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  • New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy

    New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy
    With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States. After a disastrous presidential...
  • Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president; U.S. troops to stay put

    Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, ending a months-long election dispute with the first democratic transfer of power in the nation’s modern history. In his inaugural speech, Ghani pledged to fight corruption and...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power...
  • China's path to prosperity

    The skylines of urban China look the same these days — lots of construction cranes. It's what you can't see on the horizon that is different. Housing prices are down for the fourth straight month as sales lag. The great Chinese real estate boom is...
  • The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan

    The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan
    Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai assured that he'll leave office on a disgraceful note by delivering a farewell speech Tuesday that claimed "America did not want peace for Afghanistan, because it had its own agendas and goals here." A thank you...
  • International summit just a first step on climate change

    International summit just a first step on climate change
     As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation. The meeting is a launchpad for the...
  • Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff

    Afghanistan’s election rivals signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as president, ending a months-long standoff over a disputed runoff vote. The brief signing ceremony at the presidential...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force

    To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force
    A recent projection of the West Africa Ebola outbreak is that it now may take 12 to 18 months to control and will infect 100,000 people. President Obama announced the deployment of 3,000 military troops, more than a hundred Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Migrant landings increasing along coastline, border patrol says

    A journey that started more than 700 miles away ended in detention for another group of Haitian migrants, this time in Highland Beach, early Monday. Authorities tracked down 13 migrants who came ashore in the 2700 block of South Ocean Boulevard at about...
  • U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results

    U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results
    The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian...