| Aug 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
European Union officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Sunday.
EU leaders decided at a Brussels summit to ask the EU's executive...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Russia on Friday defied international warnings against its 280-truck convoy barging into eastern Ukraine without the Kiev government’s consent, drawing widespread condemnation for its intrusion into the territory of its strife-torn neighbor....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:52 PM
MOSCOW — Russia defied international warnings against its 280-truck convoy barging into eastern Ukraine without the Kiev government's consent, drawing widespread condemnation Friday for its intrusion into the territory of its strife-torn neighbor....
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A long convoy of Russian trucks left Ukraine on Saturday, concluding a controversial mission to deliver aid to civilians in cities caught up in fighting between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian security forces.
Russia’s decision to send the...
| 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....