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Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east
Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Moscow vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine
Although Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov did not specifically say Russia would launch a military attack, his comments bolstered wide concern that Russia could use any violence in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for sending in troops.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise
File-This Feb. 18, 2014, file photo shows Vice President Joe Biden speaking to media during a meeting with representatives of student groups in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout
Local residents inspect burnt out cars after a night fight at the check point which was under the control of pro-Russian activists in the village of Bulbasika near Slovyansk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Official: U.S. preparing to deploy U.S. ground forces to Poland
Poland and the United States are preparing to announce the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO's presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine.
Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia, right, talks with Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton in a hotel hallway behind the scenes to thank them for the results of a quadrilateral meeting on Ukraine that had just ended between representatives of the US, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, ... (more)
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks
In what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry described, with seeming understatement, as "a good day's work," Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union each achieved initial satisfaction on some issues and weren't hit by overt defeat on any.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
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Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles
But for all the anxiety about Ukraine's future - bolstered by Vladimir Putin's contention the country is on the verge of civil war - the top diplomats of Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union may find their positions so far apart that no one can find a compromise.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton declined to make public the number or the names of any of the Russian officials or citizens affected.
Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak
President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Monday for the first time in more than two weeks, but appeared to make little progress in stemming the growing crisis in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian forces are deepening their insurgency.
U.N. rights chief condemns 'rampant' torture in Syria
A Syrian girl carries her brother between tents in March on their way to a makeshift school at their refugee encampment in the Lebanese-Syrian border town of Majdal Anjar, eastern Bekaa valley, Lebanon.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Funeral: AP photographer captured humanity amid chaos
Friends, family and colleagues of Niedringhaus packed Corvey Abbey in a medieval monastery in Hoexter.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact
Reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest obstacle to a comprehensive pact eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear arsenal.
EU opens case against Russia over pork import ban
Tuesday's action comes as relations between the sides have worsened over the crisis in Ukraine, which has seen Moscow annex the Crimean Peninsula and the EU retaliate with sanctions against Russian officials.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
U.S. grapples for way forward in Mideast peace talks
A surprise decision by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to sign more than a dozen international conventions that could give Palestinians greater leverage against Israel left the United States searching for a way to keep the talks alive past an April 29 deadline.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
China loses trade dispute over rare earth exports, US says
"This victory shows that we stand prepared to take action whenever necessary to protect the high-quality middle class American jobs that trade supports," US Trade Representative Michael Froman said in the statement.