Russia withdraws some troops from Ukraine border

Apr 1, 2014

Russia withdraws some troops from Ukraine border

Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the Kiev government about what the U.S. warned was still a “tremendous buildup.” Russia moved ...

Crimea Tatars dismiss grab, seek self-rule

Mar 30, 2014

Crimea Tatars dismiss grab, seek self-rule

Leaders of Crimea’s Tatar minority gathered Saturday to condemn Russia’s annexation of the peninsula, appealing to international bodies for recognition as an autonomous group. The Tatars, an ethnically Turkic and mainly Muslim group subjected to mass deportation from their native Crimea by Soviet leader ...

Mar 29, 2014

Former Norway PM to take NATO reins

Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg was named the next NATO chief Friday, taking over from Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a key moment in Europe. Stoltenberg told reporters after news of his appointment that it is crucial the 28-nation trans-Atlantic alliance keeps up military ...