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Obama Visits Asia Amid Lingering Issues at Home

Posted: 11/18/2012 - With a second term locked down, President Obama is on his first post-reelection foreign trip to Southeast Asia, where he's expected to recognize emerging nations for their steps toward democracy and to try to strengthen ally support in the face of the United States' looming fellow superpower China.

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French Gourmands Welcome The American Burger

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Remember that old advertising slogan "Where's The Beef?" In French, that translates to "Ou est le Boeuf?" . . . a question we've posed to David Turecamo, Our Man In Paris:

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Reporters Without Borders Condemns Gaza Strikes

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Reporters Without Borders has condemned Israeli missile attacks on two media centers in Gaza that wounded six Palestinian journalists Sunday and damaged the equipment of foreign media outlets.

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Israeli Envoy In Egypt For Cease-Fire Talks

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Egyptian security officials say a senior Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for talks on reaching a cease-fire to end an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.

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Obama: Israel Has "Right To Defend Itself"

Posted: 11/18/2012 - As Israeli airstrikes into Hamas-controlled Gaza expand from government targets into civilian areas, President Obama reiterated his support of Israel's "right to defend itself."

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Israel Launches Scores Of Airstrikes Into Gaza

Posted: 11/17/2012 - Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

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Israel Mobilizing Troops For "Possible Invasion of Gaza"

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Israel on Friday approved the activation of 75,000 reservists as rockets landed near Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Israeli strikes have killed 30 in Gaza, a Gaza government website says. Israel's Cabinet OKs activating up to 75,000 reservists, a spokesman says.

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Benghazi: Lawmakers Shown Video of Envoy Being Dragged Out

Posted: 11/15/2012 - A source said one GOP House member "got into it" with intelligence officials at a session where lawmakers were briefed on the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. Petraeus will testify to clear up "misrepresentations" he told Congress, possibly when he testifies on Friday.

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China Reveals Its New Leaders

Posted: 11/14/2012 - China unveiled the elite group that will set its agenda for the next 10 years, led by new Communist Party General Secretary and next president Xi Jinping. The event follows months of secretive deal-making and rumors.

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Hamas Military Chief Killed in Blistering Israeli Airstrikes

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Palestinian groups say there were 70 strikes on Wednesday. An Israeli spokesman calls the operation defensive after rocket attacks from Gaza. Ahmed al-Ja'abari, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed in the first strike.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Expects More From U.S.

Posted: 11/14/2012 - The newly elected leader of the Syrian opposition, cleric Sheikh Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, said President Barack Obama's comments Wednesday about the war-torn country represent a much-appreciated "good step initially."

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Arafat's Body Exhumed in Murder Inquiry

Posted: 11/13/2012 - The exhumation of the body of Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat begins, and could take up to two weeks This comes after French authorities opened a murder inquiry into his death, launched after Arafat's widow, Suha, lodged a formal complaint.

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The Science Behind A Solar Eclipse

Posted: 11/13/2012 - A total solar eclipse occurred over the northeastern Australian coast early in the morning of November 14 local time.

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Puerto Ricans Favor Statehood For First Time

Posted: 11/12/2012 - In an overshadowed Election Day contest, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marking the first time such an initiative garnered a majority.

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48 Dead After Earthquake Rocks Guatemala

Posted: 11/12/2012 - -- A powerful earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday sent debris crashing down onto cars, collapsed roads and killed dozens in the Central American nation, officials said.

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Vatican Digs in After Gay Marriage Advances

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between and man and a woman.

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