| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Fighting raged between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels just east of the strategic port of Mariupol on Friday, shortly before envoys from Ukraine and Russia were expected to announce a ceasefire as the starting point for a wider peace plan....
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The extremist group known as Islamic State released a video Saturday that purports to show the beheading of a British aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border in March 2013.
The video, apparently showing the death of David Haines,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Ukraine's president said on Friday there could be no military solution to his country's crisis and he hoped "a very fragile" ceasefire in the east would hold, allowing him to focus on rebuilding the shattered economy.
Petro Poroshenko also said a new...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Estonia's European allies on Friday demanded that Russia release an Estonian security official who was allegedly abducted a week ago on Estonian territory and taken to a prison in Moscow, where he faces espionage charges.
Russian state-run media contend...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:26 PM
It took President Barack Obama and his top aides a week to explain that he does in fact have a strategy for confronting the Islamic State militancy. Now he has to prove that he can make it work.
Obama has embarked on building what is basically the third...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:03 AM
A woman died and at least four people were wounded Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardizing a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The accord, brokered by...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Exactly what is President Obama’s goal as he escalates the U.S. fight against the Islamic State, the extremist group that has seized a swath of territory in northern Syria and Iraq?
Is it to “destroy” the group, or to “defeat&...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:09 PM
In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltic and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO's core promise is essential in the short...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The cool and hot of Barack Obama and Joe Biden were very much in evidence Wednesday as they responded to the beheading of a pair of American journalists by Islamic terrorists: A common strategy expressed in two wildly different tones.
| Mar 4, 2014
The causes of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine are many, but most fundamentally its roots can be found in an enormously consequential decision made by the United States and its allies in the early 1990s. Faced with a strategic challenge of constructing a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:31 PM
An undercover Chicago police officer insisted Monday that he was only an observer as three men built Molotov cocktails in 2012, but he also admitted he was the first to raise the idea on the day the men were arrested, offered his bandana to use as wicks...