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  • 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 election looms [Commentary]

    Ukraine election looms [Commentary]
    Amid the storm created by Russian President Vladimir Putin's extralegal incursion into the Crimean peninsula, the U.S. and Europe risk allowing an event equally important to Ukraine's future to fall out of focus: the May 25 election in which the divided...
  • G-7 nations to meet in Brussels instead of Sochi, without Russia

    G-7 nations to meet in Brussels instead of Sochi, without Russia
    THE HAGUE – President Obama and six other world leaders said Monday that they would not meet at the so-called Group of Eight summit in June in Sochi, Russia, and instead would convene at that time in Brussels, without Russia, to discuss the “...
  • Obama: Russia a 'regional power' losing influence because of Crimea

    Obama: Russia a 'regional power' losing influence because of Crimea
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- President Obama disputed the idea that Russia is the United States’ No. 1 geopolitical foe, dismissing Moscow as a “regional power” and arguing that the invasion of Crimea “indicates less influence, not...
  • Stray dogs in Sochi deserve better than extermination

    Q: I saw on your blog (http://www.chicagnow.com/stevedale) that you've taken a stand, calling for people to boycott watching the Olympics. Do you think blogs like yours have helped the world see what's really going on in Russia, as they continue to kill...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • U.S. vows to deny visas to those accused of wartime sexual violence

    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on Tuesday a ban against issuing U.S. visas to foreigners implicated in wartime sexual violence. “No one at the highest level of military or governance who has presided over, or engaged in,...
  • President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in the region. Obama told a...
  • Obama threatens to penalize Putin over Ukraine

    Obama threatens to penalize Putin over Ukraine
      WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory....
  • 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...
  • 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...