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  • 25 years after the Salman Rushdie fatwa, how is free expression faring?

    25 years after the Salman Rushdie <i>fatwa</i>, how is free expression faring?
    Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
  • 5 ways Ukraine may be a game changer

    Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama. The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
  • Condoleezza Rice on Ukraine: It's about democracy; U.S. must stay strong

    Condoleezza Rice on Ukraine: It's about democracy; U.S. must stay strong
    Perhaps without realizing it, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrated the value of some advice she gave students at Judson University in Elgin on Wednesday when she took a few minutes to speak Russian with a student from Ukraine at a...
  • A bailout for Ukrainians, by Ukrainians?

    Like the reigns of many corrupt leaders, that of Viktor Yanukovich ended in farce. But there's nothing farcical about Ukraine's situation. Russian troops have taken over its Crimean region, and President Vladimir Putin this week said that Russia...
  • Progress, Rwandan style

    KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...
  • Britain's phone hacking trial hears of Tony Blair's advice

    LONDON – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to act as a secret adviser to Rupert Murdoch and two of his newspaper executives as they confronted revelations of illegal phone hacking, a London jury heard Wednesday. The disclosure --...
  • Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague. A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
  • Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs

    Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs
    NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al...
  • Review: 'Le Week-End' offers an unremittingly bleak 48 hours in Paris

    Review: 'Le Week-End' offers an unremittingly bleak 48 hours in Paris
    "Le Week-End" is a sour and misanthropic film masquerading as an honest and sensitive romance. A painful and unremittingly bleak look at a difficult marriage, it wants us to sit through a range of domestic horrors without offering much of anything as a...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote

    French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote
    PARIS -- French President François Hollande named a new prime minister Monday who will pick a fresh government after the ruling Socialists suffered a humiliating rout in local elections over the weekend. “I have heard your message," Hollande...