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The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region.
President Barack Obama is nominating a Coast Guard vice admiral to be the next Coast Guard commandant.
China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday, ahead of the expected announcement of another big bump in defense spending.
The NATO alliance and Russia have agreed to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine at a special meeting on Wednesday.