I have a question about this:
The Ukraine crisis may have settled into a phony truce, but the still-simmering conflict between Russia and the West has opened along a new front: McDonald's restaurants.
A crisis is an event. But a truce is an agreement. How does a crisis "settle into a truce"? An event cannot be in an agreement, so an event couldn't be in a truce, and therefore an event cannot "settle into a truce." Could the example sentence be wrong?