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Same Banned Substance Fells German Biathlete, Italian Bobsledder

Former Olympic medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was "excluded from the team" and left Sochi, German officials say. Italian officials say the same about William Frullani.

What It Means When The 'Wolf Cries Wolf': Fascism In Ukraine

Robert Siegel speaks with Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale and author of Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, about his recent article on fascism, Russia and Ukraine.

In Kiev, Leaders Ink A Deal — But Will The People Follow?

After two days of violence and more than 100 deaths, calm has settled in Kiev. Opposition leaders signed a peace deal with the Ukrainian president, but it's unclear whether protesters will embrace it.

The Ties that Bind Eastern Ukraine To Russia

While Kiev is the epicenter of conflict, the clashes have been felt elsewhere in Ukraine. Sergei Shtukarin of the Center for Political Studies explains the country's Russian-influenced eastern region.
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Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea

Last week, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry issued a report detailing crimes against humanity committed by the North Korean regime against its own people. We consider the report's moral implications and explore how other nations might react.


Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko May Soon Be Free

Yulia Tymoshenko has been a critic of President Viktor Yanukovych. Supporters say she was put in jail on trumped-up charges. Now, parliament has voted to decriminalize the law she allegedly broke.

Team USA's Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Skiing Gold

The 18-year-old from Vermont is the youngest person to ever finish first in an Olympics slalom competition. Austrian women finished second and third.

Why Ukraine Is Such A Big Deal For Russia

Geopolitics is one way to explain why Russia wants to keep its influence in Ukraine, but there are other important reasons, too: history, faith, economics and culture.

U.S. Official: Beijing Preparing For 'Short, Sharp' War With Japan

A senior intelligence officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China has been wargaming a conflict in the East China Sea that might center around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain.

Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

The international community is struggling to respond to violence in Ukraine, and alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea. But what's it like for people with loved ones living there?