Putin signs into law annexation of Ukrainian regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Wednesday the formal annexation of parts of Ukraine. The declaration comes in defiance of international law and as losses mount for Russia. Professor Stephen Caliendo joined Good Day Chicago to unpack what's going on in Russia right now.

Politicians react to Trump's comments in Helsinki

Top Republicans are joining Democrats in their criticism of President Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin. Some Republicans are calling the president's remarks in Helsinki "shameful, disgraceful, and weak." Cecile Shea from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs talks about it.