| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:07 PM
On day two of my fellowship in Germany, our group of 12 American journalists learned more about the organization sponsoring our trip, the RIAS Berlin Kommission.
RIAS stands for "Radio in the American Sector" and is a former radio station based in...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Billionaire candy maker Petro Poroshenko appeared to win Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, with an exit poll showing 55.9% supporting the candidate, who campaigned on promises to align Ukraine with Europe while also easing strained relations...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ukraine’s presumed president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, vowed Monday to bring an end to the armed confrontation with pro-Russia separatists in the east and Russia’s top diplomat responded with assurances that the Kremlin is “ready for...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday.
Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Scores of pro-Russia gunmen have been killed in two days of fighting at the international airport in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after ignoring a government ultimatum to lay down their weapons or face a military operation that won't cease until there...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:27 PM
You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken.
One of my first...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Rebels in the embattled eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk shot down a military helicopter on Thursday, killing at least a dozen Ukrainian soldiers, as heavy fighting continued in the area that has been the epicenter of the pro-Russia insurgency for more...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Lana Del Rey poses so powerfully that her voice can sometimes feel like a liability.
On Friday night the image-obsessed pop star ended her current tour – a brief North American run meant to stoke anticipation of her upcoming album “...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite.
"A new generation is quite...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
King Felipe VI of Spain is one tall dude.
Fortunately for world diplomacy — which isn't in great shape these days — the newly crowned monarch already knows how to work it when he and Queen Letizia are visiting a foreign head of state, as...