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Ukraine's new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country's new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she feels just as much at home here as she takes on a daunting task: overhauling a Soviet-era economy at a time when public finances are being drained by war. It's been a baptism of fire for the 49-year-old former banker, who only got her Ukrainian citizenship the day she was appointed minister in December but...

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