Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Oct 27, 2014

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Pro-Western and nationalist parties swept Ukraine’s parliamentary election Sunday, exit polls showed, in a boost for President Petro Poroshenko’s anti-corruption reforms and his promise to make peace with pro-Russian rebels. The results indicated overwhelming consensus on Ukraine’s bid to steer from Russia’s orbit onto ...

Dec 24, 2013

The Emperor's call for peace

Emperor Akihito on Monday celebrated his 80th birthday, becoming the second emperor to have passed this milestone while on the throne, following his father, Emperor Showa.

Armed drones stir debate in pacifist Germany

Feb 14, 2013

Armed drones stir debate in pacifist Germany

by Michael Birnbaum

The debate over the legality of drone warfare is stretching from Capitol Hill into the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, as Germany considers purchasing armed drones for the first time. Ever since World War II, Germany has been skeptical about military deployments, mindful of ...