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Pakistanis Protest U.S. After Airstrike

At least 17 die in what U.S. media say was an attack by a CIA-operated drone.

Russia Asks Iran to Reconsider

Russia on Friday renewed its call for Iran to resume its moratorium on nuclear activities and cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Despite Differences, Merkel Is Greeted Warmly on U.S. Visit

U.S. President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday differed on Guantanamo Bay but vowed to seek a common approach on Iran as they opened a new, improved chapter in U.S.-German relations.

Russia's Dickensian Democracy

In retrospect, it is mind-boggling how much manpower, money and energy was spent in the Soviet Union on censoring the media and silencing internal critics.

Standing by The Afghans Makes Sense

More than four years after the invasion that overthrew the Taliban, Afghanistan remains a dangerous place.

Merkel Is Here to Talk Business

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a two-pronged strategy to put Germany back in the game: rebuild relations with the United States and restore consensus within the European Union.

Dangerous Energy Impasse

Two weeks ago, the brief squabble between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas pricing sent a tremor through Europe.

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