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The International Criminal Court on Monday issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Bashir, this time charging him with three counts of genocide in Sudan's western province of Darfur.
U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene is making his first public speaking appearance in South Carolina since his unexpected Democratic nomination a month ago.
The Iroquois helped invent lacrosse, but their team might not travel to England for the sport's world championship this year because of a dispute over the validity of their passports.
In the rapid-fire spy swap, the United States and Russia worked together as only old enemies could.
North Korea said Friday an American imprisoned for illegally entering the reclusive country has tried to kill himself.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came together in a very public setting Tuesday to play down reports of a rift, using a visit to the White House by the Israeli leader to reaffirm the special bond between the countries even amid recent dust-ups.
An American geologist held and tortured by China's state security agents was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for gathering data on the Chinese oil industry in a case that highlights the government's use of vague secrets laws to restrict business information.
Nothing says Washington quite like the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Nathaniel Hawthorne once noted: "The Willard Hotel more justly could be called the center of Washington than either the Capitol or the White House or the State Department." Located just a block from the White House in the heart of the nation's capital, the Willard has housed or hosted U.S. presidents for a century and a half, beginning with Franklin Pierce in 1853. The Lincoln family stayed there in the week leading up to his inauguration; Richard Nixon used the Willard for his national campaign headquarters.
The Obama administration wants China to obtain an exemption from an international nonproliferation group before lifting its opposition to Beijing's proposed sale of nuclear power reactors to Pakistan.