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  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:55 pm
  • BRUSSELS - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

  • EU agrees to work more closely with NATO 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:16 am
  • LUXEMBOURG - Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.

  • Ukrainian officers join NATO drills in Bulgaria 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:56 am
  • NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - Lt. Col. Valeria Parada had a challenge.

  • NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:07 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

  • NATO general: Russians capable of quick strike 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The estimated 40,000 Russian troops poised along the border with Ukraine are capable of executing an attack order on 12 hours' notice, according to the American general who commands all NATO forces in Europe.

  • Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

  • Obama offers Europe, Mideast allies assurances 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:02 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - From the heart of Europe to the expanse of Saudi Arabia's desert, President Barack Obama's weeklong overseas trip amounted to a reassurance tour for stalwart, but sometimes skeptical, American allies.

  • Norway's Stoltenberg appointed as new NATO chief 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 1:46 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg will take over as NATO chief starting in October, the second Scandinavian in a row to lead the military alliance.

  • US to boost ground, naval forces in NATO countries 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:52 pm
  • ROME - The United States plans to join a NATO effort to increase its rotation of ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of its response to Russia's incursion in Ukraine.

  • Obama worries NATO allies spending less on defense 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:14 pm
  • BRUSSELS - President Barack Obama says he's concerned that some NATO allies are reducing their spending on defense.

  • Obama plays up US-Europe bond amid Russia tension 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:00 pm
  • BRUSSELS - President Barack Obama and European Union leaders presented a unified front Wednesday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, promoting trans-Atlantic trade as an antidote to Russia's influence in the region and a way to help Europe become less dependent on Moscow for energy.

  • Are tougher penalties against Russia to come? 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 10:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back his forces from Crimea or prevent more land grabs.

  • Ukraine crisis prompts security rethink in Europe 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 12:41 pm
  • STOCKHOLM - After the Cold War, Sweden refocused its national security strategy to give more weight to deployments in faraway conflict zones and even non-military challenges like climate change. Critics who dwelled on a Russian threat were dismissed as dinosaurs.

  • France offers 4 warplanes for Baltic air patrols 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 10:51 am
  • PARIS - France is offering to send warplanes to help provide air patrols over the Baltic states and Poland, officials said Friday, amid growing tensions between the West and Russia and despite a looming big-ticket military deal between Paris and Moscow.

  • Text of Obama's statement on Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:28 pm
  • A text of President Barack Obama's statement about sanctions against Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine, delivered Thursday on the South Lawn, as provided by the White House:

  • Analysis: Crisis shows Russia's post-Soviet anger 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 11:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - The crisis over Crimea is more than a dispute over whether the strategic Black Sea peninsula should be considered Russian or Ukrainian. At its root is a deeper issue: Russia's simmering anger over its treatment by the West since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union.