Ukraine's president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.
By Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
Russian authorities in Crimea were searching Thursday for a possible accomplice of the student whose shooting-and-bomb attack on his vocational school killed 20 people and wounded more than 50 others, a top official said.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump asked every member of his cabinet to cut five percent from his or her budget for next year after a report shows the U.S. deficit at $779 billion. Also, a senior official at…
As a four-year conflict between Ukraine’s government and Russian-backed separatists continues, Ukraine has emerged as one of the biggest sources of contention between Russia and the U.S. A few weeks ago, the Trump administration provided the former Soviet nation with…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearing. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he…
By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
Donald Trump's choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid sanctioning Russia over foreign-policy disputes. The record, though, is not so clear.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The collapse of U.S. military relations with Russia could prove to be one of the most consequential aspects of President Barack Obama's national security legacy.
In January, Iran released American hostages in a development coinciding with a U.S. payout of $400 million -- money that had been owed for decades. The Obama administration previously denied a connection between the two events, but on Friday, the…
In our news wrap Friday, the CDC warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to Florida’s Miami Beach in light of the recent Zika outbreak there. Officials say mosquitoes are now transmitting the virus in the tourist destination; five local cases…
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