Obama and Putin Clash as Ukraine Situation Heats Up

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a32ac8223f.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- As pro-Russian separatists continue to hold buildings throughout eastern Ukraine, President Obama spoke by phone Monday to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to stop the situation from spinning out of control. According to a statement issued by the White House, the president "expressed grave concern about Russian government support for the actions of armed, pro-Russian separatists who threaten to undermine and destabilize the government of Ukraine."


Tension Heats Up Between the US and Russia over Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_86680d5c45.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Pentagon officials have called out Russia for flying a fighter jet over the weekend too close to a U.S. warship in the Black Sea. The jet was 500 feet above sea level and 3,000 feet away from the U.S.S. Donald Cook, close enough that the ship sent warnings that were ignored for more than 90 minutes. Officials say the jet was unarmed and the ship was never in danger, but have called the Russian's actions irresponsible.

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Top US Spy: Intel Cooperation with Pakistan ‘On the Upswing’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_bf41a79ef1.jpgStocktrek Images (ATHENS, Ga.) -- The strained spy relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. is “of late…on the upswing,” according to America’s top intelligence official. “I have to be careful what I say here,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told students at the University of Georgia Monday. “First I’ll say that Pakistan is a very important ally, partner -- particularly as we draw down in Afghanistan and won’t have the presence there that we’ve had in the past, whatever form that takes…”


'Double Dealing': How Pakistan Fueled War in Afghanistan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_719b8d447d.jpgSion Touhig/Getty Images/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who's spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.


Sub Being Deployed in Flight 370 Search

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f7a0b5962d.jpg (PERTH, Australia) -- Search crews have stopped seeking pinger signals in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and an underwater vessel will now be deployed in the southern Indian Ocean, a process that officials are describing as painstaking and slow. Angus Houston, retired Australian Air Chief Marshal, who is head of the joint agency coordinating the search for the missing jetliner, discussed the updates at a Monday press conference.