| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.
With their own troops in Crimea...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:02 PM
In the late 1970s, some Philadelphia wiseguys would joke about a certain establishment. "We call it the Buy It From Us Or Else Cheese Company," they'd say.
That was in my investigative reporting days, and I had a few entertaining conversations with some...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
LONDON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats tried but failed Friday to avert escalation of the conflict over the Crimean peninsula, leaving Moscow and Washington badly divided over the legality and consequences of a Sunday referendum on whether...
| Mar 18, 2014
When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America.
The “Look South&...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:56 AM
BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TUCSON -- Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study.
About 49% of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:22 PM
MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Wednesday to a Lithuanian court's decision to extradite a Russian citizen to the United States on charges of arms trafficking.
“We are seriously concerned with the U.S. side’s continuing...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
MOSCOW -- Edward Snowden's long sojourn at Moscow's international airport may be nearing an end.
“Any day now, Snowden may get an official confirmation from the Federal Migration Service" that his application for temporary asylum is being...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Composer, teacher and art collector
Henri Lazarof, 81, a prolific composer and teacher who may have been best known for the modern art collection he and his wife amassed, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Alzheimer'...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...