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Bolivia has announced the opening of its first lithium plant, as the South American nation seeks to tap its vast salt flats for the silvery element used in batteries for electric cars, cellphones and laptops. President Evo Morales heralded the opening...
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The day after Dunkin’ Donuts sent Angelenos salivating with news of its imminent return to Southern California, rival chain Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said it’s growing as well. Krispy's physical presence “is substantially smaller...
A British woman who tried to smuggle several pounds of cocaine into Bali was sentenced Tuesday to death, a far more severe punishment than the 15 years behind bars sought by Indonesian prosecutors. The court found there were "no mitigating...
We've all seen the movie: Some small, seemingly unrelated actions lead to dire and unintended consequences. It happens in real life too, especially in government. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a regulatory program established under Gov. Arnold...
The king of Saudi Arabia has named dozens of women to serve on his advisory council, a new step in the ultra-religious country where women remain strictly confined in daily life. Thirty women were among 150 people chosen Friday to serve on the council,...
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded a Sri Lankan woman who was convicted of killing a baby, putting the former domestic worker to death despite her young age at the time of the alleged crime. The Sri Lankan government had pleaded with Saudi officials...
President Obama plans to nominate top counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan to lead the CIA, a senior administration official said today. Brennan, a 25-year veteran of the agency, would take the helm of the CIA in the wake of the resignation of...
A new word defines the debate over Syria in Washington: endgame. Policymakers expect the regime in Damascus to fall soon, and their focus has shifted to what happens then. In a cold-blooded, pragmatic sense, the United States and its allies don't want...
CAIRO — An Egyptian human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and 300 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia after being found guilty of smuggling drugs into the kingdom. Ahmed Gizawy was arrested with his wife on their way to a...
A Russian-led proposal by a coalition of countries to place further government regulation over the Internet has been withdrawn. The plan under consideration by the International Telecommunication Union would have given countries the power to block the...
Photographers are known for going to extremes to get the perfect shot. George Steinmetz's method can be considered just plain crazy. To capture unique aerial views of the world's "hyperarid" desert regions (areas with less than 4 inches of rainfall...
Now that a consensus is forming that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s days are numbered, diplomats and Middle East experts say a troubling picture is emerging of the perils expected to confront the war-racked nation after he’s gone....
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