- Putin defends separatist drive in Crimea as legal Updated: Mar-09-14 2:25 pm
- 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
- Obama, Germany's Merkel discuss Ukraine Updated: Mar-07-14 9:05 pm
- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Euro hits highest level against dollar since 2011 Updated: Mar-07-14 9:10 am
- Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity Updated: Mar-07-14 8:55 am
- Former leader of Scotland to give speech at UA Updated: Mar-07-14 3:08 am
- In Crimea, old fears combine with new propaganda Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- European Central Bank holds rates amid recovery Updated: Mar-06-14 10:57 am
- Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia Updated: Mar-06-14 10:38 am
- Putin uses carrot and stick to dominate neighbors Updated: Mar-06-14 10:31 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
- 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
- Orthodox seminary in Turkey awaiting reopening Updated: Mar-05-14 11:35 am
- Eurozone growth gaining traction - before Ukraine Updated: Mar-05-14 7:22 am
- EU tells Italy, France to up reforms, trim deficit Updated: Mar-05-14 6:34 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
- Economic battle over Ukraine heats up Updated: Mar-04-14 1:34 pm
- Correction: Ukraine-Protests-Timeline story Updated: Mar-04-14 5:16 am
- Interfax: Putin ends army drills in western Russia Updated: Mar-04-14 1:46 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
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.
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?
KEY LARGO, Florida - The White House says President Barack Obama has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) he welcomes the unified position of the United States and the European Union on Ukraine.
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.
LONDON - The euro has struck its highest level against the dollar for nearly two and a half years in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision not to cut interest rates further.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A former First Minister of Scotland and member of Parliament in the United Kingdom is giving a speech next week at the University of Arkansas about the role of learning in modern society.
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.
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate on hold Thursday and raised its economic growth forecasts as it acknowledged that the recovery is strengthening in the 18 countries that use the euro.
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.
MOSCOW - As a counterweight to the European Union, Russia's Vladimir Putin is pursuing an ambitious dream rooted in memories of Soviet glory: The Eurasian Union.
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.
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.
ISTANBUL - Although shut down for more than four decades, one of the Orthodox Church's most pre-eminent seminaries is kept in pristine condition in the hope that it may reopen one day to educate future patriarchs and clergy.
LONDON - A double dose of positive economic news Wednesday showed that the recovery of the 18-country eurozone pushed up a gear at the start of 2014 and in the period before the crisis in Ukraine escalated.
BRUSSELS - The European Commission is warning Italy and France must do more to tackle their high levels of public debt and reform their economies to reduce the risk of being hit with financial market turbulence.
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.
KIEV, Ukraine - The battle over Ukraine's future is also economic: on Tuesday, Russia cranked up the pressure by saying it would end discounts on its natural gas supplies, while the U.S. and European Union offered quick-fix aid to the beleaguered government.
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.
MOSCOW - The Interfax news agency says Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops participating in military exercises in western Russia near the Ukraine border to return to their permanent bases.
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.