When Defense Secretary Robert Gates sat down with French Minister of Defense Herve Morin Feb. 8 in Paris, he had a harsh assessment of the Russian government and some severe differences with his French counterpart on several issues of international s
"There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first." The document issued by the notary public declares Duran to be the "owner of the Sun, a star
Iceland's getting a new constitution — and it's really going to be the voice of the people. The sparsely-populated volcanic island is holding an unusual election Saturday to select ordinary citizens to cobble together a new charter, an exercise in di
Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days. The boys, from the Tokelau Islands, a New Zealand-administered territory in the South Pacific, had been given up for dead after an unsuccessf
North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered with a deadly barrage this week. The fresh a
Skirmishes between the Korean militaries are not uncommon, but North Korea's heavy bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island was the first on a civilian area, raising fears of an escalation that could lead to a new war on the Korean peninsula. South Korean tr
The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic has reached more than 900, as aid groups rushed soap and clean water to a disaster-wracked population to fight the disease. More than 14,600 were hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms. That is up from the
Myanmar's junta on Saturday released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest to the cheers of thousands of her supporters who had gathered outside her compound. Suu Kyi appeared briefly outside her house looking happy and relaxed, pro
acing a wave of criticism from business leaders, President Hugo Chavez is defending his order for government officials to seize control of residential complexes. Chavez promised Sunday to crack down on construction and real estate companies that h
This nation has built an enormous wall akin to that of the Eastern bloc’s through its militaristic oppression of peoples worldwide, its economic trade wars, and even an actual border wall.
The American revolutionaries gave their lives for a future in which each man would have the freedom to make his own choices.
Former guerrilla leader Dilma Rousseff won Brazil's presidential election in resounding fashion on Sunday and promised to stick to policies that have lifted millions from poverty and made Brazil one of the world's hottest economies. The ruling par
North and South Korea exchanged gunfire across their heavily armed land border on Friday, the South's military said, despite an apparent thaw in tensions on the divided peninsula in the past few months. The rare exchange of fire took place 2 weeks be
Indonesia Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 370 Thursday as more corpses were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officials said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to use “hundreds of millions of pounds” from dormant bank accounts to fund community projects, while Business Secretary Vince Cable said lenders “ripped off” customers.
Shortly before he died in 1830, Simón Bolívar asked his doctor, "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?" Bolívar was South America's most celebrated independence hero — remembered today as El Libertador, the continent's liberator — but the Venezu
The summer months are typically when the quality of political discourse in this country reaches its yearly nadir. Washington tends to slow down from June to August, and people who hold moderate interest in the political process instead turn to barbec
The largest Russia-U.S. spy swap since the Cold War appeared to be in motion Thursday, with a Russian convicted of spying for the United States reportedly plucked from a Moscow prison and flown to Vienna.
In an espionage drama worthy of the Cold War, Russia wants a spy swap to return home its suspected agents arrested in the United States last month, a lawyer involved in the affair said. The swap plans include exchanging a Russian nuclear expert jaile
An eyebrow-raising photograph of one of the anarchists who set fire to a Toronto police car during anti-G20 protests this past weekend shows him wearing Nike clothing, a potential indication that provocateurs dressed up as black-bloc “anarchists” wer
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and handpicked heir has been elected to parliament but he will at best become a figurehead under a military-led collective leadership, news reports said on Tuesday quoting a source.