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Eleanor Beardsley

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Moscow Answers Ukrainian Offensive With Warning Of Its Own

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said his country would respond if its citizens or interests came under attack in Ukraine. At the same time, the interim Ukrainian government has called for a new offensive on pro-Russia militants holed up in government buildings across eastern Ukraine. Western diplomats are scrambling to find a way to de-escalate the crisis.

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Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Is Unpredictable

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns.

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Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.

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Amid Ukraine's Faltering Hopes For Peace, Biden Speaks In Kiev

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

During a visit to Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia that it must help to reduce tensions in Ukraine. A recent international agreement intended to disarm militant groups seems to be failing.

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Slovyansk Strengthens Resolve To Fight Kiev Government

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many in the Eastern Ukraine town have close links with Russia. They say they weren't consulted about Ukraine moving closer to the EU, and they won't stand for the West dictating their future.

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Eastern Ukraine Town Sent Reeling After Checkpoint Killings

Monday, April 21, 2014

The killing of three people at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has increased tension in the town, where a government building is being occupied by pro-Moscow militants.

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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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Despite Easter 'Truce,' Standoff In Ukraine Appears Steadfast

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.

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Both Sides Dig In Their Heels Over Crimea Crisis

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Ukraine shares a long history with Russia, but the latest crisis is driving a wedge between the two countries and reinforcing a sense of national identity among many Ukrainians.

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Dans Le Train, French Spend Their Commute Learning English

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A recent study ranked France at the bottom in Europe when it came to English proficiency. But some French are trying, like those who take lessons on high-speed commuter trains.

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Paris Poised To Elect City Of Light's First Female Mayor

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.

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Ukrainians Speculate What Russia Plans To Do Next

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ukrainians in Kiev are debating if the Russian military buildup on the border between the two countries is just saber rattling or the precursor to a second incursion.

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A Culture Of Unchecked Abuse Thrives In Ukraine And Crimea

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ukraine has a long history of impunity when it comes to its treatment of journalists and activists. A recent incident leaves many wondering if the new government will bring true change.

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As Russia And The West Trade Shots Across The Bow, Kiev Looks On

Thursday, March 20, 2014

As the White House widens sanctions against Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Russia's retaliating with some of its own. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are looking on, concerned about further Russian incursion.

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For Crimea, Split From Ukraine Would Be Complicated And Costly

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crimea is a poor region, heavily subsidized by Kiev, and gets all its gas, water and food from Ukraine. Russia doesn't even have a land link with the Crimean peninsula and absorbing it will affect banks, schools, tourism and pensions for residents.

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Anger And Shock In Kiev Over Russia's Land Grab

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

People on the streets of the Ukrainian capital Kiev offer ideas about how the country should respond to Crimea seceding to join Russia.

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Kiev Mobilizes Thousands Of Troops, Preparing For Worst

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to mobilize 40,000 reservists as Kiev tries to beef up its military following the referendum in Crimea.

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Crimeans Vote To Leave Ukraine, Join Russia

Monday, March 17, 2014

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Morning Edition checks in with NPR's Gregory Warner in Simferopol and Eleanor Beardsley in Kiev for the latest.

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With All Eyes On The East, A Seige Mentality Settles On Kiev

Friday, March 14, 2014

As the Crimean referendum approaches and Russia conducts military maneuvers near the border, many in Kiev say they feel under siege. They're convinced that Russian ambitions extend beyond Crimea.

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How Sanctions Against Russia Could Come Back To Bite Europe

Saturday, March 08, 2014

EU countries are threatening punitive economic measures against Russia for its involvement in Crimea, but longstanding ties between Russia and the EU could make sanctions a double-edged sword.

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