Allen Dulles, one of the architects and the longest-serving head of the Central Intelligence Agency, loved to tell a good yarn whether at a Georgetown dinner table or before a training class of young spy candidates.
French workers went on strike Thursday in protest of President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age from 60 in most cases to 62.
Despite Switzerland's record in going 551 minutes without allowing a goal, Chile outscored the other team 1-0 Monday.
David Villa scored two goals Monday to put Spain's World Cup back on track with a 2-0 victory over Honduras.
Iraq's electricity minister resigned Monday in the face of angry protests over the lack of power despite years of promises that the situation would improve.
The pope met Thursday with the head of the Legionaries of Christ before an expected announcement about who will take charge of the conservative order scarred by revelations that its founder sexually abused seminarians and fathered at least one child.
Switzerland stunned viewers Wednesday when it took European champion Spain 1-0. Switzerland's win ended Spain's run of 12 straight wins. This is only the second loss Spain has seen in 50 games.
In a free-flowing match Wednesday, Chile won the opening game of Group H after Beausejour tapped in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute.
The Swiss Parliament on Tuesday approved a treaty with the United States that will hand thousands of files on suspected tax cheats to U.S. authorities, but obstacles remain that could delay the deal for several more months.