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  • Dnipro aims to give fans 'a bit of happiness' 
    Updated: May-26-15 2:30 pm

    WARSAW - With their home country torn apart by conflict, the players of surprise Europa League finalist Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk say they are simply focusing on providing fans with "a little bit of happiness."

  • KHL looks to expand into China 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:39 am

    MOSCOW - The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market.

  • Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 9:32 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second reference. The man's last name is Alexandrov, not Smirnov.

  • Kerry heads to Russia in first visit since Ukraine crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 3:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry departed Monday for Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin, on his first visit to the country since relations between Washington and Moscow plummeted to post-Cold War lows amid disagreements over Ukraine and Syria.

  • Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels story has photos
    Updated: May-10-15 12:04 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia must do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a cease-fire that has been strained in recent weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday during a visit to Moscow.

  • As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am

    HOPTIVKA, Ukraine - The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire are laid across the fields to halt advancing tanks and infantry.

  • 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.