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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

GENEVA | In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

April 17, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Secretary of State John Kerry, accompanied by European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, speaks to the media after attending a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the US, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Thursday, April 17,…

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after attending a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the US, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Geneva. Top diplomats from the US, European Union, Russia a…

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a televised call-in show with the nation in Moscow, Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the tr…

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

FILE - This Feb. 7, 2014 file photo shows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds a briefing at the Pentagon. The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other non-lethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia’s “dangerously irresponsible” efforts to destabilize the country, Ha…

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 20…

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

President Barack Obama arrives in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, where he spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

April 17, 2014 4:27 pm
US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 12:10 pm Photos

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Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, Th…

April 17, 2014 7:08 am
Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Secretary of State Kerry arrived in Geneva on Wednesday for the high-stakes diplo…

April 17, 2014 7:08 am
Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers — all without firing a bullet.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Hunt for missing jet widens to distant waters

Hunt for missing jet widens to distant waters

This photo provided by Laurent Errera taken Dec. 26, 2011, shows the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that disappeared from air traffic control screens Saturday, taking off from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contac…

March 11, 2014 8:35 am
Kiev protest violence kills scores

Kiev protest violence kills scores

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, in Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fea…

February 20, 2014 5:16 pm

As Boston buries its dead, more evidence gathered

BOSTON | The Boston area held funerals for two more of its dead Tuesday — including an 8-year-old boy — as more details emerged from U.S. officials and family members about how the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have been swayed by a radical, anti-American strain of Islam.

April 23, 2013 4:39 pm Related
Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

A moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is observed on Boylston Street near the race finish line, exactly one week after the tragedy, Monday.

April 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Five days of fear: What happened in Boston

BOSTON | In the tight rows of chairs stretched across the Commonwealth Ballroom, the nervousness — already dialed high by two bombs, three deaths and more than 72 hours without answers — ratcheted even higher.

April 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Interrogators wait to query wounded bomb suspect

BOSTON | As the lone surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing lay hospitalized under heavy guard, the American Civil Liberties Union and a federal public defender raised concerns about investigators' plan to question 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights.

April 21, 2013 11:00 am Related

Final shootout, then Boston bombing suspect caught

WATERTOWN, Mass. | For just a few minutes, it seemed as if the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber had failed.

April 20, 2013 9:31 am Related
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