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  • [video] Putin Says He Hopes for Ukraine Compromise, and More

    What's News: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes a compromise can be reached in Ukraine crisis. Hopes fade that rescuers will find more survivors of South Korean ferry accident. Lady Gaga to ...

  • Shell committed to Russia expansion despite sanctions

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  • US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are…

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  • US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester.

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  • [video] Diplomats hold Ukraine talks

    The United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine are holding talks in Geneva to try and negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

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    Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Geneva that top diplomats from the U.S., European Union, Russia and Ukraine have reached a tentative deal aimed at de-escalating tensions in Ukraine. (April 17)

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  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

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  • Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine not about to end sit-ins

    By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists occupying public buildings in eastern Ukraine reacted to an international accord to defuse the crisis on Thursday by saying they would not agree to leave the sites before other major conditions were…

  • EU agrees to Putin's call for gas security talks

    By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union told Russian President Vladimir Putin it is willing to hold talks with Moscow and Kiev on gas security as the bloc scrambles to defuse a deep political crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea. European Commission President Jose Manuel…

  • Dutch rightist Wilders blames EU for Ukraine crisis; hints at UKIP alliance

    By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the European Union on Thursday, accusing it of inciting violence by dangling the "carrot" of EU integration. Weeks ahead of European Parliament elections likely to…

  • Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control.

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  • Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

    GENEVA (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

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  • New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

    By Thomas Grove and Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if…

  • Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.

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    Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions

    Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The deal comes one day after deadly clashes at a military base near the Black Sea. (April 17)

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