| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the failure of Western sanctions and diplomacy to stop Russia from seizing Crimea, the Obama administration and its allies scrambled Wednesday to devise new and tougher economic penalties in hope of preventing President...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:55 AM
ATHENS -- A powerful car bomb jolted Athens on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries just as the Greek government prepared to raise money from global capital markets for the first time since the country was forced to accept an international bailout...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:18 PM
ATHENS -- After four years of exile from global markets, Greece made a promising return Thursday by attracting strong demand at its first sale of government bonds since accepting two international bailouts to stay afloat.
A highly anticipated auction...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:28 PM
NATO foreign ministers suspended civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and ordered plans for bolstering defenses in Eastern Europe to show the Kremlin that it will protect allies in the region from any further Russian aggression,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.
He takes Crimea, and President Barack Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.
Really? Crimea belonged to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The leaders of Germany and Poland warned Russia on Wednesday that it has until Monday to agree to work with an international "contact group" to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region or face immediate sanctions.
At a meeting in Warsaw, Polish...