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  • 2 Thai ex-govt ministers impeached over alleged rice graft

    Thailand's military-appointed legislature voted on Friday to impeach the former commerce minister and his deputy for alleged corruption in a rice deal the nation's graft watchdog said was bogus. Members of the National Legislative Assembly voted...
  • Anti-Muslim event is protected free speech even if offensive

    Anti-Muslim event is protected free speech even if offensive
    Pamela Geller, whose organization's Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest was attacked by two gunmen Sunday, has made offensive comments about Islam. But that in no way undermines her right to free speech or legitimizes violence against her or anyone...
  • Nepal quake victims fear government won't help much, if history is guide

    Nepal quake victims fear government won't help much, if history is guide
    In August, after heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide that obliterated this village and killed 156 people, Nepalese authorities promised to resettle the survivors and provide them financial aid from a new relief fund. Those promises had yet to be...
  • Macedonian opposition chief charged over wiretapping scandal

    Macedonia's political crisis accelerated Friday after prosecutors charged the leader of the main left-wing opposition party and four others for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal that has gripped the small Balkan country for months. Zoran Zaev'...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama

    Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama
    Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about...
  • Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil

    Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday to protest a government beleaguered by scandal, with some calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. Sunday marked 30 years since the end of the...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • Amateur hour and the GOP letter writers

    It is a useful thing when a political party reveals itself as utterly unsuited for national leadership. This may be the one redeeming feature of Monday's letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 (or, to put it another way, all but seven) Senate...
  • U.S. needs leaders like Netanyahu

    Watching the speech delivered Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress should remind us what real leadership looks like. It isn't necessary to agree with everything he said to know you were seeing an experienced leader with...
  • Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre

    Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre
    Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country's wildly popular version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"...
  • Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba

    Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio extracted commitments from U.S. diplomats on Tuesday to demand full access to dissidents and human-rights advocates in Cuba before establishing normal relations with the Castro regime. "I can't imagine that we...