- Obama trip to Asia light on tourism for a presidential jaunt Updated: Nov-13-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House has gone to great lengths to show that President Barack Obama isn't a lame duck. It's less worried about showing he's not a lame tourist.
- Kerry makes rare visit to rich, odd Turkmenistan Updated: Nov-03-15 1:02 pm
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan's rituals range from the bizarre to the brutal. The Central Asian nation has more marble buildings than anywhere and recently erected a seven-story, golden statue of its president on horseback, while human rights groups say it employs electric shocks, rape and forced intake of psychotropic drugs as torture techniques.