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Russian Troops on 'Hair Trigger' Near Ukraine, Officials Say

World<p>Russia has put a military force of 20,000 on its border with Ukraine and could easily mount an invasion of the Ukrainian mainland without warning, alarmed U.S. defense officials told NBC News on Thursday.<p>The buildup raised concerns that Russia, which has already taken control of the Crimean …

Ukraine crisis: Will the drumbeat lead to war?

Even without an armed conflict, Russia's Crimean adventure has set it on a course of protracted collision with the West.<p>The scene in the Kremlin's opulent St George's Hall on March 18 could have come straight from a Soviet TV newsreel of the Party Secretary General raging about machinations of the …

Ukraine orders its troops out of Crimea as Russia seizes bases

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's fledgling government ordered troops to withdraw from<p>Crimeaon Monday, ending days of wavering as Russian troops consolidate control over the peninsula.<p>Russian forces have been systematically seizing Ukrainian ships and military installations in Crimea, including a naval …

Gold, cash, diamonds found in home of former Ukrainian energy minister

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, March 24, 2014</i>.<p><b>Ukraine in energy industry probe</b><br>Ukraine's former energy minister allegedly left behind a fortune when fled.<p>Ukrainian authorities, in the midst of an investigation into the energy industry, searched Eduard Stavytsky's home and …

Pro-Russian groups in eastern Ukraine fight among themselves

Infighting has undermined Moscow's hopes for a Crimean-style referendum to break Donetsk away from Kiev<p>The pro-Russian protest movement in eastern Ukraine has split apart after feuding between rival factions, dealing a blow to Moscow’s hopes for a Crimean-style referendum to a breakaway from …