President Vladimir Putin

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via videoconference during a parliamentary hearing on improving the protection of whistleblowers, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 24, 2014. (credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer: Snowden Granted 3-Year Residency In Russia

Russia on Thursday banned most food imports from the West in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine — a sweeping move that will cost Western farmers billions of dollars but could also lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

08/07/2014

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Guneev Sergey/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

‘Very Serious Matter': White House Accuses Russia Of Conducting Tests In Violation Of 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

07/29/2014

A picture taken on July 18, 2014 shows the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a day after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (Photo: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysia Jet Crash Bodies Placed on Train Headed for Rebel-Held City

Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials said Sunday.

07/20/2014

Rescuers stand on July 18, 2014 on the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Too Early To Guess’ Why Malaysian Airlines Flight Was Shot Down

President Barack Obama has called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile on Thursday killing all 298 people on board.

07/18/2014

Rescuers stand on July 18, 2014 on the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Separatist Rebels Claim They Have Recovered ‘Most’ Of Malaysia Airlines Plane’s Black Boxes

Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — searched Friday through wreckage and bodies scattered over a vast stretch of farmland after a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over eastern Ukraine was shot from the sky, killing 298 people.

07/18/2014

Ukrainian's President-Elect Petro Poroshenko, speaks to the media during a press conference on May 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Moscow Official: Russian Government ‘Ready’ For Talks With New Ukrainian President

Early returns Monday suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting. In taking on the leadership of the bitterly divided country, he vowed to “put an end to war, chaos, crime, and bring peace to the Ukrainian land.”

05/26/2014

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Guneev Sergey/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Obama, Putin To Attend D-Day Anniversary In France Next Month

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be attending next month’s World War II anniversary in France.

05/08/2014

Ukrainian troops guard a checkpoint near the northeastern Ukrainian city of Izium, in the Kharkiv region, some 50km northwest of Slavyansk, on May 5, 2014. (credit: SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Official: 30 Pro-Russian Insurgents Killed During Government Operations

Ukraine’s Interior Minister said Tuesday that 30 pro-Russian insurgents were killed during government operations to expunge anti-government forces in and near a town in the east.

05/06/2014

A pro-Russian activist stands guard outside the security services building on April 30, 2014 in Lugansk, Ukraine. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ukraine President: Forces ‘Helpless’ To Quell Unrest In Regions Bordering Russia

Ukraine’s police and security forces are “helpless” to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia, and in some cases are cooperating with pro-Russian gunmen who have seized scores of government buildings and taken people hostage, the country’s president said Wednesday.

04/30/2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks to the media after addressing a UN Security Council meeting on the Ukraine on March 13, 2014 in New York City. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ukraine Prime Minister: Russia ‘Wants To Start World War Three’

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the West on Friday of plotting to control Ukraine and said the pro-Russian insurgents in the southeast would lay down their arms only if the Ukrainian government clears out the Maidan protest camp in the capital Kiev.

04/25/2014

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