Ukraine

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
President Obama meeting with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Sept. 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Despite mounting pressure from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle , sources close to the president say that he appears to be—for the time being—standing by his decision to not send arms to Ukraine. President Obama is concerned that by arming the Ukrainians he would be "playing to Russia's strength," an argument recently made by Deputy Secretary...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Even as some U.S. and European officials urged the Obama administration not to...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Thousands of Palestinian refugees pack the destroyed thoroughfare to meet the United Nations humanitarian distribution at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. (Photo: UNRWA)
The legacy of 2014 will likely be that the world suffered a "historic failure"...

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Crowdfunding has reached new, weird, possibly inevitable levels with Ukraine nationalists now raising money from online supporters to fund the country's "first people's infantry battalion," starting with a "People's Drone" to patrol the Russian border and moving on to include bulletproof vests, painkillers, a sniper unit and anything else "the boys needed." The site has raised 71% of its goal to arm the sniper unit and over its goal for the drone, which could be good or bad news, depending on...