Aug 01

Obama phones Putin to talk Ukraine, missiles and sanctions

In an Obama-initiated phone call Friday, the U.S. president also raised concerns that Russia violated a key Cold War era nuclear weapons treaty, the White House said. In a letter this week from Obama to Putin and in an administration…

The Associated Press and other news outlets reported heavy gunfire and explosions around the eastern city of Slovyansk, where Kiev's army mounted its first major offensive Friday against armed pro-Russian insurgents.

Apr 28

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Putin associates

The new penalties were a response to what the West says is Russia's failure to live up to commitments it agreed to under an international accord aimed at ending the dispute. The White House says Russia's involvement in the recent…

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