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  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 21, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Hollywood with the 86th Oscars Governors Ball Press Preview held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The Governors Ball, which is the Academy's official post-Oscar celebration, which...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 24, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Russia with fireworks exploding around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. In the capital, riot police detain activists during a demonstration against the...
  • Pictures in the News | March 3, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Tinseltown, where Hollywood celebrated the best in film during the 86th Annual Academy Awards....
  • 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

    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: Three ministers resign amid widening corruption probe

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Three senior ministers in Turkey’s Cabinet resigned  Wednesday as a secret 14-month corruption investigation of tender-rigging and bribery intensified, threatening to topple the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)....
  • Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone

    Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone
    Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014. The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
  • Under Armour goes for Olympic gold

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold
    When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada. The Olympic sponsorships —...
  • Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners

    Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners
    BEIRUT -- An extremist rebel faction operating in Syria is reported to have killed an unknown number of prisoners it abducted near the contested city of Aleppo as its forces came under fire from rival opposition groups, activists said. Many of the...