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  • Obama flies in as singing crowds await Nelson Mandela memorial

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Thousands of South Africans filed into the 94,000-seat soccer stadium in Soweto early Tuesday for the state memorial service of the nation’s apartheid-struggle hero, Nelson Mandela. Low gray clouds and misty rain...
  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • North Korea reportedly executes Kim Jong Un's 'scum' uncle

    BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday. In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous. At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
  • With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma. What would the old man...
  • Governor's Pal Weds At Mansion

    Governor's Pal Weds At Mansion
    Governor uses official residence for wedding of state contractor and political crony. You'd be excused if you think Connecticut has returned to the dark Rowland years. You'd be wrong. It was last weekend and the governor with the bad judgment is that...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

    Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored
    When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
  • The over-leveraged GOP

    The over-leveraged GOP
    The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
  • African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity

    African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes. But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
  • No African leader found worthy of $5-million good governance prize

    No African leader found worthy of $5-million good governance prize
    Most Africans are now better governed than in 2000, but the pace of improvement has slowed, and many countries are experiencing setbacks in public safety and the rule of law, a group dedicated to improving leadership on the continent reported Monday....