U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks
In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.
“This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now,” an administration official said in a statement. “We encourage Russia to return to compliance with its obligations under the treaty and to eliminate any prohibited items in a verifiable manner,” the official said. The official did not describe how Russia violated the treaty.
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A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday.
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The crisis in Ukraine got even worse on Thursday with the collapse of the ruling coalition in Ukraine’s parliament. Two of the biggest parties in the ruling coalition withdrew their support, leaving Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk without enough votes to continue governing, so he resigned.
This is another setback for the country in a crisis that, by the time new elections are held in October, will have stretched on for almost a year. In the meantime, the Ukrainian government could be weakened at a time when Russian-backed separatists are wreaking havoc in the country’s east. At the same time, Ukraine is struggling with some of the still-unaddressed internal issues that helped spark the mass protests that toppled the government last fall.
Why did the ruling coalition collapse? And why are Ukrainian politics so unusually bitter and divided? Read on to find out. A big takeaway is that the current crisis is a reminder that Ukraine’s problems have always been partly internal, and many of those issues haven’t been resolved.
Fists flying in Philly
This Eagles’ defense won’t be pushed around.
For the second straight day at Philadelphia’s training camp, a fight broke out between an offensive and defensive player. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher took on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Monday. Linebacker Trent Cole got into it with All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy a day earlier.
"We’re just playing ball," Fletcher said. "Emotions got going and one thing led to another. It’s football. Things happen. We’re all working to get better. We just go on to the next day."
Maclin walked off the field and declined to speak to reporters. He looked angry about the fight.
Cornerback Cary Williams was glad to see it.
"You’re not supposed to be friends at camp, although you look out for your brother," Williams said. "You’re fighting for jobs, fighting for opportunities."
Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court …
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.