Russia's parliament gave its defiant support Friday to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region split from Ukraine and join Russia, saying no sanctions imposed by the United States or Europe will change its mind.
By CNN's Richard Allen Greene and Marie-Louise Gumuchian
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Russia rejected accusations that it is acting aggressively toward neighbor Ukraine, telling its Western critics Monday to put aside "geopolitical calculations" in favor of the interests of the people in the former Soviet republic.
A day after men armed with long knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 100, authorities described what happened as a premeditated terrorist attack.
Political tension roiled in Ukraine's Crimea region Friday, as U.S. officials received assurances that Russian military activities there were routine and not intended as a threat to Ukraine sovereignty.