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  • More Russians in Crimea; Ukraine holds out hope for settlement

    More Russians in Crimea; Ukraine holds out hope for settlement
    KIEV, Ukraine – The Ukrainian government said Saturday that there was a glimmer of hope for a peaceful, mediated solution to the crisis in Crimea even as signs emerged of a further strengthening of Russian forces on the strategic Ukrainian...
  • Ukraine crisis: U.S. to send F-16 fighters to Poland

    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon will send a dozen F-16 fighters and 300 troops to Poland to reinforce U.S. commitment to defending its allies in Eastern Europe as thousands of Russian forces appeared to tighten their grip on parts of Ukraine, officials said...
  • Letters: Draw the line on Putin's actions

    Re "Insane? Hardly," Opinion, March 11 The Duke of Wellington said it best. When asked about Napoleon's propensity to always go on the attack, he said: "A conqueror is like a cannonball … he can only go forward. Once he rebounds, his career is...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin may pay heavy price for Crimea moves

    WASHINGTON — Supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin expect to savor victory as residents of Crimea vote Sunday on splitting from Ukraine. But Western officials and analysts increasingly feel that in the long run, Russians will come to see...
  • Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness

    Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness
    Ukraine's civil conflict strikes many Americans as a distant and unimportant dispute, one hardly connected to their daily lives. Such a lack of interest in international affairs is understandable, perhaps, because of the focus on economic recovery since...
  • Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.

    Russia angry over extradition of suspected arms smuggler to U.S.
    MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Wednesday to a Lithuanian court's decision to extradite a Russian citizen to the United States on charges of arms trafficking. “We are seriously concerned with the U.S. side’s continuing...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Latvia's prime minister resigns over deadly supermarket collapse

    Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying he was taking “political responsibility” for a supermarket collapse that killed more than 50 people last week and caused outrage in the small Baltic nation....
  • Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014

    Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014
    Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985. Umea, subarctic...
  • Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy

    Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year. Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
  • Glendale High students hear story of Holocaust survivor

    Glendale High students hear story of Holocaust survivor
    Kalman Aron was 21 when he was freed after being held in several Nazi camps for four years, still determined to live his life after losing most of his family during the Holocaust. On Thursday, Susan Beilby Magee, a family friend of Aron’s told...