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Former guerrilla puts Uribe in hot seat (AP via Yahoo! News)
The political scandal that forced Colombia's foreign minister to quit this week and put other close allies of President Alvaro Uribe in jail is being driven in large part by a rebel-turned-lawmaker who has become the opposition's chief provocateur.
'Nixon and Mao': Revisiting a masterful moment in diplomacy (International He...
The historian Margaret MacMillan gives the first fully documented history of how ? in February 1972 ? the Americans and the Chinese "opened" to one another after a quarter century of bitter hostility.
Bush's missed opportunity on Iran (Payvand Iran News)
The events of the past few months in the United States have been as bewildering as they have been tragic. The mid-term elections held in November had shown that the majority of Americans had decisively turned against President George Bush's failed policies and the threadbare plots of the Neoconservatives. The Democrats' control of both the House and the Senate had provided the hope of a change of ...
France's forgotten liberators (Los Angeles Times)
'Days of Glory' recalls the heroics of colonial subjects who fought and then were swept aside. PARIS ? When the lights came back on in a suburban movie theater here last fall after a screening of the World War II epic "Indigènes," Mohamed Hamidi was surprised to see many of his teenage students weeping.
A bridge, a village, a ford and a swamp were Bladen's battlefields (Bladen Jo...
Two men who never lived in Bladen played a major role in the county's role in the American Revolution. Without David Fanning and James Craig, 1781 likely would have been a tense, but quiet year in Southeastern North Carolina.
Robert Guttman: George W. Bush: America's Worst President? (HuffingtonPost)
Move over James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, Millard Fillmore, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Unless there is a big shift in the current president's policies in his last two years in office it appears he may be heading to the top of many historians' list of America's worst president. Of course, circumstances could drastically change and democracy, peace and freedom will break out across the ...
Leader cast his legend in eastern Montana (Casper Star-Tribune)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Sitting Bull will be on familiar ground should his remains be re-interred at Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Miller book 'garbage,' expert says (Rocky Mountain News)
Glenn Miller's mysterious death wasn't caused by a young private, now 82, who has self-published an inflammatory new book, says an expert on the big-band legend's life.
Italian Premier Quits After Narrow Defeat Over Foreign Policy (Washington Post)
ROME, Feb. 21 -- After just nine months at the helm of a shaky government, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi handed in his resignation Wednesday when he lost a critical parliamentary vote over the government's foreign policy.
Mom?s Mad. And She?s Organized. (New York Times)
A generation of mothers has begun a consciousness-raising that is almost old-fashioned were it not for the technology involved.
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