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  • India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi

    India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi
    As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too...
  • Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'

    Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'
    The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
  • Ukrainians go to the polls [Editorial]

    On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
  • Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits

    Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits
    Buildings, checkpoints and billboards here in the Syrian capital are festooned with fresh portraits of President Bashar Assad. Once drab storefronts have been enlivened with new coats of paint in the national colors. Boisterous rallies exalt the...
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • Former Hopkins professor eyes Afghan presidency

    These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
  • King Felipe VI of Spain steps up diplomacy on royal visit to France

    King Felipe VI of Spain steps up diplomacy on royal visit to France
    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...
  • Argentina, Germany scoreless at half

    Argentina, Germany scoreless at half
    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...
  • World Cup: Germany takes note of Juergen Klinsmann's contributions

    World Cup: Germany takes note of Juergen Klinsmann's contributions
    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...
  • Brazil's Leader Can Rally From World Cup

    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...
  • New Britain Native Experiences War In Israel

    New Britain Native Experiences War In Israel
    For one New Britain native, the war between Israel and Hamas is not just something to hear about on the evening news or scroll by on her Facebook news feed. Judy Weinstein Goldberg is experiencing it firsthand. Currently living in Ashkelon, Israel,...