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Estonia Wants NATO Base on Russia's Doorstep

President Ilves says US-European military alliance should not have two-tier countries, those with permanent NATO bases and those without
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Video NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East

At summit in Wales, to begin Thursday, top representatives of alliance countries to face ‘changed world,’ according to NATO chief Rasmussen
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Video Ukraine Schools Resume Classes, Donate to Government Forces

Schoolchildren across most of Ukraine mark the first day of classes with patriotic performances and gifts of flowers for their teachers
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Multimedia EU Readies New Sanctions Against Russia

West accuses Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where Russian troops have been spotted in 10 locations
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China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis

Missile sales, oil and gas shipments are among many areas that may drive Beijing and Moscow closer together in coming years
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Photogallery Ukraine's Poroshenko Accuses Russia of 'Open Aggression'

Meanwhile, British PM Cameron says 'Russia appears to be trying to force Ukraine to abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun'
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Video Obama to Reassure NATO Baltic States

President leaves Tuesday for trip to Estonia, NATO summit in Wales as West's tensions with Russia over Ukraine continue to escalate
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Rebels Fire on Ukrainian Ship at Sea

Ukrainian spokesman says artillery was used and the ship has been damaged, although there is no information on the extent of damage or if there are any casualties
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Video Ukraine's President in Brussels for EU Talks on Russian Separatists

Poroshenko looking for help on dealing with Moscow as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine where a fighter jet was downed Friday
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Photogallery Kyiv: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

And new United Nations report documents human rights abuses committed by both sides in conflict
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Video Russia Forces Cross Border, Surround Strategic Ukrainian Town

The town, Novoazovsk, is strategically located on a highway running from the Russian border to Crimea
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Video New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO

Experts say NATO summit in Britain next week could provide some clues about alliance’s intentions regarding Ukraine
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With Romanian Gas, Moldova Seeks Energy Independence From Russia

Prime ministers of Moldova, EU member Romania formally unveil 43-kilometer pipeline on 23rd anniversary of Moldova's independence from Soviet Union
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Sanctions Problematic for Foreign Executives, Their Russian Firms

Some execs with foreign passports might need to give up certain duties, complicating life at top of some of Russia's largest companies
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Experts Positively Identify Remains of 173 MH17 Crash Victims

All 298 passengers died when plane was shot down July 17 over area controlled by pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine
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Multimedia US, Ukraine: Russian Counteroffensive Underway in South Ukraine

Battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline intensifies as leaders of both countries discuss possible peace plan
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Photogallery Ukraine: Summit Participants, Russia Support Peace Plan

Putin said Moscow will 'do everything' to support the plan, but also said it would be up to Kyiv to negotiate cease-fire terms with rebels
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Multimedia Belarus Meeting Fails to End Fighting in Eastern Ukraine

Poroshenko and Putin met face-to-face in Minsk for about two hours in talks aimed at ending crisis in Ukraine
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NATO Plots Defense Against Russia

NATO’s collective defense doctrine is in the spotlight, given Russia’s recent actions against Ukraine
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Photogallery Poroshenko Dissolves Ukraine Parliament, Vote Set for Oct. 26

Ukrainian president meets with Russia's Vladimir Putin Tuesday, timing of announcement intended to show Ukraine steadily normalizing, building democratic structures
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Video Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin

Success of this week's talks between Ukrainian and Russian presidents may help end months of deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine -- if Moscow wants it, observers say
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Video Independence Day in Eastern Ukraine Takes on New Meaning

Tired and angry after months of fighting with pro-Russian separatists, Slovyansk residents are making demands of local politicians
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Photogallery Separatists March Ukrainian Prisoners Through Donetsk

Pro-Russian fighters put POWs on public display as Ukraine marks Independence Day in Kyiv
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Multimedia Russian Truck Convoy Begins Leaving Eastern Ukraine

Witnesses said Saturday other trucks from the more than 220 vehicles that entered Ukraine Friday are arriving at the border, preparing to re-enter Russia
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In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid

Controversial Russian aid convoy, scores of trucks said to be carrying humanitarian supplies, crossed into country Friday
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'Ambiguous Warfare' Provides NATO With New Challenge

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow; but today's threats believed to be different
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Photogallery Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy

Ukrainian border guard service says some Russian trucks in the aid convoy are clearing customs
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Multimedia Ukrainian Troops Reclaim Key Town

Official says troops were able to enter Ilovaisk, near Donetsk, a logistical hub for pro-Russia rebels because of its major roads and rail lines
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Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future

Kremlin hopes import ban on Western food goods will bolster domestic production; experts say that may be wishful thinking
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Russia Shuts 4 McDonald's Restaurants Amid Ukraine Tensions

Moscow says affected establishments breached sanitary rules; shuttered branches include first to open in Soviet Union
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