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  • Pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.
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  • A Ukrainian soldier controls a road outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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  • A Ukrainian soldier controls a road outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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  • Top diplomats from the United States, Europe, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
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  • Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in on Tuesday.
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  • Ukrainian Army troops receive munitions at a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. An Associated Press reporter saw at least 14 armored personnel carriers with Ukrainian flags, one helicopter and military trucks parked 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of the city on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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  • Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine.
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  • Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders.
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  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, speaks to Crimean Premier Sergei Aksyonov while visiting Crimea in Simferopol, Crimea, Monday, March 31, 2014.  (AP Photo/Alexandr Polegenko)
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  • On a surprise visit Monday to Crimea, Russia's prime minister promised to quickly pour funds into the newly annexed peninsula.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris in another bid to calm tensions in Ukraine.
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  • The International Monetary Fund pledged up to $18 billion in loans on Thursday to prop up Ukraine's teetering economy.
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  • President Barack Obama delved into a day of delicate diplomacy Monday as he sought to rally the international community around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine.
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  • A Ukrainian air force commander is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces, and the acting president called for his release Sunday.
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  • Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and stun grenades and smashing through concrete walls.
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  • Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle.
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  • Russian naval vessels block Ukrainian ship Slavutich, left, at her mooring in 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 Kiev government said it was drawing up plans to evacuate its outnumbered troops from Crimea back to the mainland and would seek U.N. support to turn the peninsula into a demilitarized zone.(AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)
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  • Vice President Joe Biden gives a joint statement with Lithuanias President Dalia Grybauskaite, center, and Latvias President Andris Berzins, left, at the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Lithuania to reassure Baltic leaders that the U.S. is committed to defending its NATO allies in the face of Russias intervention in Crimea. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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  • Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies.
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  • With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday.
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  • In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.
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  • Crimea votes on Ukraine secession
  • Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
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  • NATO deployed two surveillance aircraft Wednesday to monitor Ukraine's air space and Black Sea ship movements as Russia consolidated its military buildup in Crimea.
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  • People pass through Independence Square, the epicenter of the countrys current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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  • A man holds a banner that reads: Boycott Illegal Referendum! during a rally against the breakup of the country Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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  • The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine.
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  • President Barack Obama talks about the situation in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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  • A Ukrainian news agency says a military base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol is under siege by Russians. No shots have been fired.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians in Ukraine.
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  • Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union.
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  • Protesters holding flags from USA, Germany and Italy, arrive at Independence Square during a rally in Kiev Ukraine, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Ukraines new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military Sunday in the conflict between the two countries, warning that we are on the brink of disaster. The comments from Arseniy Yatsenyuk came as a convoy of Russian troops rolled toward Simferopol, the capital of Ukraines Crimea region, a day after Russian forces took over the strategic Black Sea peninsula without firing a shot. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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  • Western powers are prepared "to go to the hilt" to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
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  • Hundreds of armed men in trucks and armored vehicles surrounded a Ukrainian military base Sunday in Crimea.
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  • Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia's military moves.
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  • President Barack Obama is warning Russia there will be costs if Russia intervenes militarily in Ukraine.
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  • Russia reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine's fugitive president as pro-Russian gunmen stormed Ukraine's strategic region.
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  • See photos from the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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  • Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show.
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  • Thick fog lingering over the mountains Monday caused the biggest weather disruptions of the Sochi Olympics so far, with a biathlon race and a snowboard event both postponed until Tuesday.
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  • American skier Bode Miller is responding to criticism of an NBC post-race interview by saying it was a "crazy emotional moment."
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  • Memo to Kate Moss: Switzerland's new gold medalist halfpipe snowboarder likes you.
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  • There was a lot of ugliness out on that supersized Olympic slopestyle course Sunday - crashes, splashes, face plants, even a cracked helmet.
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  • Attempted plane hijacking thwarted
  • A Ukrainian passenger on an Istanbul-bound flight claimed Friday there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi.
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  • U.S. Olympians will have to make do without the team's official yogurt because of a customs dispute with Russia.
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  • The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia.
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  • A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years says that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.
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  • IOC President Thomas Bach defended the choice of Sochi as host of the Winter Olympics on Monday despite a terror threat.
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  • An Islamic militant group in Russia posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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  • Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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