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US security personnel and Ukrainian soldiers stand near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) during Vice President's visit at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 2014.

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US security personnel and Ukrainian soldiers stand near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) during Vice President's visit at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 2014.

Biden: Putin Soulless

Former President George W. Bush famously looked Vladimir Putin in the eyes and saw his soul. He said so. Vice President Joe Biden says he looked into Putin’s eyes and saw nothing. He says he told him so. “I said,...

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Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 29, 2014.

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Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 29, 2014.

U.S.-Russian Space Industry: ‘Business as Usual’

Apollo 11 was launched to the Moon 35 years ago on this date. Today, the U.S. can’t get astronauts to the International Space Station or put large military satellites into orbit without Russian help. With the retirement of the shuttle...

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Locals plant seed crops in a field in the countryside outside Ternopil, Ukraine, on May 2, 2014.

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Locals plant seed crops in a field in the countryside outside Ternopil, Ukraine, on May 2, 2014.

USAID’s Shah: U.S. Agribusiness, Come to Ukraine

From international crisis comes business opportunity. For Raj Shah, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, that puts Odessa on his itinerary. Shah is heading to the Ukrainian port city and Kiev next week as part of what’s...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrives for a group photo of world leaders attending the D-Day 70th Anniversary ceremonies at Chateau de Benouville in Benouville, France, on June 6, 2014.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrives for a group photo of world leaders attending the D-Day 70th Anniversary ceremonies at Chateau de Benouville in Benouville, France, on June 6, 2014.

Obama-Putin: ‘On the Margins’ — 70 Years Hence

Updated at 12:20 pm EDT with reporting from Julianna Goldman in Normandy Today, on the 70th anniversary at the place where more than 160.000 allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, President Barack Obama had a brief and informal...

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

Obama: On Hitting Home Runs

  President Barack Obama has taken some heat lately for talking about hitting “singles” and “doubles” in the game of foreign policy. In addressing the array of challenges the U.S. faces on foreign fronts, Obama has spoken of the incremental...

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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in a judo training session in St. Petersbrrg, Russia.

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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in a judo training session in St. Petersbrrg, Russia.

Putin Challenged to Judo Match: Ukrainian Presidential Bidder

Ukrainian presidential candidate Valeriy Konovalyuk has a rather unique approach to dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose military forces are threatening Ukraine. “A few days ago, I actually challenged Putin to a judo match,” Konovalyuk told Bloomberg Television’s Peter...

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