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  • Catonsville native's Peace Corps service means holidays away from home

    Catonsville native's Peace Corps service means holidays away from home
    At about 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, as Brian Holler walked down a dirt road in a small village in Turkmenistan, a heavy, rumbling noise made him pause for a second during the long-distance phone conversation he was having with a reporter. "I'm walking...
  • Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig

    Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig
    Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
  • Turkmenistan gets a second political party

     
    Turkmenistan has launched its second political party, ending the official monopoly of its Democratic Party of Turkmenistan. State media heralded the step as a “historic event” for the country. But critics and outside analysts were dubious...
  • Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president

    Jennifer Lopez on Sunday was apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday to You" to the president of Turkmenistan at a concert Saturday night in that country. Seems the concert was put together on behalf of China National Petroleum Corp. for the...
  • Seven facts for Turkmenistan's 'Week of Health and Happiness'

     
    Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...
  • 130 Pakistani soldiers buried by avalanche

     
    A rescue effort began Saturday to save 130 Pakistani soldiers buried in an avalanche in a Himalayan region close to the Indian border, authorities said....
  • U.S. Ranks Among Least Corrupt Nations

    U.S. Ranks Among Least Corrupt Nations
    BERLIN -- New Zealand is perceived as the least corrupt nation on earth, and Somalia and North Korea are seen as the most corrupt, a German watchdog organization said in a report released this week. The United States ranked 24th least corrupt on a...
  • Shamarr Allen Returns from Tour as U.S. Cultural Ambassador

    Shamarr Allen Returns from Tour as U.S. Cultural Ambassador
    After touring Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, trumpeter Shamarr Allen says he's happy to be home, where he doesn't have to pay $3 for a packet of ketchup!  Shamarr is the U.S. Cultural Ambassador who travels the world spreading the sounds of New Orleans. He...
  • Undercover, under fire

    EARLIER THIS YEAR, I put on a brand-new tailored suit, picked up a sleek leather briefcase and headed to downtown Washington for meetings with some of the city's most prominent lobbyists. I had contacted their firms several weeks earlier, pretending to be...
  • University helped U.S. reach out to Taliban

    Peering at the 60-foot-high faces of four of America's most famous presidents, the dozen robed and bearded Afghans drew little attention at the base of Mt. Rushmore in July 1999. Only bullet and shrapnel scars beneath their heavy attire would be clues...