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  • Crimea sets March 16 vote on seceding from Ukraine, joining Russia

    Crimea sets March 16 vote on seceding from Ukraine, joining Russia
    KIEV, Ukraine -- The Russian-controlled parliament of Ukraine’s Crimea area voted Thursday to secede and join Russia, and set a March 16 public vote on the latest move aimed at wresting the strategic peninsula from Ukraine. Officials in the...
  • Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails

    Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails
    MOSCOW -- An amnesty agreement that brought relative calm to the capital of Ukraine in recent days collapsed Tuesday in a surge of new confrontations between police and anti-government protesters that reportedly killed three and returned the city to a...
  • In India, upstart Aam Aadmi Party is shaking up traditional politics

    In India, upstart Aam Aadmi Party is shaking up traditional politics
    KURUKSHETRA, India — Sakit Poswal, an engineering graduate and aspiring actor, never gave much thought to politics until last fall, when a new party burst into the spotlight promising total transparency and handing out white caps stamped with the...
  • Russia denies calling shots in Ukraine's Crimea standoff

    Russia denies calling shots in Ukraine's Crimea standoff
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian and Ukrainian officials dug in on their armed standoff over the strategic Crimean peninsula on Wednesday, with the new head of national security for Ukraine saying the Kremlin needed to acknowledge the failure of its “...
  • Putin: Russia has right to use 'all means' in Ukraine

    Putin: Russia has right to use 'all means' in Ukraine
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted in a televised interview Tuesday that he has the right to use “all means” necessary to protect Russians in Ukraine, but said he had yet to deploy additional forces to the Crimean...
  • Ukraine's president says Russian forces issued ultimatum on Crimea

    Ukraine's president says Russian forces issued ultimatum on Crimea
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The Russian military set an ultimatum Sunday for Ukrainian army and navy units “to surrender weapons and leave their bases” in the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine’s acting president, Olexandr Turchinov, said in...
  • Russia's power play in Ukraine escalates

    Russia's power play in Ukraine escalates
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The Kremlin power play in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region escalated Sunday with Russian-backed authorities ordering Ukrainian army and navy units to surrender their weapons as an outraged international community warned...
  • Russia and Ukraine mobilize, raising tensions in Crimea

    Russia and Ukraine mobilize, raising tensions in Crimea
    MOSCOW -- Russian gunmen on the Crimean peninsula and the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev continued to escalate a dangerous confrontation Sunday, with both sides mobilizing armed forces and warning that the other was provoking war. Hundreds...
  • Russian lawmakers approve use of force in Ukraine

    Russian lawmakers approve use of force in Ukraine
    MOSCOW — The international conflict over Russia's military moves in Crimea escalated precariously Saturday as lawmakers in Moscow authorized the use of armed forces to protect their nation's interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine and President...
  • New Crimea leaders move up referendum date

    New Crimea leaders move up referendum date
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Crimea's new pro-Moscow premier, Sergei Aksenov, moved the date of the peninsula's status referendum to March 30. On Thursday, the Crimean parliament, which appointed Aksenov,  had called for a referendum on May 25, the date also set...
  • Yanukovich says he's still Ukraine leader, calls on Russia to 'act'

    Yanukovich says he's still Ukraine leader, calls on Russia to 'act'
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine’s deposed President Viktor Yanukovich declared himself still the legitimate leader of his divided country and said his Russian allies in the Kremlin “should and must act” to put an end to the political chaos. “...