In China and the US, the 'Obamao' shirt – which puts President Barack Obama's face between Mao Zedong's iconic cap and jacket – has been a kitschy and right-wing favorite.
A newspaper poll indicated that 53 percent of Likud party supporters favor talks with Islamist Hamas under certain conditions. Overall, 57 percent of Israelis back the idea.
Robert Bauer, Obama’s personal lawyer, will replace Gregory Craig, who took flak for his work on terrorism issues like torture and Guantanamo prison closure.
The US government Thursday moved to seize the assets of the Alavi Foundation – including a New York skyscraper and four mosques. The Justice Department says the Alavi Foundation funnels money to the Iranian government for its nuclear program.
As China rises and the dollar falls, the US ally seeks more independence, but not less security, from America. Tokyo is the first stop on the president's Asia tour.
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others will be tried in federal court. It's a risky decision by the Obama administration, opening the way for aggressive defense tactics.
Britain's Gordon Brown on Friday called on NATO countries to send 5,000 more troops for Afghanistan war. It's one sign that NATO may be willing to commit more forces to that war than expected.
The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, has cautioned Obama against sending more troops to the country, saying the government of President Hamid Karzai is too corrupt.
Sentencing is in December, but some worry plea deal for balloon boy parents lets them off too easy.
The two Japanese submarines – which were commandeered and scuttled by the US after World War II – were much larger, faster, and stealthier than US subs of the day. One included a float-plane that could attack New York.