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Ukrainian Billionaire Charged In Bribery Scheme For Titanium Rights

A Ukrainian billionaire businessman with close ties to the recently ousted Ukrainian president has been indicted in Chicago’s federal court with bribing Indian government officials in a major international sting.

04/02/2014

An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To Russia

A group of Chicago aldermen on Wednesday urged airlines and air cargo lines operating out of O’Hare International Airport to halt all flights to Russia, until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine.

03/05/2014

An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Northwestern Professor Fears Russia’s ‘Appetite’ For Territory Will Grow

U.S. intelligence estimates another 5,000 Russian troops have joined the 15,000 in the Crimea since the crisis began last week. But thousands more are massed on the Russian side of the Ukraine border as Ukraine’s under-manned military mobilizes to fight a possible wider invasion.

03/03/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Durbin Addresses Local Ukrainian Community

As Russian troops surround a Ukrainian military base in Crimea today, world leaders along with Senator Dick Durbin are urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his military. Durbin addressed the Ukrainian community in Chicago Sunday.

03/02/2014

A demonstrator holds up a Ukrainian flag during a mass opposition rally on Independence Square in Kiev.  (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Ukrainians Concerned About Unrest In Home Country

The escalated violence is causing great concern here in Chicago.

03/01/2014

People leave flowers and mourn at a makeshift memorial in homage to anti-government protesters killed in the past weeks' clashes with riot police on Kiev's Independence Square on February 24, 2014. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the 'mass murder' of protesters and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the brink of economic collapse. The dramatic announcements by the ex-Soviet nation's new Western-leaning team -- approved by parliament over a chaotic weekend that saw the pro-Russian leader go into hiding -- came as a top EU envoy arrived in Kiev to buttress its sudden tilt away from Moscow. (Photo credit : BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Ukrainian Community Prays, Mourns Deaths Of Protesters

After Ukraine’s bloodiest week in decades, members of Chicago’s Ukrainian community prayed Sunday and pondered the uncertain future of a country in turmoil.

02/24/2014

A black coffin pays tribute to the protesters that have died in Ukraine. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Local Ukrainians Protest Outside Chicago Consulate

Protesters gathered once again in front of the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago this afternoon.

02/23/2014

Protesters outside the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Chicago-Area Ukrainians Call On Consul General To Resign

Here in Chicago, about 200 Ukrainian-Americans demonstrated at the consulate in River North.

02/19/2014

Russian forward Andrey Arshavin (L) vies with Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie during the Euro 2012 football match Russia vs. Czech Republic. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages)

Bernstein: Euro Soccer Racism Shocking

It should probably be considered a good thing that soccer fans in Ukraine and Poland are so ugly. That the racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic behavior on display at European soccer matches still has the capacity to stand out is testament to how far – and how quickly — our own country has evolved

670 The Score–06/10/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Hockey Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children Found Dead In Jail Cell

A Ukrainian hockey coach was found dead of a suspected suicide while in custody in Philadelphia on child-molestation charges, a U.S. prison official said.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012