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  • Cuban dissident blogger finds allies in Congress

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – After years of trying to leave Cuba to visit other lands, dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is making the rounds on Capitol Hill and impressing Florida members of Congress of all stripes. On...
  • Israel leader demands 'red line' to stop Iran nuclear program

     
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United Nations that Iran’s progress toward a nuclear bomb will be irreversible by next spring or summer, a more specific time frame than he has publicly argued before, and demanded that world...
  • Suu Kyi's U.S. visit may lead to more easing of sanctions on Myanmar

     
    Burma United States Obama Democracy: Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first trip to U.S. in decades starting Monday....
  • Israeli military calculated calorie needs of Gazans during embargo

     
    Israel’s military calculated the minimum number of calories per day that Gaza Strip residents would need to avoid malnutrition during its embargo of goods into the restive territory from 2007 to 2010, court documents released Wednesday show....
  • Rep. Castor pushes for closer relations with Cuba

        Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.  “I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • U.S. Foreign Aid Must Have Strings Attached

    Sequestration is not the best time to be doling out foreign aid, surely the most unpopular item in the federal budget. Especially when the recipient is President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt. Morsi is intent on getting the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman (the...
  • Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades

    Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades
    In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
  • Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary

    Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary
    In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
  • Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry
    Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...
  • Howard Wolpe dies at 71; Michigan congressman sponsored anti-apartheid act

    Howard Wolpe dies at 71; Michigan congressman sponsored anti-apartheid act
    Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71. Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...