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NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

NATO official: Russia now an adversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, the NATO alliance now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the second-ranking official of the North Atlantic Treaty […]

05/01/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 22. 2014 file photo, Kharkiv mayor Hennady Kernes speaks at the congress of provincial lawmakers and officials in the Ukrainian eastern city of Kharkiv. Kernes was shot in the back Monday morning, April 28, 2014, his office said. Kernes was said to be undergoing surgery and "doctors are fighting for his life," according to the city hall. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)

Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the […]

04/28/2014

Masked pro-Russian militants patrol in the local administration building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, April 26, 2014. A pro-Russian insurgency leader in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that foreign military observers detained as suspected NATO spies could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian activists. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Kerry presses Russia to help free team in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Russia to support efforts to free military observers being held by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Kerry also told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR’-gay LAHV’-rahf) […]

04/26/2014

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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are teed up

President Obama is warning that if Russia doesn’t abide by an agreement to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine, there will be further sanctions. Speaking during his visit to Asia, the president said militias and armed […]

04/24/2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, Pool)

Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged […]

04/22/2014

Masked pro-Russian gunmen guard an entrance of the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service with a Russian National flag is in background in Luhansk, Ukraine, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

US: Russia has ‘days, not weeks’ to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden […]

04/21/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Analysis of new agreement in Ukraine

Diplomats reach an agreement to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine, but pro-Russian insurgents occupying government buildings in the region seem to say, “who cares?” So what happens now? Phil and Penny discussed this and more with […]

04/18/2014

In this Saturday, Feb, 22, 2014 file photo a large statue of a horse stands in the grounds of the then Ukrainian President Yanukovych's countryside residence in Mezhyhirya, which is about 20 kms (12.5 miles) north of the capital Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine’s ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin […]

04/02/2014

United Nations seal (AP Photo)

UN General Assembly votes ‘yes’ on Ukraine unity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a sweeping rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal. […]

03/27/2014

President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to commit more forces to NATO efforts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the […]

03/26/2014

In this photo taken Monday, March 24, 2014, a Ukrainian border guard, right, and Russian border guards, background, stand at the border crossing between Ukraine and Russia in the village of Vyselki, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Fear grips village divided between Russia, Ukraine

VYSELKI, Ukraine (AP) — The prospect of Russian troops marching into eastern Ukraine is accomplishing what a national border could not: dividing the villagers of Vyselki. Ever since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, […]

03/26/2014

Images of Natalia Poklonskaya, Crimea's attorney general, posted on YouTube.

Crimea’s new AG wins anime fans

Crimea’s newly-appointed attorney general has been turned into an anime star by adoring Japanese fans who are more focused on her looks than politics. 33- year-old Natalia Poklonskaya, has been the unwitting star of fan […]

03/25/2014

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