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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Ukraine truce sought as use of cluster bombs reported

    KIEV, Ukraine The fighting parties in Ukraine should cease fire for three days to allow the evacuation of civilians from a crossroad town, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said as it also reported that two people were killed in a...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 29, 2015

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News beging in Mexico, where rescuers work amid the wreckage caused by an explosion that ripped through a children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing scores of people and injuring dozens, including 22 children....