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France: Russia Suspended From G8

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says that leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid t...

Putin: Crimea Of 'Vital Importance' To Russia

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past...

Obama: 'We're Going To Stand Firm In Our Unwavering Support For Ukraine'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave a statement Monday on the U.S.'s sanctions against Russian officials, including advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for ...

Crimea Votes To Join Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Adrian Croft SIMFEROPOL/BRUSSELS, March 17 (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union imposed sanc...

EU Poised To Slap More Sanctions On Russia

AP | MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers slapped travel bans and asset freezes Monday on 21 people from Russia and Crimea who they linked to...

97 Percent Of Voters In Crimea Support Joining Russia

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Final results of the referendum in Crimea show that 97 percent of voters have supported leaving Ukraine to join Russia, the head of th...

McCain on Ukraine

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Russian Troops Mass As Crimea Votes

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/KIEV, March 16 (Reuters) - Crimeans voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Ki...

Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister To Seek Ukraine Resolution: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

MOSCOW, March 16 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed on Sunday to seek a solution to cr...

Crimea Votes On Whether To Join Russia

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and MIKE ECKEL | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overw...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the mystery over Malaysia Airlines flight 370 deepened, as officials said the 777's tracking mechanisms may have been deliberately turned off, and that the plane might have flown for hours afterwards. One thing we already know for sure -- but seem to forget every time -- is that in these kinds of situations the first breathless rounds of "Breaking News!" speculation are almost always wrong. Suspense also continued to build in Crimea as Russian forces moved into a village outside the Crimean border ahead of today's referendum, already regarded as illegitimate by Western governments. Meanwhile, the White House is considering delaying the confirmation vote on Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General because lawmakers -- including many Democrats -- are upset that he spoke out in favor of gun control. Why it would be considered controversial to have a chief public health official who wants to do something about the source of 30,000 deaths each year is a uniquely American mystery.

REPORTS: Thousands In Moscow Protest Crimea Action

HuffPost/AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

Tens of thousands gathered in Moscow to protest Russian military action in Crimea, according to the Agence France Presse. The news agency estimated th...

U.S. Officials Issue Travel Alert For Americans In Russia

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is advising U.S. citizens in Russia to be alert amid the potential for increased public demonstrations and an...

Russia Presses On With Crimea Takeover

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn and Lina Kushch SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine, March 14 (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians involved in Russia's gradual tak...

Russia's Economy -- a Crevasse in Putin's Armor

Michael Kay | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Michael Kay

It may be too late for the U.S. administration to salvage Crimea in the short term. But crafting an energy strategy that bolsters future geopolitical security for Europe and Ukraine would exploit the homemade crevasse in Putin's armor.

German Trade Group Says Sanctions Will Hurt Germany, Be Life-Threatening' To Russia

Posted 03.14.2014 | World

German trade group BGA says sanctions against Moscow will hit businesses here but might be life-threatening to the Russian economy. 2014 growth in Ger...

West Readies Sanctions For Crimea Vote

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and LARA JAKES | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of the upcoming referen...

Russia: We Reserve Right To Protect Compatriots In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 14 (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it reserved the right to protect compatriots in eastern Ukraine after clashes in the city of Donets...

Boehner Criticizes Senate Ukraine Aid Package

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated his opposition Thursday to a Senate Ukraine aid bill that includes a U.S. quota increase at the Interna...

Ukraine: Russia Fired On Plane Over Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

KIEV, March 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russian forces in Crimea of firing on one of its reconnaissance planes from an armoured personnel carrier...

Russia Masses Troops Near Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 13 (Reuters) - Russia announced on Thursday it had started military exercises near the border with Ukraine in what is likely to be seen ...

Nationalist Fervor And Uncertainty Take Over Crimea

AP | MIKE ECKEL | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE (AP) — Men hawk Russian tricolor flags to drivers at traffic lights on the streets of the Crimean capital. Mini-vans emblazoned ...

Ukraine's Parliament Appeals To U.N. For Help On Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

KIEV, March 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament appealed on Thursday to the United Nations to discuss the occupation by Russian forces of its Crimea...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ukraine Aid Clears Senate Panel As New Snarl Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would provide Ukraine with up to $1 billion in loan guarantees and levy sanctions against Russian officials cleared a Senate...

Obama: Russia Faces 'Cost' Over Ukraine Intervention

Reuters | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Russia on Wednesday the West would be forced to...