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Nelson Mandela

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  • Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails

    Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails
    MOSCOW – Ukraine’s president struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday with opponents of his government, offering dialogue after security forces earlier in the day unsuccessfully tried to clear protesters from the capital’s Independence...
  • India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex

    India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex
    NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 11, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where a woman looks out of the dusty window after entering a bus to be transported to see the casket of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the...
  • The Obamas and the selfie: insulting catfight insinuations

    The Obamas and the selfie: insulting catfight insinuations
    It's nearly 2014 and here's where we are in the gender wars: A female prime minister talking to a male president is presumed to be flirting, and he is presumed to be flirting back. His Ivy-League-educated wife, sitting with them, is presumed to be...
  • Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state

    Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela’s coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state. Thin crowds lined the...
  • Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation

    Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • Obama joins 2 other world leaders for a selfie at Mandela's memorial

    Obama joins 2 other world leaders for a selfie at Mandela's memorial
    We've all seen selfies taken in questionable places. During a school lockdown. In front of a man attempting suicide. At Auschwitz. Now, some people are adding President Obama to the list of people with poor selfie judgment after the leader of the free...
  • Ukraine leaders meet, fail to break stalemate

    Ukraine leaders meet, fail to break stalemate
    KIEV, Ukraine -- The four men who have served as Ukraine's presidents since independence held an unusual meeting Tuesday, but failed to break the stalemate in the country's worst political crisis since its 2004 Orange Revolution. In a nationally...
  • Obama shakes Cuban leader Raul Castro's hand: What it means

    Obama shakes Cuban leader Raul Castro's hand: What it means
    President Obama’s appearance at the Soweto memorial for Nelson Mandela provided a conflict in word and deed: a none-too-subtle upbraiding of nations like Cuba and a seemingly friendly handshake with the country’s leader, Raul Castro. And...
  • South African President Zuma humiliated at Nelson Mandela memorial

    South African President Zuma humiliated at Nelson Mandela memorial
    SOWETO, South Africa -- When South African President Jacob Zuma walked into the stadium for the memorial service of Nelson Mandela, he drew a cheer from the ruling African National Congress crowd. But then little by little, the booing started. In what...