ukraine

McCain Sounds the Alarm on Georgia

Aug 12, 2008
John McCain comes off as the tough-talking hard-liner in this Financial Times story about the Russia-Georgia conflict. Even more of a hard-liner than President Bush, who ever-so-reluctantly came around to agreeing with McCain on Monday after initially taking "a much more diluted stance" (just like Barack Obama), as John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, put it in the FT article's completely unsurprising conclusion.

Bush to NATO: War Takes Time

Apr 2, 2008
As the train that is the Bush administration begins to slow, the president has attended his last ever NATO summit. Speaking to alliance leaders Wednesday, Bush asked for patience and resolve to "finish the fight" in Afghanistan, a war now in its seventh year.

Mass Grave Discovered in Ukraine

Jun 5, 2007
During construction of a gas pipeline in southern Ukraine, workers found a mass grave containing the remains of thousands of Jews near an old concentration camp. A similar site was found last year, containing 3,500 victims. Representatives from the Jewish community say there are between 250 and 700 such graves in Ukraine, which explains why many have eluded discovery for so long.
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Ukraine Power Struggle Escalates

May 26, 2007
For months now, Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych have been at loggerheads, but their tug-of-war has gotten more intense in the last 48 hours. On Friday, Yanukovych declared that the "use of force scenario" was underway as Yuschenko threatened to take charge of 40,000 troops, the BBC reports.

Showdown in Kiev

Apr 3, 2007
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych have come to loggerheads once again, each threatening to undermine the other's political power and calling for supporters to protest in the streets of Kiev.