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Obama in Europe shows the limits of US power

Whether he likes it or not, President Barack Obama's trip to Europe will be about Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and American power. He may not stoop to pick up the geopolitical gauntlet thrown down

Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

Ukraine's government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn't invite its main foes

Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war

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Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine accusing each other of tearing the country apart.