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US Republican Jeb Bush to Visit Germany, Estonia, Poland

Bush to visit US allies to get first-hand view of European economic and security challenges as he explores a run for his party's 2016 presidential nomination
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Video US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury

Exercises, involving 300 American soldiers, come as Ukrainian troops fight pro-Russian separatists in country’s east
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Ukraine Wants ICC to Probe Crimes in Crimea, East

Requesting that existing investigation be broadened, Kyiv wants all alleged war crimes looked into by global court, Ukraine FM says
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Russia: US Troops in Ukraine Could Destabilize Situation

In a live broadcast, Putin referred to the US as interfering, trying to dominate matters, by offering military personnel to train Ukrainian soldiers
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Video Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

More than 6,000 fighters and civilians have died in conflict in eastern Ukraine over past year
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Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv

Interior Ministry said in an online statement that Oles Buzina, chief editor of the newspaper 'Today,' was shot near his home
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Video G7 Calls on Russia to Stick to Minsk Accords

German FM says foreign ministers called for end to increase in violence in Ukraine, he also expressed concern about Russia’s decision to sell missiles to Iran
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ICRC Fears Breakdown of Ukraine Cease-fire

International Committee of the Red Cross says breakdown would seriously affect its humanitarian operations in eastern Ukraine
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G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues

Group gathers in Luebeck, Germany, to discuss issues ranging from Ebola to arms control as they prepare for G7 summit in June
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Don't Underestimate NATO, German Minister Says on Baltic Visit

Capacity ratcheted up in response to concerns about Russia's military ambitions after its actions in Ukraine, says Ursula von der Leyen
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Video Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels

Pro-Russian separatists, Ukrainian forces blame each other burst of combat in recent days despite cease-fire
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Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms

Agreement part of fresh push to end E. Ukraine's yearlong conflict as foreign ministers from two countries meet with their French and German counterparts in Berlin
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Russia Hits Nordic Defense Pact as 'Confrontational'

Russian critique comes after Nordic leaders agree to boost military cooperation in face of 'aggressive' Russian military behavior in Ukraine, Europe
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Multimedia In Ukraine Conflict, Rivals Play Game of Drones

Raising money through crowdsourcing and using open-source software for controls, Ukraine military and civilian volunteers team up to build their own spy planes
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Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks

Truce brokered in Minsk in mid-February still technically in force but casualties reported almost daily
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Multimedia Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive

In front-line town of Krasnohorivka, only one road remains: a gauntlet open to sniper fire
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Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers

Rebel spokesman denies claims, saying footage of soldiers taken prisoner could not serve as evidence
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Amnesty Alleges Summary Killings by Ukraine Rebels

Rights group is calling for an independent investigation into these and other allegations of abuses
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Defense Secretary: US Opening New Phase of Asia Pivot

Amid increasing conflict, uncertainty across Mideast, growing worry about Russia, Ashton Carter's comments aim to convince Americans, Asian allies of US commitment to Asia pivot
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Ukraine President Backs Vote on Decentralization

President Poroshenko says he's ready to hold referendum on whether to give greater political power to country's regions
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Pro-Russian Rebels Kill 6 Troops in E. Ukraine

Casualties, which follow deaths of three Ukrainian servicemen in a landmine explosion Saturday, further strain tenuous cease-fire struck two months ago in year-old conflict
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Lavrov Calls for Pulling Back More Weapons in Ukraine

Both sides in conflict could pull back weapons under 100mm caliber from front line in a bid to boost confidence in a cease-fire, Russian foreign minister says
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Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says

German chancellor announces new aid; Russia-backed rebels start pension payments
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Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine

Moscow announces new three-month pact, with lower price, hours before temporary accord reached in October 2014 was to expire
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Malaysian Airliner Crash Investigators Appeal for Missile Witnesses

Dutch prosecutors say they are looking for witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen Russian-made BUK rocket being fired at Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
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EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv

Meeting is expected to address Ukraine’s request for peacekeepers to monitor cease-fire, plus help for country's economy
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Video Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

Many new recruits — 'born as Russians in our blood' — are residents of Ukraine made bitter by grievances new and old
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Syria, Iraq Conflicts Push Asylum Claims to 22-Year High

Almost 150,000 asylum applications, or one in every five asylum claims in the industrialized world, were lodged by Syrians
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Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine's 'Second War'

Officials say Ukraine’s unfolding anti-corruption efforts reflect broader attempts by Kyiv to push government reform as it tackles pro-Russia rebels in its east
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US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine

In interview with VOA's Georgian Service, Risch says if US sends weapons to Ukraine, it would give country more influence in any future negotiations with rebels, Russian supporters
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