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  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings

    South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings
    JUBA, South Sudan — Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding...
  • Not your father's Cold War

    Not your father's Cold War
    Will everyone please stop talking about a new Cold War? However badly things work out between Russia and the United States and the West, a new Cold War isn't in the cards because Russia today isn't the Soviet Union. Sure, we are in a diplomatic and...
  • The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya

     The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya
    Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has made substantial progress in the last few years, moving from military rule toward democracy, releasing political prisoners and freeing from house arrest Nobel Prize-winning democracy activist Aung San...
  • Who should run the Internet?

    Who should run the Internet?
    One of the technological marvels of the Internet is that it acts as a unified system, despite the fact that it's a global collection of disparate computer and communications networks. That's thanks in part to the use of a common address book...
  • Just how do Americans see Cuba?

    Just how do Americans see Cuba?
    The Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council released a poll last month that has been touted by many as marking an unprecedented shift in support for a change in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Media outlets, including the L.A. Times, jumped on the...
  • Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals

    Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals
    Every destination has lessons to teach, and so do most travelers. In “Trip Tactics,” we ask seasoned travelers for tips, confessions and war stories. The traveler: Armenia Nercessian de Oliveira, a longtime United Nations officer and...
  • 1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says

    1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says
    Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. The finding more than doubles previous estimates “and confirms that air...
  • An African seeking refuge and understanding finds neither in Israel

    An African seeking refuge and understanding finds neither in Israel
    TEL AVIV — This evening, like most recently, a crowd had massed in Tel Aviv's Lewinsky Park. Huddled under blankets, hundreds of immigrants milled across worn-down grass as speakers passed around a microphone, discussing upcoming demonstrations....