| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people were getting ready to watch Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil.
In Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the final, the party was already in full...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:27 PM
U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence.
That's because it was Klinsmann, as coach of the national team, who began the overhaul that led...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The conventional wisdom is that Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup has created an unprecedented climate of gloom that will affect President Dilma Rousseff's chances to win re-election in October. But the conventional wisdom may be...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:03 AM
For one New Britain native, the war between Israel and Hamas is not just something to hear about on the evening news or scroll by on her Facebook news feed.
Judy Weinstein Goldberg is experiencing it firsthand.
Currently living in Ashkelon, Israel,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Next month the United States will host dozens of African leaders in Washington. But unless something changes before then, we will still be without confirmed ambassadors in 14 countries on the African continent, including in such strategically important...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The sentencing of two former Khmer Rouge officials in Cambodia on Thursday was met with relief and renewed sadness in Long Beach’s Cambodia Town community, home to the largest Cambodian population in the United States.
Many of the residents...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In spite of scandal, protest and controversy that have dogged his dozen years as Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win the nation's first direct presidential election on Sunday.
And the 60-year-old Islamist has made no secret...