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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin informed President Obama of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near the end of a telephone call about U.S. sanctions. (Associated Press)

    Putin moves quickly to control of Malaysia Airlines crash information

    Russian President Vladimir Putin loomed over the catastrophe of a downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet from the start Thursday, as Russian news agencies reported that he was the first to inform President Obama of the crash and he quickly placed blame on his adversaries in the Ukrainian government.

  • Russian troops march during the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 9, 2014. Thousands of Russian troops marched on Red Square in the annual Victory Day parade in a proud display of the nation's military might amid escalating tensions over Ukraine.  (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian forces return to Ukraine border

    Russian combat forces are again building their presence along the Ukraine border, fueling speculation that military activity there could escalate.

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, a group of foreign defense attaches inspect at a yard and a house after shelling the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border

    Separatist rebels said they retook a village near the Russian border from government forces Wednesday as both sides pressed to claim territory in eastern Ukraine.

  • President Obama enters the White House briefing room Wednesday to announce a new series of sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The sanctions are aimed at Russian energy, financial and defense companies. (associated press)

    Obama rolls out new sanctions on Russia's energy and financial sectors

    President Obama announced new economic sanctions Wednesday against Russia, hitting major energy, financial and defense companies in a bid to end fighting in eastern Ukraine at the end of a day in which the Pentagon accused the Kremlin of gathering more forces at the border and a British newspaper reported that Moscow would reactivate a Cold War era spy base in Cuba.

  • Voice of Propaganda Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America

    Should U.S. taxpayers' money go to producing a promotional video for the Voice of America (VOA) Urdu Service featuring a zombie dressed as Uncle Sam, while a VOA English News video fails to show Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain visiting Ukraine?

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for an agreement signing ceremony at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, July 14, 2014. Putin is in Brazil to attend a presidential summit of the BRICS group of nations. He was in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday for the World Cup final and ceremonial handover of host duties for soccer's marquee tournament, which next takes place in Russia in 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    U.S. preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

    The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and European officials.

  • A Donetsk People's Republic fighter stands guard during a pro-Russian meeting in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 13, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents last week retreated from the strategic city of Slovyansk and holed up in Donetsk, a city of one million, and potentially the final frontier for the rebels.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

    A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia, the defense minister said.

  • Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine Russia and developments in Ukraine.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Senate committee presses Obama administration on inaction against Russia

    Senate Democrats and Republicans pressed the Obama administration for clarity Wednesday on why it has not been more aggressive in using economic sanctions to deter ongoing Russian meddling in Ukraine.

  • Illustration on Vladimir Putin by Graff, Dagbladet, Oslo, Norway

    GORDON: Russia plays its own game away from the World Cup

    International soccer blared across many television screens during a recent two-week visit to three former Soviet republics and Turkey on a think-tank research trip and speaking tour.

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