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295 Dead Malaysian Jet Crash in Ukraine

295 Dead Malaysian Jet Crash in Ukraine

Friday, July 18, 2014 11:29

A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. [caption id="attachment_38170" align="alignright" width="360"]...

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Ukraine Rebels free Swedish Hostage

Ukraine Rebels free Swedish Hostage

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:36

Pro-Russian rebels paraded European monitors they are holding in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, freeing one but saying they had no plans to release another seven as the United States and Europe prepared new sanctions against Moscow. [caption id="attachment_36897" align="alignright" width="360"]...

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Crimea votes to Join Russia by 93 Percent

Crimea votes to Join Russia by 93 Percent

Monday, March 17, 2014 10:25

An overwhelming 93 percent of Crimeans voted Sunday to become part of Russia in a referendum deemed illegal by the new authorities in Ukraine and most of the internatinal community, exit polls showed. [caption id="attachment_36056" align="alignnone" width="600"] Crimea votes[/caption] "Ninety-three ...

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Barack Obama urges Putin to Accept Terms of Diplomatic Solution for Ukraine

Barack Obama urges Putin to Accept Terms of Diplomatic Solution for Ukraine

Friday, March 7, 2014 10:51

President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to accept the terms of a potential diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis in a phone call that lasted an hour. [caption id="attachment_36018" align="alignright" width="414"]...

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How US and Europe can Punish Russia in Ukraine Conflict

How US and Europe can Punish Russia in Ukraine Conflict

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:38

The United States has a number of economic weapons to punish Russia for its military intervention in Ukraine, ranging from asset freezes to kicking Moscow out of the exclusive G8 group of countries, and President Barack Obama is focusing first on measures that would not require congressional action. [caption ...

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Ukraine Mobilises After Putin Declaration of War

Ukraine Mobilises After Putin Declaration of War

Monday, March 3, 2014 11:26

Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. [caption id="attachment_35906" align="alignnone" width="562"] ...

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Ukraine sets European Course After Ouster of Yanukovich

Ukraine sets European Course After Ouster of Yanukovich

Monday, February 24, 2014 11:25

Ukraine's interim leadership pledged to put the country back on course for European integration now that Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich has been ousted from the presidency, while the United States warned Russia against sending in its forces. [caption id="attachment_35684" align="alignright" width="340"]...

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