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Stories with person: Ben Rhodes
  • US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

  • In 1 day, Obama tackles multiple foreign tests 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 3:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - Seldom has one day captured the breadth, aspirations and limitations of American foreign policy.