Ukraine

  • John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon,  Nabil al-Araby and Sameh Shukri press conference
    July 25, 2014  

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice says the U.S. doesn’t support Hamas’ use of force as an attempt to end economic isolation. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the prospect of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the battle between Israel and Gaza, obstacles to achieving a cease-fire and the sway that the U.S. still holds in Mideast diplomacy, as well as evidence of Moscow’s interference in Ukraine. Continue reading

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    July 25, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a small group of investigators arrived at the scene of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine for the first time, while the U.S. ambassador to NATO reported that 15,000 Russian troops have massed at the border. Also, President Barack Obama met with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, seeking help to stem the flow of migrant children into the U.S. Continue reading

  • A flag of the so-called People's Republik of Donetsk waves as pro-Russian militants take the military oath during the ceremony in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on June 21, 2014. Photo by Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images
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    WASHINGTON — The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is “imminent,” the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there. Continue reading

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    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

    The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Continue reading

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    July 23, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, two aircrafts ferried the first of the victims from MH17 back to the Netherlands, home country of 193 of the 298 people killed in the crash. Also, a Trans-Asia Airways plane crashed in a storm as it was trying to land on a small island. At least 47 are feared dead. Continue reading

  • Meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels
    July 22, 2014  

    What is the chance Europe will form a united front when it comes to imposing further sanctions against Russia? Gwen Ifill joins Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic & International Studies about hesitation within the European Union to level tougher penalties, as well as why Europe has the power to change Russian President Putin’s calibrations. Continue reading

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    July 22, 2014  

    The Dutch foreign minister spoke passionately to his European Union colleagues of the loss his country had suffered with the Malaysia Airlines disaster and about fears that Russian-backed separatists might be tampering with evidence. Europe imposed new sanctions on individual Russian officials and they are considering tougher measures. Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

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    July 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, five days after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, the remains of 200 of the 298 victims are awaiting transportation to the Netherlands. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports from Ukraine. Also, researchers in the U.S. and U.K. say they’ve taken a “big step” toward developing future drug treatments for schizophrenia. Continue reading

  • Pro-Russia separatists handed over two black boxes belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to Malaysian representatives during a press conference in Donetsk Tuesday. British investigators will help analyze its data. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images
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    Britain has agreed to aid in the analysis of data retrieved from two black boxes that were salvaged from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight that killed 298 people Thursday. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that investigators from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which is responsible for determining the circumstances and causes of civil aircraft accidents, will recover the information for “international analysis.”
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    July 21, 2014  

    Since the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a tenuous U.S.-Russia relationship has deteriorated even further. Will international pressure force Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote a cease-fire in Ukraine? Gwen Ifill sits down with Stephen Sestanovich, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union, and Eugene Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia. Continue reading