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  • November 12, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, American nurses staged rallies and strikes in parts of the U.S. to call for better protection for medical workers who may treat Ebola patients. Also, NOAA, the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service, was hacked in recent weeks. The Washington Post reported that Chinese hackers were responsible for the cyberattack. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2014   BY  

    BEIJING — On the surface, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were all niceties — a pat on the back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the two leaders circled each other warily at a global summit in China, coming face to face while relations between their countries continue to deteriorate.
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  • November 4, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Human Rights Watch reported that the Islamic State militant group tortured and abused Kurdish children in Northern Iraq. Some 150 teenage boys were kidnapped and then beaten and forced to watch beheading videos. Also, the Ukrainian government announced it is sending more troops to the eastern part of the country to defend key cities against pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2014  

    Separatists held an election in the breakaway regions of Eastern Ukraine on Sunday, asserting their independence from Kiev. Ukrainian officials denounced the vote, saying it was in direct violation of an agreement with Russia. Judy Woodruff gets views on the potential fallout from Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stephen Cohen of New York University. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2014  

    The big winners of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections were the two main, pro-Western parties, led respectively by the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, and its prime minister. But there was no voting in Russian-annexed Crimea, and little voting in eastern provinces where pro-Russian separatists hold sway. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2014  

    Ukraine’s parliamentary election, which favored pro-Europe parties, did not include millions of people in the country’s eastern region or from annexed Crimea. Judy Woodruff talks to David Herzenhorn of The New York Times about the potential for a political resolution to the violent conflict and how Russia will respond. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2014  

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged the U.S. and Europe at the U.N. to stick to its sanctions on Russia until Ukraine regains all of its territory. Yatsenyuk sits down with chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner in New York to discuss his skepticism of a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine that was signed earlier this month. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2014   BY  

    PBS NewsHour’s Margaret Warner sat down with Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in New York on Thursday. Continue reading

  • September 24, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a Frenchman was murdered by militants linked to the Islamic State in Algeria. Herve Gourdel was kidnapped over the weekend and was killed after the French government refused to halt airstrikes in Iraq. Also, NATO reported a significant drawdown of Russian forces inside Ukraine, but that thousands of troops or special forces are still deployed in or near the country. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the White House rejected the prospect of military cooperation or intelligence sharing with Iran against the Islamic State if easing curbs on Iran’s nuclear program is a condition of help. Also, a man who allegedly jumped the White House fence and ran through the front door had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car. Continue reading