President Eduard Shevardnadze of Georgia is shown during a meeting with Secretary of Defense William Cohen, not shown, at the Pentagon in 1997. (Source: DOD)
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >> Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default.
As the government shutdown stretches on, it increasingly affects American life in less obvious ways—like beer production. Southbound Brewing Co., a craft beer company based in Savannah, has been workingMore >> As the government shutdown stretches on, it increasingly affects American life in less obvious ways—like beer production. Southbound Brewing Co., a craft beer company based in Savannah, has been workingMore >>
Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.More >> Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...More >> Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More >> Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...More >> Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.More >> Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday - a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the...More >> Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.More >> Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under...More >> Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.More >> A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012.More >>
A look at those who have passed away so far in 2014.More >> A look at those we've lost so far in 2014.More >>