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  • In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula

    In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world. "Roll down your windows," the driver says. "Down??" Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
  • 'Affluenza': Just the latest way to shirk responsibility [Commentary]

    'Affluenza': Just the latest way to shirk responsibility [Commentary]
    The story is causing national outrage: In Texas, a drunk driving 16-year-old named Ethan Couch (who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for an adult) killed four people and seriously injured two others with his Ford F-350 pickup truck....
  • Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon

    Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon
    BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • The CIA and 'America's Great Game' in the Middle East

    In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India. It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
  • Egypt crackdown complaint against Nobel laureate tossed out by judge

    CAIRO - An Egyptian judge Saturday threw out a legal complaint against Nobel laureate and prominent former diplomat Mohamed El Baradei, who had been accused of breaching the public trust for quitting as vice president to protest a violent crackdown on the...
  • Emmys: Governors Ball stars 'Breaking Bad' (and a breaking bar?)

    Emmys: Governors Ball stars 'Breaking Bad' (and a breaking bar?)
    Bryan Cranston was the man of the hour at the Governors Ball after the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Early in the evening Jeff Daniels, who beat Cranston for the actor in a drama Emmy, left quietly down a back escalator. He had his Emmy in...
  • Drone warfare foretells an ever-expanding and illegal war

    PARIS -- The disclosure that current American drone warfare operations are directed from the presidential office in the White House, with the president himself selecting persons to be assassinated by unmanned American drone aircraft in the Muslim...
  • 50 years after the march

    WASHINGTON -- The current remembrance of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of half a century ago has rightly focused on Martin Luther King's epic "I Have Dream" speech, which prophesied racial progress that at the time many saw as a...
  • Review: 'Parkland' shaky in showing days after JFK's assassination

    Review: 'Parkland' shaky in showing days after JFK's assassination
    "Parkland" hangs on a split second on Nov. 22, 1963, when a president was shot, a country was wounded and a city was brought to its knees. This unsettling film zeros in on the initial impact — just four days — for those closest to the...