- Hoping to isolate Russia, US woos China on Ukraine Updated: Mar-10-14 8:21 pm
- Britain: Russia faces growing pressure over Crimea Updated: Mar-10-14 6:56 pm
- Crimean Tatars fear return of Russian rule Updated: Mar-10-14 5:15 pm
- BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks Updated: Mar-09-14 2:36 pm
- Correction: Ukraine-Crimea's Goblin story Updated: Mar-09-14 6:35 am
- Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin Updated: Mar-07-14 9:04 am
- In Crimea, old fears combine with new propaganda Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- Pussy Riot members attacked in Russian region Updated: Mar-06-14 12:22 pm
- Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia Updated: Mar-06-14 10:38 am
- Putin uses carrot and stick to dominate neighbors Updated: Mar-06-14 10:31 am
- Prison sentences reduced in Bolshoi attack Updated: Mar-06-14 8:34 am
- Efforts fail for Russia-Ukraine diplomatic talks Updated: Mar-05-14 5:39 pm
- French-made warship destined for Russia sets sail Updated: Mar-05-14 4:52 pm
- US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe Updated: Mar-05-14 3:08 pm
- Analysts: Russia unlikely to pull back in Crimea Updated: Mar-05-14 11:52 am
- In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid Updated: Mar-04-14 8:02 pm
- Defiant Putin drops cool demeanor in Ukraine talk Updated: Mar-04-14 5:17 pm
- Ukrainians soldiers caught in the middle in Crimea Updated: Mar-04-14 3:18 pm
- Economic battle over Ukraine heats up Updated: Mar-04-14 1:34 pm
- Correction: Ukraine-Protests-Timeline story Updated: Mar-04-14 5:16 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Russia says Yanukovych requested troops in Crimea Updated: Mar-03-14 10:01 pm
- Crisis in Crimea sharply divides small town Updated: Mar-03-14 6:28 pm
- Invasion of Ukraine isn't Putin's only option Updated: Mar-03-14 5:23 pm
- A look at Russian, Ukrainian militaries Updated: Mar-03-14 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is stepping up its attempts to court China's support for isolating Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.
UNITED NATIONS - Russia is facing growing isolation and increasing pressure to stop a referendum in Ukraine's strategic Crimea Peninsula though it has shown no sign of softening its position and is still blocking Security Council action, Britain's U.N. ambassador said Monday.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - The arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who were deported during World War II. Fearing that once again they will be unwelcome in their homeland, some are organizing community-watch patrols to protect their families and homes in a place they strongly feel should remain part of Ukraine.
LONDON - Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U.K.-based defense contractor BAE Systems.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - In a story March 9 about Crimea's new leader, The Associated Press misidentified him as prime minister of Crimea's regional parliament. He is the prime minister of Crimea's regional government.
WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Sometimes, the old actor remembers the war far too clearly. Though he was only a small child, he can tell you about the explosions, and the Nazi soldiers patrolling the streets. He can list the friends and relatives who didn't survive. He punctuates his stories with angry imitations of machine-gun fire: "TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT." The last thing he wants is for war to return to Crimea.
MOSCOW - Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been attacked by unidentified men on a trip to campaign for prisoners' rights.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.
MOSCOW - As a counterweight to the European Union, Russia's Vladimir Putin is pursuing an ambitious dream rooted in memories of Soviet glory: The Eurasian Union.
MOSCOW - A Moscow appeals court on Thursday lightened the prison sentences of a Bolshoi dancer and two accomplices for their roles in an acid attack on the ballet's artistic director.
PARIS - Attempts to foster the highest-level diplomatic meeting between Russia and Ukraine since Moscow ordered troops into Ukraine's strategic Crimea region fell short Wednesday as Western officials scrambled for even small successes to keep the tense situation from escalating.
PARIS - A French-built warship designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships embarked on its first test run Wednesday - just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
WASHINGTON - Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin from making advances elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.
KIEV, Ukraine - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
MOSCOW - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.
BELBEK, Ukraine - For Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea, it's a bewildering time.
KIEV, Ukraine - The battle over Ukraine's future is also economic: on Tuesday, Russia cranked up the pressure by saying it would end discounts on its natural gas supplies, while the U.S. and European Union offered quick-fix aid to the beleaguered government.
In a story Feb. 28 giving a timeline of events in Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that scores of people were killed on Feb. 18. The figure should have been at least 26.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.
NOVO-OZERNE, Ukraine - For years, the little Crimean town was closed off from the rest of the world, a secretive community, at the edge of a key Soviet naval base, sealed by roadblocks and armed guards.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin knows there is little the West can do to get him to reverse his mobilization in Crimea, or to stop him from sending additional troops into other parts of Ukraine. But trade sanctions against Russia could be painful, and there are ways for him to get what he wants - keeping Ukraine from slipping out of his grasp - without ratcheting up the military pressure.
MOSCOW - Russia has effectively seized control of Ukraine's strategic Crimean peninsula without firing a shot, but many in Ukraine and elsewhere fear the Kremlin might follow up by sending troops into Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine. Such a move could trigger open hostilities between the Russian and Ukrainian militaries. Here's a look at the two forces: