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US, EU hit Russia with more sanctions

Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.

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MH17 team tired of delays, official says

It is, in the words of one frustrated official, "one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world."

And yet, 11 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge o...

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2 children among 13 dead in Ukraine fighting

More death and violence were reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as some investigators stood ready but were unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed more than a week ago.

At least 13 people, including two children, wer...

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US: Russian forces firing on Ukraine

The State Department is accusing Russia of directly firing at Ukrainian forces across the border.

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Donetsk residents flee Ukraine fighting

Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south out of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Saturday, as residents attempted to flee the city center after a night of heavy shelling on the city's northern outskirts.

Hundreds of vehicles were caught in heavy tr...

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Malaysian PM urges full access to crash site

More than a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access the entire crash site, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.

He urged both the pro-Russia rebels an...

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Detained journalist freed in Ukraine

A Ukrainian journalist detained Tuesday by pro-Russian rebels while working as a freelance producer for CNN has been freed.

Anton Skiba called CNN on Saturday to confirm his release. CNN also received visual confirmation that Skiba is free from sourc...

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Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

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Pentagon: Russia readying weapons for Ukraine

Russia is preparing the transfer of more powerful weaponry into Ukraine, and it could happen at any time, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday, citing the latest U.S. intelligence.

The transfer could be "imminent," the spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, told r...

Pro Russian separatists at MH17 site

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Rebels hinder effort to recover bodies

The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown is expected to be completed by Saturday, the Dutch prime minister said Thursday.

Two military cargo planes landed in the Netherlands with d...

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

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Ukrainian PM, Cabinet resign

The United States said Thursday it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine.

Also Thursday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet announced their resignation in what Ukrainian political experts said was an expected development...

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Journalist helping CNN detained in Ukraine

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was detained by pro-Russian separatists.

Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-con...

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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…

Where Flight 17 passengers were from

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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…

Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

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A Malaysia Airlines flight traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was shot down by "terrorists," an adviser to…

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

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

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