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  • Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

    Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's...
  • You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now

    You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now
    Next month the United States will host dozens of African leaders in Washington. But unless something changes before then, we will still be without confirmed ambassadors in 14 countries on the African continent, including in such strategically important...
  • Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs

    Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs
    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...
  • Bosnian Serbs erect statue to nationalist who ignited World War I

    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....
  • Jacob D. Dumelle, lifelong environmentalist, 1925-2014

    Jacob D. Dumelle, lifelong environmentalist, 1925-2014
    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...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is US being duped into funding jihadist startup?

    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...
  • Felipe VI proclaimed king of Spain in a no-frills ceremony

    Felipe VI proclaimed king of Spain in a no-frills ceremony
    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...
  • Obama's Iraq mistake [Editorial]

    Obama's Iraq mistake  [Editorial]
    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....
  • D-Day soldier shut out of ceremony

    Lawrence A. Krumanocker of Allentown was with Company G, 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, when it stumbled ashore at Omaha Beach in Normandy on  D-Day, June 6, 1944. By day's end, Company G had made itself the pivot point  of World War II....
  • Kremlin answers G-7 sanctions threat with carrots and sticks

    Kremlin answers G-7 sanctions threat with carrots and sticks
    Kremlin officials sent mixed signals Thursday on their intentions in Ukraine, announcing that Russia’s ambassador will return to Kiev for Saturday’s inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko but also blasting Ukraine’s interim...