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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the world body's first treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade Tuesday, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands...
The White House is trying to revive the "reset" with Vladimir Putin's Russia. It is likely to be a wasted effort. The reset is dead not because of someone's ill will or mistakes. It is because Washington and Moscow have reached the limit of...
The Philippines is taking a feud with China to an international tribunal, it announced Tuesday, the latest turn in the simmering dispute over a string of rocky outcroppings in the South China Sea. In a claim shared Tuesday with the Chinese ambassador,...
Thursday’s overwhelming U.N. vote to elevate the status of Palestine at the world body inflicts yet another fracture in the facade of Western solidarity, exposing a divide among European Union and NATO member states over U.S. policy in the Middle...
World NowGlobal Focus: When 120 world leaders and thousands in their entourages gather at the United Nations next week, the woes of the world will be on stage in all their tragic detail: a civil war in Syria, the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, reignited ethnic...
World NowLOS CABOS, Mexico –- With the pro-bailout New Democracy party’s victory in Greece, leaders of the world’s biggest economies averted the worst of possible scenarios heading into their annual summit Monday. The heads of the Group of 20...
World NowThe White House has expressed its "absolute disgust" over the latest massacre in Syria. Nine Western nations have expelled Syrian diplomats from their territories to underscore their revulsion. Senior United Nations officials have warned both sides in the...
World NowUnited Nations diplomats scrambled Wednesday to salvage some vestige of a peace plan that has failed to halt the fighting in Syria or protect civilians from the kind of savagery that took more than 100 lives last week in Houla, most of them women and...
In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
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When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May. Now, almost...
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle. Campaign aides engaged in the...
Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
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