| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
| Jul 24, 2011
When J.G. Ballard died in April 2009, he left behind a body of work dominated by a few key ideas. First were the erotic possibilities of violence, as embodied by his 1973 novel "Crash." Equally important was his sense of suburban life as not just soul-...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75.
Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Re "Japan crisis may derail 'nuclear renaissance,' " March 14
If anything good can be said to have come from the terrible disaster in Japan, it is the realization that nuclear power plants can, at any time, be subjected to unexpected...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Former Sen. Rick Santorum said there's good reason why he's talking a lot more about foreign policy than other Republican candidates.
"Because I believe that there's a very good chance that by next election day, the national security issues in this...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 8:04 PM
In the final debate before voting starts in the 2012 presidential contest, front-running Newt Gingrich battled renewed criticism Thursday night from rivals over his activities outside of government, including taking $1.6 million from mortgage giant...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:57 PM
President Obama offered a vigorous defense of the use of unmanned aircraft to kill Al Qaeda operatives and other militants in Pakistan's tribal areas and in the process, officially acknowledged the highly classified CIA drone program which, until now, U....
| May 25, 2011
| 5:44 AM
President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security.
Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say...