| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:28 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:06 PM
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...