This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.
The civil war in Yemen is a long-running conflict over access to political power and resources, not religion, or any attempt by Iran to spread its influence.
I heard the following joke in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, then part of the USSR, as was Moldavia.
Golden Dawn - with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes - makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, but it has roots that make it dangerous.
The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.
The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight.
Rosa Luxemburg, born on March 5, 1871, in Zamość, Poland, was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent.
The exact date is undetermined, but on or about this day 70 years ago, in 1945, Anne Frank perished at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Over 127,000 Japanese Americans were sent to ten concentration camps in remote areas of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and inland California.
Today marks exactly 25 years since the day in 1990 when anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released from prison to become a free man in South Africa.