| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission on Monday began reviewing ballots for signs of fraud more than two months after the disputed second round of the nation’s presidential election.
Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah,...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:58 AM
An influential Chicago organization is aiming to launch a major international summit next year focusing on how cities can thrive and grow in an increasingly globalized economy.
Like the NATO Summit in 2012, the global cities gathering would seek to bring...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was “cracking jokes” not long after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries Thursday at a downtown hospital, his second-in command said, but the department disclosed scant details...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Winnetka Village Council this month approved the village's continued participation in a state law enforcement mutual aid program established in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Winnetka Police Chief Patrick Kreis said the...