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  • World stocks up on hopes Chinese slowdown is mild 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:01 pm
  • LONDON - World stock markets rose Wednesday after Chinese economic figures showed the slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.

  • Moniz raised MOX alternatives with Russia 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:49 am
  • ATLANTA - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told his Russian counterpart last year that U.S. authorities may need to use a different method to destroy weapons-grade plutonium rather than rely on an over-budget facility in South Carolina.

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:45 am
  • BRUSSELS - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:28 am
  • MOSCOW - Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his politics in the region, analysts say.

  • Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:50 am
  • SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.

  • Oil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:13 am
  • The price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese growth.

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:13 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.

  • Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:51 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Could police have averted the Boston bombings? 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:37 pm
  • BOSTON - It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

  • Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:52 pm
  • BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

  • US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctions 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:16 pm
  • TALLINN, Estonia - Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.

  • US backs Ukraine military action in east region 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:09 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.

  • EU agrees to work more closely with NATO 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:16 am
  • LUXEMBOURG - Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

  • German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:12 am
  • BERLIN - German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries.

  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.

  • German economic confidence slips on Ukraine worry 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:40 am
  • FRANKFURT, Germany - A key German measure of investor confidence in the economy slipped in April as the conflict in Ukraine created uncertainty about the future.

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

  • Philly Inquirer architecture critic wins Pulitzer 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:01 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Inquirer's architecture writer, Inga Saffron, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for criticism on Monday for work the awards committee said blended "expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise."

  • Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:42 pm
  • BOSTON - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

  • Putin to Obama: Russia not behind Ukraine protests 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:52 pm
  • MOSCOW - The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country's east.

  • EU to sanction more Russians over Ukraine policy 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:34 pm
  • LUXEMBOURG - A high-ranking official of the European Union says foreign ministers have decided to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of opposition to Moscow's policy toward Ukraine.

  • Canada says Russia's actions "imperialistic" 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:40 pm
  • OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's prime minister says Russia's actions against Ukraine are "aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic" and it's time everyone recognizes the depth and seriousness of that threat.

  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:43 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops.