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  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:25:45 GMT
    Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.
    Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.
  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:59:07 GMT
    Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...
  • Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:56:06 GMT
    A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government "strongly condemns" the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.
    The Obama administration on Friday denounced the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine, citing it as the latest provocation by Moscow along the highly volatile eastern border of the former Soviet republic.
  • Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:44:45 GMT
    Most Asian stock markets inched higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors...
    The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising...
  • Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

    Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:54:57 GMT
    Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
    Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
  • NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:34:47 GMT
    NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.
    NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.
  • Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:05:03 GMT
    Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.
    Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.
  • Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

    Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:44:37 GMT
    Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.
    Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.
  • Remains of MH17 passengers return to Malaysia

    Remains of MH17 passengers return to Malaysia

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:02:05 GMT

     The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of the crash in Ukraine arrived in their home country.  

     The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of the crash in Ukraine arrived in their home country.  

  • Russians close McDonald's in Moscow

    Russians close McDonald's in Moscow

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:25:47 GMT
     The Russians close Moscow McDonald's in apparent retaliation for U.S. sanctions over Ukraine.
     The Russians close Moscow McDonald's in apparent retaliation for U.S. sanctions over Ukraine.
  • Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.
    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.
  • Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:26:59 GMT
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:24:27 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours.
    Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen...
  • Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

    Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:24:20 GMT
    Russian news agencies are reporting that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals after safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were...
    Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:05 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
    After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...
  • Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:55:49 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis - showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend - underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from...
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis - showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend - underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic...
  • Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:24:59 GMT
    Protesters have scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine.
    Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites...
  • Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

    Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:14:55 GMT
    It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.
    It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.
  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:15:03 GMT
    Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the...
    Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United...
  • 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...
  • 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, 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.
  • 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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