| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:28 AM
NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Rising tensions between Poland and Russia flared into a fiery rampage on Polish Independence Day, when masked youths and right-wing radicals veered from a peaceful march to hurl bottles, trash and torches at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion.
In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The irresistible impulse to aggrandize power, which has been evident in American foreign policy since (at least) the fall of the East-West bipolar system in 1991, was demonstrated last week by the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden. Now there is a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Now that we all live inside hermetically-sealed political feedback bubbles when it comes to receiving and reacting to news, it's never been easier to form an opinion on a given story. That's particularly true of the type of Rorschach-test-like stories for...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — President Viktor Yanukovich appeared to give ground Monday in the face of massive demonstrations that threatened to hobble his government, seeking to reopen talks with the European Union about forging a closer economic relationship....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:06 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's president faced growing street protests at home Friday after he rejected an agreement to tie his nation's political and economic future to the West, instead keeping intact Ukraine's historical links with Moscow.
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:43 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — The political confrontation between President Viktor Yanukovich and his opposition reached a fever pitch Sunday as protesters, armed with flares, bricks and a bulldozer, were rebuffed as they attempted to storm the presidential...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CAIRO — Young Egyptian musician Ramy Essam boasts a distinction that few others can claim: a starring turn in a documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, as well as an arrest warrant hanging over his head.
Amid an unprecedented...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:25 PM
TEHRAN — In a speech marking Student Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sought "consensus" for his ambitious goals of political reform, economic growth and improved relations with the outside world.
But as he spoke to a gathering at...