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  • Ukraine president, separatists predict cease-fire but with big 'ifs'

    Ukraine president, separatists predict cease-fire but with big 'ifs'
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and leaders of the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on Thursday professed readiness for a cease-fire on condition that the other side effectively surrender what it has been fighting for at the cost of...
  • Russian troops attacking Mariupol, Ukrainian militia leader says

    Russian troops attacking Mariupol, Ukrainian militia leader says
    Hope for a rumored truce was shattered Thursday in this strategic eastern port as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. “It is a totally new game,”...
  • Boycotting Russian World Cup would be an empty gesture - former UK minister

    LONDON (Reuters) - Boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia in protest over the civil war in Ukraine would be an "empty gesture", former British sports minister Richard Caborn said. Russia, who won the right to stage the soccer tournament in a 2010 vote...
  • Is Ukraine worth fighting World War III over?

    Before we get too excited about a "new purpose" for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, let's not forget that any direct American military engagement with Russia could very easily escalate into nuclear war. ("Ukraine crisis may solve NATO's...
  • Battle of the bands: NATO vs. Putin

    Battle of the bands: NATO vs. Putin
    If T-shirts were made to commemorate President Barack Obama's current European trip, we'd buy the one that reads: "NATO: We're getting the band back together." NATO never broke up, so technically it isn't reuniting. But the alliance's mission as...
  • War -- past, present and future

    The world seems to be falling apart. Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to...
  • NATO chief, at summit, says Russia attacking Ukraine

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defenses against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time...
  • As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin

    As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin
    As Russia has expanded its military footprint in neighboring Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held repeated consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, so numerous that the German magazine Der Spiegel recently tried to count the phone...
  • Russia says Putin conquer quote on Ukraine 'was taken out of context'

    Ukrainian security officials on Tuesday accused Russia of sending more troops and weaponry into eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin's reported boast that he could conquer Kiev in two weeks appeared to signal Kremlin indifference to...
  • U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine

    U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine
    American and European stock markets have been jumpy for weeks as they contemplate possible armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Inside Ukraine, certainly, Kiev's forces have been pushing back separatists supported by Moscow , and they've been...
  • John Bolton's bad advice for Obama on Ukraine

    To the editor: I scanned former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton's Op-Ed piece for any mention of how his onetime boss handled a similar crisis: Russia's partial annexation of Georgia in 2008. ("U.S. still has time to stake out a position...
  • UEFA will not recognize Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

    BERNE (Reuters) - UEFA will not recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS), European soccer's ruling body said on Friday. In a statement on its website (www.uefa.org), UEFA said its Emergency...