• Ukrainian servicemen watch Sukhoi Su-24 front-line bombers fly during military aviation drills as Russia accuses Ukraine in incursion into annexed Crimea, in Rivne region, Ukraine, August 10, 2016.  Picture taken August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSMNK1
    August 14, 2016  

    Russia said Friday that the country would break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over what it says were recent attempts to sabotage infrastructure in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia two year ago. Last week, Ukraine put its army on combat alert after Russian troops reportedly amassed in Crimea. Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth joins William Brangham from Moscow. Continue reading

  • UNITED STATES - MARCH 3: Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., speaks with reporters as he leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
    August 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lost the GOP primary on Tuesday. During his three terms, he repeatedly conflicted with party leaders, a pattern that cost him his seat on the House Agricultural Committee. Also, President Obama commuted 214 prison sentences, mostly for nonviolent drug offenders. In total, he’s pardoned more prisoners than the last nine presidents combined. Continue reading

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    August 2, 2016  

    In our new series, we go beyond the headlines to take a closer look at the presidential candidates. On Sunday’s “This Week,” Donald Trump asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not go into Ukraine — but Russia is already there. Lisa Desjardins reviews the recent history of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine and analyzes Trump’s previous statements on the subject. Continue reading

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    August 1, 2016  

    How will Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan’s speech and his comments on Russia and Ukraine affect his campaign? And as both candidates go after Rust Belt voters, whose strategy will prevail? Gwen Ifill talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. Continue reading

  • Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (L-R), Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Francois Hollande stand for a photograph after their meeting alongside the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSH35I
    July 11, 2016  

    Russia’s game-changing moves in the Ukraine and new aggressive posture against NATO were the focus of a NewsHour series last week looking at the fault lines between Moscow and the West. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama and other leaders of the alliance met in Poland. John Yang learns more from former State Department official Esther Brimmer.
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  • Locals look on as Estonian army soldiers perform during the Spring Storm military exercise near the country's eastern border in Rapina, Estonia, May 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins - RTX2E6MY
    July 7, 2016  

    Estonia is one of the smallest countries in NATO, and one of its most committed members. And it needs that alliance now more than ever. After 25 years of independence, Estonians have watched in horror as Russian soldiers helped destabilize Eastern Ukraine, fearing their country will be next. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Continue reading

  • Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (L) walks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo by Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/via Reuters
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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday pledged sustained American support to Ukraine and offered assurances that the United States stands by the former Soviet republic in its territorial disputes with Russia. Continue reading

  • Police officers attend an oath-taking ceremony for a new police patrol service, part of the Interior Ministry reform initiated by Ukrainian authorities, in Lviv, Ukraine, August 23, 2015. The new service, which includes road, transport and foot patrols, is expected to replace the traffic police, widely associated with disrepute and corruption, according to local media. REUTERS/Roman Baluk - RTX1P9YD
    July 6, 2016  

    Ukraine is waging two wars: one against Russian-backed separatists in the East and one against its own internal corruption. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, begins his report in Odessa, where there have been efforts to clean up a police force with ties to the mafia. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Georgia's Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze walk past a welcome guard at Tbilisi International Airport in Georgia on July 6, 2016. Photo by David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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    TBILISI, Georgia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Georgia and Ukraine to reassure the former Soviet republics of America’s commitment to their security amid unease over Russia’s intentions. Continue reading

  • A member of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic forces aims his weapon at a checkpoint at the frontline with the Ukrainian armed forces near the town of Avdiivka, outside Donetsk, Ukraine, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko - RTSAX0D
    July 5, 2016  

    In Eastern Ukraine, there’s supposed to be a cease-fire, but the fighting starts again every night. For two years, soldiers for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic — with the backing of Russia — have fought the Ukrainian government to gain autonomy. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports from the front lines, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Continue reading

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