| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk's international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:15 AM
At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency has shorn itself of a post-Soviet moniker and gone Back to the U.S.S.R.
The Moscow-based information empire, with 70 national news bureaus and correspondents in 63 other countries, announced late Tuesday that it would be...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:34 PM
As a reader of Chicago Tribune opinion pages, you're a keen student of the moment — of whatever news and commentary drive the day. (You're also smart, accomplished and attractive even in deep puce.) Yet your focus on events du jour courts problems....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Pro-Russia separatists attacked Ukrainian government forces with Grad rockets and artillery in two unsuccessful attempts to seize the idled Donetsk international airport, Ukrainian security officials said Tuesday.
The concerted campaign to wrest...
| Aug 2, 2014
WASHINGTON -- John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. "This is not about me," he said.
The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and abroad of his failed attempt at a Middle East cease-fire. Contrary to his protest,...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A major ramification of the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is how it challenges and imperils the Obama Doctrine as the president spelled it out in his speech at West Point on May 29.
He said then his "bottom lime" on use of American...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Six months after Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia, some here say they have prospered while others express anger, uncertainty or fear.
The appropriation, which came less than two days after Crimean voters backed secession from Ukraine in...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Talks began on Friday to mark out a 19-mile buffer zone between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the country's east, but Moscow was coy about its role and denied that Russian military officials had taken part.
A statement by...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The recent ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists may slow the casualty count in Ukraine, but likely only temporarily. And, Sunday's well-attended public rally in Moscow against Russia's involvement in Ukraine, including...