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  • In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea

    In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea
    YANJI, China — After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business. Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes. "I sold...
  • The state of Georgia has its own Mideast policy

    The state of Georgia has its own Mideast policy
    Israel has many well-wishers in Congress, and on some matters — such as how best to pressure Iran not to develop nuclear weapons — those U.S. legislators are closer to Israel’s position than to the Obama administration’s. Another...
  • Senate panel issues harsh report on Benghazi attack

    Senate panel issues harsh report on Benghazi attack
    WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
  • Give up, gay marriage haters: Grammys mass wedding proves you've lost

    Give up, gay marriage haters: Grammys mass wedding proves you've lost
    The movement against gay marriage is starting to seem kind of silly and outdated, no? The Grammys mass wedding moment Sunday¬†— where 33 couples, including a sprinkling of gay ones, were joined in matrimony by Queen Latifah — might have...
  • 'Planet Hillary': Clinton cover prompts critiques

    'Planet Hillary': Clinton cover prompts critiques
    The New York Times Magazine for this Sunday depicts former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as a bizarre-looking planet, inspiring quite a range of reactions. The cover accompanies the story “Planet Hillary” by Amy Chozick, a look...
  • Biden presses Ukraine president to find peaceful end to crisis

    Biden presses Ukraine president to find peaceful end to crisis
    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden pressed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in a telephone call Thursday to halt his government’s bloody battle with political protesters, warning that further bloodshed “would have consequences...
  • Thailand: State Department issues travel alert after violent protests

    Thailand: State Department issues travel alert after violent protests
    The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Thailand, warning visitors about demonstrations sparked, in part, by elections next month. "The situation is unpredictable and ongoing demonstration activity, primarily in the greater Bangkok...
  • Leaked files reveal offshore holdings of rich, politically connected

    Leaked files reveal offshore holdings of rich, politically connected
    BEIJING -- From the brother-in-law of Chinese President Xi Jinping to a daughter of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, thousands of the rich and politically connected have been outed as having secret offshore holdings. The International...
  • U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi

    U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are frustrated that the Russian government is withholding information about threats to Olympic venues coming from inside Russia, several lawmakers said during talk shows Sunday. "We aren't getting the kind of...
  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia
    Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has denied intimations from U.S. politicians that he colluded with Russian intelligence operatives to steal classified information from the National Security Agency. In a rare interview said to have been conducted...