| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:46 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The evening of Oct. 14 was marked by Seventeen Magazine's Pretty Amazing winner, Lindsay Brown, a soccer player and recent Notre Dame graduate, sharing her inspiring story of helping to educate and empower young girls in Nepal and Africa. For more about...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The global incidence of girls under 18 giving birth has declined steadily for decades, but with 7.3 million children born to teenage mothers each year, the costs to their health and society remain staggering, according to a U.N. population study...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams are featured on alternating covers of the February "Women in TV" edition of Elle, which goes on sale Jan. 14. [Elle]
Marie Claire's February issue, also on sale Jan. 14, features cover girl...
| Jan 12, 2014
Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The event: Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub teamed up Tuesday to emcee the 2014 UNICEF Ball, so often going off script in their lively, largely impromptu dialogue that at one point Damon turned to Weintraub and, referencing Sunday's Golden Globes...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Lena Dunham of "Girls" is known for a certain scruffy edge, but she's got style cred now, appearing for the first time on the cover of February's Vogue, which deems her "the new queen of comedy." (Oh, and she also wore a white lace frock from Erdem's pre-...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Thursday was a busy day for movie mavens.
Stars gathered for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and some of the actors who won there also were winners when it came to fashion — among them Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto,...