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  • Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades

    Obama's 'lead from behind' security strategy will plague America for decades
    Any administration's national security strategy written for public consumption inevitably involves platitudes, vacuous rhetoric and self-congratulation. But the strategy announced last week for President Obama's final two years in office sets new...
  • EU puts off new Russia sanctions for a week, awaits four-way Ukraine peace talks in Minsk

    The European Union decided Monday to temporarily hold off slapping sanctions on more Ukrainian separatists and Russians pending the outcome of possible peace talks this week. With the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine due to hold...
  • No arms to Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian rebels his country backs clearly have the upper hand going into planned a summit meeting with Western leaders in Belarus on Wednesday . In recent weeks Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of...
  • Socialist calls wins over far-right in French test vote, denounces National Front as 'peril'

    The candidate of the governing Socialist Party won a narrow victory in Sunday's critical election to fill a vacant parliamentary seat, and denounced the far-right National Front party of his opponent as a "peril for our democracy." All eyes were on the...
  • Ukraine-Russia peace talks revived as separatists gain ground, US officials debate arming Kiev

    As Russian-backed separatists gain ground in eastern Ukraine, efforts to broker peace appeared to gain momentum Sunday, with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing plans for four-way talks this week. The proposed meeting Wednesday in...
  • Ukraine president pushes for quick cease-fire and defensive weapons as mediators seek momentum

    Ukraine's president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators sought momentum Saturday for a deal to stem the fighting at Europe's edge. Petro Poroshenko and Russian President...
  • As leaders sketch out peace plan for Ukraine, issues are many and complicated

    After an intense two days of shuttle diplomacy to develop a new plan for ending the fighting in Ukraine, officials from Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine are trying to refine proposals to be discussed on Sunday by the countries' leaders. A look at...
  • Ukraine crisis dominates security conference with Western powers, Russia

    MUNICH, Germany Serious tension consumed an international security conference Saturday as the United States and its allies traded blame with Russia for the fighting in eastern Ukraine, fueling uncertainty about a new diplomatic effort by France and...
  • Talks on Ukraine end; Putin, Poroshenko to hold weekend phone call on peace initiative

    Talks among the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on a peace initiative for Ukraine ended early Saturday with an announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart would discuss a proposal to end the fighting in a four-...
  • Rebels and Ukrainian authorities jointly evacuate residents from battle-scarred eastern town

    In the freezing, muddy winter that plagues eastern Ukraine, dozens of buses rolled down a highway Friday, bringing a glimmer of hope to those trapped for weeks in the crossfire of a relentless war. The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway...
  • Ukraine's conflict a complicated puzzle

    Ukraine's conflict a complicated puzzle
    Ukraine's president pushed Saturday for a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east, insisting that the conflict must be resolved and not "frozen," and pressed Kiev's case to be supplied with defensive weapons. Petro Poroshenko spoke amid a hectic...