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Turkey Claims To Have Shot Down Syrian Plane After Border Violation

Posted on March 24, 2014

Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane after it violated Turkey’s airspace Sunday, Turkey’s prime minister said, in a move likely to ramp up tensions between the two countries already deeply at odds over Syria’s civil war. A spokesman for Syria’s military confirmed the incident, saying the plane was downed in Syrian airspace while […]

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Crimea Passes Vote To Secede From Ukraine, Likely Will Join Russia

Posted on March 17, 2014

Russia gave its clearest signal yet Monday that it plans to move fast to annex Crimea, defying U.S. and European threats of sanctions a day after a referendum in the breakaway Ukrainian region to secede passed handily. The Moscow-backed leadership of Crimea wasted no time in formally asking to join Russia following the hastily called […]

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Crimea to Vote on Whether To Rejoin Russia

Posted on March 13, 2014


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As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to meet his Russian counterpart in London for last-ditch talks Friday aimed at averting a rushed referendum on Crimea’s reincorporation into Russia, neither Russia nor the separatist authorities in Crimea show any sign of backing down. President Obama’s decision to send Kerry comes just two days after the […]

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Market Takes A Dip As Ukraine Crisis Escalates

Posted on March 3, 2014

Wall Street was setting up for a tough session on Monday, with U.S. stock futures under pressure as investors moved out of perceived riskier assets following a weekend of escalating tensions over Russia and Ukraine. Futures for the S&P 500 index fell 19 points, or 1%, to 1,838.90, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry Says “All Options On the Table”

Posted on March 3, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry said repeatedly Sunday morning that “all options are on the table” as the U.S. determines how to respond to Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. “The United States is currently considering all options,” Kerry told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos while appearing on “This Week.” “The hope of the U.S. and […]

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