Senate Democrats push Obama nominees, GOP bides time
Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs. Despite last month's Democratic power play over the filibuster ...
Three Senators Try to Hold Off GOP in South
Budget deal expected this week amounts to a cease-fire as sides move to avert a ...
Congress Readies a Year-End Dash
Ukrainian Crowds Pressure Yanukovych as Lenin Statue Falls (1)
People shout slogans during a mass rally at Kiev's Independence Square on December 8, 2013. Photographer: Viktor Drachev/AFP via Getty Images. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians protested in the streets of the capital as the opposition maintained ...
Ukrainians Pressure Yanukovych as Lenin Statue Toppled
Protesters topple Lenin statue in Ukraine
Lenin statue toppled in Ukraine protest
Storm threatens nasty Monday morning commute across Northeast
A messy Monday morning commute could be in the offing across the northeast corridor after a powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region Sunday. A winter weather advisory was in effect for the ...
Winter storm causes at least one death; drops 10 inches in S. Jersey
Storm dumps snow, slows traffic, grounds flights
Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey
Thai government says elections Feb. 2
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government said Monday that elections will be held Feb. 2, hours after the prime minister dissolved the lower house of parliament in a bid to calm the country's deepening political crisis. Spokesman Teerat Ratanasevi told The ...
Thailand snap poll fails to halt street protests
Thai prime minister asks monarchy to dissolve parliament
Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections
The Australian Financial Review
Tech giants band together in anti-snooping coalition
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Torched by disclosures the National Security Agency tapped into its data and spied on people and businesses, some of tech's biggest names have banded together to form what is essentially an anti-NSA coalition. Google, Microsoft ...
Apple to Google Propose Curbs to Surveillance by Governments
Tech companies call for new curbs on surveillance
Technology firms seek government surveillance reform
North Korea's Jang forcibly removed from meeting - state TV
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean state television showed Jang Song Thaek, the ousted uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, being forcibly removed by uniformed personnel from a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party that occurred on Sunday. North Korea's KRT ran a ...
North Korea's Kim Jong Un ousts his second in command
N Korea confirms purge of top adviser
N Korea confirms removal of powerbroker Chang Song-thaek
Obama to pay tribute to Mandela in South Africa
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon. Tuesday's memorial service will also serve ...
Mandela death: South Africa parliament to pay tribute
Unions Call Mandela Model to End 'Economic Apartheid'
Nelson Mandela's memorial service expanded to fit 200000 people
Hagel Arrives in Pakistan for High-Level Talks
New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in the Pakistani capital on Monday for high-level meetings with one of Washington's most complicated allies, in an effort to improve a relationship marked by agreement on the dangers of ...
Hagel Arrives in Pakistan
US Defense Secretary Hagel arrives in Pakistan
Pentagon chief Hagel in Pakistan for talks on security, drones
Investors cheer Indian opposition's gains in state elections, hope for win at ...
MUMBAI, India – Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy.
State polls results put UPA, Cong leadership in the dock
Delhi assembly elections 2013: AAP not to stake claim to form government, to sit ...
AAP says it is BJP's responsibility to form govt
Commuter train crashes in Jakarta, 2 dead
Lincoln Journal Star
A commuter train collided with a truck hauling liquefied gas in Jakarta on Monday, sending a fireball of orange flames shooting skyward and killing at least two, an official from the train company said. The accident in southern Jakarta killed a train engineer and ...