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Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine

Fighting continued Thursday in the northern sector of the former cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive aimed at moving the line farther west. The battle has left Popasna, and many other towns in the Luhansk region, on edge. The mayor says about a quarter of the population of 22,000 has fled, including many children sent to live with relatives. Shelling could be heard faintly in the distance Thursday, but it was not so distant Tuesday when a...

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