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Ukraine Formally Drops Non-aligned Status

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill on Monday scrapping his country's non-aligned status, but indicated that he would hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. Speaking to reporters, Poroshenko said he was working on much needed economic reform and restructuring of the armed forces to meet European Union and NATO standards, but he would leave it up to Ukrainian citizens to decide whether to join NATO or not. Ukraine's pro-Western parliament overwhelmingly...

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