Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

Mar 7, 2014

Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

Russia stood firm Friday in its standoff with the West over Ukraine’s flash point peninsula of Crimea despite sanctions over the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. The heads of Russia’s two houses of Parliament indicated President Vladimir Putin’s resolve by announcing that ...

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Jan 29, 2014

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Ukraine’s opposition Wednesday pressed for more concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych to resolve a deadly political crisis, including an amnesty for jailed activists, after securing the resignation of the prime minister and his entire government. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was expected to ...

Privacy advocates fear 'largely cosmetic' NSA reform package

Jan 16, 2014

Privacy advocates fear 'largely cosmetic' NSA reform package

President Barack Obama’s blueprint for overhauling the government’s sweeping surveillance program is just the starting point. The reality is that few changes could happen quickly without unlikely agreements from a divided Congress and federal judges. The most contentious debate probably will be over the ...