| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it will "respect the will" of separatist voters in eastern Ukraine who elected leaders for their proclaimed independent republics in defiance of international warnings that their actions were illegal....
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in elections condemned by the international community as illegal and a violation of a cease-fire already teetering on the verge of collapse.
Results of the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:19 AM
November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:45 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:43 PM
1. Chicagoans pick up their dogs' waste. Berliners pay a tax for the city to get the job done. Guess which city has the cleaner streets?
2. Berlin was divided until the Berlin Wall came down. Chicago will remain divided until the invisible walls between...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Meryl Streep won an Oscar for playing a steely yet faltering Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 British film “The Iron Lady.”
The role also warrants another distinction, according to a team of researchers at USC: Streep was the rare female to...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Europe faces yet another recession, and the prospect is shaking global financial markets. To eliminate the persistent threat of collapse, Europe must drop the euro, and Germany must abandon mercantilism.
When the euro was adopted in 1999, domestic...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders Friday, but little progress was made toward ending the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. Putin continued to insist his nation bears no responsibility for the conflict that has taken more than 3,700...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:49 AM
A defiant Russian President Vladimir Putin joined Asian and European leaders in Italy on Thursday for talks intended to focus on trade but, like many diplomatic gatherings of the past six months, was being dominated by the deadly crisis in Ukraine....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The German capital will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a huge street party around the Brandenburg Gate celebrating the part ordinary people played in bringing down communism in eastern Europe.
The festivities for Nov. 9...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. government's wholesale spying on its own citizens can prepare one for the impact of Laura Poitras' extraordinary documentary "Citizenfour." Far from...