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American-Iranian tensions complicated by Ukrainian disaster

A crew of a Ukrainian airlines carry flowers to pay tribute to the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, arrive for memorial service at Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. An Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people has crashed just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital's main airport on Jan. 8, 2020.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

176 passengers died earlier this month when a Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran. The Iranian government acknowledged their military had shot down the jet in a reactive response to the U.S. targeted killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and subsequently amplified tensions between the two countries.  Of the passengers, 82 were Iranian, 63 Canadi...

How Trump’s Ukraine call could violate campaign finance laws

President Donald Trump walks off following a news conference at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are left.

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's repeated prodding of the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son could amount to an illegal request for a campaign contribution from a foreign citizen. Federal law states it is illegal to "knowingly solicit, accept, or receive from a foreign...

Big challenges ahead for new Ukrainian president

The new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky holds up a mace, the Ukrainian symbol of power, during his inauguration May 20, 2019.

Cam Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

As he was ushered in as the sixth president of Ukraine on May 20, comedian and TV actor-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of a “new era” of the country’s history — one that sees “people in power who will serve the people.” His rise to power is an atypical one in a country operated by ol...

OPINION: Acting like the president

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy being photographed on the set of his TV show 'Servant of the People,' where he plays a schoolteacher-turned-president. (EFREM LUKATSKY | ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

While Chicagoans were in the middle of a mayoral election, Ukrainians were embroiled in a presidential election that felt like something of a joke. As Ukrainians went to the polls on March 31, the only real choice they were faced with was between a president many feel is corrupt, and one with a gliste...

World leaders negotiate temporary peace in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (left) and European Council President Donald Tusk embrace during the negotiation of a ceasefire between Russia and the Ukraine. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Jackson Danbeck

February 15, 2015

European leaders concluded an agreement on Wednesday to cease hostilities for the time being in the Ukraine. However, uncertainty remains on whether both sides will uphold a lasting peace or retort back to armed conflict.  Read More »...

DePaul alumna Natalie Jaresko serves as Ukraine finance minister

DePaul Alumna Natalie Jaresko takes her place on the Ministers’ stand after being confirmed as Ukraine’s Minister of Finance. (Efram Lukatsky | AP)

Julian Hayda

January 25, 2015

Today, she bears the financial burden of 45.4 million people, but not too long ago, Natalie Jaresko was just like any other DePaul student. Read More »...

World News: Summer 2014 recap

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson walks among people protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson last month.

Kevin Gross

September 15, 2014

 Palestinian conflict reignites The continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict went through another spate of violence throughout July and August as members of the Israeli Defense Force and Palestinian group Hamas clashed throughout the Gaza Strip. The conflict was prompted by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen...

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