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  • Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson

    Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson
    As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, along with wife Miriam, gave more than $92 million to campaign groups in 2012. That's why some of the top...
  • Why sanctions don't really work

    Why sanctions don't really work
    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • Cousin of Syria's President Assad reportedly killed by rebels

    Cousin of Syria's President Assad reportedly killed by rebels
    BEIRUT -- A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad was killed by Islamist rebels during fighting near the Turkish border crossing of Kasab, the state news agency reported Sunday. The official Syrian Arab News Agency identified the dead kinsman as Hilal...
  • Iranians celebrate ancient Festival of Fire

    Iranians celebrate ancient  Festival of Fire
    TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire. The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, theĀ  new year...
  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

    Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran
    LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and...
  • Lawrence E. Walsh dies at 102; Iran-Contra independent prosecutor

    Lawrence E. Walsh dies at 102; Iran-Contra independent prosecutor
    Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge and Wall Street lawyer who spent a frustrating seven years as the independent counsel investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma...
  • Robert Strauss dies at 95; former Democratic Party chairman

    Robert Strauss dies at 95; former Democratic Party chairman
    Robert S. Strauss, a one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss' Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss...
  • Wrestlers tune out politics for international championship at Forum

    Wrestlers tune out politics for international championship at Forum
    The Russian coach did not want to talk about troops on the Crimean peninsula or any other aspect of his country’s conflict with Ukraine. Speaking through an interpreter, Christakis Alexandridis preferred to focus on his wrestlers and their chances...
  • Pictures in the News | March 19, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Singapore, where visitors walk over light art installation titled 'The Pool' during the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival in Singapore. i Light Marina Bay is a sustainable light art festival featuring 28...
  • Israelis say intercepted Iranian ship had rockets headed for Gaza

    Israelis say intercepted Iranian ship had rockets headed for Gaza
    JERUSALEM -- In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military announced Wednesday. According to...