| 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:55 PM
One defendant used violent language and seemed intent on fighting with cops and vandalizing property on undercover recordings played at the NATO 3 trial.
On more than two dozen recordings played for jurors Wednesday, the man alleged by prosecutors to be...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:07 PM
President Obama, Tuesday night in the East Room: "Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
| May 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Circus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer.
Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...