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  • Bob Corker: A president of empty words

    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,...
  • Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon
    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...
  • Is Vladimir Putin insane? Hardly

    Is Vladimir Putin insane? Hardly
    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...
  • Democrats, Republicans compete to show solidarity with Venezuelan people

    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...
  • Turkey's leader warns protesters in Istanbul and sends his 'love'

    Turkey's leader warns protesters in Istanbul and sends his 'love'
    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...
  • Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now

    Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now
    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...
  • The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon

    The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon
    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"). The...
  • Fears of bloodshed in Egypt as protests begin

    Fears of bloodshed in Egypt as protests begin
    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...
  • Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison

    Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison
    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...
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    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...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    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...