| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:27 PM
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her cellphone, saying that would be “a serious breach of trust” if true.
The White House denied...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama made a direct personal appeal to Iran’s new president Tuesday, issuing an overture for a diplomatic resolution of Iran's disputed nuclear program as a “major step down a long road” toward better...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:18 PM
HARTFORD — Spurred by the threat that a congressional showdown over Obamacare will shut down the federal government, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget director asked heads of state agencies Tuesday for contingency plans by Oct. 1 on how to maintain...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Although they represented the opposite poles of femininity — the intimidating, well-respected and unyielding Iron Lady vs. the adorable, well-beloved and sassy Cutie Pie — both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello shaped my universe growing...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Imagine you are a benevolent monarch and you have the power to institute a sales tax. (Even benevolent government has to be financed, after all.) Would you set one up that gave preference to sellers located outside your kingdom and penalized your own...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A man takes charge in the House of Orange-Nassau
Tuesday, April 30 -– Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands becomes king, the first male head of state in 123 years.
The 46-year-old heir to the throne will inherit the crown, scepter and...
| Apr 28, 2013
Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine.
If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:38 PM
So here’s the real question about the Tuesday ceremony in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix abdicated and passed the robe (they don’t wear crowns) to her son, Willem-Alexander, who just turned 46: Did Britain's Prince Charles, who was in...
| Dec 31, 2012
MEXICO CITY — On the eve of Mexico's Day of the Dead this year, authorities in Veracruz declared triumphantly that they had solved one of the decade's most notorious slayings of a journalist in Mexico.
They trotted before reporters a sad-sack...