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  • President Obama says Russia seized Crimea 'out of weakness'

    President Obama says Russia seized Crimea 'out of weakness'
    THE HAGUE — President Obama has shunned comparisons to the Cold War era on his trip to Europe this week, focusing on diplomacy while saying Russia is no longer a global power. On Tuesday he sought to calm allies rattled by Moscow's seizure of...
  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank
    MOSCOW — There was no one to stop him. That's why Russian President Vladimir Putin was able to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with barely a whisper of internal resistance. Recovering the region that was part of Russia for centuries has...
  • Ukraine's loss of Crimea has NATO examining its core mission

    Ukraine's loss of Crimea has NATO examining its core mission
    BRUSSELS — Last fall, nearly 6,000 NATO troops, mostly in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, trained to repel an invasion by a fictional country that bore an uncanny resemblance to Russia. Five months later that scenario no longer seems so remote....
  • In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea crisis a 'contest of ideas'

    In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea crisis a 'contest of ideas'
    BRUSSELS — The crisis over Crimea has not restarted the Cold War but has revived a "contest of ideas" between belief in powerful leaders and in democratic ideals, President Obama declared Wednesday as he laid out his case for firm opposition to...
  • President Obama, Pope Francis discuss the poor in meeting at Vatican

    VATICAN CITY — President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Turkey elections: Prime Minister Erdogan's AKP leads handily

    Turkey elections: Prime Minister Erdogan's AKP leads handily
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party appeared headed toward a sizable victory in the country's municipal elections Sunday, despite a corruption scandal that continues to swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
  • U.S., Russian diplomats agree to work with Ukraine's government

    U.S., Russian diplomats agree to work with Ukraine's government
    WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Sunday to work with Ukrainian government officials to ease the crisis triggered by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but remained far apart on other key points after four hours of negotiations in...
  • Photos from World War I should make us remember, and think

    As a history buff, I’m naturally drawn to anniversaries, even though they are inherently arbitrary as a reason to commemorate something. April 20 was the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, for instance, and the events surrounding that spasm...
  • Crimea crisis highlights Germany's aversion to being in the vanguard

    Crimea crisis highlights Germany's aversion to being in the vanguard
    LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
  • Police arrest Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in kidnap, murder case

    Police in Northern Ireland arrested Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in the Irish Republican Army's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a Belfast widow. Adams, 65, confirmed his arrest in a prepared...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin may pay heavy price for Crimea moves

    WASHINGTON — Supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin expect to savor victory as residents of Crimea vote Sunday on splitting from Ukraine. But Western officials and analysts increasingly feel that in the long run, Russians will come to see...