| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree recognizing Crimea as a "sovereign and independent government" following a controversial vote on the Russian-occupied peninsula to secede from Ukraine, the Kremlin news service announced late Monday....
| Mar 18, 2014
When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:07 PM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Ukraine will never recognize the results of the weekend referendum that favored Crimea’s secession and it will never accept the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Tuesday....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:08 PM
In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine.
Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Parti Quebecois suffered its worst provincial election defeat in 44 years on Monday, spurring debate throughout Canada on whether the party's signature goal of Quebec independence is dead.
Politicians and pundits took to the airwaves Tuesday to proclaim...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A conservative group will try to collect enough signatures to force a referendum on a law approved by the General Assembly this year protecting the rights of transgender individuals.
MDPetitions.com, founded and led by Republican Del. Neil Parrott of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:36 AM
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine.
The measure, sponsored...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:15 PM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water.
The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:31 AM
MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-...