| Mar 13, 2014
It's become popular to dismiss Russian President Vladimir Putin as paranoid and out of touch with reality. But his denunciation of "neofascist extremists" within the movement that toppled the old Ukrainian government, and in the ranks of the new one, is...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The United States’ abhorrent embrace of the death penalty has led to some odd moments, not the least of which was an Oklahoma drugstore’s pledge Monday not to sell a drug to the state of Missouri for use in an upcoming execution. While it...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon.
This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:24 AM
If Pal Schmitt's resignation as president of Hungary over a plagiarism scandal isn't enough for the International Olympic Committee to boot him as a member, here's a little more evidence of the fraud Schmitt perpetrated regarding his academic credentials....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights.
By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 11:00 AM
There are a growing number of conflicts worldwide, fighting in Syria, unrest in Egypt, and increasing tension in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among them. As more and more countries become involved, a real possibility exists that things can get worse...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Bridget Ellen Mooney Spence, who raised funds for the Susan Komen Foundation, died of complications from breast cancer Thursday at her home in Sudbury, Mass. The former Baltimore resident was 29.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William J....
| Jun 19, 2011
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement was quick Sunday to ease fears regarding a decision to postpone a meeting between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal that had been planned for Tuesday in Cairo. Fatah officials said...
| Jan 20, 2012
Hungary backing down on some criticized laws. EU sees Hungary as a test case....
| Feb 7, 2012
REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday called on the Mujahedin Khalq, an exiled Iranian group living in Iraq, to leave its current camp and relocate to a former U.S. Air Base near Baghdad. More than 3,000 members of the movement live...
| Jun 7, 2012
British ministers pledged Thursday to boycott the early games in the upcoming Euro 2012 soccer tournament over concerns for jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, despite Ukrainian pleas that soccer and politics shouldn't mix....