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  • Ukraine should put Russia to the test

    Ukraine is now strong enough to seize the initiative to create a lasting cease-fire in its Donbas Rust Belt, currently occupied by Russia and its proxies. And Russia may be weak enough to be receptive. It is in Kiev's interest to do so. A state of...
  • Athletes made the Sochi Winter Olympics special

    Athletes made the Sochi Winter Olympics special
    The winter weather was warm, as expected. The "dangerous face water" — as my Tribune colleague Stacy St. Clair famously tweeted — was an unexpectedly disgusting orange. The war waited until the Olympics ended, when Russian President Vladimir...
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • 'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world

    'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world
    In the early 1990s, writer-director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein....
  • Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran

    Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran
    In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working. The...
  • Even Santa is not immune from hackers

    Santa's elves received the email this week as their boss loaded his sleigh. The message was so ominous, no subject line was needed: "We, the Guardians of Christmas Present (GOCP) have successfully hacked Santa's gift list. We are aware of who's been...
  • Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc

    Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc
    Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded his emerging Eurasian Economic Union with the announcement Tuesday that tiny and impoverished Kyrgyzstan will join the bloc four months after it comes into force on New Year's Day. The alliance of former...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs

    Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs
    Russia said on Thursday its currency crisis was over even though its forex reserves have plunged and annual inflation has climbed above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing the government as it fights its worst economic crisis since 1998. The...
  • Russian leaders seek to revisit history as tension with U.S. grows

    A leading Russian elected official on Thursday called for an investigation of the United States' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II as a "crime against humanity." The effort to reconsider history by Sergei Naryshkin, the...
  • Does NATO want Ukraine?

     Does NATO want Ukraine?
    Talk about poking the bear with a sharp stick. Ukraine's parliament overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to rile Russian President Vladimir Putin by moving to join NATO. If that happens, another of Russia's neighbors would come under the protective umbrella of...