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  • Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin

    Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin
    Leaving the Metropolitan Opera recently after hearing Valery Gergiev conduct Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle," I walked past a handful of shivering Ukrainian activists standing in the frigid cold on the sidewalk. They waved...
  • Separatist fighters celebrate as key Ukrainian town falls to rebels

    Separatist fighters celebrate as key Ukrainian town falls to rebels
    For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses...
  • Ukraine fighting rages; Putin accuses U.S. of arming Kiev government

    Ukraine fighting rages; Putin accuses U.S. of arming Kiev government
    Ukrainian troops and separatists battled for control of a strategic railway junction on Tuesday, with each side blaming the other for violating a weekend cease-fire meant to end 10 months of combat in eastern Ukraine. Day’s end brought competing...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 11, 2015

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, photojournalist Luis Sinco makes use of what photographers call the “golden light” when the sun is nearly set around Los Angeles. Boston: Commuters walk between piles of snow on a downtown street. The...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...
  • Fighting continues at Ukraine rail hub despite cease-fire

    Fighting continues at Ukraine rail hub despite cease-fire
    Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of launching 112 attacks on government positions during the first day of a cease-fire as both sides cast doubt on their likelihood to comply with the next stage of the peace plan -- withdrawing heavy weaponry from...
  • Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

     Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week....
  • Another reluctant warrior in the White House

    Another reluctant warrior in the White House
    President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
  • In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins

    In Ukraine, deadly shelling continues hours before cease-fire begins
    Lethal shelling continued to rock towns in war-torn eastern Ukraine late Saturday, in the hours before a Sunday cease-fire began. Seven Ukrainian troops were killed and 23 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, according to Ukrainian National...
  • Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

    Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
    A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. But within two hours of the cease-fire's scheduled start, the warring sides were...
  • Ukraine cease-fire mostly holds; each side accuses other of violations

    The battlefields of eastern Ukraine fell mostly silent Sunday as a shaky cease-fire went into effect, but both sides in the fight between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government accused the other of sporadic small arms and mortar fire....