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In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama tells Putin Russia’s moves are violation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country’s actions are a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The White House says the two […]

03/06/2014

University of California Los Angeles' chief executive officer, and Chancellor, Gene Block, left, presents a medal to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after addressing students at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA campus on the subject of leadership in Los Angeles Wednesday, March, 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Clinton again blasts Putin after her Hitler remark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country’s potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his […]

03/05/2014

More than ten thousand pro-Kremlin demonstrators many holding Russian flags march in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 2, 2014 to express support for the latest developments in Russian-Ukrainian relations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Thousands march in pro-invasion rally in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands marched freely through Moscow on Sunday in support of Russia using military force in neighboring Ukraine, while at an anti-invasion protest nearby dozens were detained. Russian state television ratcheted up its […]

03/02/2014

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama's statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blunt warning Friday to Moscow against military moves in the country's southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country’s Crimean region and to refrain from […]

03/01/2014

A wounded pro-Western activist sits after clashes with pro-Russia activists in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Olga Ivashchenko)

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia executed a de facto military takeover of a strategic region in Ukraine as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian […]

03/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the ongoing situation in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering a blunt warning to Moscow, President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Friday over reported military activity inside Ukraine by Russia and warned “there will be costs” for any intervention. He did […]

02/28/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits USA House during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. From left, US Olympic Committee official Lisa Baird, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and Head of the United States National Olympic Committee Scott Blackman.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Guess who dropped by USA House? Vladimir Putin

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — In a powerful symbol of international sports detente, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming Russia-U.S. hockey showdown. […]

02/14/2014

In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Brush up with these 5 things to know about chilly US-Russian relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The weather is warm at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, yet U.S.-Russian relations are still in the deep freeze. Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Russia’s top […]

02/13/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin, background right,  speaks at his meeting with Olympic volunteers in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Putin says gays should feel welcome at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but they must "leave the children in peace." Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi "can feel calm and at ease," and vowed that there would be no discrimination at the games. But he emphasized that, according to a law banning homosexual "propaganda" among minors, gays cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia fields 25,000 volunteers for Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — They are young, bright and speak good English. Russia has trained 25,000 volunteers to work at the upcoming Sochi Games. President Vladimir Putin, who views the Olympics that start on Feb. […]

01/17/2014

Russian soldiers patrol the Battle of Stalingrad memorial in Volgograd, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

Heavy police and troop presence in bomb-hit Russian city

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Eerily empty buses lumbered through the streets, police weighed down with body armor warily watched pedestrians near a fast-food restaurant, and members of Cossack units stood guard at bus stops. Volgograd […]

12/31/2013

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