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  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:31:26 GMT
    The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine will need billions of dollars in additional support if the fighting between the military and Russian-backed separatists in the country's east persists.
    While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.
  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:21:44 GMT
    A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.
  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:11:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is traveling to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security.
    For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's...
  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:01:11 GMT
    With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and...
    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new...
  • Beleaguered Ukrainians plea for peace from hospital beds

    Beleaguered Ukrainians plea for peace from hospital beds

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:47:04 GMT
     Deadly shelling fills a hospital in eastern Ukraine where fighting has killed more than 2,000 people.
     Deadly shelling fills a hospital in eastern Ukraine where fighting has killed more than 2,000 people.
  • Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

    Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:52:45 GMT
    Poland's prime minister says the anniversary of World War II makes it crucial to put an end to the war in Ukraine.
    The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:51:52 GMT
    NATO's chief says the alliance's leaders will be asked this week to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations...
    NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian...
  • Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:31:26 GMT
    Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the...
    Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of...
  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:11:20 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, including discussing statehood.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
  • US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:40:43 GMT
    The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.
    The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.
  • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:49 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.
  • Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:23:44 GMT
    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:10:00 GMT
    Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.
    A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency.
  • EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

    EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 09:10:25 GMT
    European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.
    European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.
  • Ukraine say it's now fighting rebels, Russians

    Ukraine say it's now fighting rebels, Russians

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 08:20:42 GMT
    Ukraine troops now face Russians and separatist forces in eastern Ukraine where war has claimed more than 2,000 lives.
    Ukraine troops now face Russians and separatist forces in eastern Ukraine where war has claimed more than 2,000 lives.
  • Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:33:23 GMT
    As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion...
    Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian...
  • Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

    Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:49:54 GMT
    Poland has prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace, leading to a complaint from Moscow.
    Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow.
  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:23 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.
    Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward...
  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:31:37 GMT
    The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.
    The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.
  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:19:49 GMT
    European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc's stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.
    Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions.
  • Russian invasion underway, Ukraine says

    Russian invasion underway, Ukraine says

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:54:14 GMT
    Russian forces have invaded eastern Ukraine to help pro-Russian separatists, a Ukraine leader says. 
    Russian forces have invaded eastern Ukraine to help pro-Russian separatists, a Ukraine leader says. 
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:09 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:20:14 GMT
    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid...
    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the...
  • Malaysia Airlines reports big losses, massive job cuts

    Malaysia Airlines reports big losses, massive job cuts

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:12:31 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines has reported huge financial losses and will drastically cut its workforce after twin tragedies. 
    Malaysia Airlines has reported huge financial losses and will drastically cut its workforce after twin tragedies. 
  • No strategy for terrorists, no troops to Ukraine, Obama says

    No strategy for terrorists, no troops to Ukraine, Obama says

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:03:41 GMT
    The president said an overall strategy needs to be developed to defeat IS terrorists. 
    The president said an overall strategy needs to be developed to defeat IS terrorists. 
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:30:41 GMT
    The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.
    Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.
  • Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

    Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:49:16 GMT
    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."
    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."
  • UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

    UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:09:40 GMT
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a...
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front...
  • Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:39:43 GMT
    The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin's government for the apparent invasion of Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in...
  • A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

    A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:33:56 GMT
    With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.
    With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.
  • Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

    Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:59:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:29:36 GMT
    Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.
  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:09:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.
  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:08:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending stock indexes lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending stock indexes lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
  • Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets

    Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:38:52 GMT
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
    By The Associated Press Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:29:22 GMT
    A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire amid fears that pro-Russian rebels in the region are advancing on government-held areas.
    Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.
  • US: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

    US: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:59:07 GMT
    The Obama administration believes Russia is leading a new military counteroffensive in Ukraine.
    The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and...
  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:18:09 GMT
    Ukraine is claiming that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where the Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
    Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists.
  • 10 Russian soldiers caught in eastern Ukraine, government says

    10 Russian soldiers caught in eastern Ukraine, government says

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:08:21 GMT
    Russia's Putin and Ukraine's president meet while deadly war rages on in eastern Ukraine. 
    Russia's Putin and Ukraine's president meet while deadly war rages on in eastern Ukraine. 
  • Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland

    Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:57:56 GMT
    The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.
    The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.
  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:38:58 GMT
    Russia has announced plans to send a second aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, where months of fighting have left many residential buildings in ruins.
    Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

    Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:37:40 GMT
    Ukraine's president has vowed to boost military spending by 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) in the next three years as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.
    To shouts of "Fascists!" and "Hang them from a tree!" captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes.
  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:15:38 GMT
    Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.
    Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.
  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:59:07 GMT
    Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...
  • Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:56:06 GMT
    A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government "strongly condemns" the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.
    The Obama administration on Friday denounced the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine, citing it as the latest provocation by Moscow along the highly volatile eastern border of the former Soviet republic.
  • Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:44:45 GMT
    Most Asian stock markets inched higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors...
    The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising...
  • Stocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Stocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:14:53 GMT
    More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading.
    More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading.
  • Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

    Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:54:57 GMT
    Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
    Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
  • NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:34:47 GMT
    NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.
    NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.
  • Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:05:03 GMT
    Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.
    Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.
  • Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

    Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:44:37 GMT
    Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.
    Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.
  • Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.
    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.
  • Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:26:59 GMT
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:24:27 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours.
    Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen...
  • Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

    Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:24:20 GMT
    Russian news agencies are reporting that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals after safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were...
    Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:05 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
    After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...
  • Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:55:49 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis - showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend - underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from...
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis - showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend - underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic...
  • Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:24:59 GMT
    Protesters have scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine.
    Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites...
  • Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

    Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:14:55 GMT
    It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.
    It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.
  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:15:03 GMT
    Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the...
    Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United...
  • Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

    Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:54 GMT
    Ukrainian officials and military commanders say the government has captured swathes of another town near the key rebel-held stronghold.
    Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and...
  • Germany's Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

    Germany's Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:14:25 GMT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.
  • Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

    Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:33 GMT
    Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.
    Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.
  • Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:41:52 GMT
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'

  • Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:38:41 GMT
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
  • Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:09:12 GMT

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

  • US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:28:15 GMT

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.
  • Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:19:31 GMT

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

  • Government forces take town in eastern Ukraine

    Government forces take town in eastern Ukraine

    Friday, June 6 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-06-06 08:13:27 GMT
    National troops take back a town in eastern Ukraine as fighting continues in the turbulent region.
    National troops take back a town in eastern Ukraine as fighting continues in the turbulent region.
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