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  • Ex-boxer Vitali Klitschko withdraws from Ukrainian presidential race

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Former heavyweight boxing champion-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko withdrew from Ukraine's presidential race Saturday, throwing his support to a liberal billionaire. Klitschko, one of three leaders who coordinated recent popular...
  • U.S., Russia diplomats agree to work with Ukraine to solve crisis

    U.S., Russia diplomats agree to work with Ukraine to solve crisis
    WASHINGTON – The top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Sunday to work with Ukrainian officials to ease the crisis triggered by Russia’s decision to annex Crimea, but remained far apart on most other key points after four hours of talks in...
  • 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...
  • Top U.S. and Russian diplomats meet in Paris over Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON – The top U.S. and Russian diplomats met Sunday evening in Paris amid hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over control of troubled Ukraine. As U.S. officials continued to voice concern at the massing of Russian troops on...
  • Russian prime minister visits annexed Crimea, promises investment

    Russian prime minister visits annexed Crimea, promises investment
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday paid the highest-level Kremlin visit to Crimea since the territory was seized from Ukraine last month, and promised lavish investment and aid for the newly annexed region's 2 million residents. Medvedev...
  • NATO suspends ties with Russia, urges international law compliance

    NATO suspends ties with Russia, urges international law compliance
    NATO foreign ministers suspended civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and ordered plans for bolstering defenses in Eastern Europe to show the Kremlin that it will protect allies in the region from any further Russian aggression,...
  • 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...
  • Ousted Ukrainian leader Yanukovich laments country's loss of Crimea

    Ousted Ukrainian leader Yanukovich laments country's loss of Crimea
    MOSCOW — Ukraine's ousted president on Wednesday lamented the loss of Crimea to Russia as “a grave pain and tragedy very difficult to come to terms with” but insisted the current interim government in Kiev was solely responsible for...
  • Ukrainian panel's probe links previous government to shooting deaths

    Ukrainian panel's probe links previous government to shooting deaths
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Security details and special police with the government of Ukraine’s then-President Viktor Yanukovich were responsible for the deaths of protesters shot in February, officials with the nation’s interim leadership said...
  • Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East

    Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's unimpeded success in annexing Crimea has inspired Russian nationalists in eastern Ukraine to seize territory and sown fear region-wide that such provocations will spur Moscow to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians....
  • Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning

    Ukraine cracks down on demonstrators; Russia issues warning
    MOSCOW -- Ukrainian riot police on Tuesday cleared a regional administration building and public square in the eastern city of Kharkiv of hundreds of pro-Russia protesters, detaining scores in the process, officials said. “Seventy criminals were...
  • Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages

    Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages
    MOSCOW — Heavily armed separatists held Ukrainian government buildings and hostages Tuesday as tensions increased sharply and threatened to push a dispute over treatment of the country's ethnic Russians into bloodshed. Ukrainian government...