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  • Russia appears to be behind Ukraine violence, U.S. envoy to U.N. says

    Russia appears to be behind Ukraine violence, U.S. envoy to U.N. says
    WASHINGTON -- The outbreak of violence in eastern Ukraine appears to have been provoked by Moscow, the American ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday. “It has all the tell-tale signs of what we saw in Crimea,” Ambassador Samantha...
  • Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions because of Ukraine moves

    Kerry warns Russia of new sanctions because of Ukraine moves
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry accused Russia on Saturday of organizing attacks on government offices in eastern Ukraine and warned that there would be new U.S. economic sanctions unless Russia took steps to ease tension. In an afternoon...
  • Gunmen seize more sites in eastern Ukraine as official blames Russia

    Gunmen seize more sites in eastern Ukraine as official blames Russia
    MOSCOW – Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms seized two administrative buildings Saturday in a town in eastern Ukraine and separatists attacked sites in two other towns, drawing the vow of a tough response from a top Ukrainian official who blamed the...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

     Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action
    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine

    Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B. Rather than repeating the...
  • Russia ends broadcasts by Voice of America 'propaganda' tool

    Russia ends broadcasts by Voice of America 'propaganda' tool
    The Russian government has cut off broadcasts of Voice of America after a leading state media figure denounced the U.S. government-funded radio as "spam on our frequencies." VOA's contract with the Russian media oversight agency wasn't renewed after...
  • Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist

    Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday sanctioned six Crimean leaders, a former lawmaker from Ukraine and a natural gas company as it tried to ramp up pressure on Russia to de-escalate tensions over control of Ukraine. The Treasury...
  • Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist

    Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist
    MOSCOW -- As armed standoffs persisted in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin tightened the economic screws on his impoverished neighbor Wednesday by warning that Ukraine may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia. The...
  • Pro-Russia protesters seize buildings in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia protesters seize buildings in eastern Ukraine
    MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia demonstrators on Sunday seized at least three government buildings in industrial cities of eastern Ukraine, which has been plagued by demonstrations in favor of stronger ties to Moscow. Early in the day several hundred demonstrators...
  • Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say

    Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say
    MOSCOW — It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become...
  • Annette Bening will solo at Geffen Playhouse, but she won't be alone

     Annette Bening will solo at Geffen Playhouse, but she won't be alone
    Annette Bening will tell you about Sinatra's phrasings, the beauty and brutality of "The Iliad," homeless enchanters, acting classes, the knife edge between the hilarious and the tragic and those transcendent roles such as her adulterous real estate agent...