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  • J. Robinson Risner dies at 88; leader of Hanoi Hilton prisoners

    The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
  • Myanmar begins new round of political-prisoner releases

    NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year. Civic society groups...
  • Bert Trautmann dies at 89; ex-Nazi and star England soccer goalie

    The first time former Nazi paratrooper Bert Trautmann faced his new teammates, the English soccer club Manchester City, in 1949, he was welcomed with these words: "There's no war in here, Bert." The war-weary public was not so forgiving — until...
  • Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95

    Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
  • Iran frees human rights lawyer, 10 other opposition figures

    Iran frees human rights lawyer, 10 other opposition figures
    TEHRAN -- Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and at least 10 other religious and political opposition figures were released from prison Wednesday with no explanation for the reprieve offered by the new government of President Hassan Rouhani....
  • Jefferson and Ho

    When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans...
  • Keshet Tackles Taboo Topics in Israel

    One of the most beloved comedies on Israeli television today concerns a hapless Arab journalist balancing family, work and an unquenchable desire to blend in with his Jewish peers. "Arab Labor," whose Hebrew name, "Avoda Aravit," cheekily refers to a...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Home front memories of WWII

    Home front memories of WWII
    Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II. Coded letters home Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
  • Two escaped killers are back in custody in Florida

    Two convicted murderers who were released from a Florida prison using forged documents were captured Saturday night at a Panama City motel, authorities said. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were taken into custody without incident about 6:40...