The Borderland

Ukraine means “borderland” in Slavic languages. Today, the fate of the country could determine a new frontier between Eastern and Western Europe. That’s because when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to roll into two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine on Monday after recognizing them as independent...

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Paying Dues

A Japanese court ruled Tuesday that the government must compensate three disabled people who underwent forced sterilization under the now-defunct eugenics protection law, the first ruling in which damages have been awarded to plaintiffs, the Japanese-based Kyodo reported. The Osaka High Court said the government must pay...

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Prescribing Nature

A walk in nature is good for you: A 2019 study found that more than two hours per week outside can improve a person’s general health and well-being, Now, doctors and other licensed healthcare professionals in four Canadian provinces are providing “nature prescriptions” to their patients as part...

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