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  • Report that Russia plans to reopen Havana base triggers warnings

    MIAMI A report that Russia will reopen a Havana base that eavesdropped on U.S. communications from Key West, Fla., to Washington has triggered fresh warnings of Moscow's expansionism and predictions of a continued freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations. Until its...
  • U.S., EU impose new sanctions on Russia, Putin calls them a 'dead end'

    President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and other energy, financial and defense firms, with what he called significant but targeted penalties....
  • Russia asks to help at Ukraine plane crash site

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia asked Kiev on Thursday for permission to help with rescue work in eastern Ukraine after a Malaysian passenger airliner was brought down there, the Emergencies Ministry said. "The Russian emergency services sent an official...
  • Ukraine says Russia shot down military plane; Moscow attacks sanctions

    Ukraine says Russia shot down military plane; Moscow attacks sanctions
    A Ukrainian official on Thursday accused Russian forces of shooting down one of his nation’s warplanes the day before near their shared border, raising tensions between the two nations as Ukrainian troops continued their campaign against pro-...
  • U.S. airlines agree to avoid airspace near Russia-Ukraine border: FAA

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines have voluntarily agreed to avoid airspace near the Russia-Ukraine border, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. The agency said it consulted U.S. airlines after learning of the crash of a Malaysia...
  • Aiming at Russia's iconic arms firms, U.S. sanctions pack a punch

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions on Russia's defense firms took aim at the most iconic names of Soviet and Russian weaponry, hitting their exports and punishing the makers of arms used by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kalashnikov, which...
  • Relatives of passengers on downed Malaysian plane berate officials

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Dazed and disbelieving, relatives of passengers aboard the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine gathered at the Kuala Lumpur airport early on Friday, demanding information about what happened and getting little response. The...
  • New U.S. sanctions hit top Russian firms; Kiev says Russia shoots down its jet

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence...
  • Downing of plane in Ukraine scatters bodies and debris for miles

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - A lone fireman stood hosing down a smouldering pile of wreckage and mangled bodies on Thursday after a Malaysian passenger airliner was brought down in fields in eastern Ukraine. To reach the wreckage, media crews, emergency...
  • Putin blames airplane tragedy on Kiev's renewal of military campaign

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Ukraine bore responsibility for the downing of a passenger plane in the country's east, saying it would not have happened if Kiev had not resumed a military campaign against separatists....
  • Proposed ban on Russian arms firm would hurt U.S. troops: general

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after President Barack Obama slapped sanctions on several Russian arms firms over the Ukraine conflict, a top U.S. general warned that a congressional bid to bar dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be...