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Ukraine Parliament Approves New Defense Chief

Ukraine's parliament has approved a new defense minister - the fourth change in leadership since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March. The head of Ukraine's National Guard, Stepan Poltorak, will take over for Valeriy Heletey, who resigned amid heavy criticism for the crushing defeat of Ukrainian forces east of Donetsk in late August. Despite a cease-fire agreement signed last month, fighting between government and separatist forces has continued in parts of eastern...

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