| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Top Russian security officials Wednesday accused NATO of pressuring Ukraine to drop its post-Soviet nonaligned status and warned that Moscow's relations with the Western alliance would be damaged beyond repair if it extends membership to the longtime...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists began an "all-for-all" exchange of prisoners late Friday, Russian news agencies reported after delays apparently caused by a dispute over where to swap the captives.
The exchange of 150 Ukrainian...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed into law a new defense doctrine that identifies NATO as the chief threat to Russian security and claims the right to use nuclear weapons to counter any aggression that "threatens the very existence" of...
| 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 28, 2014
| 12:30 AM
An AirAsia Indonesia commercial flight to Singapore with 162 people on board was missing Sunday after it lost contact with air traffic controllers, according to the airline and aviation officials.
Indonesian rescue teams were searching for QZ8501, an...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Twenty years ago in Budapest, Hungary, leaders of the United States, Russia, Britain and Ukraine signed a memorandum on nuclear weapons and Ukrainian security. It committed Ukraine to remove nuclear arms from its territory and join the Nuclear...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
At least seven bomb blasts in little more than a month in Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, have stirred fears among residents and the government in Kiev that Russia-backed rebels are trying to destabilize the militarily strategic region....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin abruptly left the recent G20 conference in Australia in the face of mounting criticism of his nation's imperialistic designs on Eastern Ukraine.
Ironically, the loudest criticism was generated by Great Britain, France...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday.
“Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day."
In apparent response to accusations from NATO...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Irina Fedulova and her husband have repaid more than one-third of their $150,000 housing loan, but they owe more than when they started, thanks to the collapse of the Russian ruble.
The loan was in dollars but “our salaries are in rubles, and we...