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  • Obama says Russia not abiding by agreement to defuse Ukraine crisis

    Obama says Russia not abiding by agreement to defuse Ukraine crisis
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama says Russia is not yet holding up its side of an agreement to de-escalate tension in Ukraine, and he suggested that the U.S. and its allies are prepared to hit Moscow with additional sanctions in coming days.   “So...
  • Ukraine says it cleared pro-Russia gunmen from eastern town

    Ukraine says it cleared pro-Russia gunmen from eastern town
    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops on Wednesday claimed to have swept out pro-Russia gunmen from a town in embattled eastern Ukraine, an operation the Kremlin warned could spark retaliation. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry statement...
  • U.S. says 'disappointed' by Palestinian unity deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it was let down by a unity pact agreed to between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine Liberation Organization and added it could make peace efforts...
  • Vladimir Putin's shopping list: Which country could be next?

     Vladimir Putin's shopping list: Which country could be next?
    After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that...
  • Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told...
  • U.N. Security Council members mulling South Sudan sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members are considering sanctions on South Sudan's warring parties, envoys said on Wednesday, after U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous demanded "serious consequences" be imposed to force an end to the...
  • Bailout exit beckons for Portugal after record bond sale

    LISBON/LONDON (Reuters) - Portugal sold its first bonds at auction in three years on Wednesday, paying a record low yield that was seen as vote of market confidence and a boost to Lisbon's chances of making a clean break from its bailout next month. At...
  • Russia says Kiev, U.S. distorting Ukraine Geneva accord

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Wednesday accused Kiev and the United States of distorting an agreement reached in Geneva last week to defuse the Ukraine crisis and of ignoring what it said were provocative actions by Ukrainian nationalists. Russia still...
  • EU urges Russia to use leverage to end killings in east Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union called on Russia on Wednesday to use its leverage to ensure an immediate end to kidnappings and killings in eastern Ukraine. The EU voiced concern over the reported death of Volodymyr Rybak, a local politician from...
  • Spain to cut 2014 net debt issuance on higher tax revenue

    MADRID (Reuters) - Higher than expected tax receipts and falling financing costs will allow Spain to sharply cut net debt issuance for 2014 from an estimated 65 billion euros ($90 billion), Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Wednesday. Spain is due...
  • Greek budget deficit falls to 2.1 percent of GDP in 2013

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece reduced its budget deficit, excluding a one-off expenditure to recapitalize its banks, to 2.1 percent of gross domestic product last year from 6.2 percent in 2012, the European Union's statistics office said on Wednesday....
  • All eyes on May 25 presidential election in Ukraine

    The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Tuesday, April 22: For all of the physical and verbal pushing and shoving in Ukraine, the unspoken focus of the tension is the country's May 25 presidential election. Last week, the United...