| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Political leaders who won strong voter endorsement for their pledges of reform and closer ties with Western Europe began work Monday on forming a parliamentary coalition to deliver on those promises.
Russian officials grudgingly said they would accept...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:44 AM
Student organizers of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Wednesday that they will seek a direct dialogue with China's top leadership during an important international summit in Beijing next week.
Three to five representatives of the Hong Kong...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:20 PM
From war-ravaged backwaters to the world’s economic powerhouses, little progress was recorded over the last year in the fight against bribe-takers and backroom dealers, Transparency International reported in its annual corruption survey.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's trip to China in October was notable not only for being his first state visit, but also for what his delegation brought back to Kabul: unspent money.
Officials in the presidential palace were caught off-guard when a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
After more than two years of battling Longwood City Hall, Florida's court system and his neighbors — along with racking up nearly $200,000 in code-enforcement fines — Sean Law has cleaned up his yard.
"It is an improvement — it looks...
| Aug 17, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges.
Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
For all the cringeworthy talk of crushes, conniptions and collapsing marriage, the key to the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will be connecting dots — whether prosecutors can link gifts and loans from...
| Aug 10, 2014
As the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Mason, Virginia should be distinguished by a dedication to fair and equal representative democracy. Voters here should have confidence, not only that their ballots carry weight, but that...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:18 PM
When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards.
Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day.
Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is launching an initiative to enhance the state's services for children and improve their health, education and safety.
His first step, announced Monday, was convening a high-level "Children's Cabinet," of four Cabinet secretaries,...