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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

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a press conference with Finnish President after talks at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Aug. 15, 2014. (credit: IVAN SEKRETAREV/AFP/Getty Images)

Aide: Putin’s Moscow Could Take Over Kiev In 2 Weeks Statement ‘Taken Out Of Context’

A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.

09/02/2014

A Pro-Russian fighter stands on Sept. 2, 2014 on a road to Donetsk airport. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Rebels Soften Demand For Full Independence From Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

09/02/2014

Ukrainian soldiers patrol in a APC in the Donetsk area, on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Preparing High-Readiness Force To Counter Potential Russian Aggression

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday.

09/01/2014

J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, gives a speech during a testimony before the Senate Internal Security Committee, on Nov. 17, 1953, in Washington. (credit: BOB MULLIGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ As They Feared Russian Invasion During Early Cold War Years

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

09/01/2014

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret 'Stay-Behind Agents' Against Russian Invasion File photo of the Iditarod race. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: US Trained Alaskans As Secret ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ Against Russian Invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a […]

08/31/2014

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)

Russian Fund With US Advisers Eludes Obama’s Sanctions

As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.

08/29/2014

Pro-Russian fighter stand in Troitsko-Khartsyzk, 30 Km east of Donetsk, on Aug. 28, 2014. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Official: Russia Wants To Turn Eastern Ukraine Into A ‘Frozen Conflict’

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

08/28/2014

Members of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Dnipro stand in a truck covered in steel plates near the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Member Of Putin’s Advisory Council On Human Rights: ‘I Consider This An Invasion’ Of Ukraine

The strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday, and Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.

08/28/2014

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