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  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France. ┬áThe President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • Latest Africa violence highlights limits of peacekeeping missions

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways. In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Watchers of the Sky'

    Given a well-deserved editing award at Sundance for juggling a daunting number of principal threads and themes in cogent fashion, Edet Belzberg's "Watchers of the Sky" casts a wide net over mass ethnic and political exterminations of the last century...
  • 6 of 14 new states on U.N. Human Rights Council called abusers

    6 of 14 new states on U.N. Human Rights Council called abusers
    Member states of the United Nations on Tuesday elected 14 new countries to serve on the Human Rights Council, drawing fire from rights advocates critical of six of the incoming delegates for their dubious national track records in respecting personal...
  • U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say

    U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say
    A United Nations report concluding that chemical weapons were used in Syria on Aug. 21 contains evidence pointing to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as the perpetrators, the U.S. and British ambassadors to the world body said Monday. U.N....
  • Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.

    Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.
    After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...
  • What to look for when President Obama goes to the U.N.

    What to look for when President Obama goes to the U.N.
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama travels Monday to New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is scheduled to sit down with world leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also address the General Assembly, focusing...
  • Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out

    UNITED NATIONS — From Moammar Kadafi's baffling fantasies to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's room-emptying rants, almost every confab of world leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly includes speeches that make people squirm in their chairs....
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

    Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary, leaving two controversial choices pending to fill President Obama’s second-term Cabinet. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., won a vote of...