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Kerry to Ukraine as World Calls for Calm in Crimea

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday to meet with both legislators and civilians, the Obama administration announced Sunday afternoon as European leaders called for calm in the midst of international outrage over Russia’s hostile takeover of Crimea.<p>A senior administration …

Nato warns that Russia is risking Europe's peace and security

Tensions rise as Vladimir Putin mobilises all reservists and US Secretary of State John Kerry flies into Kiev<p>Ukraine has mobilised for war amid warnings from Nato that Russia's annexation of Crimea "threatens peace and security in Europe".<p>With tension nearing boiling point, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, …

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Ukraine Navy Chief Surrenders to Russians, Charged With Treason

Ukraine launched a treason case on Sunday against the head of the navy, who surrendered his headquarters on Sunday in the Crimean port of Sevastopol — on only his second day on the job.<p>Denis Berezovsky was earlier shown on Russian television swearing allegiance to the pro-Russian regional leaders …

The red flags the West ignored about Putin’s Russia

BOSTON (MarketWatch)—Why is anyone surprised by Vladimir Putin’s actions?<p>Experts can jaw all they like on the TV talk shows: Anyone who has followed …

FORMER AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA: 'Moscow Understands Only Force And Willingness To Sacrifice Human Lives'

It is time to face some unpleasant facts. History - and force - is back with a vengeance, thanks to Kremlin belligerence, as I predicted last fall. Unless Europe wants to confront endless intimidation and worse at the hands of a resurgent Russia, it must dispense with pleasing nonsense and address …

Insurgents are in a standoff with Iraqi forces over control of Fallujah

Operation Vigilant Resolve. Operation Phantom Fury.<p>Those were the names given to the US military campaigns in the Iraqi city of Fallujah almost 10 years ago. More than 100 American troops died, and nearly 600 were wounded, in an effort to purge the city of insurgents linked to al-Qaeda.<p>Insurgents …

Al-Qaeda Rebels in Syria Tell Christians to Pay Up or Die

Radical Islamist rebels running the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have made the Christians living in the area an offer they can’t refuse: pay for …

Exclusive: Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport

Troops who've taken over two airports in Crimea are not Russian military, but they could be security contractors working for the Russian military, …