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Stories with place: Crimea
  • Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves story has photos
    Updated: Feb-13-16 1:44 pm

    MUNICH - Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

  • The Latest: US has 'profound interest' in UK staying in EU story has photos
    Updated: Feb-13-16 11:58 am

    MUNICH - The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):

  • In meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia's role story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 4:08 am

    MOSCOW - When Patriarch Kirill meets Pope Francis this week, the historic event will allow the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to assert Russia's leading role in the Eastern Christian world. It may also allow Kirill, a skillful political player with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, to open a new avenue of communication for the Kremlin as it tries to escape Western isolation.

  • Putin praises Russian military over Crimea maneuvers 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 9:45 am

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military in Crimea has proven its capability during war games this week.

  • Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 12:43 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia's military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and weapons on NATO's nervous eastern flank.

  • US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia.

  • Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches.