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SEOUL — Perhaps it is merely basic human desire to keep up with the neighbors, but an increasing number of South Koreans are saying that they want nuclear weapons too. Even in Japan, a country still traumatized by the legacy of Hiroshima and...
Tags: North Korea, Russia, Nuclear Policy, South Korea, Weaponry
TEHRAN -- Since the news from Hollywood flashed early Monday in Iran, text messages have been passing the word: A film widely denounced here as a stereotyped, anti-Iranian caricature won the coveted Oscar for best picture. "I am secular, atheist and not...
Tags: Iran's Nuclear Program, Iraq, Argo (movie), Iran, U.S. Embassy
John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who sheltered fugitive American Embassy staffers at his Tehran home at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88. Sheardown died Dec. 30 at an Ottawa hospital, his wife, Zena,...
Tags: Argo (movie), Iran, U.S. Embassy, Alzheimer's Disease, Movies
It's a truism that all Hollywood screenwriters learn, either the easy way or the hard way, that filmmaking is a collaborative art. Still, some personality types struggle with that. Not Chris Terrio. That becomes all the more clear when, intending to...
A multi-front campaign to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon has been stalled for months by the distractions of a U.S. presidential campaign, Tehran’s stop-and-go negotiating tactics and its role in deadly clashes in Syria and Gaza....
World NowFrance approves the European treaty to limit public spending, a key element in Europe's strategy to combat its debt crisis. Critics say that it will enshrine austerity into French law....
World NowThe question of how to help Mali cope with rebels, the aftermath of a military coup and religious extremists, is slated to be taken up Wednesday at the sidelines of the United Nations, at a closely watched meeting on security in the troubled Sahel....
World NowTen years ago, the bombing of two nightclubs in Bali killed 202 people and unsettled the long-peaceful island popular with Western tourists. On Friday, hundreds of survivors and their families gathered in Bali to remember the bombing, a devastating attack...
World NowMali asks the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes by rebels: Mali's government has requested the International Criminal Court at the Hague to investigate possible war crimes by Tuareg and Al Qaeda linked Islamic rebels, Ansar Dine,...
World NowChina has declared a tiny island as its newest city, a bid to strengthen its hold on the South China Sea as countries around the disputed waters dig in their heels.The disputes have grown increasingly tense and confrontational this year as China and its...
KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal announced the formation of a caretaker government Tuesday and settled into a tense calm after a weekend constitutional crisis led the prime minister to call elections, some four years and several shaky governments after the...
World NowIsrael's latest attempt to reform its military-draft law has failed, as the committee assigned to determine means of including more ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs was unable to "formulate a recommendation that would achieve a Knesset majority,"...
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