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  • Obama's Afghan exit

    President Barack Obama bowed to the reality on the ground this week when he announced the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan won't be completed by the end of this year as planned. Mr. Obama once hoped to cut the 9,800 remaining U.S. troops in...
  • On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

    On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed
    If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat tasty, once you get beyond the ennui created by the meticulous preparation of fish as a theatrical device. It's called...
  • Will China's new infrastructure bank help or hurt the environment?

    BEIJING China scored a geopolitical twofer this month with its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. First, it stunned the White House by successfully persuading Great Britain and other U.S. allies in Europe to join the bank, which will boost China's...
  • In Peru, Lima's Asian infusion is creating new respectability

     In Peru, Lima's Asian infusion is creating new respectability
    There is plenty of time spent gazing out the windows of cars in Lima, because getting around this city of 10 million requires an inordinate amount of patience (and earplugs, depending on how loud a car's horn is). As you pass the time, peering into dim...
  • White House: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

    The White House says the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. It says the size of the U.S. troop presence for 2016 will be decided...
  • Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

    Amnesty International awarded its top honor Tuesday to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country's restrictive political atmosphere, and to U.S. folk singer Joan Baez for her civil rights activism. Both were...
  • Thousands protest woman's mob killing in Afghan capital

    Thousands marched through the Afghan capital Tuesday, demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-...
  • Vietnam wants full lifting of US arms embargo

    Vietnam wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year, but Washington is calling for more progress by the communist-governed nation on improving human rights, their respective ambassadors said Tuesday. This year marks the...
  • Obama agrees to slow U.S. pullout from Afghanistan

    Obama agrees to slow U.S. pullout from Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won't jeopardize his commitment to end America's longest war before leaving office. In a shift from...
  • Utah's adoption of firing squads bucks global trend

    Utah's decision to reintroduce the firing squad as an execution method if lethal injections drugs are unavailable bucks an international trend. Utah and Oklahoma are the only states which allow for the firing squads. However, Oklahoma would allow them...
  • Pictures in the News | March 24, 2015

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in the French Alps, where a German airliner carrying 150 people crashed while on a flight from Barcelona, Spain, to the German city of Duesseldorf. France’s president warned that there were probably no...