August 29, 2008 A separatist enclave in Moldova could be the next place Russia will try to assert its control over the former Soviet republics.
August 27, 2008 Wednesday's speeches are designed to show how Biden and Obama will mesh in their approach to America's role in the world. But some question how closely their ideas align.
August 25, 2008 Pirates have been capturing ships and kidnapping crews in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia. Four boats were targeted in the past week alone. So far, a U.N.-backed naval fleet seems unable to stop them.
August 23, 2008 Democrat Barack Obama has selected Sen. Joseph Biden to be his vice presidential running mate. Biden, 65, has run for president twice and has experience with foreign and defense issues. The choice has garnered praise from fellow Democrats and mixed reactions from Republicans.
August 22, 2008 For the first time in 12 years, the United States has won Olympic gold in the decathlon, the 10-event classic of track-and-field athleticism. The U.S. men's beach volleyball team defended the honor of their gender by winning gold to match the American women, but the U.S. baseball team was trounced by Cuba in the semifinal.
August 19, 2008 The 11th day of the Olympic Games in Beijing saw Americans take gold medals with individual displays of strength, skill and strategy, while U.S. teams advanced toward their final rounds. U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson captured her first gold on the balance beam.
August 18, 2008 As NATO meets to consider a response to Russia's military actions in Georgia, there is renewed attention on another former Soviet republic that's also on Russia's radar: Ukraine. Some Ukrainians fear they could be next in a Russian drive to reassert control over the nations on its borders.
August 18, 2008 Pervez Musharraf's departure leaves the Bush administration without the man it once praised as an "indispensable" partner in the war against terrorism. Many analysts say it's time for the U.S. to adopt a Pakistan policy that's geared to the country and not to a single leader.
August 18, 2008 The Bush administration loses an ally in its war on terrorism. Musharraf's own future is unclear; after surviving repeated assassination attempts as president, he may now have to go into exile for his own safety.
August 18, 2008 For a moment, it seemed as if the rest of the Beijing Olympics would be an anti-climax, as Michael Phelps celebrated his eighth gold swimming medal, but Day 10 of the competition began with new dramas. The U.S. led China in total medals, but the host country held nearly twice as many golds.
August 14, 2008 America's James Blake eliminated Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles quarterfinals in tennis. The top-seeded Swiss gave a spiritless performance in his bid for a first Olympic singles medal.
August 13, 2008 Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili's leadership during the war with Russia has sparked mixed reviews. Supporters describe his actions as courageous, while detractors say he used bad judgment, ignoring warnings when he tried to recapture the separatist enclave of South Ossetia.
August 12, 2008 The war between Russia and Georgia is based on the territorial claims of two ethnic groups, but it's also a reassertion of Russian power along its borders.
August 12, 2008 Michael Phelps wins the 200-meter freestyle for his third gold medal in Beijing, but other U.S. swimmers also dominate their events with record times. The U.S. men's gymnastics team nails an improbable bronze, and the U.S. women's softball team advances in its quest for a fourth-straight Olympic championship.
August 7, 2008 Hamdan has acknowledged that he worked for Osama bin Laden. But his larger importance is based on his roles as a defendant and petitioner in the legal battles surrounding other prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
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