Trump cries obstruction, but has nominated few ambassadors
President Trump is blasting Congressional Democrats for obstructing his nominations, but his administration has not nominated candidates for the vast majority of positions that require Senate approval. That paltry number of picks is especially true for ambassadorships, despite the president’s
Abandoned by Smugglers, 34 Migrants Die of Apparent Thirst in Sahara Desert
A group of migrants traveling from Niger into Algeria were found dead last week, abandoned by human traffickers who were leading them, the Niger Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The migrants are presumed to have died from extreme thirst, as is common in the scorching temperatures of the
Tweet Chat Wrap: The Global State of Motherhood
By Hope Jackson, M.D., and Devika Dixit, M.D. Just in time for Mother’s Day comes the release of Save the Children’s “State of the World’s Mothers” report, which outlines the best and worst places to be a mom and a child across the globe. This...
Missing Nelson Mandela
This is a day I hoped would never come. The loss of Nelson Mandela is impossible to measure. Mandela, who died Thurday at age 95, is perhaps the most beloved political figure in my lifetime. It didn't matter whether you were liberal, conservative or radical; black or white; man or woman: This man
2012's Most Compelling International Elections
As voters in the United States have just cooled down from the 2012 election season, contests across the globe are just heating up. From Ukrain's disputed election, to Egypt, which held its first democratic election in centuries, a stream of countries are set for or have held highly contentious and
Photojournalist Ami Vitale: Ahead of the Pack
Commissioned by the Nature Conservancy, photographer Ami Vitale traveled to the states of Alaska, Maine and Idaho and to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Mexico, China and Australia to capture the natural environments where the raw materials for everyday objects are sourced.
Top 10 Places to Be Called "Mom!"
Motherhood has its joys and challenges, and the ratio of one to the other varies wildly depending on where in the world a mom lives. In a list ranking 160 of the best and worst countries on the planet to be a mother, the United States was 28th from the top, according to Save the Children , the
The Secret Tip to Getting Pregnant?
When all else fails, some turn to superstitions. So this Mother's Day , the folks at Ripley's Believe It or Not! are touting one of the strangest customs some women have tried to become pregnant -- and it has nothing to do with the birds and the bees. On the eve of Mother's Day weekend -- with a
U.S. Government Names African Military Official A Drug 'Kingpin'
For the first time ever, the U.S. government has labeled an active foreign military official an international drug "kingpin," in a part of Africa that federal authorities say has become a transshipment point for South American drugs, and a source of revenue for al Qaeda terrorists. Ibraima Pap
Will This Man Be Russia's Barack Obama?
A Russian Man Aims to Overcome Widespread Rascism in a Bid to Become District Chief