| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON — A flood of misconduct cases involving generals and admirals has created deep concern at the Pentagon about ethical and moral shortcomings among senior military officers and prompted new steps to tighten rules, increase inspections and...
| Sep 20, 2013
In an autumn ritual, an Iranian president is once more coming to New York for the United Nations' annual meeting of the heads of state. Media frenzy is likely to follow, as the smiling visage of President Hassan Rouhani dominates the airways next week....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Before heading out the door, I gave my wife a goodbye kiss. Rather than reciprocate, she recoiled.
"Ouch. Would you please shave?"
"Can't do that, honey," I replied. "Not until the end of Movember."
"You mean NO-vember. Your lip hair is affecting...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
DALLAS — The city is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with events designed to celebrate his legacy and show how far Dallas, and the country, have come since that fall day in 1963.
In addition to a city-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:41 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials seeking to resolve a tense standoff with Afghan President Hamid Karzai were exploring on Tuesday whether they could bypass him and get other senior officials to sign a security deal authorizing American troops to remain...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials seeking to close a deal by year's end on the future of American troops in Afghanistan are exploring ways to bypass the country's mercurial president, Hamid Karzai, who negotiated the agreement but now refuses to sign it....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:35 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Luxembourg City's mayor Xavier Bettel is slated to become the country's next prime minister, following the end of coalition talks on Friday that usher in a Liberal government for the first time in decades.
Bettel's swearing-in on...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad is implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country's ongoing civil war, the United Nations' human rights chief said Monday.
A U.N. panel of experts, which has been investigating abuses in Syria, has...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:10 PM
World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide.
"We've lost our...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:56 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday.
The former president, who died...