- Polish leader hails plan for NATO build-up on eastern flank Updated: May-02-16 9:18 am
WARSAW, Poland - The leader of Poland's ruling conservative party has hailed a decision by NATO to create a military presence on the alliance's eastern flank, saying it means Poland will stop being a "second-category" member of the organization.
- UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began Updated: Apr-28-16 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday.
- Court in Russia-annexed Crimea bans Tatar assembly Updated: Apr-26-16 11:18 am
MOSCOW - The Supreme Court in the Russia-annexed peninsula Crimea on Tuesday banned a Crimean Tatar group in the latest step to marginalize the minority.
- US flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia Updated: Apr-25-16 11:16 am
CONSTANTA, Romania - The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine.
- AP Exclusive: Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chernobyl Updated: Apr-22-16 10:47 am
ZALYSHANY, Ukraine - Viktoria Vetrova knows the risk her four children take in drinking milk from the family's two cows and eating dried mushrooms and berries from the forest.
- NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences Updated: Apr-20-16 12:27 pm
BRUSSELS - The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in nearly two years ran over schedule Wednesday but failed to do much to improve relations between Moscow and the U.S.-led alliance, at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.
- Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions Updated: Apr-20-16 7:41 am
PARIS - Austria's president says he believes the sanctions imposed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea could be relaxed next year if there is progress in peace talks between Moscow and Kiev.
- Journalist faces charges in Russian-occupied Crimea Updated: Apr-19-16 9:44 am
MOSCOW - Security services are pressing charges against a Crimean journalist for allegedly undermining Russia's territorial integrity, which could put him in prison for five years, prosecutors in Russian-occupied Crimea said on Tuesday.
- Problems fixed all over Russia after appeals on Putin's show Updated: Apr-15-16 8:21 am
MOSCOW - In just one day, roads of a Siberian city were repaired, swindled fishery workers got wads of cash and a child prodigy was invited to go to a Crimean summer camp. One thing made it possible: President Vladimir Putin's Thursday call-in show where distressed Russians brought their problems to the leader.
- Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am
TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.
- Putin seeks to charm, insists Russian economy on the mend Updated: Apr-14-16 12:30 pm
MOSCOW - Mixing wry jokes with economic statistics, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation during his annual marathon call-in TV show Thursday, promising that its troubled economy will rebound and vowing to make other countries take account of Russia's interests.
- Prosecutor orders suspension of Tatar assembly in Crimea Updated: Apr-13-16 4:12 pm
MOSCOW - The chief prosecutor of Crimea has ordered a suspension of the council representing the region's Tatar ethnic minority.
- Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine Updated: Apr-07-16 3:38 pm
BRUSSELS - It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands' referendum on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine amounted to a slap in the face for the EU - and yet another serious challenge to the European dream.
- Leaks about offshore accounts leave Russians unimpressed Updated: Apr-04-16 2:14 pm
MOSCOW - In the list of presidents, prime ministers, sheikhs, billionaires and other magnates cited in a sweeping worldwide investigation into hidden assets in offshore accounts, there was an odd man out: A Russian cellist.
- Pope Francis announces special collection for Ukraine Updated: Apr-03-16 8:25 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has announced a special collection to help people in Ukraine suffering amid conflict "who thirst for peace and reconciliation."