Syria President Assad has expressed his "solidarity" with Russian President Putin's position on the crisis in Ukraine, state media reported Thursday.
Western leaders threatened serious consequences against Russia if it doesn't deescalate the crisis in Crimea, where a disputed parliamentary vote to secede from Ukraine has heightened war fears.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a measure providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to shore up Ukraine's economy.
President Obama says a planned referendum on whether the peninsula should join Russia violates international law and Ukraine's constitution.
President Obama issued a last call for Hispanics to get health insurance under Obamacare, and disputed that his credibility had been undermined by the plan's chaotic rollout.
Cuba's foreign minister on Thursday formally accepted a European Union invitation to discuss improving ties, and expressed concern over upheaval in Venezuela and Ukraine.
NATO has confirmed that five Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and several wounded in a mistaken drone strike in eastern Afghanistan.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that Republicans must "take on" the media directly as they work to improve the party's image ahead of the midterm elections.
The Pentagon says six U.S. F-15 fighter jets will bolster air patrols over the Baltic states and the U.S.S. Truxtun is in the Black Sea to participate in long-planned exercises.
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron agree that Russia's military presence in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula is unacceptable and would welcome an observer mission in the region.
Russian President Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, after suggesting his actions in Crimea are like those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
Republicans are dismissing President Obama's budget as a Democratic manifesto for this fall's congressional campaigns, but the fiscal plan is taking hits from anti-deficit groups as well.
Lawmakers in Crimea scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide whether to split from Ukraine and join Russia.
Tea party favorite Ted Cruz had refused to endorse his Senate colleague John Cornyn before the Texas primary, but a solid win for Cornyn made him think again.
Yulia Tymoshenko, former prime minister of Ukraine, said that as the signatories of a 1994 treaty that guarantees Ukraine's security in exchange for it giving up its nuclear weapons, the U.S. and Britain must now deal directly with Russia.