| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement.
"We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Jordan’s Parliament is no stranger to tumult, having hosted scenes of enraged members chucking ashtrays at each other and even pulling out guns during heated arguments.
But this week’s performance was a stunner even by the legislature’...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt.
The 4.5-acre complex defaulted on loans during the recession in 2009 and has been locked into a foreclosure and refinancing...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Iraqi-American Agnes Merza of Morton Grove said she made sure she was first in line Sunday at her local polling place to vote in her home country's election.
"It's amazing," she said after casting her ballot at the Assyrian National Council in Skokie,...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"Welcome to hell."
That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected.
But even with...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:37 AM
At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president.
Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Islamic militants in Iraq overran the city of Mosul on Tuesday, gaining control of Nineveh provincial headquarters, the airport, two television stations and other facilities, authorities said.
The militants, who were affiliated with the Al Qaeda...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:58 PM
At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president.
Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
| May 26, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Narendra Modi was sworn in Monday as India's 15th prime minister, offering a new, more conservative government to a country thirsty for economic change.
The ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi was notable for the presence of Pakistani Prime...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Fresh from a stunning victory at the polls, the leader of France's far-right National Front said Tuesday she was confident of finding allies in the newly elected European Parliament who would form a powerful bloc opposed to the European Union, immigration...