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Russia bans entry to US lawmakers, officials

From left, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras attend a tri-partie social summit meeting ahead of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 20, 2014. EU heads of state begin a...
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Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama makes a statement on Ukraine, Thursday, March 20, 2014, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington before departing for Florida. President Barack Obama said the US is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside...

Obama levies new round of sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. Obama says he has also signed a new...
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Pro-Russian crowds seize 2 Ukrainian warships

Ukrainian air force officers walk with their bags at the Belbek airbase, outside Sevastopol, Crimea, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. With thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and sailors trapped on military bases, surrounded by heavily armed Russian forces and pro-Russia militia, the...
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Russian lawmakers seal annexation of Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, during a meeting in Moscow’s Kremlin on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Russia faces further sanctions from the European Union on Thursday over its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as tensions...
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Taliban attack against Afghan police kills 11

Afghan Army and police search through a police station after the Taliban staged a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Taliban insurgents staged the attack, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the...
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Syria closes Lebanon border crossing amid fighting

This Tuesday, March. 18, 2014 photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man helping a wounded man from the scene after a government airstrike in Aleppo,...

Putin calls on billionaires to pay taxes in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on billionaires to pay taxes at home amid fears that a new wave of western sanctions against the country over the annexation of Crimea may hit businessmen. At a meeting Thursday with Russia’s richest men in...
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5 planes, 2 ships search southern seas for jet

This Wednesday, March 19, 2014 photo released by the Australia Defence Department, shows Royal Australian Air Force Flight Engineer, Warrant Officer Ron Day from 10 Squadron, on board an AP-3C Orion over the Southern Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast during a search...
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EU mulls further sanctions on Russia over Crimea

Ukrainian air force officers walk with their bags at the Belbek airbase, outside Sevastopol, Crimea, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. With thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and sailors trapped on military bases, surrounded by heavily armed Russian forces and pro-Russia militia, the...