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  • CIA releases thousands of previously classified briefings to Presidents Nixon and Ford

    CIA releases thousands of previously classified briefings to Presidents Nixon and Ford

    The CIA pulled the veil back Wednesday on long-classified foreign intelligence briefings it gave President Nixon in the 1970s during both the height of his power and his fall from grace, a period of intense turmoil at home and abroad. The release of 2,500 President’s Daily Briefs — about 28,000...

  • French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    Puzzled — and upset. That’s how some women working in the Islamic fashion industry view the furor in France over burkinis, the body-concealing swimsuit that has been banned in a growing number of seaside towns. “I am quite upset to say the least. Wearing a burkini is not a political statement,...

  • Vice President Biden heads to Turkey on fence-mending trip

    Vice President Biden heads to Turkey on fence-mending trip

    Vice President Joe Biden faces a stiff challenge Wednesday on a one-day visit to Turkey, a key NATO ally that is reeling from terrorist attacks and a failed military coup and where anti-U.S. sentiment is at a boil. Biden will try to reassure Turks and woo back President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who...

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