A report from the frontline in the battle for the soul of Ukraine, the latest on U.S. airstrikes on Iraq and Syria, and the one Democrat in the Senate who may have Trump's back during an impeachment trial.
"The question about military aid to Ukraine is not about Ukraine; it’s about values. It’s about shifting Western liberal democracy eastward," said Volodymyr Yermolenko, a professor who runs Ukraine World, an English-language media project aimed at combating disinformation and fake news.
Doug Jones, the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in 25 years, is in grave danger of losing re-election next year, and the impeachment of President Donald Trump isn't making things any easier.
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So it doesn't come as a surprise that Jones is being eyed as the Democrat most likely to stand with the president in Trump's expected Senate trial.
While the profile of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg soared as climate change permeated the cultural psyche this year, strong public engagement and the changing rhetoric surrounding climate change were not matched by aggressive policies to tackle global warming.
"In a sense, we're at a tipping point for world industries, but the hope is that we're tipping in the right direction and not back to the Stone Age," said Anders Levermann, a climate scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.