As a tattooed wild child wearing her husband’s blood in a locket and luring Brad Pitt away from Hollywood rival Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie was dream fodder for the tabloid press. But her transformation into a humanitarian campaigner and now poster girl for the fight against breast cancer with her revelation that, faced with a high cancer risk, she had undergone a double mastectomy has elevated her to heroine status in the media.
While Justin Bieber has apparently rekindled his romance with Selena Gomez, he has abandoned his pet monkey Mally in Germany. Mally, a 17-week-old capuchin monkey, was seized by customs authorities on March 28 when Bieber failed to produce the required papers after landing in Munich while on tour.
Angelina Jolie has brought her celebrity wattage to London to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts. The Hollywood star joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing US$36 million in additional funding from G-8 nations to go toward a series of measures for preventing sexual violence and ensuring justice for its survivors.
The killing of President Park raises questions and tensions It was one of the most bizarre killings of a head of state in history. Late last week President Park Chung Hee, 61, strongman ruler of the Republic of South Korea since 1961, was shot at a dinner party by the chief of his own intelligence service in what was first described by a government spokesman as an “accident.” Later, officials revealed that it was a well-planned assassination
INTERNATIONAL “Who Rules the World?” Opens, most auspiciously, the political New Year 1928. Not since the World War has a twelvemonth commenced with all nations so substantially at peace, with all major governments so markedly stable.
The New Republic recently asked an intriguing question about the U.S.
The European Union was days away Friday from ratification of the Lisbon Treaty after the president of the Czech Republic — the remaining holdout in negotiations — agreed to ratify it. Lyke founded “Pints for Prostates” to spread the message about need for regular prostate health screenings.
After dialing back his attacks on President Obama’s foreign policy, former Vice President Dick Cheney says the administration has damaged U.S.
Rock bands, including REM and Pearl Jam, want to know whether their music was played at the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In a hard-hitting, wide-ranging speech Wednesday for a conservative gathering, Cheney targeted the administration’s decision-making process on how to proceed in Afghanistan, saying Obama has failed to give troops on the ground a clear mission or defined goals and appeared “afraid to make a decision.” “The White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger,” Cheney said at the Center for Security Policy
Three days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program wrapped up here Wednesday with a draft agreement on how to provide the Islamic republic nuclear fuel for civilian purposes.