Latest "Black Sea" stories
Russian jet, US drone crash over Black Sea, US military says
The incident marked the first time that an unsafe interaction with Russian aircraft caused a U.S. drone to crash.
By Rachel S. Cohen and Joe Gould
US holds fire on reports of Turkey’s second S-400 shipment
The U.S. warned against further engagement with Russia’s defense sector amid reports Turkey will move forward with a second S-400 batch.
By Bryant Harris, Joe Gould and Burak Ege Bekdil
Prepping for a maritime fight
The Air Force is preparing for a new era in maritime operations, taking on a larger role in surface warfare as the U.S. casts a wary eye at China and Russia.
B-1B Lancer bombers return to Texas from European deployment
The bombers depart as tensions rise in Eastern Europe over Russian aggression and a migrant crisis.
Moscow won’t invade Ukraine — unless provoked: Russian envoy
Russia has cast its weight behind a separatist insurgency in Ukraine’s east that erupted shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and has caused more than 14,000 deaths.
By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press