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  • More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command

    More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command
    BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's spectacularly public ouster of his uncle, Jang Song Taek, could bring about more political turmoil as the purge extends to Jang's coterie of powerful relatives and supporters. Reverberations are likely...
  • 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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood

    Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood
    Everything about Pope John Paul II was larger than life: his constant globetrotting, his naming of 483 saints -- more than all his predecessors combined -- and his 27 years in office, making him one of the longest serving pontiffs. The Polish pope...
  • John Paul II and John XXIII canonized as saints

    John Paul II and John XXIII canonized as saints
    Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, markingĀ  the first time in theĀ  church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time. Hundreds of...
  • Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

    Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization. It marked the first time in...
  • Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II

    Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the...