| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
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....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:36 PM
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?...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:14 PM
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'...