| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:34 PM
XINING, China -- The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, paid a rare visit to Tibet this week as human rights advocates blasted the Chinese government’s policy of luring Tibetan nomads into concrete housing projects with little job opportunities....
| Apr 9, 2013
Victor Carranza, known as the "Emerald King" of Colombia, who built a near monopoly in trade in the precious gems and survived at least two assassination attempts along the way, died of lung cancer Thursday at a Bogota hospital. He was 77.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Military intervention in the Muslim world seems to bring the United States nothing but grief. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya: None looks much like a success story now.
Yet the Obama administration is edging reluctantly into a civil war in Syria, aiding...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Sometimes a number is shocking enough to stop you cold.
In filmmaker Dawn Porter's documentary "Gideon's Army," which takes an in-depth look at the professional grind experienced by public defenders (playing at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Siskel Film...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Lauren Conrad has kept a low TV profile since she ended her reality TV days of MTV's "Laguna Beach" and its spinoff "The Hills." And she's not itching to get back in that spotlight.
"I only ever got to tell half my story," Conrad told Marie Claire,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:12 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's leader might consider holding a referendum on plans for development in an Istanbul park that sparked nationwide protests against his government, according to media reports Wednesday.
Such a move would mark Prime Minister...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:25 AM
BEIJING -- Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old contractor identified as the source of leaks about the U.S. electronic surveillance program, apparently checked out of his Hong Kong hotel at midday Monday, his destination and whereabouts unknown.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:28 AM
CAIRO -- In a diplomatic drama that has strained relations between the United States and Egypt, a Cairo criminal court Tuesday sentenced at least 16 Americans to prison on charges of operating illegally funded pro-democracy organizations.
Many of the...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:44 AM
NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.” That may sound like a clique of conspiracy theorists or the title of a summer B movie, but it's actually an alliance of human rights groups raising legal and ethical concerns about people's willingness to cede life-...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House
Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:23 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for “moral crimes” has risen by 50% in the last 18 months, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government’s need to step up efforts to protect...