Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past

Jan 27, 2017

Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past

The hermetically sealed heavy steel door to the bunker of Romania’s late communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, opens with a squeak, releasing a burst of cool air. The bunker sits two levels beneath a lavish villa in an upmarket neighborhood in Bucharest, Ceausescu’s private residence ...

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian ...

World has slipped into new 'Cold War': Russian PM

Feb 13, 2016

World has slipped into new 'Cold War': Russian PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War.” With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: “All that’s left is ...

Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Jan 27, 2016

Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic Doomsday Clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Tuesday. The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying ...

Aug 8, 2015

Keep the spirit of Helsinki alive

The Helsinki Declaration has helped keep the peace in Europe for 40 years, and with tensions rising over the Ukraine crisis, it's vital to maintain that spirit of comprehensive security.