Angelina Jolie has revealed that she recently underwent a preventative double mastectomy. The Hollywood actress, whose mother Marcheline Bertrand died of ovarian cancer in 2007, was tested to see whether she carried the ‘faulty’ gene, BRCA1, that increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Since the end of World War II, the U.S. dollar has enjoyed a unique and powerful position in international trade.
Hamid Karzai is lonely. He is huddled, as always, deep inside his presidential palace in Kabul, protected by towering stone walls, growling dogs and U.S
A top Taliban political leader delivered a message Friday to President Obama, calling his attempt to lure away Taliban fighters with money “an old weapon that has failed already.” Obama meets Friday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who will tell the U.S. leader how a large deployment to Afghanistan would affect the military
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s energetic response to Monday’s earthquake has been generally praised despite his comparison of the ordeal of survivors staying in emergency tents to a camping weekend. Berlusconi has visited the town of L’Aquila, the epicenter of the 6.3-magnitude quake, every day this week, talking to survivors and pledging government help to rebuild houses. He scrapped a visit to Russia that was planned for this week.
Robin Williams’ heart surgery "went extremely well" and he is expected to make a full recovery in eight weeks, according to his surgeon. Williams’ publicist quoted the surgeon in a news release Monday that revealed the procedure was done on March 13 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he’ll be able to do,” said Dr.
President Barack Obama has been busy on foreign policy in recent weeks, chairing meetings with his national security principals, plotting his approach to Iraq, Iran and North Korea, and consulting at weekly private sessions with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. For the most part, in these meetings, he’s composed and restrained
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Afghan President Hamid Karzai America’s "new strategy" in Afghanistan will focus on reconstructing the war-battered country and maintaining strong counter-terrorism measures, his office said.