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  • Militants take another Ukraine city; EU adds to Russia blacklist

    Militants take another Ukraine city; EU adds to Russia blacklist
    The European Union added 15 names to its list of those sanctioned in response to worsening violence in Ukraine, where separatists clubbed their way into control of another regional government headquarters Tuesday. The EU blacklist, enacted more than a...
  • Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

    Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves. Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid

     Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...
  • Ukraine billionaire in presidential vote intends to unite nation

    Ukraine billionaire in presidential vote intends to unite nation
    Billionaire Petro Poroshenko, who supported the people's revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovich in February, leads the field of 21 candidates in Ukraine's May 25 presidential election. Poroshenko, 48, amassed more than 48% of public...
  • U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement

    U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement
    Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory. The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules...
  • Resentment is growing within the EU ranks

    Resentment is growing within the EU ranks
    Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea. Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
  • 42 killed in fighting in southern Ukraine

    42 killed in fighting in southern Ukraine
    Armed clashes left scores of people dead in Ukraine on Friday, as President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to impose stiffer economic sanctions on Russia if it disrupts Ukraine's upcoming election. Officials said 42 people had been...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine release OSCE European arms inspectors

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine release OSCE European arms inspectors
    Pro-Russia gunmen on Saturday released a team of European arms inspectors and accompanying Ukrainian army officers who had been held for more than a week in the eastern town of Slovyansk. The release, described by a Kremlin envoy as a "goodwill move,"...
  • In Ukraine, the jobless and aimless replace the revolutionaries

    In Ukraine, the jobless and aimless replace the revolutionaries
    Jackbooted young men in World War I helmets patrol the muddy sidewalk in front of the parliament building, their chapped hands wrapped around clubs and ax handles, their black-and-crimson armbands telling of allegiances to the far right. Camouflage-clad...
  • Residents of eastern Ukraine cities struggle to go on with life

    Residents of eastern Ukraine cities struggle to go on with life
    The farmer slowly walked up the hill toward her barn, with her driver following behind in the minivan. She waved her arms to be seen by the Ukrainian paratroops guarding a nearby television tower. She knew her vehicle might look suspicious and hoped her...
  • Russia signs treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimea region

    Russia signs treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimea region
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin defied Western warnings and signed a treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Tuesday, while accusing the United States and its allies of going too far in luring post-Soviet nations away from...