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  • Pro-Russia gunmen blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters

    Pro-Russia gunmen blocking polls for 10% of Ukrainian voters
    Ukraine’s election authorities said Saturday that they are unable to operate polling places for Sunday’s presidential election in areas representing about 10% of the population and that separatist threats against anyone trying to cast...
  • 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...
  • En route to Asia, Obama to survey Washington landslide damage

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama, on his way to a weeklong trip to Asia, is headed to Washington state Tuesday to survey damage from the landslide and meet with survivors, first responders and local officials one month after the tragedy. More than 40...
  • It's all relative [Commentary]

    It's all relative [Commentary]
    Some things are binary. They either are or they aren't. You can't be sort of pregnant or partially certifiable; it's one or the other — like being a Yankees or a Red Sox fan. Yet when it comes to international affairs, little is so cut-and-dried....
  • California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

    California judge named head of state's political ethics agency
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...
  • 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...
  • John Paul II and John XXIII canonized as saints

    Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking  the first time in the  church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time. Hundreds of...
  • Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood

    Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood
    Everything about Pope John Paul II was larger than life: his constant globetrotting, his naming of 483 saints -- more than all his predecessors combined -- and his 27 years in office, making him one of the longest serving pontiffs. The Polish pope...
  • Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates

    Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates
    The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...
  • Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

    Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization. It marked the first time in...