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  • Ukraine's besieged ruling party gets boost from by-election wins

    Ukraine's besieged ruling party gets boost from by-election wins
    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. The opposition...
  • Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]

    Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]
    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...
  • Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized

    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...
  • Ukraine issues arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich

    Ukraine issues arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich
    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...
  • Pictures in the News | 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Obama's cabinet picks

    Chan Lowe: Obama's cabinet picks
    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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco
    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...
  • Tour de France: Five things to know after Stage 9

    Tour de France: Five things to know after Stage 9
    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...
  • 'House of Cards' to take over State House

    'House of Cards' to take over State House
    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...
  • $53-million mega-mansion in Rolling Hills is fit for a king

    $53-million mega-mansion in Rolling Hills is fit for a king
    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...
  • Remarkable Woman: Connie Duckworth

    Remarkable Woman: Connie Duckworth
    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...