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  • Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

    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...
  • World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'

    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...
  • Syria's Bashar Assad implicated in war crimes, U.N. rights chief says

    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...
  • Global week ahead for December 2-9: A power shift in Luxembourg; tree lighting in Washington; election in India

    Global week ahead for December 2-9: A power shift in Luxembourg; tree lighting in Washington; election in India
    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...
  • U.S. may leave Karzai out of Afghanistan security pact

    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....
  • French president arrives in Israel; Iran high on agenda

    JERUSALEM — Arriving for a state visit, French President François Hollande was warmly welcomed Sunday by Israeli leaders praising France's historic support of the Jewish state and more recently, its strong stand on Iran. With the full red-carpet...
  • UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders

    UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...
  • China's leaders rethink growth model as economy runs out of steam

    BEIJING — The Chinese leadership is hyping a Communist Party meeting that began Saturday as the greatest financial rethink since leader Deng Xiaoping launched China's economic revolution in the late 1970s. In keeping with past patterns, the...
  • Review: Hail to the chief's chef in the savory 'Haute Cuisine'

    Review: Hail to the chief's chef in the savory 'Haute Cuisine'
    The unnamed president in "Haute Cuisine," an ode to traditional French cuisine and professional pride, summons a self-taught culinary expert from the provinces to be his personal chef at the Élysée Palace. "Give me the best of France," he tells her. Cue...
  • Liberia: Remembering

     
    Ten years ago the bloody siege of Monrovia marked the culmination of a brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia's...
  • Paul Greenberg: Better the president shouldn't know

    The list of things this president didn't know continues to grow: He didn't know that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups like the Tea Party for special scrutiny. He didn't know that the Justice Department was obtaining...