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  • 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...
  • In Syrian province, Islamist militant group flexing its muscle

    When the women's militia of an Al Qaeda splinter group recently raided a high school in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, it found a range of violations of its strict interpretation of Islam. Ten young women were deemed guilty of donning a face veil...
  • Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown

    Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown
    The civil unrest that has gripped Venezuela this month has swept up one of the country's key cultural figures -- Gustavo Dudamel, the renowned conductor and music director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. There...
  • Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies

    Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leader

    YANGON, Myanmar — Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday. He was 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home

    BEIRUT -- A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der...
  • Venezuelan officials and opposition to meet after weeks of protests

    CARACAS, Venezuela -- The first face-to-face meeting between Venezuela's government and the political opposition since violent protests erupted in February are scheduled to start late Thursday, with the proceedings mediated by three Latin American foreign...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • 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...
  • Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoff

    Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoff
    MOSCOW -- Armed Russian men in unmarked military uniforms took up positions at Crimea's main airport in Simferopol early Friday, and there were reports that Russian naval forces had taken control of the military airport in Sevastopol, Moscow's leased base...
  • Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty

    MOSCOW — Anti-government protesters who have disrupted traffic and official functions in major Ukrainian cities for nearly three months vacated Kiev City Hall and other key state buildings Sunday, defusing the worst crisis to beset the deeply...