| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:06 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem was closed Monday and Israeli embassies shuttered worldwide after the country’s diplomatic staff declared an indefinite strike, frustrating high-level travel plans and foreign policy protocol....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:45 PM
BEIRUT — After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday.
The seizure of Zara, close to the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.
With their own troops in Crimea...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature."
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Speaker John A. Boehner has invited Pope Francis to deliver a joint address to Congress, in what would be the first such session by the head of the Catholic Church.
The invitation was made on the first anniversary of popular pope's...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Billionaire candy maker Petro Poroshenko appeared to win Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, with an exit poll showing 55.9% supporting the candidate, who campaigned on promises to align Ukraine with Europe while also easing strained relations...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ukraine’s presumed president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, vowed Monday to bring an end to the armed confrontation with pro-Russia separatists in the east and Russia’s top diplomat responded with assurances that the Kremlin is “ready for...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday.
Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Scores of pro-Russia gunmen have been killed in two days of fighting at the international airport in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after ignoring a government ultimatum to lay down their weapons or face a military operation that won't cease until there...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:27 PM
You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken.
One of my first...