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  • clinton1
    September 12, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    President Bill Clinton thinks that Vladimir Putin won’t be able to deny the hit that U.S. and European sanctions will have on Russia, but his control of the media will enable him to hang on. In an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, the former president said that sanctions will be felt because, especially because of the extreme concentration of wealth and power at the top. But, he said, the state media won’t reflect the damage. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    September 10, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Russian Navy test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can hold 10 nuclear warheads. Meanwhile, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko told his cabinet that the majority of Russian forces have left eastern Ukraine. Also, monsoon floodwaters have engulfed towns in the Kashmir region of the northern Himalayas. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    September 9, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the UN’s weather agency reported that carbon dioxide in the world’s atmosphere hit a record high in 2013. The World Meteorological Organization warned that the global warming trend is accelerating. Also, Dutch authorities released initial findings on the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    September 8, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization says that many thousands of new cases of Ebola are expected in the coming weeks in Liberia, origin country of more than half of all cases to occur so far in the West African outbreak. Also, hundreds of American children have fallen ill with a severe respiratory illness that causes heavy coughing and fever. Continue reading

  • BRAZIL-RUSSIA-PUTIN
    September 7, 2014  

    While much of Ukraine’s future seems to be in the hands of Russia’s Putin, other NATO member states concerned about Russian aggression may end up benefiting from the conflict. Kimberly Marten, a political science professor at Barnard College and Columbia University, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images
    September 5, 2014  

    From the NATO summit, world leaders expressed their support for the ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian separatists. However, previous peacemaking delays and further violence have given reason for doubt. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago. Continue reading

  • nato1
    September 5, 2014  

    After a series of failed peace talks, Russian-backed separatists and Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in Belarus. Though representatives from both parties stressed the importance of protecting civilians, President Obama expressed skepticism from the NATO summit in Wales. Jeffrey Brown discusses today’s decision. Continue reading

  • Ukrainian soldiers ride in an armored vehicle as pro-Russian separatists fire heavy artillery on the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol on Sept. 5. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images
    September 5, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have signed a cease-fire deal aimed at ending five months of fighting. It was set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT Friday. Continue reading

  • newswrap_0904
    September 4, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, leaders from 60 nations gathered in Wales for the NATO summit where Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reiterated his push for a cease-fire. In the U.S., a federal judge ruled BP deserves the lion share of blame for the 2010 Gulf oil spill, meaning it could face fines of up to $18 billion. Continue reading

  • Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves (L) and US President Barack Obama (2nd L) inspect a military honor guard prior to meetings at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014. Photo by Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images
    September 3, 2014  

    Unrest in Ukraine, and Islamic State militants in Iraq have dominated news coverage for the past three months. Judy Woodruff evaluates the Obama administration’s response to these challenges with Vali Nasr, a former State Department official, Eric Edelman, a former State and Defense Department official and David Ignatius of The Washington Post. Continue reading