| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:05 PM
JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday that there would be no letup in the battle against the militant Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip and warned Israelis to be prepared for a long conflict.
Netanyahu made his vow as...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
King Felipe VI of Spain is one tall dude.
Fortunately for world diplomacy — which isn't in great shape these days — the newly crowned monarch already knows how to work it when he and Queen Letizia are visiting a foreign head of state, as...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A 10-day cease-fire expired late Monday in Ukraine's embattled eastern regions despite last-ditch efforts by the leaders of France and Germany to broker an end to the fighting that has taken more than 400 lives.
A statement from Ukrainian President...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Ukrainian government forces targeted pro-Russia militants with artillery and air strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko said he wouldn't renew a cease-fire that was repeatedly violated during its 10 days in force.
"Termination of the cease-...
| Jul 7, 2014
Last month, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan answering criticism of his response to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by the group Boko Haram. This is what Jonathan should have written.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
REIMS, France - Andre Greipel emerged from the shadow of fellow German Marcel Kittel to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 194-kilometer ride from Arras on Thursday.
Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin took...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks.
Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that he would press fellow European leaders to impose harsher sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
Cameron, who has been the most vocal Western European leader to...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Pro-Russian separatists shot down an army transport plane in east Ukraine on Saturday, killing 49 servicemen and dealing a blow to a military campaign to defeat the rebels and hold the country together.
President Petro Poroshenko promised an "adequate"...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:52 AM
President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine.
Under fire from critics at home who say his...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:09 PM
June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...