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      E.U. tightens sanctions against Russian banks, defense companies and individuals

      MOSCOW — The European Union announced stricter sanctions against Russia on Thursday in response to that country’s recent involvement in the Ukraine crisis, taking aim at Russia’s energy sector, as well as its vital financial and defense industries. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

      Ukrainian president: Rebel areas offered greater autonomy but stay part of country

      MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine could be granted greater autonomy, but vowed they will always remain part of the country. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

      Obama’s new man in Moscow doesn’t do Twitter

      MOSCOW – The old U.S. ambassador to Russia was a firecracker on Twitter, taking on critics and offering a view of Moscow life that was unusually unfiltered for a diplomat. The new U.S. ambassador – who on Monday presented his credentials to the Russian Foreign Ministry – doesn’t even have a Twitter account. John Tefft’s […]...

      Islamic State militants want to fight Putin

      Here’s a slightly new geopolitical wrinkle. Earlier this week, the Islamic State issued a video challenging a powerful global leader. But this time, it was not President Obama or one of his counterparts in Europe. It was Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the video, fighters pose atop Russian military equipment, including a fighter jet,...

      MAP: Russia’s expanding empire in Ukraine and elsewhere

      A cease-fire negotiated in Minsk, capital of Belarus, between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine went into effect Friday. Fighting has raged through the summer in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, industrial hotbeds near the border with Russia, leading to thousands of deaths. “The highest value is human life,...

      Clinton in Mexico, worried about Russia

      MEXICO CITY — Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, in a mostly upbeat speech about the state of the world, said Friday that she was “particularly concerned” about Europe faltering in the face of Russian intimidation. “I do worry about President Putin’s view that Russia should dominate its border and intimidate people beyond its...

      Ukrainian president looks to make front-line visit as fragile cease-fire holds

      KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military said Monday that a fragile truce was holding in the east of the country as the Ukrainian president planned a surprise visit to the front-line port city of Mariupol. The break in hostilities came as government forces and pro-Russian rebels, who have seized territory in eastern Ukraine, regrouped after weeks...

      Cease-fire in Ukraine threatened as fighting breaks out in east

      KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine struggled to maintain a tenuous cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels after a series of repeated breaches Sunday, even as the government here faced the equally daunting task of selling the peace plan to the nation. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

      Ukraine’s fragile cease-fire is in trouble, as shelling occurs near Mariupol

      MOSCOW — Ukraine’s fragile cease-fire appeared to be in danger late Saturday, slightly more than 24 hours after it took hold, as witnesses reported renewed fighting near the key government-held city of Mariupol. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

      AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
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      AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

      Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate MOSCOW (AP) – The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian … …read more Source: The...