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Pro-Russian Forces Seize Ukrainian Naval Base

Hundreds of Crimean forces stormed a Ukrainian naval base in the port of Sevastopol on Wednesday, one day after the fatal shooting of a Ukrainian …

Russia Says It Took Down a U.S. Drone Over Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Russian-owned arms and technology company claims that an American surveillance drone was disabled …

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Benaki Museum exhibit shows how ‘the Crisis’ affected Athens

The Benaki Museum's pink marble Annex, on an otherwise dull stretch of Athens's bustling Pireos Street, sprang up during the city's delirious building boom before the 2004 Olympics. That event now seems a distant dream to many Athenians, after six years of the economic and political misery known to …

U.K. to Russia: Crimea Isn't Scotland

"Nothing in the way the #Crimea referendum has been conducted should convince anyone that it is a legitimate exercise," the British foreign ministry tweeted.<p>On Sunday, Crimeans voted in a hastily organized referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, pending Moscow's approval. …

Tough Sanctions on Russia Make Clear 'There Are Consequences,' Obama Says

President Obama gives an address on the situation in Ukraine on March 17, 2014. (ABC News)<p>New U.S. sanctions against key Russian and Ukrainian …

Meet The 7 Putin Cronies Who Just Got Slapped With The Toughest Sanctions Since The Cold War

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a fresh round of sanctions on seven high-level Russian individuals on Monday, which senior U.S. officials classified as the most "comprehensive" sanctions since the end of the Cold War.<p>On a conference call Monday morning, senior Obama administration officials …

As Crimea Celebrates a Crucial Vote, Uncertainty Fills the Streets

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — Women shouted to each other from the train station in Simferopol, Crimea, on Monday morning. "Happy holiday!" they cheered. …

Russia's Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1061000/1061370_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534419762_a551c81abf75af345397dd078b9c1d0b<p><b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, paving the way for it to be absorbed into Russia.</b><p>The …

Globe in Ukraine: From clocks to currency, Crimea strips old ties to embrace Russia

The contrast could not have been clearer.<p>Just as Ukraine's Defence Minister Igor Tenyukh boldly declared that Crimea "was, is and will be our territory," Crimean officials were announcing plans to introduce the ruble, formally merge the territory with Russia and change the clocks to Moscow time. By …

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Mikhail Gorbachev Hails Crimea Result as 'Happy Event'

World<p>Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev hailed Crimea’s vote to join Russia as a “happy event” on Tuesday.<p>In remarks carried by online newspaper Slon.ru, the last leader of the U.S.S.R. said Crimea’s vote offered residents the freedom of choice and justly reflected their will.<p>The referendum …

How Quickly Crimea Is Becoming Russia, in Photos

The latest de­vel­op­ments in the Ukraine crisis have come at light­ning speed.<p>Few­er than 48 hours passed between Crimea’s vote to se­cede from …

Ukrainian serviceman killed in Crimea

Attack comes as Vladimir Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of Russia again and gives defiant speech to parliament.<p>A Ukrainian serviceman has been killed in an attack at a military facility in the Crimean capital Simferopol, the defence ministry has said.<p>Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan, reporting from …

Defiant Putin Blasts West as Hypocrites for Ignoring 'Free Will' of Crimeans

In a defiant speech to lawmakers today, Russian President Vladimir Putin made it clear he has no intention to back down from plans to annex Crimea, …

Pro-Russian forces enter Ukraine navy's Black Sea HQ

Pro-Russian self-defence forces have entered the Ukrainian navy's Black Sea headquarters in Sevastopol and raised the Russian flag above the building less that 24 hours after Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of Crimea in a searing speech to political elites in Moscow.<p>In an hour-long speech …

Clinton stakes out hawkish stance on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — So Hillary Clinton stands up and compares Vladimir Putin to Hitler, while Barack Obama sits in a Connecticut café eating a …

The View From Kiev: Coping With Ukraine's Unfinished Revolution

"There is no victory," a psychologist working with protesters says, "only a potential victory."<p>KIEV—In front of the scorched husk of the city's Trade Union building, three young men in grubby fatigues sit outside a tent pitched on Independence Square, their faces rattled and vacant. One stares up …

The Dark Ingenuity Of Russia's Crimea Takeover In 3 Photos

Vladimir Putin is orchestrating a clandestine takeover of Crimea in plain sight.<p>The Associated Press reports that "Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a …

Ukraine crisis in pictures: Pro-Russian forces take control in Crimea - Telegraph

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U.S. Rations, Promised for Ukraine, Are Missing In Action

As the crisis in Crimea reaches its “military stage,” and Russian troops have begun firing on Ukrainian soldiers, American promises of limited help …

Ukrainian MP assaults television station chief for 'pro-Russian' stance

Ukraine's new government was facing a stern test of resolve after a nationalist Ukrainian MP physically assaulted the head of a television station in Kiev and forced him to write a resignation letter.<p>A group of at least five men, including MP Igor Miroshnichenko from the nationalist Svoboda party, …