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In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evoked religious imagery and defended the Kremlin's aggressive foreign policy as necessary for his country's sheer survival.   (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin: ‘No One Will Succeed In Defeating Russia Militarily’

In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evoked religious imagery and defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy as necessary for his country’s sheer survival.

12/04/2014

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

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. World leaders, activists and protesters have converged on New York City for the annual UN event that brings together the global leaders for a week of meetings and conferences. This year's General Assembly has highlighted the problem of global warming and how countries need to strive to  reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling IS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama declared that the world is at a “crossroads between war and peace” Wednesday vowing to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death.”

09/24/2014

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Ukraine President: 70 Percent Of Russian Troops In Ukrainian Territory Have Withdrawn

Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that 70 percent of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory had been withdrawn since the cease-fire began Friday, as he vowed to introduce a bill to parliament offering more autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east; both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

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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