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[The New York Times] Ukraine’s Interim Leader Seeks Aid in…

[The New York Times] Ukraine’s Interim Leader Seeks Aid in Washington

Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, an opposition leader named interim prime minister after the fall of the pro-Russia government in Kiev last month, was scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House as well as Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department and congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. He then planned to head to New York, where he is scheduled to address the United Nations on Thursday.

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Ukraine Starts Army Drills as Russia Warns on Eastern Unrest

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[Bloomberg Businessweek] Ukraine Starts Army Drills as Russia Warns on Eastern Unrest

Ukraine began military drills as Russian forces tightened their hold on the Crimean peninsula and the Foreign Ministry in Moscow warned of “lawlessness” in the former Soviet republic’s eastern provinces.

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Crisis in Ukraine: The World Reacts


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Crisis in Ukraine: The World Reacts

President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.

Speaking from the White House, Obama said any decisions on the future of Crimea, a pro-Russian area of Ukraine, must include the country’s new government. (AP)

(Photos by Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS, Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS, Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo)

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Greece wants lenders to agree bailout review without bank deal

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Riot policemen detain a protester during a demonstrator against austerity measures in Athens, on Friday March 6, 2014. Riot police have used tear gas and pepper spray during scuffles with union members protesting austerity measures, during a ban on demonstrations in parts of central Athens due to a visit by German President Joachim Gauck. Scuffles broke out when a group of several dozen demonstrators attempted to break through a police cordon on a major avenue in an effort to march to the Finance Ministry.

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As E.U. Meets, Crimea Moves to Hold Vote on Joining Russia

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[The New York Times] As E.U. Meets, Crimea Moves to Hold Vote on Joining Russia

Ignoring pressure and objections from the West and from Ukraine’s fledgling national government, the pro-Russian authorities in Crimea pressed ahead on Thursday with plans to break away from Ukraine and become part of Russia.

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