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Real Madrid Are Buying James Rodriguez to Replace Cristiano Ronaldo

James Rodriguez looks increasingly likely to join Real Madrid, and with Cristiano Ronaldo turning 30 this season, the timing couldn't be better.<p>Nobody's writing off the Portugal star, and he could easily have two or three more seasons at the very top of his game left in him and more before slowly …

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Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned …

At Least 34 Killed in Battle to Reclaim Ukraine's Slovyansk

At least 30 pro-Russian separatists were killed by Ukrainian troops Monday as the government continued its push to reclaim an occupied city, the country's interior minister said.<p>At least four Ukrainian troops were also killed and another 20 injured in gunbattles on the outskirts of Slovyansk, Arsen …

Putin Warns Deadly Ukraine Offensive Ends 'Final Hope' of Peace

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine had extinguished the "final hope" of a U.S.-backed peace deal after its forces launched an offensive on pro-Russia separatists Friday.<p>The Ukrainian military began its raid on the occupied city of Slovyansk at dawn in what was its most committed …

Minnesota teen's alleged plot to bomb and open fire at school foiled

When Chelsie Shellhas saw the young man fumbling with the lock at a Waseca, Minn., storage facility then enter and quickly shut the door, she became suspicious and called police.<p>"He shut the door, and I thought it looked funny," Shellhas told WCCO-TV. "Because, normally, we see people come here, …

Minnesota Teen Methodically Plotted Carnage in Three Acts, Police Say

Minnesota teenager John David LaDue methodically plotted a horrific assault in three acts designed to inflict maximum casualties in his home and school before his expected death at the hands of a police SWAT unit, according to court documents.<p>An affidavit in a criminal complaint filed in a Waseca …

US and Germany threaten new Russia sanctions

The US president Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel have warned Russia it will face new sanctions if it interferes in Ukraine's presidential elections set for May 25.<p>The leaders met at the White House on Friday with the crisis in Ukraine high on the agenda.<p>The threat of new sanctions …

Carnage in Ukraine: Dozens of Pro-Russia Activists Die in Odessa

The mounting toll of pro-Russian activists killed in Odessa and the offensive by Ukrainian troops in the east pushes the country closer to open …

Kiev hits back at pro-Russia rebels as Ukraine moves towards civil war

Two days of chaos and violence in east and south-east Ukraine appeared on Saturday to be pushing the country ever closer to civil war, as the death toll rose to 42 following a military counter-offensive launched by authorities in Kiev against pro-Russia rebels.<p>An angry crowd confronted police …

U.S. Levels More Sanctions Against Russians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The White House announce a new round of sanctions against Russian individuals and companies, at the …

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border | Reuters

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 …

Uneasy standoff in Ukraine's pro-Russian stronghold of Slavyansk

By late afternoon on Thursday it was a surprisingly tranquil scene. A few people stood and chatted at a militia checkpoint leading into Slavyansk over a bridge. A Russian tricolour flew above a wall of tyres. Next to it was the flag of the "Donetsk People's Republic". The armed pro-Russian …

Ukraine crisis: Geneva deal hangs by a thread after deaths in Slavyansk

The tentative Geneva deal to resolve the Ukraine crisis is hanging by a thread after as many as five people were killed in a gun battle near the volatile eastern town of Slavyansk early on Sunday.<p>An Easter truce declared by the authorities in Kiev was rudely shattered after two groups opened fire …

Deadly Shootout in Ukraine Raises Fears of Russian Invasion

A predawn firefight in Ukraine left at least one pro-Russian activist dead. Kiev fears this could be the pretext Putin has been looking for to roll …

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine adds to tension

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.<p>In the early …

Ukraine: separatists refuse to end occupation despite Geneva agreement

No sign of pro-Russian groups pulling out of city halls and town squares in eastern Ukraine despite deal to defuse crisis<p>Pro-Russian groups occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of …

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm

This post was updated with a new top at 4:10 p.m. ET.<p>Diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union emerged Thursday from a meeting that wasn't expected to accomplish much saying they had made progress toward resolving the crisis in Ukraine.<p>"We worked hard and we worked in good …

Ukraine military push appears to lose momentum in the east

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.<p>In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk.<p>Russian Ambassador to the EU …