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  • Animated GIF: Kiev, Ukraine before bloodshed, and after
    This animated image shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine during peaceful times in 2009 and again during battle between anti-government protesters and police on Thursday.February 20, 2014
  • Photos: Kiev burns as death toll rises
    Just hours after a truce was declared, clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces have broken out again in Ukraine's capital,February 20, 2014
  • 4 things to know about what's happening in Ukraine
    Here's a short primer on the events and the major players involved in the current confrontation in Ukraine.February 20, 2014
  • World's outrage grows as death toll rises in Kiev
    Just hours after a truce was declared, clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces have broken out again in Ukraine's capital.February 20, 2014
  • Ukraine's president announces halt to hostilities
    The development comes amid the worst violence to hit Ukraine since protests began last November, and on the eve of a visit by the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Poland.February 19, 2014
  • Kiev is 'a war zone' as chaos continues in Ukraine
    The center of Kiev looks like a war zone today. Streets and squares in the capital of Ukraine are littered with rocks, bricks, spent stun grenades and tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and burning tires, the BBC's David Stern said Wednesday on Morning Edition.February 19, 2014
  • Wis. National Guard's 'fun' photo with flag-draped coffin sparks outrage
    Two photos posted on Instagram by a member of the Wisconsin National Guard have caused an uproar on social media.February 18, 2014
  • America Abroad: Women's rights after the Arab Spring
    The revolutions of the Arab Spring promised greater freedoms for the people of the Middle East. But while some freedoms have been gained, stability has been lost. Hear from women in Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and from women who are leading or studying this change.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, February 11, 2014
  • Robert Gates speaking about his difficult years as Defense Secretary
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking about his controversial new book "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," January 29, 2014 at the Reagan Presidential Library. He said he released the book before President Obama was out of office because he felt he had something important to say about the issues the country is facing today, not in 2017. Gates also discussed his private "frustration, disgust and anger" with Congress, and said many members of Congress put self before country.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, January 30, 2014
  • MN National Guard chief on continuing work in Afghanistan
    MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Major General Rick Nash, who's Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, about the future of the Minnesota National Guard in Afghanistan -- and beyond.January 29, 2014
  • Support our troops. Buy some beer?
    In a country where an ongoing war didn't even register a blip as an issue in two consecutive presidential elections, America's corporations have filled the vacuum by tying their products to Americans returning from a war observed by most Americans with magnets on their cars.January 28, 2014
  • Violence mars third anniversary of Egypt uprising
    Clashes nationwide killed at least 29 protesters, health officials said. The starkly contrasting scenes reflect the three years of turmoil Egypt has faced since the Jan. 25, 2011, revolution began and ultimately toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, replacing him with a transitional military council.January 25, 2014
  • Photos: Unrest rocks Ukraine as leader offers concessions
    President Viktor Yanukovych has promised a government reshuffle, an amnesty to detained activists and other concessions, after protests against his rule engulfed Ukraine.January 24, 2014
  • Russians fear a Sochi Olympics legacy of 'Black Widows,' not gold medals
    Two weeks before the Winter Olympics, Russian security forces are reportedly searching for potential suicide bombers, at least one of whom may already be in the host city of Sochi.January 24, 2014
  • South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
    The U.N. has warned of atrocities committed by both sides on the battlefield. The fighting has imperiled South Sudan's oil industry, after technical workers fled and rebel fighters took control of the fields for some time.January 23, 2014

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