| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:24 AM
There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded.
President George W. Bush seized the role with...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:57 AM
One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday.
Judge Robert Owen said he was willing to grant Dmitry Kovtun "core participant"...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:14 PM
Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Now that the Grand Old Party has control of the Senate and House, I really thought it would prove to voters that it was capable of governing. Here was a long-sought chance to present a legitimate alternative to the Affordable Health Care Act, one that...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:00 PM
The world should be watching the crisis in Ukraine, Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, told a lunch-time audience Friday in downtown Allentown. It isn't a national or regional issue, he stressed to a packed house at the...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:36 PM
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's killing is not just a tragedy for Russia, but could be a harbinger of political turbulence. Commentary in the West implicitly blames President Vladimir Putin, highlighting the long list of Putin critics who have...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:35 PM
President Barack Obama entered the Oval Office eager to exert his influence on foreign policy. When he departs in 2017, his legacy will almost certainly be a tale of broken promises and squandered potential.
An administration that pledged to reset...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:00 AM
When Alexander Zhitinev left in November to fight with the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, winter had just begun unleashing its fury on the wind-lashed steppe of this impoverished 18th century frontier town.
Zhitinev's work as a mechanic...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 2:24 PM
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John McCain, in Chicago on Sunday for an event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, reacted diplomatically to news reports that their Republican Senate colleague Ted Cruz was expected to announce a presidential bid.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:53 PM
From his first days in office, President Obama has been intent on creating some distance between the United States and Israel, because he viewed the closeness of the relationship as bad for American foreign policy. In 2009, during a meeting with Jewish...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:16 PM
Speaking to tens of thousands of cheering supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians there and regain the nation's...