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  • NATO to briefly move command HQ to Romania from Naples 
    Updated: May-05-15 11:04 am

    BUCHAREST, Romania - NATO will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarter to Romania as the alliance continues to hone its ability to react to Russia's moves in Ukraine and other security challenges, a top commander said Tuesday.

  • UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day 
    Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine.

  • Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:11 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal.

  • Pro-Putin bikers lay wreath in Vienna en route to Berlin story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 6:04 pm

    VIENNA - Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club were greeted by cheering supporters as they laid a wreath Saturday at a monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.

  • Mourners mark anniversary of Odessa fire that killed dozens 
    Updated: May-02-15 11:47 am

    MOSCOW - Demonstrators laid flowers and lit candles Saturday in front of a building in the Ukrainian city of Odessa where more than 40 people died as it caught fire in a clash between supporters and opponents of Ukraine's government.

  • Analysis: US experts on Russia fear escalation over Ukraine 
    Updated: May-02-15 3:26 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. experts on Russia see a growing danger the crisis in Ukraine that has already taken thousands of lives could explode, although the latest cease-fire agreement has partially held.

  • Vasyl Lomachenko steps into boxing spotlight before May-Pac 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:57 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Nearly 13 years ago, a little-known champion from a boxing outpost got the chance to fight on one of the biggest pay-per-view shows of this century, and he stepped into worldwide stardom with a dynamic performance.

  • Austria turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:20 pm

    VIENNA - An Austrian court on Thursday ruled against a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials, saying the U.S. move was at least partially politically motivated and not supported by sufficient evidence.

  • House defense bill - at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 4:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels - and a bird known for its strutting.

  • Polish biker says a Night Wolves member made it into country 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:34 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - A Polish biker said Thursday that at least one member of a nationalistic Russian motorcycle club appears to have entered Poland despite a ban, and visited the Auschwitz memorial site with two other Russians - one of whom briefly unfurled a Soviet flag.

  • US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive.

  • Stalin billboards go up in Crimea ahead of Victory Day 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:04 pm

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - Billboards with the image of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared all over Sevastopol in Russian-annexed Crimea in the run-up to Victory Day celebrations on May 9.

  • US commander: Russian offensive possible in Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:34 am

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander for NATO says Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting in Ukraine to reposition for what American military officers believe will be another offensive.

  • Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:34 am

    MOSCOW - The reclusive leader of North Korea won't be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced Thursday.

  • Ukraine says radiation levels not affected by Chernobyl fire 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:58 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - There has been no change in background radiation levels in the Ukrainian capital as a result of nighttime fires in woodlands in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday.

  • Biden implores Ukraine to do more to fight corruption 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is imploring Ukraine's leaders to investigate and prosecute corruption that is rampant throughout the government.

  • Ukrainian biathlete Sednev banned for 2 years for doping 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 5:44 am

    SALZBURG, Austria - The International Biathlon Union says Sergei Sednev of Ukraine, who retired in December, has been banned for two years for doping.

  • Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:17 am

    KRASNYI PARTYZAN, Ukraine - A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: "I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen."

  • GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 8:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 2:44 pm

    TERESPOL, Poland - Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.

  • Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-15 4:04 pm

    MOSCOW - In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West.

  • Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-15 1:36 am

    NEW YORK - The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev.

  • Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-15 11:43 am

    MOSCOW - Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country.

  • Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 6:17 pm

    IQALUIT, Canada - The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.

  • Poland bans 'provocative' Russian bikers loyal to Putin story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 1:58 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish authorities said Friday they will not allow a nationalistic Russian motorcycle group loyal to President Vladimir Putin to enter Poland, but insisted the move is not political and was made in part because Polish authorities would not be able to guarantee their security.