| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the country’s contentious parliament Monday and set new elections for Oct. 26 in a move likely to deepen Ukraine’s bitter east-west divide.
Poroshenko’s government earlier in the day...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Sometimes, significant news does not make major headlines. This article reports that Germany's foreign intelligence spied on NATO ally Turkey and also "inadvertently" listened to telephone calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Pro-Russia separatists who control part of Ukraine's eastern border allowed Kiev customs officials into the occupied territory Thursday to inspect a Russian convoy seeking to carry aid to the militants' last two strongholds.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Reports that the Ukrainian military shelled and partly destroyed a Russian armored column after it entered Ukraine overnight highlight the need for a swift and peaceful resolution of the conflict there, the United Nations said on Friday.
"We are aware...
| Aug 7, 2014
At the Chicago Tribune, we not only cover the world and Chicago's place in it, but we also are interested in supporting the development of free press around the globe.
To that end, we often welcome professional journalists from other countries into our...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:39 PM
Embattled Ukrainian separatists called for a truce Saturday after government troops surrounded their main stronghold of Donetsk, and a reported attempt by Russia to send in an armored aid convoy spurred warnings from Kiev, Britain and the United States....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:29 PM
There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:09 PM
President Obama and European leaders have agreed on a new, coordinated set of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s continued role in supporting separatist fighters in neighboring Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The 28-nation European Union agreed Tuesday on stronger economic sanctions against Russia amid ongoing anger concerning the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the great majority of whose passengers were...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:03 PM
After months of resisting U.S. calls for tougher economic sanctions against Russia in response to its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, the major European powers agreed yesterday on a package of measures targeting Russia's financial, energy and...