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UN considers probe into Sri Lanka atrocities

Sri Lanka faces renewed condemnation at the United Nations' top human rights body, as a resolution for an international criminal investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by government soldiers is being debated in Geneva.<p>The debate has been denounced by Sri Lankan officials as "unwarranted …

Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, released from jail last month after President Viktor Yanukovich was forced by protesters to leave power, has announced she will run again for president in an election slated for May 25.<p>"I plan to run for election as president" and stand "a candidate …

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Bill Clinton and Steny Hoyer: The 'Wall Street Democrats' Fight Back

If progressive and populist ideas resonate with most voters, some people have asked, why isn't the Democratic Party doing better in the polls? Here's one reason: Some of the party's most prominent leaders are still pushing Wall Street's unpopular and discredited economic platform.<p>Recent speeches by …

Why Democrats Have a Winning Agenda

The conventional wisdom from cable news pundits is that this will be a difficult year for Congressional Democrats. Between website troubles, legislative roadblocks in the House of Representatives, and polls showing Americans' declining faith in government, it seems sensible to expect continued …

Rand Paul Wants Donors to Know He's Super Prepared to Run for President

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sen. Rand Paul already has people working for him, presumably for a run for president in 2016, in …

California senator, alleged mobsters netted in American Hustle-style FBI sting

Call it “American Hustle” gone West. An elaborate FBI sting culminated this week after two undercover officers -- who posed as East Coast Mafia members -- helped take down 26 Californians, including an influential state senator with alleged ties to an Asian mob.<p>State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken …

GOP preps as Christie stumbles

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spent the past year getting battered over immigration reform — and building a presidential-level political operation with heavy investments in digital and data analytics. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has already visited New York City four times this year, pushing into …

The 25 Biggest Bromance Moments Between George W. Bush And Vladimir Putin

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U.N. Says Ebola Is Back and Spreading Fast, Killing at Least 59 in Guinea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to the U.N. Ebola, the nightmarish virus that causes painful, bloody deaths for almost all …

How the Russia Sanctions Could Backfire

Vladimir Putin turned up more than an hour late for a speech to Russia’s business elite on Thursday. This was not an insult, however, since he is habitually late. The Russian president once made his (now deposed) Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich cool his heels for four hours while he hung …

Putin uses dog to intimidate Merkel

FP contributor Dan Drezner, citing reliable sources in Europe, about Russo-German diplomacy:<p>Angela Merkel apparently has a fear of dogs. Vladimir …

10 Surprising Facts About Vladimir Putin's Extraordinary Past

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stood -- often bare-chested -- at the helm of Russian politics since 1999, rotating between the presidency and the prime minister's office.<p>But before his fast rise to power, Putin spent most of his life far out of the limelight.<p>With Putin at the center of …

HUFFPOST HILL - Here's Your Friday Newsletter Dump

<i>The House will once again take up Paul Ryan's budget, likely an emergency response to all the lazy people in our inner cities depleting the Cheetos supply. President Obama's presidential library commission released its goals, and we couldn't be more excited for the Benghazi Truths Reading Room. And</i> …

Persistence of Race in the Changing South

<i>Is race still the driver of Southern politics?</i><p>Is there any difference in the racial/partisan politics of the Peripheral South and the Deep South?<p>What has been the impact of changing Southern politics on Black representation over the past few decades?<p>These are fascinating questions -- and a leading …

Inside the Republican Database Behind David Jolly’s Upset Victory

To hear Re­pub­lic­an strategists in­volved with Dav­id Jolly’s cam­paign tell it, the new­est Re­pub­lic­an in Con­gress owes his vic­tory to a …

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