| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Those around the world who are looking to the United States for support against intimidation, oppression or outright massacres have learned a tough lesson in the past few years: This U.S. president, despite his bold pronouncements and moral posturing,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:40 PM
SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics.
Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home.
So Valj Semerenko...
| Mar 11, 2014
Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader. He started out as an economic reformer and a budding democrat, held those misapplied titles for years — aided by...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:30 AM
The continuing civil unrest in Venezuela has prompted a massive U.S. mobilization — of Florida politicians.
Democrats and Republicans are taking plenty of shots at each other as they try to make themselves look good and sway the state's critical...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:19 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Tuesday that his tolerance for nationwide street protests was at an end, as riot police clashed with demonstrators who have occupied Istanbul’s Taksim Square for nearly...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:42 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage").
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:37 AM
CAIRO -- Tents shine in the sun, banners flap and protesters, like an army regathering in an unfinished war, march down boulevards into Tahrir Square, where President Mohamed Morsi is cursed and scorned through loudspeakers crackling in the sweltering...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:09 AM
ANTAKYA, Turkey--Turkey’s former military chief was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, convicted along with many others of trying to overthrow the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Retired Gen. Ilker Basbug was the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:57 PM
CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:32 AM
LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...