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Biden To Meet Ukraine President, Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, and Prime Minister A...

UN: Ethnic Russians In Ukraine Exaggerating Claims Of Assault To Justify Russian Intervention

Reuters | Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

* Says exaggerated, misinformed reports used to whip up fear * UN hoping to create environment for fair election on May 25 * No credible evidenc...

White House Confirms CIA Director John Brennan Was In Kiev Over The Weekend

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign...

A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.

Biden To Travel To Ukraine

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders. The White House says Bi...

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.11.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideologi...

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

8 Questions on Ukraine

David Speedie | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
David Speedie

For one observer, there are some fundamental questions that seem to apply from the very beginning of the crisis and which seem important in understanding the broader context.

Ukrainian Troops Ordered To Leave Crimea

AP | LAURA MILLS and PETER LEONARD | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

NOVOOZERNOE, Crimea (AP) — Russia's foreign minister met with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time on Monday and demanded more autonomy for ...

Ukraine, From More Than One Perspective

Elena Kryzhanovskaya | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Elena Kryzhanovskaya

Friends have asked me to write to explain what is going on. But how do I explain an extremely complicated situation that feels so personal? Mainstream media runs headlines about Ukraine right next to stories about Syria. And isn't that the bottom line -- how do we avoid another Syria?

Ukraine Crisis: Time for Thorough Overhaul of the International Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.28.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Why can't one criticize both Washington's foreign policy machinations while also decrying Putin's excesses? Adopting such a position seems clear as day and a "no-brainer," yet the left cannot seem to get beyond the narrow confines of its own ideological fixations.

Merkel: G8 Is Suspended, Thanks To Russia

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union will impose more sanctions on Russia following its decision to annex Ukraine's...

Ukrainian Navy Commander Released

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

KIEV, March 20 (Reuters) - Ukrainian navy commander Serhiy Haiduk and several other hostages detained by Crimean authorities on Wednesday have been ...

Putin: I Have No Intention Of Invading Other Regions Of Ukraine

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any a...

Kiev Authorizes Crimea Troops To Use Weapons

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

(Adds White House comments, paragraphs 15-18) * Putin signs treaty to annex Crimea * Accuses West of hypocrisy, "crossin...

Putin Approves Treaty To Make Crimea Part Of Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has approved a draft treaty to make Crimea part of Russia, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, confir...

Crimea's Parliament Declares Independence

AP | By JIM HEINTZ | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ignoring the toughest sanctions against Moscow since the end of the Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Ukrai...

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...

Russian Warship Unloads Troops, Trucks In Ukrainian Territory

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

(Adds Ukrainian official on other troop movements, background) SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, March 14 (Reuters) - A Russian warship unloaded tr...

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 ...

Real-World Lessons From the Crimean Crisis

Pablo Freund | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Pablo Freund

I don't advocate armaments, but the Ukrainian and global community's impotence to release Russia's grip highlights the practical value of nuclear energy and weapon-based deterrence. This lesson is not lost to foreign policy and military strategists around the world.

The Neo-Nazi Question in Ukraine

Michael Hughes | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Michael Hughes

The real problem is actually the administration's over-engagement in this case -- as in meddling in the affairs of another state and trying to rearrange its domestic political machinery to suit Washington's agenda.

Crimea's New Prime Minister Has A Murky Past

AP | TIM SULLIVAN and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Two weeks ago, Sergey Aksyonov was a small-time Crimean politician, the leader of a tiny pro-Russia political party that ...

Important Ukraine Figure Gets Medical Treatment In Germany

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has started medical treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital after arriving late Frid...