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  • U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia

    U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia
    BEIJING — It's a familiar plot line: A young man, searching for answers, turns to an Asian martial arts master for wisdom and the skill to fight off bad guys. Years ago it was the theme of Hollywood's "Karate Kid" and a TV series, "Kung Fu." It...
  • North Korea transfers Kenneth Bae from hospital to labor camp

    North Korea transfers Kenneth Bae from hospital to labor camp
    Kenneth Bae, a Korean American tour guide and evangelist imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year, has been transferred from a hospital to a labor camp, the U.S. State Department said Friday. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki expressed deep...
  • Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum

    Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum
    The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday. Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
  • State Department bans 20 Ukrainians 'in chain of command' from U.S.

    State Department bans 20 Ukrainians 'in chain of command' from U.S.
    WASHINGTON – The State Department on Wednesday banned 20 Ukrainian civilians from obtaining U.S. visas in an effort to ramp up pressure on the Eastern European country's government to de-escalate the bloody confrontations between police and...
  • Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL pipeline is struck down

    Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL pipeline is struck down
    LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy's ruling...
  • U.S. issues travel alert for Ukraine on deadliest day of protests

    U.S. issues travel alert for Ukraine on deadliest day of protests
    U.S. travelers in Ukraine are advised to keep a low profile and stay inside at night to avoid deadly violence between protesters and anti-riot police that erupted in Kiev's Independence Square on Tuesday. Americans in the country's capital should "leave...
  • Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez surrenders, urges protests

     Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez surrenders, urges protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face what he calls trumped-up homicide charges, after urging supporters to stay in the streets and protest peacefully against the...
  • Letters: Opening the door to Cuba

    Letters: Opening the door to Cuba
    Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16 It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba. How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...
  • Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids

    Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids
    KIEV, Ukraine — The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp...
  • U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'

    U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'
    BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...
  • Ex-Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe
    Mel Reynolds, a former congressman from Illinois, was arrested in Zimbabwe after he was accused of immigration violations and allegedly found in possession of pornography, state media reported Tuesday. Reynolds, who resigned from Congress when he was...