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  • EU expands sanctions on Russian officials, weighs broader penalties

    EU expands sanctions on Russian officials, weighs broader penalties
    Europe's top diplomats agreed Tuesday to impose sanctions on more Russian officials and entities that have allegedly contributed to the unrest in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a suspected Russian...
  • Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching

    Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching
    It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks. Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the...
  • A college kid's cure for unemployment

    A college kid's cure for unemployment
    I can’t make it through a day without hearing about the jobs crisis. I hear it from my father, because how could anyone majoring in international studies make it in this job market? I hear it from my accounting professor at UC San Diego, who...
  • Dodger Yasiel Puig's long road around the Cuba embargo

    Fleeing Cuba is harrowing and costly, whether it's done in a flimsy boat headed for U.S. shores or a speedboat headed for Mexico. Yasiel Puig, the gifted Dodgers outfielder, set off on the latter route, smuggled out by men who then threatened his life and...
  • Letters: Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers and human trafficking

    Re "Puig and the Cuba embargo," Editorial, April 15 The Times hit the nail on the head in its editorial saying that the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig's harrowing escape from Cuba at the hands of human traffickers shows why the U.S. should lift its economic...
  • Rachel Marsden: Sanctions against Russia symbolic of a hollow culture

    PARIS -- There are fewer things more pathetic than watching someone take a running dive off a high board only to end in a spectacular belly flop and still think that they're scoring a perfect 10. That's U.S. President Barack Obama right now on the issue...
  • Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]

    Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
  • What would a Republican president do about Ukraine?

    Here's what the United States has done so far in an attempt to deter further Russian incursions into Ukraine: applied two rounds of economic sanctions and asked Congress to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Kiev. Here's what President Obama says...
  • Ukraine signs political accord with European Union

    LONDON — Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it....
  • U.S., allies to skip Sochi summit, meet in Brussels

    U.S., allies to skip Sochi summit, meet in Brussels
    President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Vladimir Putin of damaging economic sanctions if he takes further action to destabilize Ukraine and also agreed to hold their own summit, skipping a planned G8 meeting in Sochi. Leaders of...
  • U.S. officials vow to 'impose costs' on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Newly levied visa restrictions and an executive order allowing financial sanctions against people or groups “threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine” will allow the U.S....