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Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Russia has effectively taken control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula without a shot fired in anger. Now a larger question looms: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goal in Ukraine?<p>Russia and pro-Russian groups in Ukraine are moving swiftly to consolidate their hold on Crimea. …

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 …

Crimea in Pictures 3.19.14

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, …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

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Nobel Prize In Literature

Laureates<p>The 2013 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Canadian short-story master Alice Munro. Here's a breakdown of all the winners since …