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March 4th, 2014
06:27 PM ET

Ukrainian protesters concerned West hasn't acted quickly enough

(CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry scolded the Russian government during his visit Tuesday to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of "making up" reasons to invade Ukraine.

He issued a warning for Russia to essentially reel itself in, or suffer the consequences.

"If Russia does not choose to deescalate if it is not willing to work directly with the government of Ukraine as we hope they will be then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand up on steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate Russia politically, diplomatically ... and economically," Kerry said.

CNN's Anderson Cooper is in Kiev, and said while Ukrainian protesters appreciated Kerry's visit, they are still concerned that the U.S. and the European Union have not acted fast enough to punish Putin, and isolate him diplomatically and economically.

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November 15th, 2013
05:31 PM ET

A week after Typhoon Haiyan hit, grim realities sink in

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) - A mother mourns the deaths of children who slipped from her grasp. A father says he's contemplated suicide. A family prepares to rebuild.

A week after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the adrenaline-fueled response to the storm and its aftermath have faded from the streets of Tacloban. Now, the grim realities of daily life have taken its place.

Juvelyn Taniega is trying to keep busy. She's collected old dishes and is cleaning them up, crouching on the ground near the spot where her home once stood and the place where she last saw her husband and six children alive.

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November 13th, 2013
06:01 PM ET

Typhoon Haiyan: Scenes of devastation, calls for help

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) - Juvelyn Taniega walks down a desolate road and points toward the barren landscape where her home once stood.

When Typhoon Haiyan tore through Tacloban, she says, the house she lived in with her husband and six children was one of the first to fall down. They huddled inside a bus, seeking shelter from the storm surge.

She survived, but they were swept away in the rushing waters. Now, Taniega is searching for their remains.

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