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Deep Ties Between Russia And The West Make Sanctions Risky

With Russian troops in Ukraine, the West is considering sanctions to get Russia's attention. While the U.S. and Europe have some economic leverage, it's unclear there's enough to make a difference.
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Why Is The Ukrainian Economy Such A Mess?

Often lost in news of the Ukrainian crisis is the country's ailing economy. It may need $35 billion in aid over the next two years. Anders Asland of the Peterson Institute explains the mess.
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Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his position on Ukraine. In a news conference, Putin denied that Russian troops are in Crimea but reserved the right to use force in Ukraine.
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With Little Money And Lots Of Verve, Kiev Reporter Fights Corruption

In 20 years of independence, corruption in Ukraine has grown to a vast scale. In Kiev, a former journalist now heads a new anti-corruption unit — with no office, few resources and lots of conviction.
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Kerry's In Kiev And He Comes Bearing Gifts — One Billion Of Them

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kiev Tuesday, offering $1 billion in American loan guarantees and promises of technical assistance to the new Ukrainian government.
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Russian TV Host Who Slammed Moscow Says She Won't Go To Crimea

After RT America host Abby Martin blasted Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the English-language network said she'd be sent to Crimea to "make up her own mind." But Martin says she's not going.
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'The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S.

"The whole world witnessed the act of aggression of Russia against Ukraine," Olexander Motsyk says. "And they ... participate in toppling local government in Crimea."
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Ukraine: From Breadbasket To Basket Case

The international community is expected to pump billions into Ukraine in hopes of stabilizing a country with a record of economic instability and widespread corruption.
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Obama And Kerry Criticize Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Russia's explanation for its military response to the crisis in Ukraine doesn't match real events, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say.
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Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

A team of scientists says it has reawakened an ancient pathogen. It's not dangerous to humans, but they warn that climate change could free potentially deadly organisms locked in permafrost.

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