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  • Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm

    Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm
    The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender. The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen who...
  • Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

    WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been...
  • East and west, Ukraine rival camps dig in

    KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - If armies march on their stomachs, then Ukraine's rival protest camps could be in for a long campaign, judging by the cooks hard at work behind the barricades in Kiev and Donetsk on Friday. A day after Ukraine and Russia...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm

    MOSCOW -- Separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine on Friday defied calls by world powers for them to surrender their arms and leave the government buildings they have seized in support of demands of independence from Kiev. Top diplomats from Russia, the...
  • Shell committed to Russia expansion despite sanctions

    NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is committed to expansion in Russia, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on Friday amid sanctions imposed on the country after its annexation of Ukraine's...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago a cappella: The vocal ensemble under guest music director Rollo Dilworth celebrates the evolution of gospel music, from pre-gospel classical works to the genre's full flowering in Chicago. 8 p.m. Saturday, Logan Center for the Arts, University...
  • Journalist group calls for release of jailed Cuban reporter

    MIAMI Cuban authorities should immediately free a journalist jailed for reporting on a case of alleged police abuse involving a man bitten by a police dog, the Paris-based Reporters Without Frontiers (RWF) said Thursday. Juliet Michelena Diaz, 32, was...
  • Ukraine deal reached; Russia agrees to de-escalate tensions

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration will hold off on new sanctions against Russia as part of a deal struck Thursday that calls for Moscow to stand down outlaw militias and take other steps to restore calm to volatile eastern Ukraine. The agreement,...
  • U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution....
  • Ukrainian Jews Stirred By Anti-Semitic Pamphlet

    By DARYNA KRASNOLUTSKA and STEPAN KRAVCHENKO DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine's Jewish community was rattled Thursday by an anti-Semitic pamphlet distributed in Donetsk, a city in the country's eastern region where the government has been battling...
  • Russia cites economic fallout from Crimea annexation

    Russia cites economic fallout from Crimea annexation
    MOSCOW — Russia's economy has been hit hard by the turmoil in neighboring Ukraine, Kremlin officials said Wednesday, as pro-Russia separatists battled to take over more territory in Ukraine's east — and potentially add to Moscow's economic...
  • Dutch rightist Wilders blames EU for Ukraine crisis; hints at UKIP alliance

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the European Union on Thursday, accusing it of inciting violence by dangling the "carrot" of EU integration. Weeks ahead of European Parliament elections...