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  • Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference

    Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference
    BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
  • Syrian activists mock Geneva 2 talks online

    Syrian activists mock Geneva 2 talks online
    AMMAN, Jordan -- During Syria’s lengthy civil war, opposition activists have made social media a crucial front in a furious propaganda battle, posting web pages and online videos touting their cause. Now, with the bloody conflict in its third year...
  • Kerry heading to Geneva to join Iran nuclear talks

    Kerry heading to Geneva to join Iran nuclear talks
    GENEVA – Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to leave Washington late Friday to join international talks on Iran, in the latest sign that a preliminary deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program may be nearly complete. As...
  • Lotfi Mansouri dies at 84; opera director who championed 'supertitles'

    Lotfi Mansouri dies at 84; opera director who championed 'supertitles'
    Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84. Mansouri died Aug....
  • How cocaine takes the brakes off the brain

    How cocaine takes the brakes off the brain
    Cocaine messes around with the brain. That scientific no-brainer has been getting more focused over the years, as neuroscientists identify key circuitry that can be reshaped by addiction. But an addiction researcher in Switzerland believes his...
  • Pictures in the News | June 19, 2013

     
    “So long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe,” President Obama told a large crowd outside the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin, which leads off Wednesday's Pictures in the News. The president's speech, delivered under a blistering...
  • Swiss freeze $1 billion tied to leaders targeted in Arab Spring

     
    Switzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
  • Syria cease-fire 'on track,' envoy Kofi Annan says

     
    Kofi Annan, the architect of a six-point peace plan battered by persistent bloodshed in Syria, says his phased blueprint is "on track" for silencing the guns and ending 14 months of fighting some see as sliding into civil war....
  • Syria hits back on diplomats, but allows humanitarian access

     
    Syria retaliated Tuesday for last week’s coordinated expulsion of its diplomats from the United States, Europe, Turkey and elsewhere, labeling as “unwelcome” a series of ambassadors and other foreign envoys from 11 nations, including the...
  • Suu Kyi falls ill on first day of European tour [Video]

     
    On the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
  • Ai Weiwei at work on a heavy-metal rock album and movie project

    Ai Weiwei at work on a heavy-metal rock album and movie project
    Ai Weiwei isn't able to leave Beijing because of his ongoing legal battles with the Chinese government, but the world comes to him. The artist is keeping busy with projects that include a planned heavy-metal album and a new movie. Ai's debut album...