Ukraine

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    June 26, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, thousands of Ukrainians rushed to cross into Russia on the day before a week-old ceasefire expires. In Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia to move quickly on restoring peace in Ukraine. Meanwhile, New York state’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on selling sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. Continue reading

  • Gwen sat down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in Denver. Photo by NewsHour
    June 25, 2014  

    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she’s waiting to decide whether she’ll run for president in 2016. Continue reading

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin was urged by President Obama over the telephone today to stop supporting separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine.
    June 23, 2014   BY  

    Obama and Putin spoke by telephone on Monday morning. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama urged Putin to use his personal influence with those separatists to promote peace and stability in Ukraine. He says a diplomatic solution is still possible but Russia will face additional costs if it doesn’t take concrete action. Continue reading

  • New sanctions on Russia are targeting some of Putin's closest allies. Photo by Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images
    June 22, 2014  

    Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed his support in Moscow today for a cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Alison Stewart speaks with Andrew Roth, reporting for the New York Times from Donetsk, about the ongoing situation in the country. 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
    June 21, 2014   BY  

    Less than one day after a temporary cease-fire was put into place to put a stop to all military action in Ukraine, pro-Russian forces attacked army posts in the country near the border with Russia. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    June 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered government troops to put down their weapons against pro-Russian separatists. Rebel leaders dismissed the cease-fire. Also, there are more than 50 million people in the world living as refugees for the first time since World War II, according to a UN report. The massive increase was driven largely by the war in Syria. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    June 18, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the interim government in Libya insisted the U.S. hand over the newly captured suspect in the Benghazi attack, condemned the raid that seized him, and demanded that Khattala be tried in Libya. Ahmed Abu Khattala is now headed to the U.S. Also, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offered up a cease-fire plan to end the violence plaguing the border with Russia. Continue reading

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    June 17, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed local political leaders for two nights of rampages that killed at least 60 near the tourist resort island of Lamu. The Somali militant group al-Shabab had already claimed responsibility for the killings. Also, two Nebraska farming towns are still reeling from twin tornadoes that killed a child and injured 18 others. Continue reading

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    June 16, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, gunmen killed at least 48 people and burned down two hotels in the coastal town of Mpeketoni, Kenya. Witnesses said the assailants met with little resistance from government forces. Also, Russia cut off natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after demanding nearly $2 billion in past-due bills, as well as upfront payments for future supplies. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    June 6, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah narrowly escaped being assassinated when two bombs hit his campaign convoy outside a hotel in Kabul, killing six people. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin met briefly with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko between events commemorating D-Day in Normandy, France. Continue reading