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  • NATO ministers to fine-tune readiness on Russian, Middle East threats

    NATO ministers to fine-tune readiness on Russian, Middle East threats
    NATO defense ministers gather Thursday in Brussels to decide key elements of their "Readiness Action Program" aimed at strengthening the alliance's ability to respond to security challenges emanating from Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. The...
  • Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B

    Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B
    To say that the truce in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed breakaway "republics" are battling the pro-Western Kiev government, isn't holding is like saying the Titanic sprung a leak. The cease-fire signed in September is a dead letter. There's a full-...
  • Rocket fire kills at least 5 near hospital in Donetsk

    Rocket fire kills at least 5 near hospital in Donetsk
    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,...
  • French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    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...
  • Hands-off strategy in Ukraine spurs critics of Obama's foreign policy

    Hands-off strategy in Ukraine spurs critics of Obama's foreign policy
    U.S. officials led the negotiations that ended European wars in Bosnia, Kosovo and Georgia in recent decades, just as they guided the talks in 1945 that ended World War II. But when the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine held a marathon...
  • In Kiev, Western officials press Ukraine, Russia to end conflict

    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...
  • Leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine as fighting intensifies
    Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a hastily arranged mission to bring an end to the accelerated fighting in the east of the...
  • The Week in Pictures | Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Travel bans were lifted in New York City and New Jersey and parts of Connecticut earlier this week after a storm predicted to be a crippling, city-crushing monster veered east and unleashed its...
  • Ukraine cease-fire mostly holds; each side accuses other of violations

    The battlefields of eastern Ukraine fell mostly silent Sunday as a shaky cease-fire went into effect, but both sides in the fight between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government accused the other of sporadic small arms and mortar fire....
  • In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins

    In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins
    Lethal shelling continued to rock towns in war-torn eastern Ukraine late Saturday, in the hours before a Sunday cease-fire began. Seven Ukrainian troops were killed and 23 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, according to Ukrainian National...