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Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine

Russian claims West driving move to anarchy

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Ukraine: A Tale of Two Countries

DONETSK, Ukraine — In the afternoon, when the shift ends at the coal mine and the miners walk out into the cold past the old concrete statue of Lenin, they often head to a tiny corner store. There they’ll stand in the parking lot for a while, drinking little bottles of the vodka called “Truthful.”

Obama cautions Russia

‘Costs’ promised for Ukraine

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Russia reportedly sheltering Ukraine’s president

Report: Russia is harboring Yanukovych

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.

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Ukraine protesters take Kiev; president says coup

Ex-Prime Minister freed

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Protestors wage internet war

Venezuela internet battles “crucial”

Political changes come fast and furious in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a fast-moving day that could significantly shift Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president that calls for an early election, a new constitution and a new unity government.

Israeli demand sparks ‘Jewish state’ debate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel “the Jewish state”? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

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France claims its first winter medal sweep

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For the first time in Olympic history, France has swept the medals at a Winter Games event.

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Ukraine death toll nears 100

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured.

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Russia loses hockey bid for Olympic title

SOCHI, Russia — A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine.

Russian banya a treat at Sochi Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — “What’s the score?” asks Svetlana Fedorenko as she enters a bathhouse in the Caucasus Mountains with her husband and friends: The U.S.-Russia hockey game was on, and most of the country was glued to a television.

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Police-protestor clash turns deadly

BANGKOK (AP) — Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.

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