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  • Around the Games: Day 11 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
    February 18, 2014  

    Ice skating, one of the most anticipated Winter Olympic sports, is taking center stage in Sochi. Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won gold in ice dancing, and the women’s figure skating competition is next on deck. Jeffrey Brown talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC News for an update on Olympic winners, plus the detainment of two members of the punk band Pussy Riot. Continue reading

  • UKRAINE-UNREST-EU-RUSSIA
    February 18, 2014  

    The deadly violence and mayhem gripping Kiev signals an escalation in the more than two months of protests against the pro-Russia Ukrainian government. Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution and Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council join Gwen Ifill to discuss the root causes of the unrest, the leverage of the West and the outside forces pushing Ukraine into battle. Continue reading

  • Sochi
    February 14, 2014  

    Halfway through Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the spotlight is shining on the athletes and the games rather than disruptions or security problems. Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC News about some surprising disappointments and hopeful prospects for the American team, as well as the way Russia’s Soviet history has sometimes surfaced thus far. Continue reading

  • Previews - Winter Olympics Day -4
    February 14, 2014   BY  

    Unseasonably warm temperatures in Sochi, Russia, continue to disrupt the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. While no events have yet to be canceled due to weather, practice schedules have been disrupted — men’s freestyle skiing aerials practice was canceled on Thursday in order to give the women’s freestyle skiing team enough time on the slopes before Friday’s competition. Some teams have been forced to wait until after dark, when the snow is hardest, to begin practice. Continue reading

  • 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Previews
    February 13, 2014   BY  

    The weather is warm at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, yet U.S.-Russian relations are still in the deep freeze. Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Russia’s top diplomat a red button labeled “reset” to symbolize how U.S. relations had thawed — even though it was mistranslated into Russian. Continue reading

  • limitsofpartnership
    February 10, 2014  

    While Olympic competition on the slopes of Sochi has been sportsmanlike, the geopolitical competition between Russia and the U.S. over the past few decades has been frequently contentious.
    Margaret Warner interviews Angela Stent, the author of “The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century.” Continue reading

  • margaret warner
    February 7, 2014  

    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner has talked to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland about her leaked phone conversation on the situation in Ukraine. Margaret joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the possible motivations behind the leak and Russia’s longstanding emotional and political ties to Ukraine. Continue reading

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    February 7, 2014  

    A recording of a private conversation between two American diplomats has generated outrage over the role of the United States in Ukraine, where President Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russian government face a popular uprising. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner takes a closer look at the details of the phone call. Continue reading

  • Victoria Nuland’s alleged explicit comments about the EU’s involvement in Ukraine has caused controversy. Photo by Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Flickr
    February 7, 2014   BY  

    A taped and leaked telephone conversation about the future of Ukrainian politics between two U.S. politicians has caused a diplomatic flap, exacerbating tensions between the United States and Russia.

    The phone recording features voices resembling those of Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt discussing strategies for Ukraine, where anti-government protests have continued since November. The conversation appears to have taken place in late January, when opposition leaders rejected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s offer of cabinet positions. Continue reading

  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the US
    February 6, 2014  

    In Sochi, the Olympic torch made its final tour and some preliminary competitions got underway. A day before the opening ceremony, Gwen Ifill gets a preview of the venues, the security, the new official events and the athletes to watch from Steve Wilson of the Associated Press, who is in Russia to cover the Olympic Games. Continue reading