| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday, casting aside familiar objections from China in favor of a private conversation on human rights with the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The meeting was the third White...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:12 AM
MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:40 PM
TEHRAN -- Did a presidential appearance on Iran's state broadcaster become the latest battlefield in the struggle for influence between the nation's hard-liners and reformists?
When Iranians tuned in to state television's Channel One on Wednesday...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:41 PM
As the Sochi Olympics kick off, Russia’s anti-gay legislation has drawn high-profile protests from athletes, heads of state and the court of public opinion, but perhaps none is as imaginative as "Luge," by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:35 PM
By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91.
But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A strikingly assured and ambitious feature debut for writer-director Maya Vitkova, at least to a point, "Viktoria" has a touch of "Garp" and "The Tin Drum," as well as plenty of dryly absurdist Eastern European humor in its tale of a young woman whose...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
CAIRO — Three years after the revolution that toppled a dictator, Egypt looks to be back where it started. A strongman fell; a strongman rises.
On Monday, the country's top generals gave their blessing to a presidential run by army chief Abdel...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
The Vatican has played...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Thursday is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate, Jack Link's jerky has created some familiar faces out of jerky. The Wisconsin-based company constructed a giant replica of Mount Rushmore, bringing together George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...