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MH17: US Vice-President Joe Biden says Putin has no soul, according to magazine

Vladimir Putin has no soul, US Vice-President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in The New Yorker published online on Monday.

MH17 'apparently' shot down, says US Vice-President Joe Biden

People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Nick O'Malley The United States Vice-President Joe Biden has said the Malaysian Airlines aircraft that crashed over Ukraine was “apparently” shot down, the closest the US administration has come to...

US stands with Ukrainian leaders: Joe Biden

Joe Biden and Oleksandr Turchynov in Kiev.

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian political leaders the United States stands with them against ‘‘humiliating threats’’ and said "time is short" for Russia to make progress on its...

Iraq crisis: US heaps pressure on Nouri al-Maliki, as Biden calls appointed successor Haider Abadi

Under pressure to step down: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Kathleen Hennessey As the US tries to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, Vice President Joe Biden called Mr al-Maliki's disputed successor Monday to urge him to form a new government.

Obama gives full US support for creation of new Iraqi government

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Iraq from his vacation home at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama thrown US support behind Iraq’s new prime minister designee, Dr Haider al-Abadi.

Maliki digs in as Obama backs new Iraqi PM

Iraqis chant pro-government slogans bearing a picture of embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday.

Loveday Morris Iraq's President has asked a veteran Shiite politician, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government, setting the stage for a vicious political showdown in a country already struggling to contain an...

Ukraine rebels getting tanks and reinforcements, says separatist leader

Leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.

Thomas Grove Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armoured vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said.

Sanctions: Russia strikes back with bans of food imports

Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Searching for ways to hit back at Western sanctions Russia said it would introduce a "full embargo" on most food imports from EU, US, and other Western countries, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Russia steps up help for rebels in Ukraine

A convoy of military vehicles of the Ukrainian forces drives towards the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, in the region of Lugansk, on July 25, 2014. Russia on Friday called the latest US accusations of Moscow's involvement in the Ukrainian conflict a baseless

DAVID HERSZENHORN in Kiev Rather than backing down after last week's downing of a civilian passenger jet, Russia appears to be intervening more aggressively in the war in eastern Ukraine.

Barack Obama to meet Central American leaders about migrant crisis

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Lisa Lerer US President Barack Obama will meet the leaders of three Central American countries next week in Washington as part of US efforts to stem a flood of children coming across the Mexican border.

MH17 crash fallout: world reacts to plane shot down in Ukraine

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SOPHIA PHAN Follow our rolling live coverage of the fallout from the MH17 air disaster.

MH17: Obama gains over Putin as US pushes European Union on sanctions

US President Barack Obama's position on Russian sanctions may get more backing from Europe after the MH17 disaster.

Terry Atlas and Jonathan Allen President Barack Obama's response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine reflects the conclusion of US officials that time, evidence and world opinion are increasingly on his side...

MH17 disaster: US senators warn of more sanctions against Russia

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines plane near Grabovo.

Michael A. Memoli and Lisa Mascaro Shocked by the apparent shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, US lawmakers Thursday they were ready to toughen US sanctions against Russia if evidence shows it...

'We don't want you, nobody wants you!' US immigration debate turns ugly

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California.

Nick O'Malley When the protesters saw the buses carrying the children heading towards them, they began to chant and yell wave their flags and homemade banners. One woman was particularly insistent.

Crisis reopens debate on redrawing Iraq's map

An ISIL militant holds an ISIL flag and weapon in the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 23, 2014.

Chris Zappone The volatile situation in Iraq and Syria has raised questions about the future borders of the two nations.

Mid-East's painted borders begin to blur

A volunteer in the newly formed Peace Brigades.

Paul McGeough The term ''perfect storm'' is overused, but how else to describe this heady mix of geopolitical enablers for the chaos in today's Middle East.

US President Barack Obama orders 'surge' to speed up migrant deportations

A US Customs and Border Protection officer helps two boys as they join hundreds of  immigrant children being processed and held at a placement centre in Arizona.

Alan Gomez As children from Central America keep pouring across the south-western border of the United States, the Obama administration announced on Friday that it would respond with a "surge" of immigration...

Ukraine swears in Petro Poroshenko as new president

Dmitry Zaks Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko has vowed to avert civil war and mend ties with Russia after being sworn in as Ukraine’s fifth post-Soviet president with the nation facing disintegration and...

Petro Poroshenko takes Ukrainian helm with tough words for Russia

David Herszenhorn New president promises end to a separatist insurrection in the east and warns Ukraine would never accept Russia's annexation of Crimea.