SANAA - Drone strikes are Washington's favored method of combating al Qaeda in Yemen but the program may also create sympathy for the terrorists. Full Article
DUBLIN - Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders, Ireland has officially ended its bailout, providing a landmark for euro zone efforts to resolve its debt crisis, its finance minister said on Friday.
Dec. 13 - Rwandan President Paul Kagame and American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson are among mourners paying respects to Nelson Mandela at Pretoria's Union Buildings. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Why did Wall Street celebrate the budget breakthrough with its biggest daily fall in two months? Commentary
There's one group of people who hurt millions of Americans with purposefully blind optimism and false promises: politicians in every city and state that is facing a pension shortfall. Commentary
The African Union wanted to deploy forces in the Central African Republic rather than use U.N. troops. Wealthy nations are funding a poorly-equipped regional peacekeeping force instead of authorizing more costly U.N. troops. This reflects new political realities. Commentary
Prices and rationing are generally effective tools for economic management. Not in healthcare. The U.S. pricing system is chaotic and British rationing has created a bureaucratic monster. But the two contrasting models are both valid – and could be made to work better. Commentary
The new bipartisan budget deal that U.S. lawmakers agreed on isn't great for the economy, but it is less bad than no deal, Neil Irwin writes. Read more at Counterparties