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Sen. Menendez Wants Tougher Sanctions For Russia

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after meeting with leaders and locals, there’s no doubt Russia has invaded Ukraine.

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A man carries a United State and an Israeli flag during a 'New York Stands with Israel' rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on July 28, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News Poll: Most Americans Sympathize With Israel In Conflict

A new CBS News poll showed most Americans sympathize with Israel in the current conflict with Hamas, view Russia as unfriendly or an enemy, and disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs.

08/06/2014

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton On Facebook Chat: Tougher Sanctions Are Needed On Russia

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia.

07/21/2014

Ukrainian rescue servicemen inspect part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 20, 2014 in Rassipnoye, Ukraine.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For ‘Immediate And Full Access’ To Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again Monday as the U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding international access to the crash site and a cease-fire in the area.

07/21/2014

Ukrainian State Emergency Service employees collect bodies of victims at the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine on July 20, 2014.  (Credit: Getty Images)

Rebels In Ukraine Take Full Control Of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Bodies

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Ukraine’s separatists were to blame for the downing of the aircraft.

07/20/2014

A picture taken on July 18, 2014 shows the wreckages of the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a day after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Helping Separatists Destroy Evidence In Malaysia Airlines Crash

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied.

07/19/2014

New Jersey-born Quinn Schansman, 19, was killed after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey Native

In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

07/18/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Airlines Altering Routes After Malaysia Airlines Flight Downed

But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.

07/18/2014

Malaysian plane crashes in Ukraine (CBS News)

US Intelligence: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down By Missile

Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.

07/17/2014

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Ukrainian Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Massive International Child Porn Case

A Ukrainian man who authorities said could be the most significant distributor of child pornography ever prosecuted in the U.S. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

06/17/2014

Mykhailo Kuzmin and his mom Natalia Kuzmina (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mother, Son From Ukraine Reunited In Queens

Mykhailo Kuzmin was able to join his mother and stepfather in Whitestone, Queens thanks to some help from U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.

05/28/2014

A pro-Russian activist guards a barricade outside the regional police building seized in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 15, 2014.  (credit: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

Flyers Distributed In Troubled Eastern Ukrainian City Call On Jews To Register

Flyers, purportedly distributed by pro-Russian rebels, are demanding Jews register with the “Nationalities Commissioner” and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.

04/17/2014

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)

Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Force Base In Crimea

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.

03/22/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Fights To Get Boy In Ukraine Reunited With Mom In Queens: ‘Just Resolve It’

The boy hasn’t be able to get the necessary travel documents to be reunited with his mom and remains in Ukraine amid growing unrest.

03/20/2014

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

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