West’s efforts to boost Ukraine’s anti-air capabilities face challenges

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Joe Biden has promised to help Ukraine get air defense systems with a longer range than the shoulder-borne Stinger missiles already on the ground, but finding the powerful anti-missile batteries Ukraine’s military so urgently needs is providing easier said than done. The US president, who wants to support … Read more

Ukraine’s cultural capital no longer distant from the war

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Until the missiles struck within walking distance of the cathedrals and cafes downtown, Ukraine’s cultural capital was a city that could feel distant from the war. The early panic had eased, and the growing response to morning air raid sirens was not to head downstairs but roll over in bed. But … Read more

Ukraine’s cultural capital no longer distant from the war

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Until the missiles struck within walking distance of the cathedrals and cafes downtown, Ukraine’s cultural capital was a city that could feel distant from the war. The early panic had eased, and the growing response to morning air raid sirens was not to head downstairs but roll over in bed. But … Read more

The Battle for Kyiv Looms as a Long and Bloody Conflict

Sandbags fortify a market where food is prepared for thousands of people in northern Kyiv, Ukraine, March 15, 2022. (Lynsey Addario/The New York Times) KYIV, Ukraine — The city of Kyiv covers 325 square miles and is divided by a broad river. It has about 500,000 structures — factories, ornate churches and high-rise apartments — … Read more

Idaho man killed in Ukraine was in the country caring for his partner, sister says

Idaho resident Jimmy Hill spent the last few weeks of his life in Ukraine doing what his sister, Katya Hill, said he did best: being a peacemaker and working to bring people together. The 68-year-old was killed by a Russian bomb just days ago, and his sister shared his story with reporters on Saturday. (Hill … Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Guantanamo clients an issue for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s Supreme nominee will face sharp questions from Republican lawmakers this coming week about the work she did as a public defender representing four Guantanamo Bay detainees. Some Republicans say Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has a record of “defending terrorists” and they plan to raise questions about it at Senate … Read more

The Picture Show: NPR

Maksim Chepchenko near a burning home in Irpin, Ukraine, after Russian bombings on Saturday. Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Maksim Chepchenko near a burning home in Irpin, Ukraine, after Russian bombings on Saturday. Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty … Read more