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  • Hong Kong student protest leaders seek talks with Beijing officials

    Hong Kong student protest leaders seek talks with Beijing officials
    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...
  • Ukraine's Europe-leaning leaders prepare to form coalition after vote

    Ukraine's Europe-leaning leaders prepare to form coalition after vote
    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...
  • U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

    U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey
    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on...
  • Ukraine to get its fourth defense minister so far this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to replace the defense minister of his embattled country with the fourth person to hold the position this year, according to a statement posted on the presidential website on Sunday. "The president stressed...
  • 2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse

    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It might look like a slam dunk now. After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    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...
  • Give voters straight talk on gay marriage

    Give voters straight talk on gay marriage
    Is it really that difficult for elected officials at the highest level to give a straight answer? In Florida, apparently so. Granted, same-sex marriage is controversial. But it would be nice if we could get simple straight talk from our highest...
  • Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats

    Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats
    If Charlie Crist thinks he can return to the Governor's Mansion as a Democrat, look his former Republicans "in the eye" and make high-toned talk to get what he wants, he's wrong. But if Nan Rich thinks she has a chance to beat Gov. Rick Scott, she's...
  • Intent clear on subsidies for insurance

    Intent clear on subsidies for insurance
    Floridians should hope that judicial activists who want to undermine the Affordable Care Act don't succeed, and there's no good reason they should. Last Tuesday, a pair of federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on similar challenges to the...