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  • Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate

    President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
  • Iran to offer 'road map' for resolving nuclear dispute with West

    Iran to offer 'road map' for resolving nuclear dispute with West
    TEHRAN -- With international talks on Iran’s nuclear program set to begin Tuesday, Iranian officials said their negotiating team would offer a broad “road map” proposal for resolving the issue, but would also seek to protect key...
  • Upset over U.S. fiscal crisis, China urges a 'de-Americanized world'

    Upset over U.S. fiscal crisis, China urges a 'de-Americanized world'
    WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
  • Iran's nuclear proposal insists on right to enrich uranium

    Iran's nuclear proposal insists on right to enrich uranium
    GENEVA -- Iran’s new proposal for ending the crisis over its nuclear program insists on the country’s right to enrich uranium and demands removal of all sanctions on its economy, an Iranian news agency reported. The Iranian Student News...
  • Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? New turmoil over test results

    Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? New turmoil over test results
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nearly a year after three international forensic institutions took samples of the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, conflicting reports have resurfaced regarding the cause of his death. Arafat died at a French...
  • Fear of virus halves turnout of Muslim faithful for hajj pilgrimage

    The Islamic world's annual pilgrimage to Mecca came to an orderly and peaceful conclusion Tuesday, with less than half as many Muslims taking part in the hajj this year due to fears that a Middle East-based respiratory illness could spread among the...
  • Suspect detained in killing that triggered Russian anti-migrant riots

    Suspect detained in killing that triggered Russian anti-migrant riots
    MOSCOW--A man from the Caucasus region was reportedly taken into custody Tuesday as a suspect in the stabbing death of a young Russian, a crime that triggered riots targeting migrant workers in a Moscow suburb. Russian news agencies identified the...
  • Iran, U.S. diplomats hold rare private meeting

    Iran, U.S. diplomats hold rare private meeting
    GENEVA — Iranian diplomats Tuesday laid out a plan to address international concern about their nation's nuclear program and held a rare private meeting with their U.S. counterparts as two days of talks between Iran and six world powers got underway...
  • 'PBS NewsHour' has lost 48 percent of its audience in last 8 years

    'PBS NewsHour' has lost 48 percent of its audience in last 8 years
    Eight years ago this month, I did an interview with then anchor Jim Lehrer in connection with the 30th anniversary of the "PBS NewsHour." It was a laudatory piece, as I had long shared Lehrer's values about journalism and democracy. With "NewsHour" in...
  • Syrian rebels release 9 Lebanese hostages

    Syrian rebels release 9 Lebanese hostages
    BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages held for more than a year by Syrian¬† rebels have been released, according to multiple reports late Friday, ending a protracted crisis that heightened regional sectarian tensions and was linked to the¬† subsequent...
  • Andy Harris 'Crossfire' debate draws bigger audience than O'Malley's appearance

    Andy Harris 'Crossfire' debate draws bigger audience than O'Malley's appearance
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him. But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire." When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....