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  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will happen in the United States
  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...

    Threat of military coup hangs over Thailand unrest

    A day after street protests turned deadly in Thailand, the head of the army declined on Friday to rule out a military coup d'etat to quell escalating violence as pro- and anti-government forces head toward a contentious Feb. 2 election. Opponents of...

    Juan Gelman dies at 83; renowned Argentine poet and political exile

    Argentine poet Juan Gelman, an exile whose writings were colored by personal tragedy he suffered at the hands of his country's brutal military dictatorship, died in Mexico City on Tuesday. He was 83 and had been battling leukemia. Gelman, a leftist with...

    Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...