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Section: San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

      Ukraine’s rebel center in limbo as fighting dies down
      Nov05

      Ukraine’s rebel center in limbo as fighting dies down

      The wounds are raw in the capital of eastern Ukraine’s pro-Russia insurgency and its prognosis not encouraging, even without the artillery barrages that terrified the city during the height of fighting between separatists and Ukrainian forces. Only three years ago, Donetsk was proud of the glitter it showed to spectators at the European...

      Weapons pullback in eastern Ukraine in jeopardy
      Nov04

      Weapons pullback in eastern Ukraine in jeopardy

      MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country are threatening to stop the ongoing weapons withdrawal if their positions continue to come under attack. …read more Source: San Francisco...

      NATO tests its capabilities — and wants Russia to take note
      Nov04

      NATO tests its capabilities — and wants Russia to take note

      For more than a year, the 28-nation alliance has been in the throes of a major makeover, largely in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, but also to better meet the new types of security threat represented by Islamic State and other armed extremist Muslim...

      Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88
      Nov02

      Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88

      Heath remembered Blatt as a “quiet and modest person” who suffered nightmares and depression until the end of his life, yet never wanted vengeance either for the Germans for the murder of the Jews or the complicity of many of his anti-Semitic Polish countrymen. Blatt lectured about the Holocaust, wrote two books and campaigned to...

      Egypt says Russian aircraft crashes in Sinai, no survivors
      Oct31

      Egypt says Russian aircraft crashes in Sinai, no survivors

      SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people, including 17 children, crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, the Egyptian government said. According to Adel Mahgoub, chairman of the state company that runs...

      Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid
      Oct28

      Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid

      The U.S. hopes agriculture in places like this dilapidated village will help rebuild Ukraine’s shattered economy as it severs its centuries-old trade relations with Russia and tries to integrate with the West. In an interview with The Associated Press, Pritzker called the U.S. administration’s decision to give the loan guarantee...

      Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split
      Oct26

      Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split

      MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections released Monday indicated the governing coalition would retain its dominant position in the west and center of the country despite widespread disappointment with the government of President Petro Poroshenko. The local election commission refused to accept the ballots...

      Ukraine holds local elections that test oligarchs’ reach
      Oct25

      Ukraine holds local elections that test oligarchs’ reach

      MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians voted Sunday in local elections seen as a test of strength for President Petro Poroshenko’s government and for the oligarchs accustomed to running their own regions, but a last-minute dispute blocked the ballot in a key port city. Sunday’s election was the third held nationwide since the chaotic...

      Direct flights between Russia and Ukraine stopped
      Oct25

      Direct flights between Russia and Ukraine stopped

      MOSCOW (AP) — Direct flights between Russia and Ukraine have stopped as a result of continuing tensions over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine announced in late September that it was barring Russian airlines from flying to Ukraine as of Oct. 25, in accordance with sanctions on Russia....

      Sounds of war recede to background in an eastern Ukraine city
      Oct22

      Sounds of war recede to background in an eastern Ukraine city

      MARIUPOL, Ukraine — While his children played a popular Russian card game called “Fool” on a sand-flecked blanket, the towering cranes of the port pushing above the unseasonably warm beachfront beside a razor-wire fence warning “Do Not Enter — Mines,” Sergei Sovyak reflected on what has become of his battered, seaside city. Earlier this year, a...