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Russia Halts Student Exchange Program With US Amid Strained Ties (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Russia Halts Student Exchange Program With US Amid Strained Ties

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia’s decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program.

10/01/2014

The chess champion says the Russian president is an even bigger threat to the United States than ISIS. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)

Garry Kasparov: Putin ‘Most Dangerous Man In World’

The chess champion says the Russian president is an even bigger threat to the United States than ISIS.

09/30/2014

A pro-Russian separatist fighter stands guard at a checkpoint on Sept. 10, 2014 on a road of the Donetsk airport. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine President: 70 Percent Of Russian Troops In Ukrainian Territory Have Withdrawn

Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that 70 percent of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory had been withdrawn since the cease-fire began Friday, as he vowed to introduce a bill to parliament offering more autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east; both signs that the fragile truce could be morphing into a durable chance at peace.

09/10/2014

A Ukrainian tank drives down a street on the outskirts of the strategic coastal city of Mariupol following an evening of heavy shelling by Russian backed separatists on Sept. 7, 2014 in Mariupol, Ukraine. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘There Is No Cease-Fire For Anyone': Clashes Break Out Outside Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Following Truce

Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.

09/07/2014

Ukrainian army soldiers go to the front line on an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery, on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on Sept. 5, 2014. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Sign Cease-Fire Deal

Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday.

09/05/2014

Ukrainian army soldiers wait to go to the front line on an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery, on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, on Sept. 5, 2014. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Shelling Heard On Outskirts Of Ukrainian Port City Hours Ahead Of Cease-Fire Talks

Shelling was heard on the outskirts of a strategic Ukrainian port city as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the region Friday just hours ahead of talks that were widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.

09/05/2014

President Obama stands with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik at a ceremony in the Baltic nation. (Photo by ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Ukraine ‘A Moment Of Testing’ For West

The president arrived in Estonia to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members.

09/03/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian and local figures of culture at the Chekhov museum in Yalta, on Aug. 14, 2014. (credit: SERGEI CHIRIKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Your Throne Is Being Threatened By Us': ISIS Sends Warning To Russia, Putin

Is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria now targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin?

09/03/2014

President Barack Obama has slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Announces US Will Send More Air Force Units, Aircraft To The Baltics

TALLINN, Estonia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama proclaimed an unwavering and permanent U.S. commitment to the security of its NATO allies, as he mounted a show of solidarity Wednesday with European nations anxious about […]

09/03/2014

President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference after a summit in Minsk early on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin’s Office Denies Cease-Fire Has Been Reached With Ukraine

The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

09/03/2014

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