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South Korea's Presidents Make Disgraced Exits
If there's one thing that South Korean presidents dread more than the looming threat of rival North Korea, it may be this: becoming an ex-president
5 Times President Obama Ditched His Shoes Overseas
Even when you're the leader of the free world, sometimes you have to ditch your shoes. Today in New Delhi, President Obama spent some time in his socks during a visit to a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, the father of modern India . It wasn't the first time Obama has gone shoeless while on foreign
High-Ranking North Korean Officials Visit South Korea
North Korea's three officials closest to its leader Kim Jong-un made a surprise visit to South Korea on Saturday, signaling an ease of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The highest level visit in five years was announced by the South's government only an hour before the delegation arrived at
Bush Revisits His Legacy at Library Opening
George W. Bush's legacy has officially been enshrined in Dallas. At a warm bipartisan gathering of all five living U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, and former administration officials at Southern Methodist University on Thursday, the 43rd president welcomed the opening of his library and
Koreans Slap Bill Gates for 'Rude' Handshake
SEOUL, South Korea – The buzz in town today is this photograph of Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ shaking hands with South Korea President Park Geun-hye. Gates, 57, might have not realized it Monday, but a one-hand shake in Korean culture – and also in Asia...
First Female President Elected in South Korea
Conservative Ruling Party Candidate Park Geun-Hye Makes History in South Korea.
ANALYSIS: North Korean Missile Hits Its Target of Alarming the World
North Korea's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile hit its target: it bolstered the standing of its young tyrant Kim Jong Un and raised the specter of being able to eventually strike the U.S. with a nuclear weapon. The pride in the success of the launch -- after several
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
The Global Note: General Dempsey's Plane Hit…Dispatch From Aleppo…Meles Zenawi Dead…Nyad Ends Marathon Swim
AFGHAN WAR -DEMPSEY PLANE HIT, DAMAGED…We now know what the incoming fire was that Mike and Carlos BOETTCHER heard and reported on World News Monday: Taliban rockets – which struck and damaged the C-17 aircraft used by Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey. This morning,...
The Global Note: Damascus Blasts…Toughest-Ever Cigarette Rules?…"Economic Suicide" in Europe…A One-Handed Maestro
SYRIA’S WAR -MORNING EXPLOSIONS ROCK DAMASCUS…A pair of explosions in Syria’s capital this morning struck very near the U.N. Mission there – though it’s not clear whether UN staffers were actually the targets. Syrian State TV says a bomb exploded near a fuel truck outside...