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Portugal is shaking up the wine world

In a region known for port, winemakers along the Douro Valley are taking top prizes for reds and whites.... Read more»

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Analysis

Are Special Forces and targeted killings the answer?

Still riding the wave of euphoria over the Abbottabad strike that took down America’s most-wanted enemy, some in the U.S. policy establishment are advocating for an increased use of Special Forces and the strategic operations they conduct.... Read more»

News analysis

Obama's grandmother gets beefed up security in Kenya

Kenya has tightened its security around President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother after the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces put the country on alert.... Read more»

Europe fights the death penalty—with drugs

Danish drugmaker cries foul, saying the United States is misusing its anesthetic, pentobabital, to kill American criminals on death row.... Read more»

Libya

Gaddafi likely wounded, fled Tripoli

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is likely wounded and not in Tripoli, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said.... Read more»

Porn stash found in bin Laden compound

A stash of pornography was found in the Pakistan hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, U.S. officials reportedly said Friday.... Read more»

Unemployment in America: Four workers for every job

Think of the U.S. labor market as a big and ever-shifting puzzle. Holes open. Bodies fill those holes. More holes open. More bodies seek to fill those holes. The problem right now in the world’s largest economy, of course, is that there are far too many bodies to fill the holes.... Read more»

Egypt

Mubarak's wife held on corruption suspicions

Suzanne Mubarak, the half-Welsh wife of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has been taken into custody on suspicion that she “abused her position for the illegal acquisition of wealth.”... Read more»

With democracy in mind, Yemen's youth are leading revolt

Of the 162 demonstrators killed since the protests began in Yemen three months ago, the vast majority have been young men in their early 20s, some in their teens.... Read more»

Nigerian man married 107 wives

Bello Maasaba, an Islamic faith healer, is presently married to 86 women between the ages of 19 and 64, after nine of his wives died and he divorced 12 for disobedience.... Read more»

Bin Laden neighbors say Pakistan knew about raid

Reports support the assertions made by several senior Pakistani military and intelligence officials who said there were elements of both the intelligence community and the army that knew of the raid beforehand.... Read more»

Man commits suicide by jumping from world's tallest building

A man reportedly distraught after his boss refused to give him a vacation is believed to have crawled through an air-conditioning vent because there were no windows or balconies on the 147th floor of the 160-floor Burj Khalifa in Dubai.... Read more»

18 reportedly killed in shelling by Syrian security forces

Activists reported that Syrian army tanks are reportedly shelling the cities of Homs and Deraa, while U.N .chief Ban Ki-moon again urged President Assad to halt the mass arrests.... Read more»

Protesters in Yemen intensify efforts

Activist leaders hope to unify parties and pick up steam with general strikes and demonstrations across the country in a 10-day push to force the president out of power, ending with a march on the presidential palace.... Read more»

Facebook apps leaked personal information

A flaw in Facebook involving nearly 100,000 applications allowed advertisers access to wall posts and other personal information.... Read more»

Samoa to jump a day ahead

The move will reverse a decision made 119 years ago to stay a day behind in order to facilitate trade with the United States, and will end Samoa’s claim to fame as the last place on Earth to see each day’s sunset.... Read more»

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