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  • Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

    Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:54 GMT
    Ukrainian officials and military commanders say the government has captured swathes of another town near the key rebel-held stronghold.
    Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and...
  • Germany's Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

    Germany's Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:14:25 GMT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.
  • Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

    Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:33 GMT
    Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.
    Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.
  • Asia stocks rise after US gains, Ukraine diplomacy

    Asia stocks rise after US gains, Ukraine diplomacy

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:43:22 GMT
    By The Associated Press Asian stocks drifted Monday as caution lingered after markets tumbled at the end of last week on reports Ukraine destroyed a Russian military convoy that had entered its...
    Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after U.S. markets rose on news of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:14:06 GMT
    Russia's foreign minister says he expects the extensive humanitarian aid mission for eastern Ukraine to enter the country in the near future.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling...
  • Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

    Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:35:04 GMT
    After months of rebel occupation and weeks of Ukrainian liberation, the residents of this shell-shocked border town say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives - but fear that war could return to their...
    Weeks after Ukrainian government forces recaptured Lysychansk from the rebels, the residents of this shell-shocked town near the Russian border say they hope simply to rebuild their former lives - but fear that war could...
  • Ukraine to pull out most troops out of Kosovo

    Ukraine to pull out most troops out of Kosovo

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:24:14 GMT
    NATO in Kosovo says Ukraine will pull out most of its troops from its peacekeeping mission in the Balkan country by the end of the month.
    NATO in Kosovo says Ukraine will pull out most of its troops from its peacekeeping mission in the Balkan country by the end of the month.
  • EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

    EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:12:34 GMT
    The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc.
    The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc.
  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

    Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:03:00 GMT
    A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane.
    Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.
  • Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin

    Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-08-17 13:21:59 GMT
    The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are meeting in Berlin on Sunday to resume diplomatic talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
    The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are meeting in Berlin on Sunday to resume diplomatic talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
  • Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

    Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:40:46 GMT
    Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy are waiting near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian...
    Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian...
  • Obama to visit eastern Europe NATO allies

    Obama to visit eastern Europe NATO allies

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-08-16 09:56:34 GMT
    The president will work to bolster NATO allies in eastern Europe concerned over Russian activity. 
    The president will work to bolster NATO allies in eastern Europe concerned over Russian activity. 
  • White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine actions

    White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine actions

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:29:30 GMT
    The White House is looking into what it calls unconfirmed reports that Ukraine's security forces have disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukraine.
    The White House accused Russia on Friday of escalating its destabilizing activity in Ukraine in a way that is "extremely dangerous and provocative," but stopped short of confirming NATO's assertion that a Russian...
  • Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:31:47 GMT
    A federal judge ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker on Friday to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his...
    A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the...
  • Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

    Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:20:15 GMT
    A dozen Russian armored personnel carriers have appeared near a large aid convoy that is parked near the Ukrainian border and poised to cross into rebel-held territory.
    NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and...
  • Russian assures Hagel on Ukrainian relief

    Russian assures Hagel on Ukrainian relief

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:20:30 GMT
    The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been "guaranteed" by his Russian counterpart that no Russian military personnel were involved in a humanitarian convoy that approached Ukraine's eastern border.
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu "guaranteed" Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday that no Russian troops are involved in the transport of humanitarian relief supplies to eastern Ukraine, a Pentagon spokesman said.
  • Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks

    Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:41:02 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday, with Australia's benchmark leading gains on a crop of healthy earnings reports.
    Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border knocked stock markets down in the afternoon and sent traders into the...
  • Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

    Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:19:59 GMT
    The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed.
    The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed.
  • Reports of fighting in Ukraine erase stock gain

    Reports of fighting in Ukraine erase stock gain

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:01:59 GMT
    Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading.
    Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading.
  • 127 victims identified from Ukraine plane disaster

    127 victims identified from Ukraine plane disaster

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:03:25 GMT
    Dutch authorities say they have identified 127 victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.
    Dutch authorities say they have identified 127 victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.
  • Hungary: Sanctions on Russia more damaging to West

    Hungary: Sanctions on Russia more damaging to West

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:49:47 GMT
    Hungary's prime minister said the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia.
    Hungary's prime minister said the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia.
  • Ukraine delivering aid to war-torn region

    Ukraine delivering aid to war-torn region

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:58:52 GMT
    The Ukrainian national government is sending aid to residents in eastern Ukraine war zone. 
    The Ukrainian national government is sending aid to residents in eastern Ukraine war zone. 
  • Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

    Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:19:59 GMT
    A Russian aid convoy has resumed its travels toward Ukraine and has taken the road leading south toward the rebel-held city of Luhansk.
    Raising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory.
  • Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:03:06 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that...
  • Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

    Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:01:35 GMT
    Europe's shaky economic recovery ground to a halt in the second quarter amid fears over the crisis in Ukraine and softer trade and investment.
    Well, that didn't last long.
  • Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

    Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:49:12 GMT
    At least three people have been killed in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as the government intensifies its shelling campaign.
    A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.
  • UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

    UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:09:10 GMT
    The U.N.'s human rights office says the number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks.
    The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.
  • Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

    Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-13 12:48:35 GMT
    Denis Lavrienko is a 36-year-old TV director who devotes his free time to his wife and young daughter. Vladislav Matelsky is a 28-year-old part-time truck driver who lives with his girlfriend. Vyacheslav...
    Denis Lavrienko is a 36-year-old TV director who devotes his free time to his wife and young daughter. Vladislav Matelsky is a 28-year-old part-time truck driver who lives with his girlfriend. Vyacheslav Konstantinovsky is...
  • Asia stocks drift as Iraq, Ukraine tensions simmer

    Asia stocks drift as Iraq, Ukraine tensions simmer

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-08-13 04:57:47 GMT
    Asia stocks rose Monday as subdued Chinese inflation, a rebound by Japanese markets and the latest easing of tensions over Ukraine helped offset unease about Iraq.
    Asian stocks drifted on Wednesday as investors remained cautious amid uncertainty over potential conflict in Ukraine and Iraq plus new numbers showing a slowdown in Japan's economy.
  • Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

    Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:38:03 GMT
    Russian state media is reporting that about 280 trucks have left the Moscow region for war-torn eastern Ukraine, a day after the Kiev government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the...
    With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine.
  • German ZEW confidence index sags on Ukraine fears

    German ZEW confidence index sags on Ukraine fears

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-08-12 09:47:23 GMT
    Germany's ZEW indicator of confidence among professional investment analysts sagged to a 20-month low in August.
    Germany's ZEW indicator of confidence among professional investment analysts sagged to a 20-month low in August.
  • Russia food ban hurts Moldova, bad omen for others

    Russia food ban hurts Moldova, bad omen for others

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:59 AM EDT2014-08-12 08:59:06 GMT
    Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar...
    Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot.
  • US sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions

    US sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-12 08:28:47 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is hopeful diplomacy can ease tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Moscow's insistence on sending humanitarian aid to pro-Russian areas of...
    The Obama administration is cautiously hopeful diplomacy can ease tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Moscow's insistence on sending humanitarian aid to pro-Russian areas of eastern Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of...
  • Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

    Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:47:15 GMT
    Rockets slammed into a high-security prison Monday in the rebel-held city of Donetsk, igniting a riot that allowed more than 100 prisoners to flee, authorities in eastern Ukraine said.
    Ukrainian forces on Monday zeroed in on rebel strongholds as the government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the rebellious east involving Russia, the United States and the European Union.
  • Dutch push Ukraine plane disaster inquiries

    Dutch push Ukraine plane disaster inquiries

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:36:54 GMT
    The Dutch Safety Board says it will push ahead with an investigation into the cause of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, despite not being able to access the site where the plane went down in eastern Ukraine.
    Dutch officials said Monday they will push ahead with both an investigation into the cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and a criminal investigation into the persons responsible, despite not being able to access...
  • Easing of Ukraine tensions helps drive stocks

    Easing of Ukraine tensions helps drive stocks

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:58:30 GMT
    U.S. stocks are opening higher as tensions ease in Ukraine.
    U.S. stocks are opening higher as tensions ease in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine demands that rebels in Donetsk surrender

    Ukraine demands that rebels in Donetsk surrender

    Sunday, August 10 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-08-10 17:09:33 GMT
    Fighting is raging in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, one day after pro-Russian rebels there said they were ready to agree to a cease-fire in order to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe."
    Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the...
  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:26:51 GMT
    City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year.
    Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk,...
  • Russia starts drilling its northernmost oil well

    Russia starts drilling its northernmost oil well

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-09 19:05:59 GMT
    Russia has begun drilling on its northernmost oil well, in the Kara Sea off the northern coast of Siberia.
    Russia has begun drilling on its northernmost oil well, in the Kara Sea off the northern coast of Siberia.
  • Obama, Merkel warn Russia against intervention

    Obama, Merkel warn Russia against intervention

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:25:55 GMT
    The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) agree that any Russian intervention in Ukraine is unacceptable and violates international law.
    The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) agree that any Russian intervention in Ukraine is unacceptable and violates international law.
  • Russia: Apparent US sub driven from Barents Sea

    Russia: Apparent US sub driven from Barents Sea

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-09 15:26:44 GMT
    Russian state news agencies say the country's navy claims to have driven away a submarine believed to be American that entered Russia's northern waters.
    Russian state news agencies say the country's navy claims to have driven away a submarine believed to be American that entered Russia's northern waters.
  • Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

    Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:57:01 GMT
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.
  • US stocks buck turmoil weighing on global markets

    US stocks buck turmoil weighing on global markets

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:25:39 GMT
    Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed surprisingly strong growth in exports.
    A burst of buying Friday in U.S. stocks defied slumps in other markets and offered hope for investors shaken by geopolitical turmoil. Major U.S. stock indexes closed up around 1 percent, buoyed by signs that tensions in...
  • US stocks gain on signs of easing Ukraine tension

    US stocks gain on signs of easing Ukraine tension

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:35:48 GMT
    U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
    U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
  • New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance

    New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:46:53 GMT
    Local officials in eastern Ukraine say two people were killed in late-night shelling in the besieged city of Donetsk.
    A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants "only moral support" from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling...
  • Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:35:36 GMT
    The Dutch-led forensic team working on the remains of those aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it has identified 23 victims so far.
    Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday.
  • Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters

    Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-08-08 04:25:12 GMT
    Asian stocks were mostly slightly lower in Thursday morning trading, as markets watched for action of the central banks in the U.S., Japan and Europe and worries about the escalating conflict in Ukraine continued...
    Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed surprisingly strong growth in exports.
  • Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban

    Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:35:37 GMT
    Russian diners won't be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States. That's all the result of a Russian ban on most food imports...
    Russian diners won't be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States - the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West.
  • Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

    Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:35:09 GMT
    The Russian government has banned all imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...
    Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia.
  • US: Russia impeding own people's access to food

    US: Russia impeding own people's access to food

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:05:09 GMT
    The Obama administration says Russia is imposing sanctions on its own people by banning most food imports from the West.
    The Obama administration dismissed Moscow's ban on Western food imports as trivial to the U.S. but warned it would hurt Russia's own population, drawing a moral contrast in an escalating diplomatic dispute with the...
  • NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

    NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:15:02 GMT
    Donetsk City Council says three people have been killed and five were injured in overnight shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city, as government forces tighten their grip on the pro-Russian rebel stronghold.
    NATO's chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country's east.
  • ECB's Draghi cautions over Ukraine impact

    ECB's Draghi cautions over Ukraine impact

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:44:40 GMT
    The European Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.15 percent.
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi cautioned Thursday that the crisis in Ukraine could weigh on the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone - but gave little sign the bank was so alarmed it was ready to...
  • Poland speeds up arms deal citing Ukraine conflict

    Poland speeds up arms deal citing Ukraine conflict

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:55:43 GMT
    Poland's defense ministry says it is accelerating the tender process for its acquisition of new combat helicopters due to the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine.
    Poland's defense ministry says it is accelerating the tender process for its acquisition of new combat helicopters due to the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine.
  • Lawyer: Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia

    Lawyer: Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:07:10 GMT
    Edward Snowden's lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years.
    Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday.
  • German firm cuts outlook after Russia deal nixed

    German firm cuts outlook after Russia deal nixed

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-07 11:44:07 GMT
    German defense and auto parts company Rheinmetall has cut its earnings forecast after the government revoked permission for it to deliver a field exercise simulator to the Russian military.
    German defense and auto parts company Rheinmetall has cut its earnings forecast after the government revoked permission for it to deliver a field exercise simulator to the Russian military.
  • Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy

    Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-07 01:26:44 GMT
    The White House says Russia's reported move to ban agricultural imports from the U.S. will only deepen Russia's isolation from the international community.
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that Washington would face a much different set of questions about how to respond if Moscow...
  • Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:45:17 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of...
  • Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:35:07 GMT
    Residents in the main rebel city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine say their neighborhood was hit by a government air strike overnight, bringing the fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Kiev's forces...
    The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could...
  • Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

    Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:38:14 GMT
    The hackers are a tight knit group, ten or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data,...
    The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2...
  • Stocks stabilize; Molson Coors jumps on earnings

    Stocks stabilize; Molson Coors jumps on earnings

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:17:44 GMT
    Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border sent most Asian stock markets lower Wednesday.
    U.S. stocks stabilized on Wednesday after earnings from a major beer brewer helped the market stem its recent declines.
  • Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

    Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:25:14 GMT
    The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue.
    The Netherlands' prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue.
  • Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

    Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:47:44 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is a growing threat that Russia will invade Ukraine, pointing to the increased buildup of Russian troops along the border.
    Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border increases the threat of an invasion by President Vladimir Putin's army, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
  • Fears of escalation in Ukraine roils markets

    Fears of escalation in Ukraine roils markets

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:24:51 GMT
    Fears that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating into a new and dangerous phase roiled financial markets Wednesday.
    Fears that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating into a new and dangerous phase roiled financial markets, particularly in Europe, on Wednesday.
  • Ukraine looms over European Central Bank meeting

