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White House urges Ukraine to continue to restore order responsibly 
April 16, 2014 09:57 PM
The White House on Wednesday said it was appropriate for the Ukraine government to take action to restore law and order and urged it to continue to do so in a measured and responsible way.
Ukraine humiliated as separatists seize control of army vehicles 
April 17, 2014 01:13 AM
Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army Wednesday, embarrassing a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Russian partisans.
US praises 'measured' approach of Kiev's forces in east Ukraine 
April 15, 2014 08:09 PM
The White House said Tuesday that Ukraine faces an "untenable" situation over separatist uprisings in the east and described its military operation against pro-Russia militants as "measured."
Russia tests Obama’s ability to stop its advances 
By Julie Pace | April 16, 2014 12:06 AM
President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine pushes tanks toward flashpoint separatist city 
By Nicolas Miletitch, Dmitry Zaks | April 15, 2014 03:40 PM (Last Updated: 15/04/2014 06:46 PM)
Ukraine sends a large armored column and special forces towards the flashpoint city of Slavyansk as Kiev's fledgling leaders try to reassert control over the separatist east.
Russia warns of civil war as Ukraine troops push east 
April 16, 2014 12:43 AM
Russia warned Tuesday that Ukraine was on the brink of “civil war” after Kiev’s leaders pushed troops and tanks toward a flashpoint eastern city to counter a separatist surge backed by Moscow.
White House confirms, downplays CIA director visit to Kiev 
April 14, 2014 08:29 PM (Last Updated: 14/04/2014 08:55 PM)
The White House on Monday warned that Russia would face more "costs" for its interventions in Ukraine and confirmed that the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, was in Kiev over the weekend.
White House: Obama to call Putin, not considering lethal aid for Ukraine 
April 14, 2014 09:16 PM
The White House on Monday said President Barack Obama would speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin soon, perhaps later in the day, and made clear the United States was not considering lethal aid for Ukraine.
White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick 
April 11, 2014 07:50 PM (Last Updated: 11/04/2014 10:51 PM)
The United States will not grant a visa to Tehran’s newly appointed U.N. ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis, the White House said Friday.
Iran official says envoy decision will not affect nuke talks 
April 11, 2014 10:11 PM
An Iranian official said on Friday a U.S. decision to deny a visa to an Iranian diplomat to allow him to become Iran's ambassador to the United Nations would not affect Tehran's nuclear talks with world powers.
Congress backs bill to bar Iran ambassador 
By Donna Cassata | April 10, 2014 09:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a bill that would bar Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations from stepping on U.
Obamas send prayers to school stabbing victims 
By Josh Lederman | April 09, 2014 09:15 PM
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school.
U.S. tells Iran U.N. envoy pick is ‘not viable’ 
April 08, 2014 08:43 PM (Last Updated: 08/04/2014 10:31 PM)
The White House said Tuesday that the United States had notified Iran’s government that its pick to be Iran’s new U.N. ambassador was not viable.
US to Russia: Don't intervene in eastern Ukraine 
April 07, 2014 07:50 PM
The White House is warning Russia against intervening in eastern Ukraine and threatening further sanctions.
Kerry to meet with top diplomats on Ukraine 
By Josh Lederman | April 07, 2014 11:02 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry agreed Monday to meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine, as the White House threatened further sanctions if Moscow intervenes.
White House defends 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest 
April 04, 2014 07:57 AM
The Obama administration defends its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government.
White House says Israeli delay in Palestinian prisoner release creates challenges 
April 03, 2014 07:36 PM
The White House on Thursday said a delay in a planned release of Palestinian prisoners by Israel creates challenges but that the Middle East peace dialogue remains open.
Israel calls off release of Palestinian prisoners 
April 04, 2014 12:57 AM
Israel Thursday abruptly called off a release of Palestinian prisoners, sending U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s troubled Mideast peace efforts further into a tailspin.
Russia raises gas prices for Ukraine by 80 percent 
By Svetlana Burmistrova, Natalia Zinets | April 03, 2014 07:51 PM (Last Updated: 03/04/2014 09:05 PM)
Russia raised the gas price for Ukraine on Thursday for the second time this week, almost doubling it in three days and piling pressure on a neighbour on the brink of bankruptcy in the crisis over Crimea.
White House: Obama has not decided to release Israeli spy 
April 01, 2014 09:16 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama has not made a decision to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

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