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  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:04 pm
  • BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine - Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.

  • Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:03 am
  • WASHINGTON - Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine. But the deal won't be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as time runs out.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:46 am
  • MOSCOW - Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:36 pm
  • GENEVA - A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anti-Kremlin protest draws thousands in Moscow 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:56 pm
  • MOSCOW - More than 10,000 people turned out in Moscow on Sunday for an anti-Kremlin rally to denounce Russian state television's news coverage, particularly of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine.

  • A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:08 pm
  • MOSCOW - The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic - from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter sent by President Vladimir Putin this week to 18 European leaders.

  • 5 Russia players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:05 am
  • MOSCOW - Although Russia is a team with plenty of veterans, only one of them has seen World Cup action.

  • Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:46 pm
  • MOSCOW - A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats.

  • Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:23 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine - As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe's capitals to decide Ukraine's fate in recent weeks, there's been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine.

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.

  • Russian, Ukrainian soccer clubs cancel game 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:05 am
  • MOSCOW - A soccer game between Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kiev has been called off because of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Russian, Ukrainian clubs cancel football friendly 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:08 am
  • MOSCOW - A football friendly between Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kiev has been called off because of the political tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Russian envoy urges US officials to 'do yoga' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:10 pm
  • MOSCOW - A senior Russian diplomat says U.S. officials should do yoga and watch TV comedy series to ease what he calls their irrational fixation on punishing Russia over Ukraine.

  • Moscow calls on Ukraine to pay down its gas debt 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:43 pm
  • MOSCOW - Russia is tightening its economic screws on Ukraine, ordering Thursday a further increase in the price of gas it sells to the country and asking that past bills - which are growing by the day - be paid.

  • Chicago, Moscow sister-relationship continues 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:05 am
  • CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nixed a proposal by the City Council to show solidary with Ukraine over Russia's occupation of Crimea.

  • Outgunned Ukraine strives for military overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:40 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - Tanks headed north into Ukraine this week from Russian-controlled Crimea. Not at the head of an invading army, but on a trainload of military equipment in such poor shape that Moscow had no use for it.

  • Russian, Ukrainian boxing teams put aside tensions 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:48 pm
  • MOSCOW - Boxing teams from Russia and Ukraine put aside political tensions Monday to contest a World Series of Boxing quarterfinal in Moscow, with the hosts landing most of the blows in the ring.

  • US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:20 am
  • PARIS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic.

  • Crimea's Tatars condemn annexation, seek autonomy 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:30 pm
  • BAKCHYSARAI, Crimea - Leaders of Crimea's Tatar minority gathered Saturday to condemn Russia's annexation of the peninsula and appealed to international bodies for recognition as an autonomous group.

  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:58 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government is allowing extremists to intimidate civilians with impunity.