Another lawmaker had previously asked Edward Snowden to testify before the German Parliament, but Snowden declined, saying he would happily do so, but he first wanted to testify before the U.S. Congress.
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Thousands of protesters are calling for the ouster of their president, who wants closer ties with Russia. Ukraine has seen daily protests for more than two weeks now.
That includes all living American presidents — except George H.W. Bush — as well as 26 members of Congress. President Obama has confirmed he and first lady Michelle will attend Tuesday's memorial service at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
The visit is the first test of an interim deal Iran struck with the West in November. International inspectors have not visited Iran's Arak heavy water production plant in more than two years.
The new zone overlaps with some of the same area China laid claim to in November. The U.S. said the South Korean approach avoids confusion and threats to civilian airlines.
François Hollande said 1,600 troops would be deployed by the end of the day and they would remain in the country until tensions between Muslim and Christian militias cool.
The U.S. State Department unveiled a tribute poem written by Dr. Maya Angelou for Mandela "on behalf of the American people."
The U.S. and Afghanistan have been at odds over a security agreement that allows U.S. troops to remain in the country past 2014. Hagel also met with leaders of Gulf nations to assure them the U.S. is not abandoning those ties in favor of a nuclear deal with Iran.
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War who was arrested by authorities in Pyongyang after a tour of the North, reportedly issued an apology for his "hostile acts."
The heist of the "extremely dangerous" radioactive material, which was later recovered, occurred earlier this week.
France sends troops to its former colony after clashes between Muslims and Christians left nearly 300 dead.
Radiant Orchid is the new "in" color for 2014, according to the institute, which gave us Emerald this year.
Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr was kidnapped in 2003 in Milan, Italy, and transferred to Egypt as part of the CIA's program of extraordinary rendition. He now lives in Egypt and is unlikely to serve any of his six-year sentence.
Officials in China's commercial capital ordered schoolchildren to stay indoors, construction to halt and even delayed flights because of the city's highest-ever pollution levels.
President Obama ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until Monday — a symbolic gesture of a nation in mourning. It's a tradition observed by countries around the world, one that began as early as the 17th century.
Currently the world's No. 14 team, the U.S. must finish in the top two among Germany (No. 2), Portugal (No. 5) and Ghana to advance. Another group will pit England against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica. The tournament begins in Brazil in June.
India is poised to supplant Britain as the chain's largest market outside the U.S., Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle says. The company's Indian menu emphasizes vegetarian options and boosts the food's spiciness.
There are two speeches delivered by the late Nelson Mandela that changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.
At home and abroad, mourners remembered Nelson Mandela as the father of South Africa. In front of his home in Johannesburg, hundreds gathered to sing in praise of the departed anti-apartheid leader.
Speaking on the occasion of his 86th birthday, the ailing monarch asked Thais to do their duty to ensure stability and security in the nation.