| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter.
Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:27 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Sudan’s government has agreed to end fighting with rebel forces, East African leaders announced Friday, in a deal that will hinge on whether rebel leader Riek Machar agrees to the truce.
At a summit in...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:54 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Thousands of armed youths loyal to South Sudan’s rebel leader are preparing to launch an assault on the key town of Bor, a government official said Saturday, as continued fighting in the fragile new country...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner.
Schriro was the only candidate...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The folks at Health Fitness Revolution looked at the world's heads of state (and a few former) and picked 11 they thought qualified as the fittest.
I was surprised to see our cheeseburger-loving ex-president on the list. But Bill Clinton is there....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:57 AM
JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s casket, draped in Israel's blue and white flag, made its way to Jerusalem on Sunday aboard a military command car in a somber motorcade flanked with police motorcycles and other military...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CAIRO — The question on the ballot is straightforward: yes or no to a new constitution. But Egypt's military-backed government has a far more ambitious agenda for a nationwide referendum beginning Tuesday.
In power for just over six months, the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
QUNU, South Africa — When South African President Jacob Zuma stood at the microphone before a sea of mourners, the first notes of his unexpected song for liberation hero Nelson Mandela were lonely and poignant.
But the magic of the answering...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:17 PM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Amid weeks of anti-government street protests, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s ruling party won four of five seats in parliament during a byelection, a defeat for opposition forces seeking his ouster.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...