There's always some dictator, it seems, who needs persuading that he should release political prisoners, or curb human rights, or step down from office.U.S. officials are constantly being described as "applying pressure" to these foreign leaders.
Image is everything — at least when it comes to tourism.A country might boast the best beaches or amazing antiquities, but if potential visitors have reason to worry about their safety, they won't come. That's the problem now confronting several countries that generally rely heavily on tourism."
Ultranationalist protestors clashed with police in Belgrade Sunday over the arrest of former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic.Mladic was captured last week after nearly 16 years as a fugitive.
In lavish style, President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday affirmed a bond between the United States and the United Kingdom that has strengthened through the sacrifice of war and a history of common values. As the queen put it, the relationship is "tried, tested and, yes, special."
President Obama leaves Sunday night on a week-long trip to Europe. He'll visit with the Queen of England, attend a G-8 summit meeting in France, and sit down with a group of central European leaders in Poland.
It's bound to be a tense meeting. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House Friday, just hours after rejecting the central tenet of Obama's latest peace plan proposal.In his speech about Middle East issues Thursday, Obama reiterated U.S.
In his speech addressing the Muslim world on Thursday, President Obama will attempt partially to close the gap between U.S. ideals about democracy and its strategic interests in the Middle East and North Africa.