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  • President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

    President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia
    ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
  • Obama plans executive actions to boost equal pay for women

    Obama plans executive actions to boost equal pay for women
    WASHINGTON — President Obama plans two new executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women — and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year. One action, an executive order, will prohibit federal...
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Letters: What to do with an Israeli spy

    Re "Jonathan Pollard's fate," Editorial, April 2 You argue that releasing Jonathan Pollard, the former intelligence worker who passed along secret information to Israel and was sentenced to life in prison, is a poor decision because it would set an...
  • Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

    Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Officials at Venezuela's largest university called on President Nicolas Maduro on Friday to help protect students after masked pro-government vigilantes attacked a peaceful gathering on campus and injured seven people....
  • Kerry: Mideast talks may be scaled back

    Kerry: Mideast talks may be scaled back
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry signaled Friday that he may scale back his intense effort to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace in view of the two sides' “unhelpful actions” in recent days. With the parties at an impasse,...
  • Colombia facing oil pipeline attacks before presidential election

    Colombia facing oil pipeline attacks before presidential election
    BOGOTA, Colombia — Attacks by insurgents on Colombia's oil pipelines and labor force could intensify before May's presidential election and June's 50th anniversary of the founding of the country's largest rebel group, analysts said Friday. The...
  • More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare

    More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — With the Monday deadline still a few days away, the White House announced Thursday that more than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance through online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. That number, though...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes...
  • U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine

    U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine
    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine. The measure, sponsored...
  • Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate

    Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a child psychologist and veteran lawmaker, was a visible member of the Capitol's Democratic majority who most recently has done much of his work out of the spotlight. He focused on issues involving mental...