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Landmark deal brings Ukraine closer to EU

Ukraine and the European Union ratified a political and economic agreement Tuesday in a step leaders hailed as a "historic moment."

The EU Association Agreement includes free-trade provisions, although they will not come into force until January 1, 20...

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Russia blasts sanctions as 'confrontational'

Russia lashed out Friday against the latest round of sanctions over its involvement in Ukraine, accusing the United States of once again escalating the crisis -- undermining the chances for peace there as well as the greater quest for "global stabili...

Russian soldier in Ukraine

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NATO: Russia has 1,000 troops in Ukraine

Russia still has about 1,000 troops inside eastern Ukraine, a NATO military officer said Thursday, a week after Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels agreed to a ceasefire aimed at ending months of conflict.

NATO also sees 20,000 more Russian tr...

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Report: Most Russian troops have left Ukraine

Some 70% of the Russian troops believed to have been in Ukraine have withdrawn back across the border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, according to the national news agency Ukrinform.

"This is another hope that peaceful initiatives have a g...

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Flight 17 downed by 'high-energy objects,' report says

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday. Take a look at images from the tragedy.

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Shelling near two cities rocks Ukraine truce

Shelling hit areas near two key cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart.

The fledgling truce between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels began Fr...

Pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

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Does ceasefire in Ukraine have any chance?

Shelling hit areas near two key cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday morning, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart.

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Fragile ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine

Ukraine is mostly quiet after a fragile ceasefire agreement. Many residents are hopeful the peace will last but doubtful that it will.

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Smoke rises near Mariupol, Ukraine on Friday ahead of a cease fire agreement.

Artillery fired in Ukraine despite ceasefire

Sporadic heavy artillery barrages and machine gun fire could be heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, raising questions about the viability of a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian ...

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Ukraine, rebels sign ceasefire deal

Ukraine's government and separatist leaders signed a ceasefire deal Friday after talks in Belarus, raising hopes of an end to the nearly five-month conflict that has wracked eastern Ukraine.

The ceasefire went into effect at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m....

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NATO tackles ISIS, Ukraine, Afghanistan

NATO has grappled with many perilous issues in its more than six decades of existence. But it's had few times quite like this.

That was obvious Thursday, as leaders of the trans-Atlantic alliance's member countries met in Wales. They discussed everyth...



Obama: Russian aggression a threat

As Air Force One landed in Estonia's capital Wednesday, President Barack Obama's message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- was clear: Stay put.

Obama's trip to the former Soviet state, ahead of this week's NATO summit in Wales, is...

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Flight 17 downed by 'high-energy objects,' report says

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a…

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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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Malaysia Airlines has given a breakdown of the nationalities of the 298 people on Flight 17, the civilian plane that was…

Civilian planes that have been shot down

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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has shocked the world. While it hasn't happened many times before, this isn't the…

What to know: Crimea votes to break from Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and the speakers of the country's upper and lower houses of parliament signed a deal…

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Protesters in Donetsk

There have been several recent developments with the situation in Ukraine. Take a look at the fast-moving conflict and…

A look inside Ukraine's presidential palace

Yanukovych Home

Anti-government protesters and local residents found a bizarre display of opulence and luxury when they stormed the home of…


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