with issues overseas has fallen to just 43 percent, an all-time low.

  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine. At the same time, he...

  • The stupidity of 'don't do stupid stuff'

    Never use force, don't threaten force, and no one will blame you for anything. Pull out of wars and your foes will stop fighting. Don't send men to war and your hands will be clean.

  • Senators press for Ukrainian president to address joint session of Congress

    The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have asked House Speaker John Boehner to invite Petro Poroshenko to speak regarding his country's violent conflict with pro-Russian forces.

  • Examiner Q&A with Devin Nunes: 'It might already be too late' for Ukraine

    That Rep. Devin Nunes is critical of President Obama’s strategy for confronting Russia and the Islamic State is hardly surprising. The California Republican is more hawkish than Obama, and more inclined to advocate for the U.S. playing a central leadership role in confronting international...

  • Ending Putin's petro-politics

    For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the annexation of Crimea isn't just a land grab; it's an energy grab.

  • Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. A statement from...



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