The White House says the bungled execution of a convicted murderer in Oklahoma ?fell short? of the standard for humane capital punishment but suggested President Obama supported the death sentence in this particular case.
On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security?
The new blacklist, the fourth since Russia took control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, has 24 individuals and companies with ties to Vladimir Putin.
The Obama administration on Monday slapped new sanctions on Russian individuals and companies targeted for their ties to President Vladimir Putin, part of an ongoing attempt to push the Russian leader to stand down in the fight for control of Ukraine.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu calls the Holocaust comments a play for public opinion and exhorts the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas to cancel pact with Hamas.
The White House said Saturday that the world's leading industrialized nations had agreed to impose targeted sanctions on Russia as early as Monday in response to its actions toward neighboring Ukraine.
Halfway through his Asia trip, Obama is facing disappointments on a Pacific Rim free-trade deal, Ukraine and the Mideast.
For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small. Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was described as "that rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf." Ukrainian-born and Brazilian-bred Lispector died in 1977, one day shy of her 57th birthday. Thanks in no small part to the efforts of Ben Moser, translator and author of the 2009 biography "Why This World," Lispector has lately had something of a rebirth in America. On May 31, New Directions will publish the first...