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  • Iranian leader Rouhani's TV appearance triggers a spat

    Iranian leader Rouhani's TV appearance triggers a spat
    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...
  • Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'

    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...
  • State dinner for France's Hollande may get awkward after his breakup

    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....
  • Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy

    Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy
    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...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Viktoria'

    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...
  • In Egypt, newly promoted army chief Sisi poised for presidential run

     In Egypt, newly promoted army chief Sisi poised for presidential run
    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...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • Israeli diplomatic staff go on strike worldwide over pay

    Israeli diplomatic staff go on strike worldwide over pay
    JERUSALEM -- Israel's Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem was closed Monday and Israeli embassies shuttered worldwide after the country’s diplomatic staff declared an indefinite strike, frustrating high-level travel plans and foreign policy protocol....
  • Pro-Russia gunmen are 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama will explain 'interventionist' foreign policy at West Point

    Obama will explain 'interventionist' foreign policy at West Point
    After months of running his foreign policy like a firefighter responding to alarms, President Obama is worried that Americans don't understand his overall approach and plans to launch a campaign to explain it over the coming months. The president will...