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  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Foreign travel: Warnings on Crimean Peninsula, Mali

    Risks and warnings The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine and all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and eastern areas of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to tensions in the region. The U.S....
  • Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction

    Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction
    WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian...
  • 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...
  • Kerry says 'nationalistic fervor' of Ukraine crisis like pre-WWII

    Kerry says 'nationalistic fervor' of Ukraine crisis like pre-WWII
    WASHINGTON —   Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned Tuesday that the crisis over Ukraine was releasing the kind of “nationalistic fervor” that led Europe to World War II. Condemning Russia’s moves toward annexation of the...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Is Vladimir Putin insane? Hardly

    Is Vladimir Putin insane? Hardly
    Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader. He started out as an economic reformer and a budding democrat, held those misapplied titles for years — aided by...
  • Late Night: Ronan Farrow gets to talkin' 'bout his generation on 'Colbert'

    Late Night: Ronan Farrow gets to talkin' 'bout his generation on 'Colbert'
    Ronan Farrow stopped by "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night for a confab about the youth generation and just who exactly is the target demo for his new MSNBC show -- hint, it doesn't exclude grandmothers leaving church collection early. After...
  • John Kerry delays meeting with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine impasse

    John Kerry delays meeting with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine impasse
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry has delayed plans for a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week amid an impasse between the two countries over Ukraine. A Kerry trip to Moscow was under discussion in recent...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...