| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:57 PM
Niccolo Machiavelli, perhaps the shrewdest political philosopher in history, believed that great events were shaped by luck — or "fortuna" as he called this unpredictable force of life. The same actions might produce success or failure, depending on...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Authorities are seeking a man who robbed a bank in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood Friday afternoon.
The robbery happened at 4:54 p.m. at the PNC branch at 2100 W. Chicago Ave., according to the FBI.
The robber, a white man in his 30s between 5...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The Ukrainian platoon commander sat in a burned-out armored vehicle on the edge of the Donetsk airport runway with the body of his comrade in the driver's seat next to him. He could hear the separatist fighters who had killed the man just yards away in...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in.
Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
| Feb 3, 2015
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where remnants of a bad snowstorm has forced today’s parade for the NFL’s Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots to be postponed....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Russia warned Tuesday that it may halt cooperation with the United States on Iran and Syria in response to a continuing stream of U.S. sanctions.
One day after the Obama administration announced its latest penalties, the Russian Foreign Ministry...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 11:26 PM
To the editor: Professor Rajan Menon's skepticism of arming the Ukrainians is certainly at odds with the view of Secretary of Defense-designate Ashton Carter, who is "very much inclined" to provide arms to Ukraine. ("Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:18 PM
Through nine months of struggle to halt Russia’s military thrust into Ukraine, Western unity has been a foremost priority for American and European leaders.
Now, with the crisis entering a dangerous new phase, that solid front is in danger of...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Ukraine's president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators sought momentum Saturday for a deal to stem the fighting at Europe's edge.
Petro Poroshenko and Russian President...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:35 AM
Ukraine's president pushed Saturday for a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east, insisting that the conflict must be resolved and not "frozen," and pressed Kiev's case to be supplied with defensive weapons.
Petro Poroshenko spoke amid a hectic...