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Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.
Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and checkpoints, accept amnesty and "address their grievances politically."
Biden said Russia needs to act "without delay," adding, "We will not allow this to become an open-ended process."
Biden also announced the United States will provide an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms. - AP
Popular British soccer club Manchester United and its fans are abuzz today over the firing of manager David Moyes just 10 months after he was hired.
The Dow Jones opened at 16,449.25 after finishing up 40.71 points Monday.
Quote of the day
"His last words were, 'I'm on my way to save the kids.'" - Ahn So-hyun, talking about her husband, Yang Dae-hong, who is one of the crew members of the Korean ferry that sank who performed heroically, instead of abandoning ship.
Must-see video: Senator giving railway safety speech almost hit by train
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, at a press conference on rail safety, has a close call with a passing train.
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