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  • Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3

    Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Presidential elections will be held in Syria on June 3, the government announced Monday, even as a mortar barrage on the capital highlighted the relentless violence in the country. President Bashar Assad is expected to run and...
  • World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy

    World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy
    RIO DE JANEIRO — In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful...
  • Assembly's tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric

    Assembly's tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric
    SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans. First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state's air quality board was close behind. In a Capitol dominated by...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Oddball bills stand out in Congress
    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
  • Biden arrives in Kiev as Russia blames U.S. for Ukraine crisis

    Biden arrives in Kiev as Russia blames U.S. for Ukraine crisis
    KIEV, Ukraine -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev on Monday for talks with Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as Russia's top diplomat blamed Washington for instigating the crisis that threatens to escalate into armed conflict between the...
  • What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it

    What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it
    It was tempting to look at last week's diplomatic agreement to pull Ukraine back from the brink of war and see the beginning of a grand compromise between Russia and the West. Tempting, but mistaken. Vladimir Putin is still winning most of what he...
  • The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq

     The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq
    The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...
  • Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence

    Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence
    WASHINGTON — The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve the Ukraine crisis frayed Sunday as an armed clash erupted in eastern Ukraine and top Russian and Ukrainian officials, appearing on television talk shows, each demanded the other side lay down...
  • Syria's Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town on Easter

    Syria's Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town on Easter
    DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces. The president’s visit,...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm
    MOSCOW -- Separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine on Friday defied calls by world powers for them to surrender their arms and leave the government buildings they have seized in support of demands of independence from Kiev. Top diplomats from Russia, the...
  • Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

    Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal...