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  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • North Korea reportedly executes Kim Jong Un's 'scum' uncle

    BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday. In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous. At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
  • With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma. What would the old man...
  • EU leaders seek answers from U.S. on spying reports

    EU leaders seek answers from U.S. on spying reports
    LONDON -- Distilling their anger over reports of U.S. spying on European citizens and governments, including heads of state, European Union leaders are calling for a meeting with U.S. officials on the matter before the end of the year. In a statement...
  • White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

    White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say
    WASHINGTON -- The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and...
  • Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
  • Paul Greenberg: Better the president shouldn't know

    The list of things this president didn't know continues to grow: He didn't know that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups like the Tea Party for special scrutiny. He didn't know that the Justice Department was obtaining...
  • UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders

    UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...
  • French president arrives in Israel; Iran high on agenda

    JERUSALEM — Arriving for a state visit, French President François Hollande was warmly welcomed Sunday by Israeli leaders praising France's historic support of the Jewish state and more recently, its strong stand on Iran. With the full red-carpet...
  • Greg Schwem: I just can't get into Movember

    Before heading out the door, I gave my wife a goodbye kiss. Rather than reciprocate, she recoiled. "Ouch. Would you please shave?" "Can't do that, honey," I replied. "Not until the end of Movember." "You mean NO-vember. Your lip hair is affecting...