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  • Putin declares Crimea independent state after vote to leave Ukraine

    Putin declares Crimea independent state after vote to leave Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree recognizing Crimea as a "sovereign and independent government" following a controversial vote on the Russian-occupied peninsula to secede from Ukraine, the Kremlin news service announced late Monday....
  • U.S. must be ready to impose additional sanctions on Russia

    When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....
  • Ukraine will never accept Crimea's annexation to Russia, official says

    Ukraine will never accept Crimea's annexation to Russia, official says
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Ukraine will never recognize the results of the weekend referendum that favored Crimea’s secession and it will never accept the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Tuesday....
  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
  • Provincial election loss may herald death of Quebec separatism

    Provincial election loss may herald death of Quebec separatism
    Parti Quebecois suffered its worst provincial election defeat in 44 years on Monday, spurring debate throughout Canada on whether the party's signature goal of Quebec independence is dead. Politicians and pundits took to the airwaves Tuesday to proclaim...
  • Group seeks referendum on transgender rights law

    Group seeks referendum on transgender rights law
    A conservative group will try to collect enough signatures to force a referendum on a law approved by the General Assembly this year protecting the rights of transgender individuals. MDPetitions.com, founded and led by Republican Del. Neil Parrott of...
  • U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine

    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine. The measure, sponsored...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid

     Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...
  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners say flooding issues are their top priority

    The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water. The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
  • Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police

    Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police
    MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-...