Russia

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Putin’s lost chance at greatness

By D.C. Innes
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Russia | Russian President Vladimir Putin has been looking quite pleased with himself these days. Coming off his “Russia is back” Winter Olympics, he launched a…

Why is the U.S. buying helicopters from Russia?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Ten senators—eight Republicans and two Democrats—called on President Barack Obama last week to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean…

Globe Trot: A papal audience for the president

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN CITY: I attended today’s papal audience in St. Peter’s Square, standing just rows away from Pope Francis as more than 50,000 people—despite rain…

Defense expert: Putin’s just getting started

By Jim Henry
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Q&A | The G-8-minus-one meets in The Hague this week to come up with ways to punish the “minus one”—Russia—for its aggression toward Ukraine. K.T.

Taking Russia seriously

By D.C. Innes
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Foreign Policy | In the Ukrainian Crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing chess while President Barack Obama is playing peekaboo. Obama emerged from presidential…

Globe Trot: Western leaders mull Crimea response

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: President Barack Obama is in the Netherlands today, meeting with the Group of 8 leaders—minus Russian President Vladimir Putin—as Western…

Russia targets churches in Crimean crackdown

By Julia A. Seymour
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Ukraine | Amid the turmoil between Ukraine and Russia, Crimean Catholics fear Russian oppression and say their church already is suffering great persecution. 

Obama pauses to scold Putin

By Lynde Langdon
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Ukraine | Russia immediately antes up with sanctions of its own

Humiliation nation(s)

By Cal Thomas
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Russia | What is it about Western leaders from Neville Chamberlain to George W. Bush who want to find good in men of bad character? Acting as if he were endowed by…

Russia scoffs at sanctions, West weighs options

By Andrew Branch
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Ukraine | President Barack Obama calls a meeting of the G-7 to discuss the crisis in Crimea

With Crimean grab, it’s Putin vs. the world

By Andrew Branch
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Ukraine | Ukrainian soldier reported dead in military base attack

Putin signs treaty annexing Crimea

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Ukrainian government says Russia is a threat to international security

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