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Enterovirus D68 found in 4 patients who have died, including 10-year-old girl

Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>It is unclear what role the virus played in their deaths. In fact, it's possible that enterovirus had nothing to do with them. The virus is …

Ukraine launches 'large-scale' operation to retake Slovyansk, say pro-Russian rebels

Ukrainian forces have launched a “large-scale operation“ to retake the eastern town of Slovyansk, according to pro-Russian separatists in the rebel stronghold.<p>Gunfire is said to have been heard. Russian media reports quote an insurgent leader as saying that two helicopters have been shot down.<p>In …

Ukraine Demands Russia Ends 'Blackmail'

KIEV, April 24 (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Russia on Thursday to pull troops back from their border, stop interfering in Ukraine's internal affairs and end its "permanent threats and blackmail".<p>Turchinov broadcast his brief address to the nation after …

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists’ military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.<p>The …

Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine?

Russia says it is once again staging military drills near the border of eastern Ukraine.<p>Russia's defense minister says the exercises are a reaction to NATO maneuvers in Eastern Europe and what he calls "Ukraine's military machine."<p>The Russian military carried out similar maneuvers while well-armed, …

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Vladimir Putin Has Upper Hand as Ukraine Talks Begin

World<p>Vladimir Putin portrays himself as a hard man. Judo is his chosen sport. In a judo match, the expert waits until his opponent is off balance, then pounces. This is what Putin is doing in Ukraine. His opponents in this global sparring match are being wrong-footed. A moment of imbalance is fast …

Ukraine aid bill clears Senate hurdle after Republicans drop resistance to IMF loans

A stalled US aid package for Ukraine finally began to emerge from Congress on Monday night after the Senate temporarily put partisan bickering aside to vote overwhelmingly in favour of $1bn worth of economic assistance measures.<p>A majority of Republicans dropped their previous resistance to the …

Obama meets with key Putin ally amid push to isolate Russia

The thrust of his diplomatic efforts still focused on Ukraine, President Obama met Tuesday with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as he continued his efforts to isolate Moscow over its incursion into Crimea.<p>In a last minute addition to his schedule, Obama sat down with Kazakhstan's …

Ukraine's day of reckoning

Post-referendum, Crimea may become a puppet state—and stop Ukraine from ever joining Europe<p>On March 16, citizens in the autonomous Republic of Crimea …

Iran Is Building a Fake U.S. Aircraft Carrier

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf, a non-working mock-up of an American aircraft carrier is …