Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is coming to Washington this week to discuss Russian troops taking control of the Crimea region of his country, the White House confirmed Sunday to Fox News.
President Obama will welcome Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on Wednesday, according to the administration.
Russian troops began taking control of facilities in the region about a week ago, amid the political uprising in Ukraine in which residents have ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
Obama has spoken by phone twice with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that taking control of Crimea violates Ukraine's sovereignty.
The visit will highlight the United States' support for the people of Ukraine. And the discussions will focus on finding a peaceful resolution to Russia’s ongoing military intervention and how the international community can help Ukraine confront the resulting economic challenges, the White House said.
(Military personnel scanning the sea aboard a Vietnamese Air Force aircraft in a search mission for Malaysia Airlines aircraft missing en route to Beijing - Photo by Trung Hieu, Thanh Nien Vietnam News March 9)
The debris that has been spotted by Vietnamese authorities today is in the same location as the 2 oil slicks that werefound yesterday
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane's doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports.
More than a day and half after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, no confirmed debris from the plane had been found, and the final minutes before it disappeared remained a mystery. The plane, which was carrying 239 people, lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing.
The state-run Thanh Nien newspaper cited Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of Vietnam's army, as saying searchers in a low-flying plane had spotted an object suspected of being a door from the missing jet.
It was found in waters about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Tho Chu island, in the same area where oil slicks were spotted Saturday.
During an interview with ABC 'This Week, Ted Cruz called Rand Paul a friend, but drew a distinction between himself and the KY senator on foreign policy, saying the U.S. “has a responsibility to defend our values.”
“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends. But I don’t agree with him on foreign policy,” Cruz said. “I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. And I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did… The United States has a responsibility to defend our values”
Ted Cruz drawing line with Rand on foreign policy is further indication that he will run in 2016
How is Crist not 20 points behind in this governors race? At least 300K Floridians have lost their health care plan because of Obamacare and political opportunist Charlie Crist doesn't see any problem with the AFA whatsoever. 'It's been great!'
Candy Crowley asks Crist why Dems are running from Obamacare- Chuck says 'they ought to strengthen up'
'People getting health care is like a civil right' - Actual quote
A federal jury on Friday convicted the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of money laundering and making false statements in connection with the alleged misuse of a grant from the state of Illinois.
Jeri L. Wright of Hazel Crest was accused of participating in a fraud scheme led by former Country Club Hills police chief Regina Evans.
Prosecutors alleged Wright took about $30,000 in state money, purporting to do work related to the grant's purpose, but deposited most of that money back into bank accounts controlled by Evans. Wright then lied about her involvement to law enforcement and a federal grand jury, prosecutors said.
"Jeri Wright chose to participate in the fraud, chose to receive and launder a portion of the proceeds of the fraud, and chose to repeatedly lie to law enforcement and a federal grand jury," said U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis said in a statement after the verdict. "If you take and misuse government money, and then lie about it, you will be held accountable in a court of law."