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  • Group of 7, European Union warn Russia against Crimea gambit

    Group of 7, European Union warn Russia against Crimea gambit
    The leaders of Germany and Poland warned Russia on Wednesday that it has until Monday to agree to work with an international "contact group" to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region or face immediate sanctions. At a meeting in Warsaw, Polish...
  • EU demands Russian withdrawal in Crimea but stops short of sanctions

    EU demands Russian withdrawal in Crimea but stops short of sanctions
    LONDON – The European Union on Thursday reiterated its demand that Russia withdraw its forces in the Crimea, called off talks on a trade pact with Moscow and warned of economic sanctions if the situation in Ukraine worsens. However, the leaders...
  • How the West is losing Ukraine

    How the West is losing Ukraine
    There are heated debates here and abroad about what exact policies should be put in place in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to violate Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by sending Russian troops to Crimea. And...
  • Congress, Europe resist U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Congress, Europe resist U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's plans to impose punitive economic sanctions on Russia — potentially its strongest response to Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine — already are facing resistance from administration allies in...
  • Kerry, on Kiev visit, warns Russia over '19th century' behavior

    Kerry, on Kiev visit, warns Russia over '19th century' behavior
    KIEV, Ukraine -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday paid emotional tribute to “these brave Ukrainians” who stood up to autocracy -- some at the cost of their lives -- in the deadly culmination of a three-month rebellion that...
  • Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea reject Russian demands of allegiance

    Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea reject Russian demands of allegiance
    BAKHCHISARAY, Ukraine — The Russian soldiers outside an army base in this Crimean city had demands Monday for the Ukrainian soldiers inside: Pledge allegiance to the Russian military or put their weapons in storage, abandon their post and go home....
  • Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'

    Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday warned that Russia's seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula will be a “costly proposition” and vowed that U.S. and Western allies will impose painful economic sanctions if Moscow does not stand...
  • Amid Crimea crisis, Secretary of State Kerry will go to Ukraine

    Amid Crimea crisis, Secretary of State Kerry will go to Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials on Sunday accused Moscow of reinforcing an estimated 6,000 ground and naval forces in Crimea with additional troops as they announced that Secretary of State John F. Kerry will fly to Kiev on Tuesday to offer a...
  • Ukraine crisis puts Europe back at center of U.S. foreign policy

    Ukraine crisis puts Europe back at center of U.S. foreign policy
    WASHINGTON – When President Obama surveyed foreign priorities in his State of the Union speech, Iran topped the list, along with Mideast peace and the administration’s shift of attention to East Asia. Europe got only glancing mention, with...
  • Kerry threatens sanctions if Russia doesn't withdraw from Ukraine

    Kerry threatens sanctions if Russia doesn't withdraw from Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry, denouncing what he called Russia's invasion of Ukraine as an “incredible act of aggression,” said the United States is considering an array of economic sanctions to persuade Russian President...
  • Any U.S. steps to punish Russia unlikely to alter course in Ukraine

    Any U.S. steps to punish Russia unlikely to alter course in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has a variety of ways he can make good on his threat to make Russia pay "costs" for its military intervention in Ukraine. But it's not clear any of them will make a difference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, or...