World leaders inside Prague Castle, where Vaclav Havel's state funeral was held today, as well as thousands of Czechs gathered outside, marked him as an unforgettable part of both Czech and global history.
12/23/2011 11:43 am
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel was a victim of communist dictatorship; North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was a communist dictator. It is time to correct a historic injustice and award Havel the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously for his lifetime achievements.
12/23/2011 09:15 am
Vaclav Havel, from dissident playwright to president, left a legacy of courage. Czech admirers are paying their respects today to Vaclav Havel in Prague
12/19/2011 01:28 pm
Vaclav Havel not only led a peaceful 'Velvet Revolution' in Czechoslovakia, but inspired similar revolutions around the world with ideas that still resonate today. Vaclav Havel passed away on Sunday.
12/19/2011 09:52 am
Vaclav Havel went from being a playwright to a symbol of the new Czech state and democracy in Eastern Europe. Along the way he became Czech's first democratically elected president, nominee and winner of prestigious peace prizes, and one of the world's preeminent anti-communist revolutionaries.
12/18/2011 12:46 pm
Russia's Kremlin-backed businesses are snapping up assets in former Eastern Europe, though governments are still wary.
11/17/2011 01:32 pm
The hefty victory of an Islamist party in Tunisia's election kicks off a year of constitution writing. Urgently needed now is a bill of rights to guarantee freedom for all, regardless of creed or politics.
10/28/2011 03:55 pm
Several Democrats and Republicans are calling for a fresh -- and dangerous -- isolationism. But just as Europe needed US leadership after the cold war, so does the Arab world now.
08/04/2011 11:42 am
At least 54 people died when the river boat Bulgaria sank Sunday due to a combination of poor Soviet-era equipment, a culture of corruption that undermined safety rules, and unfortunate timing.
07/11/2011 01:49 pm
A UN agency reports that as the global economy began to recover from the recession, carbon emissions surged to a new record, imperiling measures to contain global warming.
05/31/2011 09:02 pm