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Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

Armed men in military armed block access to a Ukrainian border guards base not far from the village of Perevalne near Simferopol on March 3, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Rejects Crimea Secession Referendum As Illegal, Prepares Penalties Against Russia

The U.S. rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied retaliatory penalties against Russia.

03/16/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined Ukrainian New Yorkers for a rally on Saturday. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Maloney Rallies Alongside Ukrainian New Yorkers Ahead Of Crimea Referendum

Dozens of Ukrainians sang their national anthem with the United Nations as a backdrop shortly after Russia vetoed a resolution that declared Sunday’s referendum on the future of Crimea illegal.

03/15/2014

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney stands with Ukrainian children in Manhattan. (Credit Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Rep. Maloney Pledges That U.S. Will Stand By Ukraine As Crisis Continues

In New York, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, joined the Ukranian Congress Committee of America, and New Yorkers with loved ones in Ukraine to discuss the ongoing crisis.

03/08/2014

Russia national team’s players pose for a group photo before their international friendly football match against Serbia in Dubai's Al Wasl stadium on Nov. 15, 2013. (ALEXANDER FEDOROV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Ambassador Raises Idea Of Booting Russia Out Of World Cup

Russia may one day pay a steep price for its actions in Ukraine. Its national soccer team may feel the backlash sooner.

03/04/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry Calls On Putin To Pull Back As Outrage Over Russian Tactics Mounts

Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of an invasion by Russia.

03/02/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Speaks With Russian President Putin Amid Ukraine Crisis

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations is “gravely concerned” following the Russian takeover of a part of Ukraine.

03/01/2014

One of the armed masked men who call  themselves members of Ukraine's disbanded elite Berkut riot police force aims his Klashnikov rifle at a checkpoint under a Russian national (L) and Russian naval (R) flags on a highway that connect Black Sea Crimea  peninsula to mainland Ukraine near the city of Armyansk, on Feb. 28, 2014. (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Ukrainians On Edge As Obama Weighs In On Russia’s Movements

As the situation in Ukraine continues to escalate, Ukrainians living in the Tri-State area are on edge.

02/28/2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia to win the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Instant Classic: Oshie’s Epic Shootout Lifts U.S. Over Russia

T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even.

02/15/2014

An Olympic snowboarder competes under the Sochi sun. (Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Olympic Visitors Go Sunbathing, Swimming In Warm Sochi

Forget the parkas and stocking hats. Sunscreen and shades are the must-have items at the Sochi “Winter” Games.

02/12/2014

Amnesty International Concert presented by the CBGB Festival at Barclays Center on February 5, 2014 in New York City.

De Blasio Welcomes Formerly Imprisoned Russian Punk Band Members To City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed two members of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot to City Hall Friday.

02/07/2014

Construction work at the Gorky Gorod 960 hotel is seen prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics at the Mountain Cluster on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

‘Pampered’ Media Members Facing Backlash For Tweeting Sochi Problems

Complaints have been flooding in — and going viral — as journalists get settled for the Winter Olympics. But just as quickly there’s backlash forming from people who say the grumbling is over the top.

02/06/2014

Picture of a road sign taken as a plane lands on February 4, 2014 in Sochi before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo by Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

US Warns Of Explosives In Toothpaste Tubes Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

02/06/2014

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White waves during a press conference at Gorky Media Center the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 5, 2014. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadians Criticize ‘Scared’ Shaun White For Withdrawing From Olympic Slopestyle

The U.S. star pulled out of the event Wednesday, about 24 hours after being banged up on a course that riders are criticizing as unduly harsh. Reaction came from several corners, not all of them positive.

02/05/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

NHL Could Rethink Sending Players To Sochi Olympics

With the league set to push pause on its season for next month’s Winter Games, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is allowing for the possibility of a security issue that could keep the players from traveling to Russia at all.

01/28/2014

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