Ukraine

  • August 18, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Ukrainian military reported that dozens of civilians were killed when a convoy of refugees came under rocket fire near the rebel-held city of Luhansk. Government officials and the separatists have blamed each other for the attack. Also, a five-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was extended another 24 hours as Egyptian officials continued to broker a truce. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2014  

    Tensions are high at the Russia-Ukraine border after reports that the Ukrainian military destroyed an armed Russian convoy. James Marson from The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow for the latest on the diplomatic push for calm. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, major Michigan interstates were closed after record-breaking rains caused flooding, shutting down General Motor’s tech center near Detroit. Also, the government of Russia dispatched a miles-long convoy of trucks toward the Ukrainian border under the auspices of a humanitarian aid mission to pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2014  

    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner talks to Gwen Ifill about the U.S. response to Russia’s new ban against most Western food imports, the E.U.’s growing resolve to stand with the U.S. and the growing potential for Russian troops to invade Eastern Ukraine. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2014  

    Russia imposed a year-long ban on most Western food imports in retaliation for American and European sanctions leveled in response to Russia’s support of rebels in eastern Ukraine. President Obama replied that the Kremlin is hurting its own people. Meanwhile, according to NATO, 20,000 Russian troops have massed near the Ukraine border. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

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    Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, announced an immediate ban on the import of fruit, vegetable, meat and milk products from the United States, European Union and several other countries during a government meeting on Thursday. Continue reading

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    August 6, 2014  

    The collision and shattering of world powers during World War I have laid the foundation for wars being waged today. For analysis of the war’s footprints, Jeffrey Brown is joined by Margaret MacMillan of University of Oxford, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Jack Beatty, the author of “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began.” Continue reading

  • August 5, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a two-star American general was shot and killed at a British military base when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops. Gwen Ifill learns more from Sean Carberry of NPR from Kabul. Also, the UN Refugee Agency reported that 730,000 Ukrainians have fled their country into Russia to escape fighting. Continue reading

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    In an Obama-initiated phone call Friday, the U.S. president also raised concerns that Russia violated a key Cold War era nuclear weapons treaty, the White House said. In a letter this week from Obama to Putin and in an administration report released this week, the United States said Russia violated a 1987 treaty that bans all U.S. and Russian missiles of intermediate range, meaning those that can travel between about 300 miles and about 3,400 miles. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a team of 70 international investigators combed through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, locating some of the remains of as many as 80 victims. Nearby, fighting raged between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian militia. Also, President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. tortured al-Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading