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  • Munich conference bringing together major players in frantic push for Ukraine peace

    Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are converging on Munich for a security conference that comes amid a frantic diplomatic push to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was already in Munich on Friday...
  • Russia's ambitious military modernization effort continues despite economic downturn

    Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO's wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military's readiness for all-out war....
  • In Kiev, Western officials press Ukraine, Russia to end conflict

    With the prospect of Western arms supplies to Ukraine looming over the conflict there, top U.S. and European officials descended on snowbound Kiev on Thursday to press the leaders of Ukraine and Russia to negotiate an end to their disputes and avert a...
  • French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kiev with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something...
  • Ukraine raises key interest rate by 5.5 percentage points after national currency slides

    Ukraine's currency plunged Thursday prompting the country's central bank to raise a key interest rate by a whopping 5.5 percentage points. The rate hike to 19.5 percent was a response to the 46 percent slide in the hryvnia against the U.S. dollar earlier...
  • Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO over threats from Russia, northern Africa

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of...
  • Rocket fire kills at least 5 near Donetsk hospital in rebel-held eastern Ukraine

    Rocket salvoes hit a previously safe section of Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said. The fighting between Russia-backed separatists...
  • Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...
  • Civilian misery deepens as fighting intensifies on front lines of Ukraine conflict

    The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There's no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark...
  • French, German leaders heading to Ukraine with new peace initiaitive

    The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francois Hollande called a war on Europe's edge. Hollande said he...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 3, 2015

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where remnants of a bad snowstorm has forced today’s parade for the NFL’s Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots to be postponed....