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Although Europe has the economic power to hurt Russia, here's why it’s reluctant to use it.
As Putin turns up the heat, Europe seeks alternatives to Moscow’s cheap energy.
The Russian leader has found allies among the continent’s radical nationalists.
Russian military build-up forces allies to refocus on core defense role.
Key policy speech says Moscow poses historic threat to international order.
What's taking place on the rest of the continent while no one's paying attention.
Bit-by-bit sanctions start to hit Russia's economy.
Even if Ukraine can avoid a war with Russia, its economy is in dire straits.
The world awaits Putin’s next move as Ukraine’s incendiary crisis moves to new phase.
Volunteers in Kyiv flock to join a newly-created national guard.
Community leaders dismiss Kremlin claims Kyiv is run by ‘fascists.’
While some Ukrainians hope for Western intervention, others believe Sunday's referendum in Crimea will provoke military conflict.
The atmosphere in the Maidan is a curious mix of frontline army camp, new-age rock festival and solemn pilgrimage.
EU imposes political sanctions on Russia in face of "gravest threat" since the Cold War.
As the US and EU struggle to confront Russia, the standoff in Crimea is forcing a rethink about European security and ties with Moscow.
From Canada to Portugal, 20 million Ukrainians abroad look anxiously to their homeland.
The EU and US know they must act fast to keep the economy afloat, back democratic politicians and deter a Russian backlash. If only they could agree about how.
Analysis: This is a conflict with the potential to destabilize all of Europe.
Armed conflict brings spillover dangers for Ukraine's EU neighbors.
An artist complains about a ban on his portrait of the German chancellor with a plunging neckline.