Nobel Peace Prize to Liberian president, Arab Spring, or EU?

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Africa’s first democratically elected woman president, cyber activists who helped bring about the Arab Spring uprising or maybe the European Union? Speculation ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement is rife. The Norwegian Nobel Committee that attributes the prize had a record 241 individuals and organisations on its top secret […]

EU, Arab Spring favorites for Nobel Peace Prize

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OSLO, Norway — Arab Spring or European Union? Speculation ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday is split after cryptic comments by the award committee’s chairman. Many Nobel watchers have seen the revolutions against autocratic regimes in North Africa and the Middle East as the most likely subject […]

World mourns, pays tribute to Steve Jobs

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Apples and flowers: People memorialize Steve Jobs in front of an Apple store in New York. October 6th, 2011 01:40 PM ET Share this on: Facebook Twitter Digg del.icio.us reddit MySpace StumbleUpon Comments (444 comments) Permalink Tweet Editor's note: Apple admirers and competitors alike are mourning the death of Steve […]

Palestinian anger at U.S. rising over UN veto threat

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RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — Palestinians have long been skeptical of America’s ability to help them win independence. But low expectations have turned into frustration and in some cases outright anger after the U.S. threatened to derail a bid for U.N. recognition of an independent state and Congress put a hold […]

Erdogan visits SA to further spread trade wings

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TURKISH Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited South Africa this week, the latest stop in a diplomatic drive into the continent whose attention is increasingly fixed on emerging market relationships rather than old commercial ties to Europe. After a landmark August visit to Somalia and a tour of north Africa […]

Egypt’s ruler vows military will step down

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks with Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is escorted by Egyptian Maj. Gen. Rouini… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks with Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed… CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s military ruler vowed on Thursday not to step down until the council of generals he […]

U.N. Veto Spurs Syria Sanction Push

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By NOUR MALAS And MARC CHAMPION The Syrian opposition and governments that support it pushed ahead on Wednesday with efforts to pressure President Bashar al-Assad to halt his crackdown on protesters, after the failure of a United Nations resolution condemning the violence. The steps came amid signs that some sanctions […]

If Samson Had This Arm…

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USUALLY the press conference gets the buzz going. Last week, the buzz got the press conference going. Multimedia Slide Show Tom Brady Cuts His Hair: Why? Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTimesfashion for fashion, beauty and lifestyle news and headlines. Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, caused quite […]