Jessica Frederick

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New Benghazi panel head asks why Americans were in dangerous Libyan city

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a newly created U.S. House select committee tasked with investigating a 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Libyan city of Benghazi said he would look into why there was an official presence in a city with a deadly reputation.<p>An interior view of the U.S. …

Ihor Tenyukh Resignation: Ukraine's Acting Defense Minister Offers To Quit, Parliament Rejects Request

KIEV, March 25 (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting defence minister offered to step down on Tuesday over his handling of Russia's annexation of Crimea, but his resignation was immediately turned down by parliament.<p>"Given that some may not like the actions I am taking ... I will not cling to my post," Ihor …

Ukraine's Parliament ousts defense minister; military upgrade wanted

Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday dismissed acting Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh over his handling of the Crimea crisis following Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.<p>Parliament voted to appoint Col.-Gen. Mykhailo Koval as his successor. Koval's name was submitted for parliamentary approval …

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Workers fear for the future in Ukraine's industrial east

Standing outside Donetsk's coal mine, Igor Yefremov mused over the future of Ukraine's heavy industry. "If we join the European Union our mines and factories will shut down," he said. "Already the orders from Russia are drying up. Russia doesn't want us because of the chaos in Kiev."<p>Yefremov was …

Ukraine crisis: EU is drafting powerful sanctions against Russia, says Cameron

A "strong, robust and powerful" package of trade, financial and economic sanctions is being drawn up by the European Union for use if Russia intervenes in eastern Ukraine, David Cameron told MPs.<p>The prime minister was reporting back to the Commons on meetings over the past four days with his EU …

Obama Just Gave His Most Direct Public Rebuke Of Vladimir Putin

President Barack Obama delivered his most direct public rebuke of Russia and President Vladimir Putin in Belgium on Wednesday, during the most high-profile address of his weeklong European trip.<p>Obama's speech in Brussels served as a direct plea to Europe for a unified response to Russian aggression …

Russia Is Promising Not to Invade Ukraine, But the West Is Wary

Rus­sia is prom­ising not to in­vade Ukraine, but the Pentagon isn’t fully buy­ing it — es­pe­cially as thou­sands of Rus­si­an troops mass along its …

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Ukraine agrees to 50% gas price hike amid IMF talks

<b>Ukraine's interim government says it will raise gas prices for domestic consumers by 50% in an effort to secure an International Monetary Fund (IMF) aid package.</b><p>An official at Ukraine's Naftogaz state energy company said the price rise would take effect on 1 May, and further rises would be …

Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Expects Obama Signature This Week

The House and Sen­ate al­most sim­ul­tan­eously passed dif­fer­ent but spir­itu­ally sim­il­ar Ukraine bills Thursday that would co­di­fy sanc­tions …

U.S. Official: Putin Could Invade Ukraine ‘At a Moment’s Notice’

The U.S. State Department believes the Russian army is now prepared to launch an invasion of eastern Ukraine if President Vladimir Putin decides to …

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U.S. and Europe Need a New Rulebook for Russia: Baltic Leader

World<p>The United States and Europe need a new rulebook to deal with Vladimir Putin, according to the leader of one of the Baltic countries on Russia's doorstep.<p>Writing an op-ed in the Washington Post Friday, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said that Russia's annexation of Crimea signaled …

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Obama Says That Putin Is 'Entirely Misreading the West'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama implied on Friday that Russia's recent annexation of Crimea may be due to Russian …

If Putin invades Ukraine again, it will be to stop the presidential election

Reports continue to flow in of a large, combat-ready Russian force building up near Ukraine’s eastern border. That suggests Russian president Vladimir Putin is at least giving himself the option of a new invasion.<p>The question is what would prompt one. Although Putin’s movements in the Ukraine …

Putin calls Obama to talk about Ukraine crisis, White House says

RIYADH – Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama Friday to talk about a "U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine," the White House said in a statement.<p>Putin called to discuss a proposal put forward by Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the White House said. …

Crimea Diary

A reporter returns to the summer vacation spot of his childhood—for a month of revolution, rumor and Russian occupation.<p>It’s March 16, and I’m flying again to Kharkiv in vulnerable eastern Ukraine. On the very day that Crimeans on the other side of the country are voting to join Russia in a bogus …

Russia rules out intention to invade Ukraine

Foreign minister says Moscow has "absolutely no intention" of ordering its forces to cross the Ukrainian border.<p>Russia's foreign minister says Moscow has "absolutely no intention" of ordering its armed forces to cross over the Ukrainian border, in a statement that appears to rule out an invasion of …

George Soros: U.S. could tap oil reserves to punish Russia

March 26, 2014 | 3:32 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/26/world/george-soros-us-could-tap-oil-reserves-punish-russia/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Vitali Klitschko Withdraws from Ukrainian Presidential Election

Despite being viewed as a strong candidate to become Ukraine's next president, former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko threw in the towel on his candidacy by withdrawing from the race Saturday.<p>According to Alessandra Prentice of Reuters, he will instead run for mayor of …

Russian Forward: Crimea Switches to Moscow Time

World<p>SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — The hands of a clock on the main railway station in Simferopol jumped from 10 P.M. to midnight on Saturday as Crimea switched to Moscow time, symbolically finalizing the region's incorporation into Russia.<p>Several hundred people gathered on the railway square for the …

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