| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou greeted hundreds of flag-waving supporters in Los Angeles' Chinatown on Tuesday, an unusual public appearance on American soil that was a sign of the island's improving relationship with China.
Ma was on his way home...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:27 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela didn't coin the term "Rainbow Nation" or the phrase "Proudly South African." But the optimism, determination and compassion of the country at its best owed everything to him.
In recent years, however,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on the continent and investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Military interventions by powerful nations into lesser ones, such as now continues in Mali (and Afghanistan), and is being urged by many into the Syrian civil war, are inherently reckless since even the most powerful states can have the whole...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Los Angeles Fashion Council kicked off its second day at the Grove shopping center with a pair of runway shows by the winners of its recent Open Runway competition (for "brand-new and barely emerging designers"), Amabelle Aguiluz and Rose La Grua....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:45 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Almost a week after the African Union called for the International Criminal Court to delay its prosecution of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, the judicial body responded by excusing Kenyatta from having to be in court for...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:03 AM
The question of how to help Mali cope with rebels, the aftermath of a military coup and religious extremists, is slated to be taken up Wednesday at the sidelines of the United Nations, at a closely watched meeting on security in the troubled Sahel....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:40 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Greg Warmoth looks at charity in the region on “Central Florida Spotlight,” which airs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Warmoth interviews Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Lafayette College Acoustic Africa dazzles in Easton....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, now in its 19th year, will feature 330 films from 49 countries, including 70 world premieres, 55 North American premieres and 14 U.S. premieres.
The films will be showcased in 53...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Guitarist Bombino's performance at a wedding in the desert city of Agadez, Niger, six years ago was, in some ways, a typical job. Then 27, he had been playing music since childhood and toured globally as a member of the band Tidawt. But this gig became...