| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:49 PM
They called themselves the "Chicago connection" and appeared confident that their contacts with Illinois politicians would help persuade newly elected President Barack Obama to lift longtime economic sanctions against leaders in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:35 AM
PRETORIA -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in Thursday for another five-year term as the president of Zimbabwe, despite allegations from political opponents and Western states that the election was rigged.
The 89-year-old, who has ruled the country since its...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:06 AM
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression." -- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983
President Reagan's speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the prestigious prize -- and her novel, at more than 800 pages, is the longest...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Each year, four women in journalism are saluted for their guts and their tenacity by an organization created to spotlight such singular courage.
The International Women's Media Foundation is holding a 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony tonight...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:53 PM
I came out of the hotel, out of this Tuesday evening awards event, feeling wonderful — and terrible.
Wonderful because the heroic work being done by the women journalists who’d been honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning author whose novel "Adore" was adapted as a Naomi Watts starter this year, has died in London. She was 94.
Her publisher, HarperCollins, said the author of more than 55 works of fiction, opera, nonfiction and...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul.
By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:22 AM
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Danai Gurira cast a glance around the dining room of an ......