Mar 06

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Obama imposes visa restrictions aimed at Russian officials

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on pro-Russian opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions as the West began punishing Moscow for its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

Mar 05

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Analysts: Russia unlikely to pull back in Crimea

WASHINGTON -- Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin…