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  • With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

    With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma. What would the old man...
  • Governor's Pal Weds At Mansion

    Governor's Pal Weds At Mansion
    Governor uses official residence for wedding of state contractor and political crony. You'd be excused if you think Connecticut has returned to the dark Rowland years. You'd be wrong. It was last weekend and the governor with the bad judgment is that...
  • Armed youths reported to be marching toward South Sudan town

    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...
  • New Head Of State Police Has Background In Running Prisons

    Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner. Schriro was the only candidate...
  • As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects

    As Ariel Sharon lies in state, Israelis pay their respects
    JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s casket, draped in Israel's blue and white flag, made its way to Jerusalem on Sunday aboard a military command car in a somber motorcade flanked with police motorcycles and other military...
  • Egypt's vote on new constitution is far from clear-cut

    CAIRO — The question on the ballot is straightforward: yes or no to a new constitution. But Egypt's military-backed government has a far more ambitious agenda for a nationwide referendum beginning Tuesday. In power for just over six months, the...
  • China's leaders rethink growth model as economy runs out of steam

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

    JERUSALEM — Arriving for a state visit, French President Fran├žois 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...
  • Dallas to mark JFK assassination with wide array of events

    DALLAS — The city is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with events designed to celebrate his legacy and show how far Dallas, and the country, have come since that fall day in 1963. In addition to a city-...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...