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Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses members of the Ukrainian parliament during a meeting Tuesday, April 22, 21014 in Kiev. Biden's visit to Ukraine comes at a crucial time, days after an international agreement was reached aimed at quelling violence in Ukraine. AP

Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian political leaders Tuesday that the United States stands with them against “humiliating threats” and encouraged them to root out corruption as they rebuild their government.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

US Defense secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

A young couple shares a tender moment in a street leading towards the barricade in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis

Pro-Russian gunman patrol a streets in downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nothing should impede normalization of Russia-West relations – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Royal Dutch Shell's CEO Ben Van Beurden in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalization of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

Local residents look at the airborne combat vehicle, which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation, in the village of Horodychevo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

A flag flutters in the wind over barricades at the regional administration building that has been seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine

A pro-Russian protester holds icons as he stands outside a city hall bearing flags representing the Donetsk Republic in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP

Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine crisis but Obama cautious

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal Thursday aimed at easing the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but US President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would stand by the agreement.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses the media after an NATO Ambassadors Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin denies interfering in Ukraine as pro-Russia insurgents gain ground

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Monday, April 14, 2014. Putin denied involvement Monday with pro-Russian insurgents gaining ground in eastern Ukraine, but an unconvinced European Union expanded its sanctions on officials accused of trying to break up the ex-Soviet country.  AP/RIA-NOVOSTI, ALEXEI NIKOLSKY, PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied involvement Monday with pro-Russian insurgents gaining ground in eastern Ukraine, but an unconvinced European Union expanded its sanctions on officials accused of trying to break up the ex-Soviet country.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN chief calls for dialogue, calm over Ukraine

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on all sides in the Ukraine crisis to “exercise maximum restraint” and engage in dialogue to de-escalate the situation there.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US warns Russia of ‘additional consequences’ over Ukraine

John Kerry

US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Ukraine later this month, officials said Saturday, as Washington warned Moscow of “additional consequences” if it fails to reduce tensions with Ukraine.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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