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  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • 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...
  • South Sudan government agrees to stop fighting; rebels stay mum

    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...
  • Armed youths reported to be marching toward South Sudan town

    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...
  • Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]

    Fake interpreter draws ire [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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...
  • At Nelson Mandela's last goodbye, music soars and then he's gone

    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...
  • Ukraine's besieged ruling party gets boost from by-election wins

    Ukraine's besieged ruling party gets boost from by-election wins
    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. The opposition...
  • 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...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...