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  • Five sentenced in slaying of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya

    Five sentenced in slaying of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya
    A judge on Monday handed down sentences ranging from 12 years to life in prison to five men convicted in the shooting death of Russia's most prominent crusading journalist. The sentencing, however, did little to assuage the family and supporters of Anna...
  • Progress reported in Ukraine-Russia talks but fighting continues

    Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported progress Monday after a second day of talks with a Moscow envoy aimed at ending the fighting between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in the east. Violence continued, however, in the besieged, militant-...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...
  • Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event

    Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event
    Under the pall of another territorial crisis in Europe, President Obama and a cast of world leaders tried to set aside grievances Friday to commemorate the common cause and military might that turned the tide of war against global oppression seven decades...
  • Paycheck protection measure is a matter of principle

    Suppose there were a system in place that did two things: Let's suppose it forced all government employees to contribute a portion of their salaries to certain repugnant causes, such as al-Qaida or perhaps the Mafia. In a further subjunctive horror,...
  • Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection

     Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection
    Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place. But there was...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bête noire. The administration's decision to swap that...
  • World leaders salute D-Day veterans at Normandy

    World leaders salute D-Day veterans at Normandy
    President Obama on Friday declared the hallowed shores of Normandy “democracy’s beachhead” as he remembered the Allied invasions as the beginning of a century of freedom movements that spread across continents.   “Nations that...
  • Obama, European allies threaten more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    President Obama and European allies on Thursday threatened additional sanctions in the coming weeks if Russia “continues provocations” in Ukraine, as the president warned against letting the West’s hard line against Moscow “drift.&...
  • Kremlin answers G-7 sanctions threat with carrots and sticks

    Kremlin officials sent mixed signals Thursday on their intentions in Ukraine, announcing that Russia’s ambassador will return to Kiev for Saturday’s inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko but also blasting Ukraine’s interim...
  • Obama and Putin hold 15-minute face-to-face chat in France

    After snubbing the Russian leader earlier in the week, President Obama met briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for the first face-to-face encounter between the two leaders since the crisis in Ukraine sent their already rocky...