    Ukraine looms over European Central Bank meeting

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-06 14:45:59 GMT
    The crisis in Ukraine and a hesitant recovery in Europe are casting shadows over the European Central Bank's meeting Thursday.
    The crisis in Ukraine and a hesitant recovery in Europe are casting shadows over the European Central Bank's meeting Thursday.
  • Polish PM: risk grows of Russia entering Ukraine

    Polish PM: risk grows of Russia entering Ukraine

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-06 09:33:44 GMT
    Poland's prime minister says he has information indicating that there is a growing threat of a "direct intervention" by Russia in Ukraine.
    Poland's prime minister says he has information indicating that there is a growing threat of a "direct intervention" by Russia in Ukraine.
  • Asia stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns

    Asia stocks fall on Russia-Ukraine concerns

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-06 04:34:13 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after a sixth month of healthy employment growth in the U.S. but gains were tempered by jitters over Argentina's debt default and a Portuguese bank bailout.
    Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border sent most Asian stock markets lower Wednesday.
  • Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

    Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:34:36 GMT
    A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites.
    Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
  • Underground misery at dank Ukraine bomb shelter

    Underground misery at dank Ukraine bomb shelter

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:47:23 GMT
    For the people huddled in a dank and chilly bomb shelter Tuesday, the question of who was responsible was less important than the fact of their misery.
    For the people huddled in a dank and chilly bomb shelter Tuesday, the question of who was responsible was less important than the fact of their misery.
  • Stocks slide as worries about Ukraine build

    Stocks slide as worries about Ukraine build

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:24:33 GMT
    The stock market fell to its lowest point since May as traders worried that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could flare up.
    The stock market fell to its lowest point since May as traders worried that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could flare up.
  • EU airline shares drop on Russian airspace report

    EU airline shares drop on Russian airspace report

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:24:18 GMT
    Shares in European airlines are falling on a report that Russia is considering cutting off the country's airspace for European flights to Asia.
    Shares in European airlines fell Tuesday on a report that Russia is considering cutting off the country's airspace for European flights to Asia, a move that would force long and costly detours.
  • Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

    Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:56:45 GMT
    Ukrainian troops have taken control of a key checkpoint on the western edge of Donetsk, the biggest city in the rebellious east, and are making gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces.
    Fighting in eastern Ukraine reached the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday as separatists and government troops exchanged rocket fire in neighborhoods on the edge of the city.
  • Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens

    Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:34:15 GMT
    Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double...
    Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a...
  • Moldova asks Russia to withdraw troops

    Moldova asks Russia to withdraw troops

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:16:09 GMT
    Moldova's foreign ministry has called on Russia to withdraw troops and weapons from a separatist pro-Russian enclave in the east of the former Soviet republic.
    Moldova's foreign ministry has called on Russia to withdraw troops and weapons from a separatist pro-Russian enclave in the east of the former Soviet republic.
  • Russian league condemns strip-search of fans

    Russian league condemns strip-search of fans

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-05 15:55:23 GMT
    The Russian Premier League condemned the treatment of female fans who say they were strip-searched by male police officers before a soccer match in the World Cup 2018 host city of Kazan.
    The Russian Premier League condemned the treatment of female fans who say they were strip-searched by male police officers before a soccer match in the World Cup 2018 host city of Kazan.
  • Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions

    Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-05 15:46:07 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions.
  • Eurozone recovery holding up but Ukraine looms

    Eurozone recovery holding up but Ukraine looms

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-05 11:23:53 GMT
    Further evidence has emerged that the economic recovery across Europe is gaining some traction, providing some headroom against the potential impact from a further escalation in the crisis in Ukraine.
    Further evidence emerged Tuesday that the economic recovery across Europe is gaining traction, though it remains vulnerable to an escalation in the crisis in Ukraine, which has seen sanctions on Russia ratcheted up.
  • Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:41:52 GMT
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'

  • Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:38:41 GMT
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
  • Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:09:12 GMT

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

  • US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:28:15 GMT

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.
  • Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:19:31 GMT

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

  • Feudal lords, election hacking color Ukraine chaos

    Feudal lords, election hacking color Ukraine chaos

    Sunday, June 8 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-06-08 10:03:15 GMT
    Feudal lords, hacked voting systems and a bounty for the head of a dead rebel is part of the unraveling story in Ukraine.
    Feudal lords, hacked voting systems and a bounty for the head of a dead rebel is part of the unraveling story in Ukraine.
  • Government forces take town in eastern Ukraine

    Government forces take town in eastern Ukraine

    Friday, June 6 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-06-06 08:13:27 GMT
    National troops take back a town in eastern Ukraine as fighting continues in the turbulent region.
    National troops take back a town in eastern Ukraine as fighting continues in the turbulent region.
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