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  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
  • Haiti government reshuffles

    Haiti's government is undergoing yet another makeover. As part of a political deal to help build confidence in upcoming elections, Haiti announced a Cabinet reshuffle Wednesday at least the fifth since President Michel Martelly's May 2011 inauguration....
  • High court ruling opens door for robot presidents

     High court ruling opens door for robot presidents
    Ever wondered what it would be like if our nation was ruled by a robotic oligarch? I have. It's all spelled out in my unoptioned screenplay, "Robot-Prez: Is the Office Oval ... or Evil?" While that's a fictional work of fiction, we might be seeing...
  • Venezuela opposition deputy barred from congress after having seat stripped

    BOGOTA, Colombia In the latest affront to Venezuela's bruised opposition, Deputy Maria Corina Machado on Tuesday was barred from entering the National Assembly as the government said she was no longer a public official. The action against Machado, a...
  • Venezuela rolls out new plan to keep shelves stocked

    BOGOTA, Colombia Call it fingerprints for food. In the latest effort to keep shelves stocked in Venezuela, the government on Tuesday will begin registering the biometric information of customers who use state-run grocery stores. President Nicolas...
  • Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president

    Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president
    CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
  • Ukraine defense chief resigns; most soldiers in Crimea expected to switch to Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine's interim defense minister resigned Tuesday, citing the shame of losing Crimea to Russia during his one month in office. A short time later, the Ukrainian parliament voted in an interim replacement, a colonel-general who earlier...
  • Taiwanese riot police clear protesters from Cabinet offices

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police in Taiwan fired high-pressure water cannons Monday on hundreds of demonstrators who broke into the country's Cabinet compound to protest the liberalization of trade with political rival China, handing the island president one...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • 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...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 10-16, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...