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  • Can Americans fight in the Ukrainian military? Yahoo News Explains

    Since the war in Ukraine started, a number of foreign fighters, including U.S. citizens, have entered the country to help fight against the Russian forces. Now four months into the conflict, at least two American veterans fighting alongside the Ukrainian military have been captured — but the Kremlin claims international laws regarding prisoners of war don’t apply. Matthew Schmidt, the program coordinator for international affairs and an associate professor of national security at the University of New Haven, explains the legality of U.S. citizens fighting in foreign wars and the laws protecting captured soldiers.

  • Trevor Reed describes harrowing imprisonment in Russia, says he couldn't sleep for fear he'd be killed

    Trevor Reed, the former U.S. Marine who was detained in Russia and returned home last month in a prisoner exchange, is speaking out about how he feared for his life during the harrowing experience.

  • What displaced Ukrainians are finding upon their return to Kyiv

    Kyiv's mayor says two-thirds of the city's residents have returned after fleeing at the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

  • What’s included in the 2nd U.S. $800 million military package for Ukraine?

    President Biden announced on Thursday an additional colossal military aid package worth $800 million to help Ukraine bolster its military forces’ response to Russia’s new offensive in the Donbas region, bringing the total amount the U.S. has spent to help Ukraine with military assistance to more than $3.4 billion since the invasion started on Feb. 24.

  • Serum Institute mulls Africa plant, mRNA future

    The world's largest vaccine maker is eyeing Africa and mRNA ventures, but with caution. Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla shares his thoughts with Yahoo Finance.

  • U.S. citizen killed in Ukraine, State Department confirms

    A U.S. citizen was killed in Ukraine on Thursday following reports of a “heavy artillery attack” from Russian forces, the State Department confirmed on Thursday.