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WASHINGTON — The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine's military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists.
The United States released satellite images Sunday that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border.
It's unclear whether the al-Qaida terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.
LONDON — The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund board has approved a two-year, $17 billion loan package for Ukraine, hinging on country-wide economic reforms. The changes included raising taxes, freezing the minimum wage and raising energy prices -- all steps that could hit households…
WASHINGTON -- The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals…
Update 12:39 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON — Congress is speaking with one voice against Russia's annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia. The Senate approved the legislation by voice…
WASHINGTON -- U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back his forces from Crimea or prevent…
The weather is warm at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, yet U.S.-Russian relations are still in the deep freeze. Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Russia's top diplomat a red button labeled "reset" to symbolize…
Countries are scrambling to stake claim to untapped resources, previously frozen in the Arctic. But with a lack of basic infrastructure and funding commitments, critics say the U.S. trails other countries in preparations for the increased activity in…
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