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  • In Egypt, newly promoted army chief Sisi poised for presidential run

     In Egypt, newly promoted army chief Sisi poised for presidential run
    CAIRO — Three years after the revolution that toppled a dictator, Egypt looks to be back where it started. A strongman fell; a strongman rises. On Monday, the country's top generals gave their blessing to a presidential run by army chief Abdel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Sudan government agrees to stop fighting; rebels stay mum

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Sudan’s government has agreed to end fighting with rebel forces, East African leaders announced Friday, in a deal that will hinge on whether rebel leader Riek Machar agrees to the truce. At a summit in...
  • Armed youths reported to be marching toward South Sudan town

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Thousands of armed youths loyal to South Sudan’s rebel leader are preparing to launch an assault on the key town of Bor, a government official said Saturday, as continued fighting in the fragile new country...
  • 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...
  • Stanley J. Hanna, chief of state purchasing board

    Stanley J. Hanna, chief of state purchasing board
    Stanley J. Hanna, former chief of the Maryland State Purchasing Board, died Aug. 16 of corticobasal syndrome, a rare and progressive neurodegenerative disease, at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 87. The son of a stockbroker...
  • IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi

    IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee. interrupted to hand Bach a cell phone.  On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, 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...