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  • Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions

    Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions
    A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done. Prices have fallen about 20% on world markets...
  • Ukraine president names national guard chief as defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday named the fourth defense minister to the head of the nation's beleaguered military in eight months and warned troops to expect to spend the winter on the front lines battling Russia-backed separatists. A...
  • Ukraine to get its fourth defense minister so far this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to replace the defense minister of his embattled country with the fourth person to hold the position this year, according to a statement posted on the presidential website on Sunday. "The president stressed...
  • Foreign official gives up Malibu home in federal 'kleptocracy' probe

    Foreign official gives up Malibu home in federal 'kleptocracy' probe
    The west African nation of Equatorial Guinea ranks among the world's most impoverished places, but oil and gas deposits over the last two decades have led to extensive wealth, corruption and, in at least one case that became public Friday, the high life...
  • In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracks

     In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracks
    Ruslan Novikov paused when asked whether he sided with the Ukrainian nationalists or pro-Russia separatists in this co‎untry's fraught debate over national identity. "I'm Odessan," he said finally, without elaborating further. Novikov, who works...
  • A Ukrainian minibus driver's surprise tour of war duty

    A Ukrainian minibus driver's surprise tour of war duty
    The Ukrainian special forces sergeant jumped into the front seat of Alexander Kosenko's white minibus with two Kalashnikovs slung over his shoulders, his vest stuffed with a dozen ammo clips, some hand grenades and a couple of machete-size daggers....
  • Russia backing separatists' rival elections in eastern Ukraine

    Russia backing separatists' rival elections in eastern Ukraine
    Russian officials are throwing their support behind Ukrainian separatist rebels' planned elections for their own parliaments after warnings from Ukrainian leaders in Kiev that no power in the world will recognize the proclaimed independence of the Donetsk...
  • Passenger on downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had oxygen mask on

    Passenger on downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had oxygen mask on
    One of the Australian passengers aboard the doomed Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine in July appears to have donned an oxygen mask before the fatal crash, suggesting some on board might have been aware of their impending deaths, a Dutch...
  • U.N. reports hundreds more deaths during eastern Ukraine cease-fire

    At least 331 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since a Sept. 5 cease-fire was supposed to quell the armed conflict, the United Nations said Wednesday. The U.N. human rights office said 3,660 deaths had been confirmed in the...
  • Pro-Russia separatists target key assets in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian government forces have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire agreed to a month ago as the rebels have stepped up their assault on the Donetsk airport in hopes of gaining control of eastern Ukraine's most...
  • Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death

    Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk's international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross....