| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
King Felipe VI of Spain is one tall dude.
Fortunately for world diplomacy — which isn't in great shape these days — the newly crowned monarch already knows how to work it when he and Queen Letizia are visiting a foreign head of state, as...
| Jun 29, 2014
Jacob D. Dumelle spent 21 years on the Illinois Pollution Control Board, where he won approval for drinking water standards, sponsored a board measure to reduce the amount of volatile chemicals released by gasoline and pushed for emission standards for...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people were getting ready to watch Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil.
In Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the final, the party was already in full...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:27 PM
U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence.
That's because it was Klinsmann, as coach of the national team, who began the overhaul that led...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:49 AM
Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows.
The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Bosnian Serbs unveiled a bronze statue Friday in Sarajevo of Gavrilo Princip, the nationalist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand a century ago and set in motion the First World War, which took 10 million lives and shattered empires....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The conventional wisdom is that Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup has created an unprecedented climate of gloom that will affect President Dilma Rousseff's chances to win re-election in October. But the conventional wisdom may be...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"Welcome to hell."
That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected.
But even with...
| Jun 21, 2014
Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new...