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    Russia, West try to build diplomatic solution to Ukraine as Crimea tensions flare

  • University of California Los Angeles' chief executive officer, and Chancellor, Gene Block, left, presents a medal to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after addressing students at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA campus on the subject of leadership in Los Angeles Wednesday, March, 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Clinton again blasts Putin after her Hitler remark

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.

  • President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, June 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Obama's 'disjointed' foreign policy hurts U.S. in Ukraine: Rep. Rogers

    The chair of the House Intelligence Committee says the Obama administration has been slow to respond to the crisis in Ukraine because it has a "disjointed" approach to foreign policy and has not done the diplomatic legwork.

  • Durbin calls for Russian troops to leave Ukraine

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is condemning Russia for sending military troops into the Crimean region of Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian men wearing camouflage uniforms march along a street at a memorial for people killed during clashes with police at Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev's fledgling government and urged Putin to stand down. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    HARPER: U.S. media is another loser in the Ukraine crisis

    Along with U.S. intelligence and the Obama administration, the U.S. media seemed ill-prepared for and ill-informed about the events in Ukraine.

  • Andriy Yarmolenko of Ukraine celebrates his goal against U.S. during an international friendly match at Antonis Papadopoulos stadium in southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Ukrainians are facing the United States in a friendly in Cyprus, a match moved from Kharkiv, Ukraine, to Larnaca for security reasons. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Ukraine beats US 2-0 in friendly

    Ukraine's national football team gave its troubled country something to cheer about on Wednesday when it beat the United States 2-0 in an international friendly.

  • From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talk together during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris on Wednesday as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)

    Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy

    Facing off in Europe's capitals Wednesday, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe's gravest crisis since the Cold War - even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea. NATO hit back by putting Russia on suspension, and the European Union extended $15 billion in aid to Ukraine, matching the amount the country's fugitive president accepted from Moscow to turn his back on an EU trade accord.

  • French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine. The warship is part of a 1.2-billion-euro deal ($1.6-billion) that marked the biggest-ever sale of NATO weaponry to Moscow, a deal that already raised eyebrows both within Russia's military circles and among France's Western allies when it was struck in 2011. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    French-made warship destined for Russia sets sail

    A French-built warship designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships embarked on its first test run Wednesday - just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine.

  • Reagan administration warned Russian pipeline through Ukraine would weaken West

    In a memo to the White House in July 1981, advisers in the Ronald Reagan administration urged opposition to a new pipeline from Russia's oil- and gas-rich regions to Europe, warning that it would weaken the West's bargaining hand.

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