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Ukraine counters Russian occupation in the east

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | After weeks of restraint, Kiev launched a military operation Tuesday to regain control of eastern Ukraine—a move Moscow has warned against. Pro-Russian…

Does God take sides?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Russia | In a column titled “Whose side is God on now?” Pat Buchanan makes the point that as Western civilization swirls down the drain, Russia and its president…

Midday Roundup: In Ukraine, another province goes rogue

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unrelenting unrest. In an ominous echo of events in Crimea, pro-Russian separatists seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on…

NASA and Russia break up, share custody of space station

By Rob Holmes
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Space | In reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NASA announced Wednesday it is severing all ties with Russia except for joint work at the International Space…

Silicon Valley’s Russia troubles

By Tiffany Owens
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Business | Tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine has halted Russian investment in the United States’ Silicon Valley-based tech industry. “It’s safe to…

Darth Vader pledges to wrest Crimea from Putin’s grasp

By Andrew Branch
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Ukraine | The head of the intergalactic empire is running for president of Ukraine, pledging to return Crimea to the embattled country. “I alone can make an empire…

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…

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