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5 things to know about Germany's Angela Merkel
5 things to know about Chancellor Angela Merkel as Germany goes to the polls on Sept. 24
Artist Transforms Ukrainian Lenin Statue into Darth Vader Monument
A Ukrainian based artist claims he has created the world's first monument to Darth Vader, after transforming an Odessa statue of Vladimir Lenin into an effigy of the " Star Wars " icon. The artist responsible for the metamorphosis, Alexandr Milov, was born in the Soviet Union, and first grew to
Obama's Year To Remember - And To Forget
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama holds his annual year-end press conference at 1:30 pm ET in the White House briefing room. Obama last fielded reporters’ questions the day after the mid-term elections and there’s a lot of new...
Everything You Need to Know About Sochi, Russia
It's been seven years since Sochi was chosen as the site to host the 2014 Olympic Games, and the Russian city's moment on the world stage has finally arrived. As the globe's elite winter athletes get settled in Sochi, here's everything you need to know about the city by the Black Sea. How Do You
Ben Carson: Obamacare is 'Slavery'
Ben Carson is probably best known for his work as a neurosurgeon, but in recent months he has become a conservative firebrand and today he offered some controversial red meat to the audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. Carson, who is a contributor...
Hugo Chavez, and 11 Other People Preserved after Death
Hugo Chavez may be dead, but that doesn't mean he won't still be among his fellow Venezuelans, quite literally. Chavez's body will be embalmed and put on permanent display in a military museum . But he's far from the first person -- famous, or posthumously infamous -- to be displayed after death.
Corpse of Kim Jong-Il Becomes Tourist Attraction
The mausoleum containing the embalmed body of North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong-Il has been opened to tourists, who must follow a strict protocol. Young Pioneer Tours, a five-year-old tour group specializing in off-the-beaten path destinations, was the first group to gain admission when the ...
McCain: Google Delegation to NKorea 'Useful Idiots'
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., joined in the disapproval Monday of Google executive Eric Schmidt, who has drawn criticism for a trip he’s making this week to North Korea, one of the world’s most repressive regimes. To describe Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who...
The Global Note: Where Is Assad?…Who Was The Bulgaria Bomber?…Olympic Inequality?…A Lenin Time Capsule
SYRIA – THE DAY AFTER -WHERE’S ASSAD?…The regime is responding with heavy force – and trying to convey a “We’re still in charge” message – but the man at the top hasn’t been seen since the attack that took three (or four) of his top...
Eastern Europe observes Reagan's 100th birthday
Zsolt Németh credits Ronald Reagan with inspiring the Hungarian opposition movement he co-founded that threw off Soviet oppression in 1989. This week, Németh, Hungary's deputy foreign minister, will join celebrations in Budapest and other Eastern European capitals observing Reagan's 100th birthday