Dutch Officials Say A Missile Brought Down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Over UkraineDutch crash investigators say the missile exploded less than a yard from the cockpit, killing three crew in the cockpit and breaking it off the front of the plane.
Elton John Thanks Putin For Calling Him, Will Meet Face-To-Face To Discuss LGBT RightsElton John thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for reaching out to him to talk about LGBT rights.
Boehner, Bipartisan Group Push Obama To Arm Ukraine: 'Grotesque Violation Of International Law'House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans are stepping up the pressure on the president to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
Kerry: Russia Has Lied 'To My Face' About Its Activities In UkraineSecretary of State John Kerry says Russia has lied "to my face and the face of others on many different occasions" about its activities in Ukraine.
McCain: 'I'm Ashamed Of My Country' That We Haven't Done More To Help UkraineThe Arizona Senator warns that if the U.S. doesn't help Ukraine fight Russian-backed rebels, it would be a shameful chapter of American diplomacy.
Ukrainian President Denies There Was Agreement About Autonomy In Eastern Ukraine In Peace DealLeaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms.
Top Military Commander: US To Start Training Ukrainian Soldiers Next MonthThe U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said Wednesday.
Biden: 'Russia Cannot Be Allowed To Redraw The Map Of Europe'U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is questioning the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine as the leaders of Germany and France are seeking such a deal in Moscow.
Obama Considering Lethal Aid For UkraineSource tells the New York Times the administration is taking a fresh look at whether to send American weapons and military assistance to the struggling Ukrainian military.
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.
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.
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."
Ukraine President: 70 Percent Of Russian Troops In Ukrainian Territory Have WithdrawnUkraine'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.
'There Is No Cease-Fire For Anyone': Clashes Break Out Outside Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Following TruceClashes 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.
Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Sign Cease-Fire DealUkraine 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.