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  • Missile downs Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine; 298 aboard killed

    Missile downs Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine; 298 aboard killed
    A Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile Thursday over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, apparently killing all 298 people on board and dramatically raising stakes in the conflict with the Kremlin-backed forces. U.S....
  • Tom Zirpoli: Economic sanctions prove effective

    In a commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy last month, President Barack Obama made the case for more restraint and less military intervention when dealing with international problems. "I would betray my duty to you, and to the country we...
  • Ukraine's Independence Day

     Ukraine's Independence Day
    Good news: It's been a terrible few days for Russian President Vladimir Putin's grand ambition to resurrect the former Soviet Union and bear-hug neighboring countries into submission. Putin has tried to strong-arm Ukraine's new president, Petro...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists
    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...
  • Ukraine's leader orders unilateral cease-fire with separatists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered a unilateral cease-fire Friday to give pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country a chance to lay down their arms in exchange for amnesty. Speaking during his first visit as president to the troubled...
  • Ukraine-EU deal alters little, except Vladimir Putin's blood pressure

    Ukraine-EU deal alters little, except Vladimir Putin's blood pressure
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is entering into a trade agreement with the European Union on Friday that has already sparked a rebellion, toppled a president and ignited an armed conflict with pro-Russia separatists. Kiev's alignment with the 28-...
  • Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists agree to new peace talks

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia backed a new cease-fire plan Wednesday as a Kiev government assault intensified and apparently drove pro-Russia separatists into retreat from their stronghold in the city of Donetsk. The agreement to restart...
  • Pro-Russia rebels bomb bridges to slow advance of Ukrainian troops

    Pro-Russia rebels chased from eastern Ukraine strongholds blew up three bridges leading to the regional capital of Donetsk on Monday in an apparent effort to thwart the further advance of a reinvigorated Ukrainian army. Government troops took four key...
  • Five Ukraine soldiers killed as rebels defy extended cease-fire

    Five Ukraine soldiers killed as rebels defy extended cease-fire
    KIEV, Ukraine — Rebels killed five Ukrainian soldiers in violation of a truce extended by the country's government after the European Union gave Russia three days to quell the insurgency or face deeper sanctions. Twelve soldiers also were...
  • Ukraine cease-fire ends with little headway in effort to broker peace

    Ukraine cease-fire ends with little headway in effort to broker peace
    A 10-day cease-fire expired late Monday in Ukraine's embattled eastern regions despite last-ditch efforts by the leaders of France and Germany to broker an end to the fighting that has taken more than 400 lives. A statement from Ukrainian President...
  • Russian rebel attack on Ukraine border guard base kills 5

    At least five pro-Russia separatists were killed Monday in a failed attack on a Ukrainian border guards base, the second large-scale operation in a week by insurgents apparently bent on taking key government facilities ahead of Ukraine's presidential...
  • Ukraine reports advances in fight against separatists

    Ukrainian authorities claimed significant progress Tuesday in their off-and-on fight against Russian separatists in the east of the country, but the separatists said the claims were exaggerated. Parliament speaker Olexander Turchinov said Ukrainian army...