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Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

Poroshenko's personal letter and US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's warning came one day after European Union leaders unanimously backed pursuing more economic restrictions against Russia for its alleged meddling in Ukraine.<p>Greece and Cyprus later distanced themselves from the statement but are not …

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Russia has announced plans for joint military drills with North Korea

"We are planning an expansion of the communication lines of our military central command," Valery Gerasimov, the chief of staff of the Russian armed forces, said at a meeting attended by the heads of all of Russia's armed forces branches, according to Newsweek. "We are entering preliminary …

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EU and US play down differences over response to Ukraine crisis

Reported differences in how to respond to the Ukraine crisis between Europe and the US have appeared at the Munich Security Conference.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry played down any differences after reports senator John McCain had criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opposing the …

Is Ukraine a Proxy Western-Russia War? U.S. Weighs Arming Kiev as Violence Soars

<b>AARON MATÉ:</b> The U.N. has raised the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine to over 5,300 people since last April, following the ouster of …

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Don't Issue Ultimatums To Putin, Kremlin Warns

MOSCOW, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be spoken to in the language of ultimatums at talks on the Ukraine crisis, a Russian radio station quoted the Kremlin as saying on Monday.<p>In comments to Govorit Moskva radio, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed media …

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Obama: If Putin Really Wanted Ukraine, He Could Take It

If the men and women fighting against Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine tuned in to the joint press conference between President Obama and German …

Obama, Merkel Discuss Ukraine Situation, ISIL

The United States will continue to stand with nations around the world in sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine, President Barack Obama …

Obama phones Putin as Ukraine on brink

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama urged his Russian counterpart on Tuesday to accept the diplomatic peace plan for Ukraine that European leaders will present Wednesday in Belarus.<p>The White House said Obama underscored to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call "the importance of …

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New EU Sanctions Against Russia Target Deputy Ministers And Popular Singer

By Adrian Croft<p>BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A veteran Russian singer who voiced support for Russia's annexation of Crimea has been subjected to EU sanctions in a new blacklist published by the European Union on Monday.<p>Moscow said the EU had "contradict(ed) common sense" by imposing new sanctions …

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And so America's skewed democracy lurches on toward its next crisis

A last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown solves nothing. US politics is stuck in chronic dysfunction<p>Just as the House of Representatives was finally voting to reopen the government and save the nation from reneging on debt and inviting a downgrade, a House stenographer …

This Loophole Can End the Shutdown

Obama can overrule one obscure Carter-era opinion and reopen the government himself. Ben Jacobs explains.<p>The government shutdown has had drastic …

Obama and Democrats, united by shutdown, looking for gains beyond it

Meanwhile, furloughed federal workers express their displeasure as the government shutdown seemed to be headed for a third week.<p>The federal government is in the third week of a shutdown while Congress worked out a deal to fund its operations and to avoid a possible default because of the debt limit.<p>…

Government shutdown debate grates on Congress members’ moods

Meanwhile, furloughed federal workers express their displeasure as the government shutdown seemed to be headed for a third week.<p>The federal government is in the third week of a shutdown while Congress worked out a deal to fund its operations and to avoid a possible default because of the debt limit.<p>…

The Washington Post - Reid, McConnell launch bipartisan talks to end shutdown

Senate talks come after Boehner tells House Republicans that negotiations with Obama are over.Copyright 2013 The Washington Post Company

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