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- Court: Tenn. must recognize 3 same-sex marriages
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- Obama to sign bill cutting taxpayer money for party conventions
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- Iraq mulls law to let men marry 8-year-old girls
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President Obama rids himself of a particularly clueless general, but his fundamental problem remains.
North Korea threatened Thursday to increase punishment for an American who was sentenced to hard labor for illegally entering the country, citing what it called a hostile U.S. policy toward it.
Six people were executed as China prepared to mark a global anti-drug day, state press said Friday.
The president's most senior adviser on counterterrorism and homeland security says in an exclusive interview that citizens who pose a threat to the country are being tracked.
Friday marks a significant milestone in America's longest war. Sixty years ago Friday, North Korea invaded its neighbor, the Republic of Korea, initiating what historian William Stueck describes as "an orgy of violence." Within 24 hours, the United States committed air and naval units to support the South Koreans. Within a week, American ground forces began arriving from Japan. President Truman and his advisers thought American intervention would quickly resolve the crisis, but the "police action" lasted more than three bloody years and resolved very few of the issues at stake.
Many of Cuba's foreign business partners still have money stuck in state-run banks and do not know when they will get it, 18 months after the accounts were frozen by the cash-strapped Cuban government.
Russia often accuses the United States and NATO of still harboring Cold War prejudices. In February, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, "Cold War stereotypes remain strong in Euro-Atlantic policies, and NATO is continuing its expansion." He accused NATO of global ambitions and implied its out-of-area operations in places like Afghanistan violate the U.N. Charter.
Swaziland's death rate more than doubled in a decade, which is proof of the toll of AIDS, statisticians in this southern African kingdom said Wednesday.
The Obama administration is touting the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who arrives in Washington on Thursday, as evidence of President Obama's success in "resetting" relations with a former Cold War rival.