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  • 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...
  • Merkel asks Putin's help in freeing European hostages in Ukraine

    Merkel asks Putin's help in freeing European hostages in Ukraine
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to urge him to use his influence with pro-Russia militants holding seven European military observers hostage in eastern Ukraine, official sources in Berlin and Moscow...
  • 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...
  • Gunmen refuse to release European observers seized in eastern Ukraine

    Gunmen refuse to release European observers seized in eastern Ukraine
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Pro-Russia gunmen refused Saturday to release a group of European observers and accompanying Ukrainian army officers seized a day earlier in this eastern Ukrainian town, the epicenter of the pro-Moscow rebellion. “These...
  • Good thug, bad thug

    You know the technique. In police work, it's called good cop, bad cop. A couple of detectives team up to work on a suspect. The good cop wants to be our suspect's friend, offering all kinds of inducements if he'll do as the cops say -- like provide...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • Obama defends NSA spying in meeting with Chinese president

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Obama on Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit. In...
  • Russians take Ukraine's last land base in Crimea amid evacuation talks

    Russians take Ukraine's last land base in Crimea amid evacuation talks
    MOSCOW -- Russian troops stormed and captured the Ukrainian military’s last remaining land base in Crimea on Monday, a Ukrainian official said. The Russian commandos, backed by two helicopters and three armored personnel vehicles, attacked a...
  • The axe vs. the icon

    . . . "I care not who writes a nation's laws," a sage once remarked, "but who writes its songs." . . . On one of the last nights their country was still whole, well aware that it would soon be cleaved, and the conqueror would begin to pick up the...
  • G-7 nations to meet in Brussels instead of Sochi, without Russia

    G-7 nations to meet in Brussels instead of Sochi, without Russia
    THE HAGUE – President Obama and six other world leaders said Monday that they would not meet at the so-called Group of Eight summit in June in Sochi, Russia, and instead would convene at that time in Brussels, without Russia, to discuss the “...
  • Obama: Russia a 'regional power' losing influence because of Crimea

    Obama: Russia a 'regional power' losing influence because of Crimea
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- President Obama disputed the idea that Russia is the United States’ No. 1 geopolitical foe, dismissing Moscow as a “regional power” and arguing that the invasion of Crimea “indicates less influence, not...
  • G-7 leaders agree to freeze out Russia

    THE HAGUE — Leaders of seven of the world's largest economies on Monday agreed to freeze Russia out of the Group of Eight nations and threatened sanctions against key sectors of its economy if Moscow further invades or seeks to destabilize Ukraine....