- Obama meets with Ukraine prime minister Wednesday Updated: Mar-09-14 6:59 pm
- Putin defends separatist drive in Crimea as legal Updated: Mar-09-14 2:25 pm
- Correction: Ukraine-Crimea's Goblin story Updated: Mar-09-14 6:35 am
- Obama continues telephone outreach on Ukraine Updated: Mar-08-14 3:08 pm
- Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage Updated: Mar-08-14 2:55 am
- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity Updated: Mar-07-14 8:55 am
- In Crimea, old fears combine with new propaganda Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia Updated: Mar-06-14 10:38 am
- EU sanctions target Yanukovych, closest aides Updated: Mar-05-14 11:19 pm
- EU ready to provide Ukraine aid worth $15 billion Updated: Mar-05-14 5:54 pm
- Efforts fail for Russia-Ukraine diplomatic talks Updated: Mar-05-14 5:39 pm
- Tymoshenko says West must stop Russian aggression Updated: Mar-05-14 4:34 pm
- Analysts: Russia unlikely to pull back in Crimea Updated: Mar-05-14 11:52 am
- In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid Updated: Mar-04-14 8:02 pm
- Defiant Putin drops cool demeanor in Ukraine talk Updated: Mar-04-14 5:17 pm
- Correction: Ukraine-Protests-Timeline story Updated: Mar-04-14 5:16 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Russia says Yanukovych requested troops in Crimea Updated: Mar-03-14 10:01 pm
- Russia might lose Czech nuclear deal over Ukraine Updated: Mar-03-14 12:26 pm
- Australia, NZ demand Russia envoys explain Ukraine Updated: Mar-03-14 12:06 am
- Swiss, Austrians move to block Yanukovych assets Updated: Feb-28-14 12:52 pm
- Biden calls new Ukraine leader, pledges support Updated: Feb-27-14 10:54 pm
- US: Syria leads human rights violations in 2013 Updated: Feb-27-14 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet this week with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the White House said Sunday, in a prominent show of U.S. support for Ukraine's fledgling new government.
KIEV, Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimeter" of his country's territory.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - In a story March 9 about Crimea's new leader, The Associated Press misidentified him as prime minister of Crimea's regional parliament. He is the prime minister of Crimea's regional government.
KEY LARGO, Florida - Vacationing in Florida, President Barack Obama continued his telephone consultations with world leaders on Ukraine, speaking one on one Saturday with the leaders of three European powers and collectively with the heads of the three Baltic states, White House said.
KIEV, Ukraine - One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
WASHINGTON - Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
KIEV, Ukraine - In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help - appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Sometimes, the old actor remembers the war far too clearly. Though he was only a small child, he can tell you about the explosions, and the Nazi soldiers patrolling the streets. He can list the friends and relatives who didn't survive. He punctuates his stories with angry imitations of machine-gun fire: "TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT." The last thing he wants is for war to return to Crimea.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.
BRUSSELS - The European Union says the asset freezes it has imposed against 18 people held responsible for embezzling state funds in Ukraine include the country's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
BRUSSELS - The European Union is ready to give Ukraine 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in loans and grants over the coming years to help stabilize its economy, the head of the bloc's executive arm said Wednesday.
PARIS - Attempts to foster the highest-level diplomatic meeting between Russia and Ukraine since Moscow ordered troops into Ukraine's strategic Crimea region fell short Wednesday as Western officials scrambled for even small successes to keep the tense situation from escalating.
KIEV, Ukraine - Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, urged the West on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on Russia to force it to withdraw troops from Crimea.
WASHINGTON - Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin from making advances elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.
KIEV, Ukraine - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
MOSCOW - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.
In a story Feb. 28 giving a timeline of events in Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that scores of people were killed on Feb. 18. The figure should have been at least 26.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.
PRAGUE - A Russian company might lose a multibillion-dollar contract to build two nuclear reactors in the Czech Republic following Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, two members of the Czech government said on Monday.
CANBERRA, Australia - The Russian ambassadors stationed in Australia and New Zealand were each summoned by their host countries Monday to face a grilling about Russia's actions in Ukraine.
GENEVA - Three Alpine nations moved Friday to block assets that Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and some of his associates might have stashed away there, and Swiss authorities opened a money-laundering investigation into Yanukovych and his son.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukraine's new prime minister that the U.S. welcomes the formation of the country's new government.
WASHINGTON - A chemical weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.