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  • Shots fired, U.S. embassies stormed in furious protest over film

     
    Furious protests exploded around the world Friday as outraged demonstrators from Bangladesh to Sudan condemned an amateurish movie that mocked the Islamic prophet as a bloodthirsty womanizer and child molester. One person was killed after Lebanese...
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • Nauru pushes higher fees for asylum seekers sent by Australia

     
    The tiny nation of Nauru is pushing Australia to pay roughly $1,000 monthly for every asylum seeker it sends to the Pacific island. Australian immigration officials say the hike in visa fees is under discussion with Nauru but said it was “...
  • U.S. elections dominate talk on Chinese social media site

     
    While China gears up for a once-in-a-decade change in leadership, legions of its Internet users have been glued to the U.S. elections halfway across the world. Close to 25 million messages about the American polls had been sent on Sina Weibo by late...
  • Twelve reasons I'm supporting Barack Obama in `12

     
    For the past year, I've regularly been trading views on the presidential race with writers from the right, looking for trends, points of agreement and areas of divergence. For the last installment in this series, I've invited back Christine Dudley......
  • “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” premieres on NGC Nov. 4

     
    There have been a few documentaries chronicling the May 2011 raid by SEAL Team Six that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, and now we are coming to a point where feature-length dramatic films are being made on the subject. Next month, the film Zero...
  • Fallout of fear

    Fallout of fear
    Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
  • Should the U.S. cut military spending?

    Should the U.S. cut military spending?
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama clashed over military spending in their third and final debate this week. Romney vowed not to reduce the Pentagon’s budget if elected, and warned that automatic cuts to military outlays scheduled for Jan. 1 would...
  • Will Chuck Hagel make a good secretary of defense?

    Will Chuck Hagel make a good secretary of defense?
    President Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense, to the consternation of some conservative Republicans in Congress. The complaints against Mr. Hagel are that he is anti-Israel, anti-...
  • Assad's last stand

    Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
  • McManus: A kinder, gentler Romney

    McManus: A kinder, gentler Romney
    It's a safe bet that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative." In their first debate in Denver, Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-tempered...