| Nov 30, 2009
| 8:51 AM
Barack Obama has begun one of the toughest sales jobs of his presidency, privately announcing his sweeping overhaul of the U.S. Afghan strategy to top military and civilian advisers in Washington and Kabul as well as to key allies.
Obama is outlining his...
| Dec 28, 2009
The British Foreign Office confirms China has executed a convicted drug-smuggler some say was mentally unstable.
Akmal Shaikh was arrested in 2007 after carrying a suitcase with nine pounds, or roughly four kilograms, of heroin into the communist state...
| Jun 6, 2009
President Barack Obama honored the valiant dead and the "sheer improbability" of their D-Day victory, commemorating Saturday's 65th anniversary of the decisive invasion even as he remakes two wars and tries to thwart potential nuclear threats in Iran...
| Aug 21, 2009
Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa in 1945, came to study at Oxford in the mid-1960s and has lived in England ever since. Like his previous novels, "To Heaven by Water" showcases his uncanny ability to get the British scene just right, combining...
| Sep 10, 2009
HEALTH-CONGRESS -- What's different in the health care debate after Obama's speech to Congress? One important thing: Some central players in Congress who seemed skeptical of the bill say they heard enough to their liking that they...
| Sep 29, 2009
Representatives of six major world powers and Iran will begin talks on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program when they meet Thursday. Here is a primer on the issues to be discussed.
Who will participate in the talks in Geneva?
The discussions will be...
| Feb 13, 2009
| 12:40 PM
He's 13. He scarcely looks 10. And according to a British tabloid, he's a father.
Baby-faced and only 4 feet (1.22 meters) tall, the boy, Alfie, was just 12 when he impregnated Chantelle, now 15, The Sun reported today. Shown in a video posted today on...
| Apr 3, 2009
Well, of course Queen Elizabeth II already had an iPod. She's the queen. Doesn't she have everything?
The British press, which pilloried President Obama last month for giving Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American film DVDs that don't work on...
| Apr 9, 2009
| 8:47 AM
Britain's top counterterrorism official resigned today after committing an embarrassing breach of security that forced police to prematurely mount a sting operation against suspected Al Qaida plotters.
Bob Quick, an assistant commissioner at Scotland...
| Sep 17, 2010
British police staged a pre-dawn raid at a London garbage depot Friday, arresting five street cleaners in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later in the day....
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...