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Iran reportedly confronts US officials at Geneva nuclear talks over GOP letter

Iranian officials reportedly have confronted their U.S. counterparts twice over an open letter from Republican senators to Tehran that warned any agreement on Iran's nuclear program would be unlikely to last beyond President Barack Obama's term of office.<p>The Associated Press, citing a senior U.S. …

U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

The U.S. returned dozens of artifacts to the Iraqi government Monday. The cultural treasures, some dating back more than 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the United States.<p>Perhaps the most spectacular item on display at a handover ceremony at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, …

Why Israel’s Election Is a Big Deal in the U.S.

War of words between Persian Gulf airlines and U.S. carriers heats up

Two United Arab Emirates airlines fended off accusations Tuesday by U.S. carriers who say the state-owned airlines are competing unfairly by accepting multibillion-dollar government subsidies.<p>In separate news conferences, the leaders of Etihad Airways and Emirates airline rejected calls by United, …

What if the U.S. adopted Israel's election system?

Tuesday's elections in Israel are a reminder that there is more than one way for a democracy to choose its representatives.<p>Unlike Americans and Britons, voters in Israel don't choose a representative for their local geographical area. They vote on a national basis for a party, which publishes a …

U.S. Congress

Where Bibi Leads, the GOP Will Follow

A day before his apparent victory in Israel, the prime minister rejected a two-state solution. Now expect Republicans to follow him—destroying a rare …

White House blitzes Hill on Iran

Even the president himself is trying to contain Democratic defections on Iran legislation.<p>The White House is moving aggressively to limit Democratic defections on Capitol Hill that could undermine its negotiations with Iran, dispatching senior officials and President Barack Obama himself to lobby …

US loses predator drone over Syria

Syria state media claims to have brought down spy plane<p>The United States lost one of its Predator drone aircraft over northwest Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, as Syrian state media reported its air defenses brought down the spy plane in the government-controlled Latakia province.<p>If Syrian …

US, Iran race to fill out contours of a nuclear agreement

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With less than a week to the deadline for an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry worked with top …

Rubio willing to defy European allies on possible Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says that if elected president, he would "absolutely" defy stalwart European allies if necessary in order …

The Newest Place on Earth

This is what it looks like when a baby island bubbles out of the ocean.<p>Late last year, in the sparkling blue of the South Pacific, a huge volcanic eruption produced the newest island on Earth. The island, formed by the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, is "basically small pieces of rock …

Russian military shelled Ukraine from mid-July, report says

Large-scale intervention in eastern Ukraine by regular Russian troops began last August, reaching a peak of 10,000 in December, and Moscow has been struggling to maintain operations on such a scale and intensity, according to a report.<p>The report, by the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), …

Turkey Designs New Armored Scout For Chemical Warfare

A mobile lab cleverly disguised as a mini tank<p>No one wants to be the first to discover the use of a chemical weapon on a battlefield, but if anyone must have that job, the new Par Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance Vehicle is the car to do it in. Developed by Turkish …

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

Two California women break away from tour group to scratch their initials into ancient amphitheatre, where defacing walls is strictly forbidden<p>Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum.<p>The Californians, aged 21 …

Italy

California at Greater Risk of Massive Earthquake

A new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) states that California’s likelihood of experiencing a magnitude 8.0 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from 4.7 percent to 7 percent. Scientists believe the last such mega-quake to hit Southern California was a …