- Correction: Ukraine-Crimea's Goblin story Updated: Mar-09-14 6:35 am
- 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
- Pentagon: About 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine Updated: Mar-07-14 3:43 pm
- Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin Updated: Mar-07-14 9:04 am
- Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity Updated: Mar-07-14 8:55 am
- Syria's Assad hails Russia's takeover of Crimea Updated: Mar-07-14 7:41 am
- Obama tells Putin Russia's moves are violation Updated: Mar-06-14 6:41 pm
- In Crimea, old fears combine with new propaganda Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- 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
- Clinton again blasts Putin after her Hitler remark Updated: Mar-05-14 8:47 pm
- Durbin calls for Russian troops to leave Ukraine Updated: Mar-05-14 7:04 pm
- State Department accuses Putin of lying on Ukraine Updated: Mar-05-14 5:52 pm
- Efforts fail for Russia-Ukraine diplomatic talks Updated: Mar-05-14 5:39 pm
- French-made warship destined for Russia sets sail Updated: Mar-05-14 4:52 pm
- Tymoshenko says West must stop Russian aggression Updated: Mar-05-14 4:34 pm
- Ukraine: Russian military threat to nuke plants Updated: Mar-05-14 3:10 pm
- TV anchorwoman criticizes Kremlin on Ukraine Updated: Mar-05-14 1:41 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
- 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
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
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.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian President Bashar Assad says Russia's military takeover of Crimea reflects President Vladimir Putin's "wise policy" and his efforts to restore "security and stability" in Ukraine after an "attempted coup."
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 - 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.
LOS ANGELES - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is condemning Russia for sending military troops into the Crimean region of Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - The State Department is turning up the rhetorical heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin for statements about the situation in Ukraine that the U.S. says are lies.
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.
PARIS - A French-built warship designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships embarked on its first test run Wednesday - just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine.
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.
VIENNA - Ukraine-Russia tensions have spilled over to a U.N. nuclear meeting, with Kiev warning that a Russian military invasion could result in damage to its nuclear reactors and Moscow dismissing the scenario as "hysterics."
WASHINGTON - An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network is standing by her criticism of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine, saying she would rather risk her job and "go down on the right side of history."
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.
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.