The conservative writer won a Pulitzer Prize and a wide following for his New York Times columns on politics and language.
With Gen. McChrystal pushing President Obama for 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan, we take a look at the evolution of America's military commitment to the war there.
President Obama and Michelle Obama will go to Copenhagen to lobby the IOC to give Chicago the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Efforts to end increasingly violent 'ragging' at universities are spurred by an accidental death.
Voters enabled Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a politically comfortable 'center-right' coalition with the pro-business, tax-cutting Free Democratic Party (FDP).
Sunday's missile tests come after the US, Britain, and France revealed Iran's secret nuclear facility, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging US lawmakers to act now.
The 'war on drugs' has failed, some Latin American leaders say. But legalization of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, and other narcotics may not curb violence.
New surveys find the recession has reduced Mexican immigration, but that millions still want to come to the US – and some more for safety than for jobs.
The Pakistani military's action in Swat has caused militant training camps elsewhere to become more makeshift – and thus harder to pinpoint and shut down.
Rich nation recoils at influx of impoverished neighbors.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition looks strong going into Sunday's election, but 'Die Linke' – the Left – could prove a spoiler.
A rarity in the mideast, the political show spares no one – but even President Mahmoud Abbas is chuckling.
President Obama will demand at the G-20 summit today that Iran open the nuclear fuel plant to inspectors immediately. If Tehran refuses, it could bolster the case for sanctions.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he might run again but could hold any post, reinforcing beliefs he is saving the spot for his predecessor Vladimir Putin.
A recent report found an "unconscious" feeling of shame or lower status, at least among the young, 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell.
Daniel Boyd was accused Thursday of planning to attack a Marine base in Quantico, Va. Two others were arrested on charges of plotting separate bomb attacks.
After playing in Milan's world cup for the homeless, things are looking up for Japan's Yutaro Gomikawa.
Militants killed dozens of security officers and tribal elders and bombed a school Thursday after a drone attack struck the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan.
The decision comes as the Obama administration is hitting snags in its effort to close Guantanamo prison by January.