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  • U.S.-Russia talks on Crimea come up empty in London

    U.S.-Russia talks on Crimea come up empty in London
    LONDON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats tried but failed Friday to avert escalation of the conflict over the Crimean peninsula, leaving Moscow and Washington badly divided over the legality and consequences of a Sunday referendum on whether...
  • Russia alone as U.N. vetoes resolution calling Crimea vote illegal

    WASHINGTON – Russia stood alone Saturday in vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring illegal a Russian-sponsored referendum on whether Crimea should secede from Ukraine. In an illustration of Russia’s isolation on the...
  • Russian troops tighten grip in Crimea on eve of secession vote

    Russian troops tighten grip in Crimea on eve of secession vote
    BAKHCHISARAI, Ukraine — A day before a controversial referendum calling for Crimea to secede from Ukraine, Russian troops continued to tighten their grip on the strategic region as protests over the legitimacy of the vote continued from Kiev to...
  • Contentious referendum looks to seal Crimea fate

    PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed...
  • Crimean voters go to the polls to decide future of Ukrainian region

    Crimean voters go to the polls to decide future of Ukrainian region
    PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Crimean voters went to the polls Sunday to decide whether to end their decades-long ties to Ukraine in a referendum rejected as illegal by the nation's leaders in Kiev and most Western powers. Balloting was being carried out...
  • Early results show Crimean voters overwhelmingly back joining Russia

    Early results show Crimean voters overwhelmingly back joining Russia
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Partial election results released late Sunday showed Crimean voters overwhelmingly supporting a referendum measure that would see their region break away from Ukraine and join Russia. With half the ballots counted, Mikhail...
  • Crimea voters appear to overwhelmingly back rejoining Russia

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — In the face of widespread international condemnation and the threat of punishing new sanctions on the Russian government, voters in Crimea appeared Sunday to overwhelmingly back a measure to break away from Ukraine and become...
  • Back by popular demand: Tyranny

    Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking...
  • Crimea's parliament declares independence, moves to make it real

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – The Crimean parliament on Monday declared the region independent of Ukraine, a first step toward the goal backed by 96% of voters during a weekend referendum: becoming part of Russia. The peninsula's pro-Moscow parliament...
  • 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....