- 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
- 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
- In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid Updated: Mar-04-14 8:02 pm
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Putin defends Russian action in Ukraine to Merkel Updated: Mar-02-14 3:02 pm
- UK's anti-Europe party seeks gains in EU election Updated: Mar-01-14 11:38 am
- EU reiterates readiness to sign Ukraine trade deal Updated: Feb-28-14 9:55 am
- Germany: no spy deal with US anytime soon Updated: Feb-28-14 9:25 am
- Leading German conservative archbishop steps down Updated: Feb-28-14 8:25 am
- Allies of Ukraine express concern over its unrest Updated: Feb-27-14 12:19 pm
- Merkel: We need strong UK in strong Europe Updated: Feb-27-14 9:01 am
- German ex-president acquitted in corruption trial Updated: Feb-27-14 7:07 am
- Pro-Russian rally in Crimea decries Kiev 'bandits' Updated: Feb-25-14 7:59 pm
- Israel, Germany disagree over Iran nuclear talks Updated: Feb-25-14 11:38 am
- Italy's new premier wins crucial confidence vote Updated: Feb-24-14 7:25 pm
- German foreign minister hopeful on US surveillance Updated: Feb-23-14 4:37 am
- Radical Femen leader plans US feminist outpost Updated: Feb-20-14 10:22 am
- German defense minister announces overhaul Updated: Feb-20-14 6:58 am
- US, Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders Updated: Feb-19-14 3:21 pm
- Greenpeace dumps coal at French president's palace Updated: Feb-19-14 4:01 am
- Germany's Merkel scrambles to heal coalition rift Updated: Feb-18-14 8:32 am
- Germany: handle Swiss immigration vote cautiously Updated: Feb-18-14 6:52 am
- German government dispute over child pornography probe Updated: Feb-16-14 8:43 am
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.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON - Fruitcake-free and ready to roll: That was the message from the upstart United Kingdom Independence Party as it finished a two-day conference Saturday focused on winning more seats in the European Parliament.
ATHENS, Greece - Top European Union officials said Friday that the 28-nation bloc was still ready to sign a landmark trade agreement with Ukraine, insisting it wouldn't weaken ties between the country and its neighbor Russia.
BERLIN - The German government is conceding that it doesn't expect to reach agreement with Washington in the foreseeable future on a hoped-for "no-spy" deal.
BERLIN - One of the most prominent conservatives in the German church is retiring as archbishop of Cologne - opening up a prestigious vacancy for Pope Francis to fill.
U.S. and European officials expressed concern on Thursday over the turmoil in Ukraine and Russia's decision to have its military conduct large-scale military exercises near Ukraine's borders.
LONDON - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wooed a welcoming but skeptical audience of British lawmakers Thursday with a call for a strong, unified Europe with Britain at its heart.
BERLIN - Germany's former president, Christian Wulff, was acquitted Thursday of corruption charges in a case that prompted his resignation two years ago.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of pro-Russian protesters rallied Tuesday in this Crimean Peninsula city, bitterly denouncing politicians in Kiev who are trying to form a new government, with some even calling for secession from Ukraine. A Russian lawmaker stoked their passions by promising that Moscow will protect them.
JERUSALEM - The leaders of Israel and Germany acknowledged Tuesday they don't see eye to eye on how to deal with Iran's nuclear program as negotiations between Tehran and world powers proceed.
ROME - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament on his brand new government early Tuesday, managing at least for now to tamp down anger from among his own Democrats over his brash, quick rise to power.
BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister says he hopes Washington has understood that surveillance of political partners "can have a political price" and is confident it will end monitoring of allied countries' leaderships.
PARIS - She quickly seduced French officialdom after arriving from Ukraine, winning political asylum within a year of her application. Her visage, framed in blond hair crowned with flowers, helped inspire France's latest postage stamp.
BERLIN - Germany's new defense chief has announced an overhaul of her ministry citing serious mismanagement of arms projects.
BRUSSELS - Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope has issued a special appeal for peace. A roundup of Wednesday's international reactions:
PARIS - Paris police detained 12 Greenpeace activists who dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France's presidential palace on Wednesday, hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scrambling to heal a rift in her new coalition government caused by the fallout from a child pornography investigation.
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging caution in the European Union's response to Swiss voters' decision to impose immigration curbs, arguing that it doesn't make sense to rush into retaliation.
BERLIN - Germany's two-month-old government is facing its first serious test, after old enmities between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and their center-left coalition partners flared over the handling of a child pornography investigation.