| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:17 PM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Amid weeks of anti-government street protests, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s ruling party won four of five seats in parliament during a byelection, a defeat for opposition forces seeking his ouster.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter.
Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:20 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich on Monday and warned the international community that the country needs $35 billion in aid to avert default.
Yanukovich slipped out of Kiev on...
| Dec 9, 2013
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where mourners sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:53 AM
Presidential staffing is where symbolism and pragmatism collide. It’s also where the dual nature of the presidency—as head of state and head of government—becomes most problematic for the occupant.
On the one hand, as chief...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Roughly the size of New York’s Central Park at three miles long and one-and-a-half mile wide, Monaco not only enjoys an incredible setting between the Mediterranean and the Alps and between the French and Italian Rivieras, but could be said to be...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Here are five things to know as the Tour de France enters an off day before resuming for the 10th stage Tuesday.
1. Try as you might: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The marble hallway trod for centuries by Maryland politicians will host perhaps its most sinister character when actor Kevin Spacey arrives for work next week.
Television crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming Maryland's...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If the $53-million price tag doesn’t stand in his way, President Obama need look no further than Hacienda de la Paz on the Palos Verdes Peninsula as a place to settle down after life in the White House.
Set in gated Rolling Hills, behind gates...
| Jan 13, 2013
In a bombed-out cinder block shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan, in the cruel cold of January, Connie Duckworth found the road map for the rest of her life.
"I view life as a journey," she says. "Sometimes you're going around a curve and you really don't...