Ukraine

  • August 7, 2014   BY  

    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

  • August 1, 2014   BY  

    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

  • August 1, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia’s support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached.
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  • July 31, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a team of international investigators were escorted by armed Ukrainian troops and armored vehicles to the Malaysia Airlines crash site. Dozens of bodies have yet to be retrieved since the disaster two weeks ago. Also, the director of the CIA apologized to Senate leaders for searches conducted by agency employees on their office computers earlier this year. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2014  

    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what changed the attitudes of the Europeans toward imposing tough sanctions, American reluctance to give Ukraine sophisticated weapons and accusations that Russia has violated a Reagan-era nuclear treaty. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2014  

    After the European Union announced broader sanctions against Russia’s banking, defense and energy sectors, President Obama also deepened American penalties in a bid to force Moscow to pull back its support of Ukrainian separatists. Meanwhile, dozens of civilians, pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops were killed in fighting of the past day. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, heavy fighting between government troops and rebels in eastern Ukraine prevented an international police team from reaching the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner to secure the crash site. Also, a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, upholding a district judge’s decision from last February. Continue reading