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Obama Calls on Europe to Impose More Sanctions on Russia

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Ukraine Monastery Unites the Faithful as Country Splinters

SVYATOGORSK, Ukraine - Revolution in the West, insurrection in the East and Russian troops massing just across the border: There are plenty of reasons why Ukrainians might seek solace in God.<p>At this quiet monastery atop a hill, faith is bringing together regular parishioners despite their deep …

Saudi Arabia reports five more Mers deaths

<b>Five new deaths from the Mers coronavirus have been announced in Saudi Arabia, taking the country's death toll from the disease to 92.</b><p>It comes as Egypt recorded its first case, in a 27-year-old man who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.<p>Saudi officials said 14 new cases had been detected in …

MERS

Why a deadly virus in the Middle East has the entire world on alert

<b>(xrender/Shutterstock)</b><p>A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 25, 2014 3:20pm (UTC)<p>A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which little is understood could present a global threat, officials say. It's called Middle Eastern …

Saudi Arabia says MERS virus cases top 300

Saudi Arabia said it had discovered 14 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the kingdom, bringing the total number to 313.<p>A health ministry statement on Friday said the new cases had been reported in the capital Riyadh, the coastal city of Jeddah and in …

The Big Weapons that the U.S. May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels

New evidence suggests the U.S. may be secretly giving heavy weapons to Syrian rebels to turn the tide of the war. Here’s what those weapons can do …

Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the streets were nearly empty.<p>Separatists described taking …

Ukraine crisis: 'Sense of inevitability of Russian invasion'

There is no sign of de-escalation in eastern Ukraine, according to the BBC's Natalia Antelava who has been in Donetsk and Slaviansk.<p>She told BBC World News that tension was very high, with armed men patrolling the streets, and that her team had been held at gunpoint.<p>Locals on both sides felt a …

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Ukrainian separatist leader defends capture of 'Nato spies'

An alleged Russian colonel commanding the separatist uprising in Ukraine broke cover yesterday, and said his militia in the eastern town of Slavyansk would not release a group of EU military observers kidnapped on Friday.<p>Igor Strelkov – whom Ukraine's intelligence service describes as a wanted …