| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:43 PM
The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule.
Grand Ayatollah ...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad.
The call by...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Iraqi troops and Shiite Muslim militias, backed by army attack helicopters, mounted a major push Saturday to retake the strategic city of Tikrit in a sign that the beleaguered army was fighting back after ceding much of the country to Sunni Muslim...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Iraq's army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq.
The hardline Sunni group leading the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:17 AM
The European Union on Tuesday named Russia’s military chief of staff, deputy prime minister and other members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle as new targets of sanctions in response to the worsening political tumult and security...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:22 AM
WHAT: Jinkx Monsoon, a winner of TV reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race," and Major Scales bring their two-person comedy "The Vaudevillians" back to Orlando's Parliament House for a return engagement. The show sold out during its Orlando debut in January....
| Jun 15, 2014
When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows.
The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Love is sweeping the country,
Waves are hugging the shore,
All the sexes
From Maine to Texas
Have never known such love before!
So wrote the Gershwins, and you have to think George and Ira would feel good about Bristol, where we're watching "the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:21 AM
A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress.
The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...