Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://wuwm.com en Deal To Ease Ukraine Crisis Delays New Sanctions On Russia http://wuwm.com/post/deal-ease-ukraine-crisis-delays-new-sanctions-russia Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Kelly McEvers.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning.<p>The question in Ukraine now is whether words will be turned into actions. Diplomats from the United States, Europe, Russia and Ukraine got together in Geneva yesterday. They all spoke about a shared desire to calm the tensions in the eastern part of that country where armed, pro-Russian separatists have occupied government buildings and are clashing with the authorities. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 29426 at http://wuwm.com Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine http://wuwm.com/post/out-tough-day-diplomacy-surprising-deal-ukraine Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>A deal now that could possibly ease the tensions in eastern Ukraine. The U.S., Europe, Russia and Ukraine came to an agreement that calls on multinational monitors to oversee steps to restore order. The deal would likely delay any new sanctions against Russia. President Obama has already cast doubt on whether the Russian's will cooperate. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 29398 at http://wuwm.com Geneva Talks Aim To Ease Tensions In Ukraine Crisis http://wuwm.com/post/geneva-talks-aim-ease-tensions-ukraine-crisis Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to meet with his diplomatic counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They are trying to find a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 29346 at http://wuwm.com As Pressures Mount On Putin, Analysts Wonder What He Hopes To Gain http://wuwm.com/post/pressures-mount-putin-analysts-wonder-what-he-hopes-gain Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>U.S.-Russia relations have deteriorated since Russia's annexation of Crimea and there are still questions over Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 28471 at http://wuwm.com Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back http://wuwm.com/post/not-april-fools-joke-russians-petition-get-alaska-back President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea is reigniting talk in Russia of taking back Alaska from the United States, which purchased the territory from a czar for $7.2 million nearly a century and a half ago.<p>Most of the talk is tongue-in-cheek, but it comes at a time of heightened sensitivity in the West over whether Russia is planning further incursions or land grabs.<p>A recent petition written in clunky English on the official <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/alaska-back-russia/SFG1ppfN" target="_blank">White House website </a>seeks Alaska's secession and return t Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 28196 at http://wuwm.com Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back