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Kerry seeks to boost French support for Iran deal

Kerry was to fly in from London on the last stop of his latest diplomatic trip, to brief his French, German and British counterparts on the negotiations.<p>The top US diplomat spent three days in Switzerland earlier this week huddled with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif seeking to hammer …

Islamic State crisis: Iraqi army drives IS from key town

<b>Iraqi forces have pushed Islamic State (IS) fighters out of the western town of al-Baghdadi, the US military says.</b><p>The town, which was taken over by IS last month, is about 8km (5 miles) from a base housing hundreds of US troops who are training Iraqi soldiers.<p>Iraqi forces moved in after "precise …

Indonesia executions show hurdles of death penalty diplomacy

SYDNEY (AP) — Inside a remote island prison in Indonesia, two Australians facing death by firing squad await word of their fate. To some, they are …

Deaths reported in raid on restaurant in Mali's capital

Armed men have killed five people, including a French citizen and a Belgian security officer with the EU delegation in the country, in an attack on a restaurant in Mali's capital, authorities say.<p>Mali's desert north, where French forces wrested control of territory from separatist rebels and …

Russia detains two men in Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry

Russian authorities have detained two men in connection with the murder of the opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.<p>The pair were named as Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, both from the North Caucasus, a volatile region of southern Russia plagued by insurgency. One of the men was a former police …

Oh, the Humanities! A Reading List Pertaining to the English Major

In college, I rearranged my majors and minors, all in the humanities, for years. I loved everything. Finally, I majored in English. It was …

Secret buildings you can’t visit

Zero Day Weekly: Lenovo's poison Superfish, Netgear vuln, SIM card spying, Obama's encryption follies

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending February 20, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, …

Kaspersky Exposes Massive US Spying Program. Your PC May Be Infected Too.

A hacking group, named Equation, with ‘superhuman technical feats’ indicating ‘extraordinary skill and unlimited resources’, has compromised the …

Photo by @stefanounterthiner. In #Thailand photographing a rare #primate, the dusky leaf-monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus). The #newborn has a bright orange pelage - the infant pelage begins to darken at one month of age. The dusky leaf

Gentrification might be real, but it’s the least of Chicago’s worries

When we talk about gentrification, it’s usually in terms of comical caricatures: white hipsters jogging around with Otterhounds, then later found …

Ugliness v gentrification: can Amsterdam's housing resist change?

<b>City links:</b> This week’s best city stories take us from resilient ‘ugly’ architecture in Amsterdam to suspicious fires in Detroit and the eerily empty streets of a deserted Beijing<p>The best city stories from around the web this week explore gentrification in Amsterdam, nostalgia in Iran’s former “oil …

7 Urban World Wonders: Record-Setting Roads, Streets & More

The latest in the ever-popular 7 Wonders Series, here are the scariest, steepest, longest, widest, narrowest, most confusing and most crooked urban …

RTA-Office's Mountainous "Cultural Container" Wins First Prize

RTA-Office has released its first-prize winning proposal for the Wuhu Urban Planning Exhibition, Office, and Archive. The design stems from the idea …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

By Adele Peters5 minute Read<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t …

Urban Design

These Red Pandas Playing In Snow Are The Most Joyful Thing On The Internet

Only red pandas can melt your icy heart. Even if the rest of you is still freezing.

cute dog meet his owner after long time.

cute dog meet his owner after long time.<p>It is touching footage when you see this dog reaction after his meeting with his owner after long time. They …

Cooper Loves Ice Cream – Cute Dog Video

At first you’ll think Cooper’s owner isn’t being fair, but watch till the end of the video for the reason!The post Cooper Loves Ice Cream – Cute Dog …

The 1 percent are hurting dogs: Pure-breds, pedigrees and the sick politics of perfect puppies

<b>Jane Lynch and Jennifer Coolidge in "Best in Show" (Castle Rock Entertainment)</b><p>What keeps educated consumers from seeing that investing in a golden retriever is like buying Goldman derivatives?<p>Michael Brandow<p>February 18, 2015 5:15pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of …

Pets

How 'Defensive Architecture' Is Ruining Our Cities

Cities have always struggled with the tension between the different needs of social classes who share the space. But as <i>The Guardian</i> documents, a new …

US, Latin America worry over Venezuela tensions

Almost exactly one year after opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez was arrested as he led a wave of protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, intelligence agents burst into Mayor Antonio Ledezma's office late Thursday and hauled him to jail.<p>A third radical critic of the government, ousted …

Venezuela

Chelsea fans sought over London station racist chants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1147000/1147209_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534452250_3326f6801ac0256468f5b37af84fdb31<p><b>Police are investigating racist chanting at St Pancras station by men thought to be Chelsea fans returning from a Champions League match in Paris.</b><p>It …

Soccer

Angela Merkel granted second audience with Pope Francis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shifted her focus to the global agenda during a private, 40-minute meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday (February 21).<p>According to a Vatican statement, the pontiff and the German leader engaged in ‘cordial discussions’ covering a range of topics of an international …

Yemen's Hadi says Houthi coup illegal

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has declared as invalid and unconstitutional all actions taken by the Shia Houthis after September 21 when the group moved into Sanaa.<p>In a statement issued to Al Jazeera late on Saturday, Hadi said that he was upholding decisions adopted by the national …

Afghanistan dialogue with Taliban could begin in March

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, …

Afghanistan