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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

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

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