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Iran's President-Elect Meets With Caution In West

Hasan Rowhani's stunning presidential election victory in Iran has opened the door for improved relations with the West, but the U.S. and Israel remain cautious about making progress on their key demand — dismantling Iran's nuclear program.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said …

How Iran's Next President Sees the Country's Nuclear Program

Residents of Tehran are celebrating in the streets tonight.<p>Earlier on Saturday, Iran’s interior minister confirmed that Hassan Rowhani had secured an …

Rubio Wants Changes to Immigration Bill; Jeb's Parents Split on White House Run

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sen. <b>Marco Rubio</b> said the Senate's bipartisan immigration bill is ready to go as written, for the …

Privacy Past And Present: A Saga Of American Ambivalence

America's privacy concerns go back to the origins of the country itself. And in the wake ofrevelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, polls show the country has mixed feelings; Fox News, CBS News and Gallup all find that more than half of all Americans don't approve …

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Ex-teammates hope new mobile app will become star in NHL

These days, Kyle Hagel is pursuing two NHL dreams.<p>The 28-year-old Portland Pirates defenceman still hopes to play in the big league. At the same time, he and former minor-pro teammate Dustin Sproat are attempting to get their mobile technology application, known as Shnarped Hockey, to become a part …

Syria lashes out at Egypt for ties cut

The Syrian government has condemned Egypt's decision to cut ties with Damascus and back the armed uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's government, terming it an "irresponsible" move.<p>"The Syrian Arab Republic condemns this irresponsible position," an unnamed Syrian official told state news …

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Portrait of a Spy

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Silva<p>“A bona fide thrill ride.”<br>—Miami Herald <br>“Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”<br>—People <br>Portrait of a Spy is Silva’s eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon as he races from Great Britain to Washington to New York …

The Racketeer

• <b>Author:</b> John Grisham<p><b>“The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today</b> <b><br>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <b></b><br>In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is …

Where to Send Your Dad for Father's Day

Gift Guide<p>There's no better way to show your dad you love him than to send him away ... on a fabulous trip, that is.<p>06.10.13 8:41 PM …

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Iran celebrates Rouhani's presidential win

Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has called his defeat of conservative hardliners a victory of moderation over extremism and pledged a new tone of respect in international affairs.<p>This victory is a victory of wisdom, a victory of moderation, a victory of growth and awareness and a victory of …

The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')

Author Colin Fleming is an avowed Beatles superfan, but he has one deeply held opinion about the band that other fans might find heretical. In an essay in this month's issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, Fleming argues that the Fab Four's most emblematic, "Beatle-esque" year was 1963, before they'd even made it …

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls …

Joyous Iranians fill Tehran streets to celebrate Rowhani victory

TEHRAN -- Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets Saturday evening when the Iranian Interior Ministry confirmed centrist cleric Hassan Rowhani’s presidential election victory, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip …

Groceries Could Be Amazon's Next Killer App — If It Can Solve the Math

This week, Amazon announced the expansion of its experiment in grocery delivery to Los Angeles. The bigger news, however, was the unveiling of a new …

SoHo Gives a Glimpse of Retail's Future

Walk down Greene Street in Manhattan's SoHo district this week, and you'll get a glimpse of the retail store of the future — two of them, in fact.<p>At …

Santa Monica gunman left a note, police say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A farewell note left behind by the Santa Monica gunman expressed remorse for the killing of his father and brother but provided no explanation for the rampage that left them and three others dead.<p>Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said that the three- to four-page handwritten note …

Drug traffickers ambush Guatemala police

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has said that drug traffickers ambushed and killed eight police officers in a township west of the capital.<p>"We have no doubt that it was an organised crime group dedicated to drug trafficking," Perez Molina told reporters on Friday during a presentation of …

Al Jazeera: The most-feared news network

<b>Announcer Abdul Samad Nasser, in the studio of the Arabic Al Jazeera satellite news channel. (Reuters/Fadi Al-assaad)</b><p>Al Jazeera is well-funded and doesn’t need to make money. But its prospects, here and in Middle East, are uncertain<p>Shibley Telhami<p>June 15, 2013 10:00am (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “The World …

Iran election: Mohammad Qalibaf profile

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, 51, currently in second place in the Iranian election, rose to prominence as Tehran's mayor.<p>Mr Qalibaf is said to have excelled as Tehran's mayor - a technocrat, dedicated to easing the sprawling capital's array of urban problems – including its clogged traffic and notorious …

Jeb Bush: immigrants 'more fertile'

Jeb Bush, the brother of former President George W Bush, said that the future of the US economy depends upon immigrants in part because they are "more fertile".<p>Mr Bush, thought to be weighing a bid for the <b>Republican</b> presidential nomination in 2016, made the remarks in front of religious …

How Mindfulness Can Turn You On

"Ultimately, I see mindfulness as a love affair -- with life, with reality and imagination, with the beauty of your own being, with your heart and body and mind, and with the world."<p>-- Jon Kabat-Zinn<p>Being "turned on" no longer has to happen only in the bedroom. When we live our life with …