- Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage Updated: Mar-08-14 2:55 am
- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- US asks UN to act against NKorea for missile tests Updated: Mar-05-14 5:16 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
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Sanctions threat grows as Ukraine tensions rise Updated: Mar-03-14 11:46 am
- Murphy calls for economic sanctions against Russia Updated: Mar-02-14 12:14 pm
- Senate blocks Dems' bill boosting vets' benefits Updated: Feb-27-14 5:41 pm
- Hillary Clinton lauds veto of Ariz. anti-gay bill Updated: Feb-26-14 11:58 pm
- US stakes in Ukraine tied to location, location Updated: Feb-26-14 4:23 pm
- UN authorizes sanctions against Yemen spoilers Updated: Feb-26-14 12:26 pm
- Pro-Russian rally in Crimea decries Kiev 'bandits' Updated: Feb-25-14 7:59 pm
- EU says Iran nuclear talks off to 'a good start' Updated: Feb-20-14 4:22 pm
- US, Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders Updated: Feb-19-14 3:21 pm
- Iran leader unveils 'economy of resistance' Updated: Feb-19-14 5:22 am
- Iran at talks: No scrapping any nuclear facility Updated: Feb-18-14 3:10 pm
- Somali government accused of diverting weapons Updated: Feb-14-14 8:40 pm
- Egypt military chief heads to Moscow in rare visit Updated: Feb-12-14 5:08 pm
- Russia rejects Obama's criticism over Syria Updated: Feb-12-14 2:04 pm
- Obama, Hollande tackle tenuous diplomatic efforts Updated: Feb-11-14 8:18 pm
- Poll: Majority want change in US-Cuba policy Updated: Feb-11-14 3:54 pm
- Hollande: Investors visiting Iran made own choices Updated: Feb-11-14 1:03 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
WASHINGTON - Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
UNITED NATIONS - The United States is asking the U.N. Security Council to take action against North Korea for firing two rounds of ballistic missiles in the past week in "clear and calculated violations" of U.N. sanctions.
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.
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.
LONDON - Fears of a tit-for-tat campaign of economic sanctions between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine ratcheted up Monday, with concerns largely centering on Russia's supplies of natural gas to Europe.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.
WASHINGTON - A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran.
CORAL GABLES, Florida - Hillary Rodham Clinton lauded Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a bill Wednesday that set off a national debate over gay rights.
WASHINGTON - Ukraine isn't typically a U.S. foreign policy priority, experts say. President Barack Obama is more occupied with Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and more. His administration rejects the notion that the situation in Ukraine represents some kind of epic East vs. West power struggle.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday authorizing sanctions against individuals and organizations threatening peace, security or stability in Yemen.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of pro-Russian protesters rallied Tuesday in this Crimean Peninsula city, bitterly denouncing politicians in Kiev who are trying to form a new government, with some even calling for secession from Ukraine. A Russian lawmaker stoked their passions by promising that Moscow will protect them.
VIENNA - Iran and six world powers on Thursday ended nuclear talks with agreement on a framework for future negotiations but little progress on the main issue of what nuclear concessions Tehran must make in exchange for an end to sanctions stifling its economy.
BRUSSELS - Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope has issued a special appeal for peace. A roundup of Wednesday's international reactions:
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's top leader ordered the government Wednesday to create an "economy of resistance" to counter sanctions imposed over Tehran's nuclear program.
VIENNA - Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts monitoring the partial lifting of an arms embargo on Somalia are accusing the government of "high level and systematic abuses" which have allowed weapons and ammunition to get into the hands of clan leaders, warlords and al-Qaida-linked militants.
CAIRO - Egypt's military chief headed to Russia Wednesday on his first trip abroad since ousting the country's Islamist president, part of a shift to reduce reliance on the United States at a time of frictions between the longtime allies.
MOSCOW - Russia has rejected President Barack Obama's criticism of its stance on Syria as part of Washington's push for a U.N. Security Council resolution that would threaten sanctions against the Syrian government.
WASHINGTON - Juggling a pair of tenuous diplomatic efforts, President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to come down like "a ton of bricks" on businesses that violate Iranian sanctions while nuclear negotiations are underway. He also conceded "enormous frustration" with stalled Syrian peace talks and offered little hope of ending the conflict soon.
MIAMI - A majority of Americans and even higher proportion of Floridians support re-establishing relations with Cuba, Washington's Cold War-era foe that remains blocked behind a five-decade economic embargo, results from a poll released Tuesday show.
WASHINGTON - French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') is pushing back against criticism about French businessmen who visited Iran last week.