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In Paris, a diplomatic push for Ukraine solution

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet in Paris Sunday as Washington and Moscow work toward a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
March 30, 2014

Obama in Brussels for talks with EU, NATO

U.S. President Barack Obama is in Brussels Wednesday for meetings with EU and NATO officials that are expected to further reinforce Western opposition to Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
March 26, 2014

US reassures allies as tensions mount on Russian borders

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden held talks in Federation. The tensions and military build-up are unnerving the region.
March 19, 2014

Russia vetos UN measure on Crimea referendum, China abstains

The U.N. Security Council has failed to adopt a resolution that would have urged countries not to recognize the results of a Sunday referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region.
March 15, 2014

US regulator sues 16 banks for alleged Libor rigging

A US regulator has sued 16 banks for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).
BBC: March 15, 2014

Kerry says Russia will not budge on Ukraine talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called talks Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "constructive and frank" but said that Russia is not prepared to make any decisions on Ukraine until after a referendum in Crimea set for Sunday.
March 14, 2014

Athens man among dead in East Harlem building blast

Andreas Panagopoulos' widow Liseth Perez Almeida said he was 'was very smart and very Greek. He was very proud of his heritage, and he went back every summer to see his family there'
Enet: March 14, 2014

Kerry: US, Europe will respond if Crimea referendum proceeds

The United States and the European Union will respond on Monday with a "serious series of steps" against Russia if a referendum on Ukraine's Crimea region goes ahead on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.
March 13, 2014

New York blast missing Greek found in hospital

Greek Andreas Panagopoulos, who was reported missing after an explosion in New York City's East Harlem on Wednesday, has been found injured in a city hospital, according to the latest information.
March 13, 2014

Say bye bye to parmesan, muenster and feta: Europe wants its cheese back

As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of European names like parmesan and gruyere on cheeses made in the US
Guardian: March 13, 2014