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Armed pro-Russian militants guard a barricade outside the a Ukrainian government building in the eastern part of the country. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Tightens Cordon Around Rebellious City

Government troops are advancing on pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine.


Pro-Russian troops barricade a Ukrainian government building in the eastern city of Donetsk. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Sends Elite Forces To Odessa

Government is desperate to stop fighting between its troops and pro-Russian militia in its southern port city.


Head of the OSCE observer mission, Axel Schneider, speaks to reporters following his release from a week of captivity. (Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

European Military Observers Freed From Eastern Ukraine

They had been held by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine for over a week.


Ukrainian soldiers guard a road which leads to the pro-Russia occupied city of Slavyansk. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens Dead In Odessa As Violence Spreads In Ukraine

Ukraine launched an offensive against pro-Russian forces; officials say a fire in the southern port city of Odessa killed 31 people.


More than 3,000 pro-Russian activists storm a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. (ALEX INOY/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters Seize New Building In Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian militants stormed government buildings in Luhansk, one of the largest cities in eastern Ukraine.


Ukrainian troops guard a checkpoint near the town of Barvinkova, where pro-Russian fighters have been occupying government buildings. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Russia Accuses West Of Trying To Control Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.


In Tokyo, Obama accuses Moscow of doing nothing to decrease tensions in the region. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Russia Not Abiding By Agreement On Ukraine

In Tokyo, Obama accuses Moscow of doing nothing to decrease tensions in the region.


U.S forces provided security while million of Afghans cast ballots. (Getty Images)

Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In Droves

President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”


Sen. Ted Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the Iranian student group that held  52 Americans hostage for 444 days. (Getty Images)

Cruz: Iran Taps Hostage Taker For U.N. Ambassador

Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.


President Obama discusses Syria and other Mideast issues with Saudi King Abdullah.  (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Saudi King, Weighs New Aid To Syrian Opposition

President is considering allowing portable missile launchers to help Syrian rebels.