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  • African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity

    African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes. But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
  • Climate policy's twin challenges

     Climate policy's twin challenges
    Climate change presents two distinct problems. The first is linear: A little more warming causes a little more damage. The second is nonlinear: A little more warming pushes some part of the climate system past a tipping point and the damage becomes...
  • Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan

    Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan
    White House tapes released Wednesday capture President Richard Nixon grappling with the growing Watergate scandal while continuing to press forward on major foreign-affairs initiatives, including a historic meeting with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev....
  • Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?

    Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?
    At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective. Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...
  • Stanley J. Hanna, chief of state purchasing board

    Stanley J. Hanna, chief of state purchasing board
    Stanley J. Hanna, former chief of the Maryland State Purchasing Board, died Aug. 16 of corticobasal syndrome, a rare and progressive neurodegenerative disease, at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 87. The son of a stockbroker...
  • France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria

    France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he is seeking a coalition of European states to decide on the possibility of military intervention in Syria. However, he said France would not go it alone if the U.S. Congress opposes an...
  • Once and for all, Rogge resists taking moral stance on Russia's anti-gay laws

    BUENOS AIRES – This was Jacques Rogge’s final press conference as head of the International Olympic Committee, an organization that fancies itself as having a global role that can reach beyond fun and games. Rogge made it very clear...
  • Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader

    Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader
    The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's  prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has...
  • IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi

    IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee. interrupted to hand Bach a cell phone.  On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the...
  • The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style

    It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
  • Putin Winning Game Of Clowns

    As I read Vlad's op-ed in The New York Times, a Judy Collins tune kept replaying in my head: "Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?" The song, actually written by Stephen Sondheim, is "Send in the Clowns" and seems an apt soundtrack for current events. As we'...