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U.S. weighs defensive weapons for Ukraine

The Obama administration is holding intensive conversations with the Europeans about further sanctions on Russia, as top U.S. national security officials convene this week to decide what types of support to offer Ukraine.

All options, including defens...

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Ukraine's economy teeters toward collapse

The war-torn country is on the brink of economic collapse.

Ukraine's central bank raised benchmark interest rates from 19.5% to 30% effective Wednesday. Its currency, the hryvnia, lost nearly 70% of its value against the dollar in just a year. The GD...

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Officials: 33 dead in Ukraine mine explosion

The bodies of all 33 workers killed in coal mine explosion Wednesday in eastern Ukraine have been recovered, officials with the Donetsk regional authority said.

Preliminary information indicates the explosion at Zasyadko mine was caused by methane gas...

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UN: 6,000 have died in eastern Ukraine

The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 now exceeds 6,000 "in spite of successive ceasefires," the UN Human Rights Office announced in a statement on Monday.

The escalation in fighting in recent weeks, particularly n...

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MH-17 crash site residents traumatized

The debris of MH-17 is scattered over a wide area, so is the trauma inflicted on local residents.

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Flight 17 passengers remembered

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

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Putin: Experts need security at site

Russian President Vladmir Putin said in a statement that it was necessary that international experts at scene of plane crash have “full and absolute security.”

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Victims' belongings scattered among the ashes

There's still no dignity for the victims of MH17, whose personal belongings are scattered among the ashes of the flight that crashed in Ukraine.

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Flight 17 passengers remembered

Flight 17 passenger Quinn Schansman

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here…

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