U.S. journalist held by militants in eastern Ukraine

Apr 23, 2014

U.S. journalist held by militants in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they were holding an American journalist in the city of Slovyansk and the online news site Vice News said it was trying to secure the safety of its reporter Simon Ostrovsky. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slovyansk ...

U.S. says pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

Apr 22, 2014

U.S. says pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons. The pictures mark the latest effort by the West to prove that Moscow is using its military ...

U.S. carmakers plot Russia assault

Apr 19, 2014

U.S. carmakers plot Russia assault

Never mind the Ukraine crisis and U.S. sanctions against Russia: American automakers say the Russian market is their next big frontier. Russia is simply too large and too important for carmakers to ignore, experts said last week. “The Russian market is going to be ...

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions — for now

Apr 18, 2014

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions — for now

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. Russia’s pledge to refrain from further ...

German firm gives nation gas lifeline

Apr 16, 2014

German firm gives nation gas lifeline

German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine — a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries. The reverse-flow deliveries from ...