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Putin talks with Ukraine's leader, fighting widens
There have been no one-on-one meetings today between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, although they did sit down with other leaders in Belarus for their first face-to-face meeting since June.
Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland
The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.
Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine
AP reporters say convoys of military weaponry and supplies have been coming from the direction of Russia into rebel-held Ukraine.
Russia plans to send second aid convoy to Ukraine
Russia has announced plans to send a second aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, where months of fighting have left many residential buildings in ruins.
Merkel's Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight.
Chinese, Russian media turn Ferguson back on US
Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of a unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.
EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost
The European Commission is pledging $168 million to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc.
UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks
The U.N.'s human rights office says the number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks.
Ukraine rocket attack leads to mass jail breakout
Local authorities say more than 100 prisoners have fled from a high-security facility after it was hit by shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine
US: Russia's ban on ag products will hurt its own economy
The White House says Russia's reported move to ban agricultural imports from the U.S. will only deepen Russia's isolation from the international community.
Putin orders import limits over sanctions
President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia.
Russians feeling the pinch of western sanctions
It's not just Russian billionaires feeling the pinch of western sanctions, even though they were the ones who were initially targeted.
Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions.
Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia with both sides giving conflicting reasons
There's word of Ukrainian soldiers crossing into Russia today, but it's unclear why.
UK Professor, Ukrainian Pastor on Plane Crash
As we learn more details about the tragic plane crash in the Ukraine, a University of Kentucky professor who is a former American Ambassador, said this is a much bigger problem. Video Video
Crimea referendum vote a landslide victory for Russia
It appeared Sunday that the autonomous Crimea region of Ukraine has overwhelmingly voiced their opinion -- they want to break away from their country and rejoin Russia.
Russia claims US drone intercepted over Ukraine region
Russian authorities on Saturday claimed to have intercepted a U.S. surveillance drone over Ukraine's Crimea region, fueling a little more tension to an already terse situation on the eve of a critical referendum vote.
UK and Ukraine Crisis
The crisis in the Ukraine hits home for some people living in the Bluegrass. Video Video
UN to meet on humanitarian situation in Ukraine
At Russia's request, the U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims
The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue.
Russia greets Egypt's el-Sissi with arms display
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi arrived in Russia on Tuesday for his first official visit as president and was immediately shown a selection of Russian military hardware for sale.
Poland asks Russia to explain politician's threats
Poland's foreign minister has summoned the Russian ambassador to protest comments by nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who said Poland and the Baltics would be "wiped out" in the event of a war between Russia and the West.
Ukraine claims rebels fired on refugees, killing 'many'
Ukraine's national security council is accusing rebels in the east of the country of firing rockets and mortars at civilians trying to flee from the region's intense fighting.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours
Ukrainian troops are fighting to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a major railroad and a highway that leads to Russia.
Hagel: 20,000 Russian troops just east of Ukraine
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is a growing threat that Russia will invade Ukraine, pointing to the increased buildup of Russian troops along the border.
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