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  • Caught in the middle: War in Ukraine creates no man's lands

    A single crack of an automatic rifle shattered the tomb-like silence of this no-man's-land village in east Ukraine. The gunshot, fired in error by a jumpy soldier, sent government border guard troops on patrol this week scrambling to brace against the...
  • Ukraine says 6 servicemen killed in fighting

    Ukraine's military says six of its servicemen have been killed and another 14 wounded in fighting over the past day, one of the highest casualty tolls reported in a single day since an often-violated cease-fire was called more than three months ago....
  • Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel "like playing a video game." Russia's Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat...
  • Educated Ukrainians flee east Ukraine for new lives in Kiev

    Alesya Bolot worked for a contemporary arts foundation that converted an abandoned factory into a mecca for young and bright people with daring ideas. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, the 27-year-old would not look out of place in a gallery in New York. She was...
  • Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics

    Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics
    Only six years ago, President Vladimir Putin visited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions. Putin spoke...
  • Pope tells Putin: 'Sincere' peace efforts needed for Ukraine

    Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in "sincere" international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See,...
  • Pope Francis urges Putin to make 'sincere effort' to end Ukraine's war

    Pope Francis urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a "sincere effort to achieve peace" in Ukraine when the two leaders met privately Wednesday at the Vatican. During the 50-minute meeting, the pope stressed the importance of adhering to a...
  • Shout Out: Lexi Verver, Soviet expatriate

    Shout Out: Lexi Verver, Soviet expatriate
    Lexi Verver has lived in Glencoe for about a year after living in Highland Park. Her family emigrated from a small town near Kiev, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, to the United States in 1979, when she was 10. Today she works in the world of...
  • Poll: Americans and Europeans differ on aid to Ukraine

    A new survey shows that Americans are less willing than Europeans to send economic aid to Ukraine, where the government is struggling to keep the economy afloat while battling Russian-backed separatists. At the same time, Americans would be more...
  • Survey: Western Europe wary of supporting Russia's NATO neighbors

    Survey: Western Europe wary of supporting Russia's NATO neighbors
    After more than a year of war in Ukraine, Western European citizens are extremely wary of using military force to defend NATO allies from Russia, according to a wide-ranging opinion poll released Wednesday. The findings highlight fears among Russia's NATO...
  • Bush seeks stronger steps against Putin, avoids specifics

    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is warning Russia that if he becomes president, the U.S. will do more to tamp down Vladimir Putin's aggression, especially in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, and to "isolate his corrupt leadership from his people."...