| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:58 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on three U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate American citizens Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, according to military officials.
The planes were headed to Bor, the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — The reports are cranked out with relentless efficiency: blistering tales of waste, fraud and abuse of American taxpayer-funded projects to rebuild Afghanistan.
The damning audits from the Special Inspector General for...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved.
In a travel warning,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By the looks of it, U.S. President Barack Obama may be close to joining the French in taking on the Chinese -- in Africa.
According to my sources in the French government, Obama made it clear to both British and French leadership at the onset of his...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:48 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Embassy in Kabul came under attack on Christmas morning, and the Taliban later claimed responsibility, saying it had fired four rockets at the American compound.
U.S. officials said that two rounds of either mortar or...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Pope Francis is everyone's man of the year, so if you're a critic of President Obama you might want to try to portray the president as anti-pope. It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what two former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican try to do in a bizarre...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A series of attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital left dozens of people dead Monday as the army fought off assailants identified as followers of a disgruntled religious leader.
The coordinated attacks,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:24 AM
After the coffee. Before the Time Warner earnings call.
The Skinny: Caught an episode of "The Mindy Project" last night and was pleasantly surprised. The show, in my view, has been inconsistent but Tuesday it showed some of its early promise. I know....
| Nov 6, 2013
After years of fruitless negotiations, the United States may soon face an unfamiliar problem in its long confrontation with Iran: Are we willing to take yes for an answer?
Negotiators are scheduled to meet again in Geneva this week to try to move toward...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:16 AM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry joined closed-door talks in Geneva on Friday amid indications that Iran and six world powers might be on the verge of a breakthrough in curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions.