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  • Top Russian official: Western sanctions threaten oil output

    The chairman of the Russian Security Council says Western sanctions are threatening the country's oil and gas industry. The United States, the European Union and other countries last year imposed sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukrainian...
  • European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord

    European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord
    European diplomats gathered in Paris on Tuesday in an attempt to rescue the battered peace plan for Ukraine but failed to agree on any censure of the warring factions that have continued to fight in spite of the truce proclaimed nearly two weeks ago....
  • $3-million reward offered for arrest of Russian hacker

    $3-million reward offered for arrest of Russian hacker
    A brazen Russian hacker who allegedly siphoned off more than $100 million from American bank accounts now has a multimillion-dollar price on his head. The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it would pay up to $3 million for information leading to...
  • Lithuania restores compulsory military service

    Lithuania will restore compulsory military service for young men as tensions in Ukraine continue to worry the small Baltic nation, the government said Tuesday. After a meeting of military leaders and top government officials, President Dalia Grybauskaite...
  • Poland's Sikorski says Putin has 'lost Ukraine'

    Poland's Parliament speaker says that Russian President Vladimir Putin's support of separatists in eastern Ukraine has backfired on him by stoking greater Ukrainian nationalism elsewhere in the country. Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister from 2007...
  • Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

    Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Under a peace agreement reached Feb. 12, both sides are to withdraw their heavy weapons 25 to 70...
  • Cameron warns Russia of more sanctions if Ukraine rebels push on

    LONDON Russia will face more economic sanctions if separatists in eastern Ukraine use its support to violate a truce agreement and push for more territorial gains, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. While fighting has subsided since the...
  • Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2

    A bomb blast killed two at a march in east Ukraine on Sunday on the first anniversary of the ouster of the country's Russia-friendly president, a gruesome counterpoint to the hopes spawned by a cease-fire agreement more than a week ago. An exchange of...
  • In Ukraine, tragic but fake death of heroic nurse who was actually a porn star

    BERLIN The story making the rounds on the Russian version of Facebook (Vkontakte) would be truly horrific, if not for the "truly" bit. A heroic young ethnic Russian nurse, working the front lines of the war between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia...
  • Is President Obama America's Nero?

    Is President Obama America's Nero?
    President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and...
  • Russia and US spar over global crises at UN meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov implicitly accused the United States on Monday of violating U.N. principles by bombing Syria, occupying Iraq "under false pretenses" and manipulating a Security Council mandate to destroy and create chaos in Libya....