Juan Gutierrez

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How Ironic: America's Rent-Controlled Cities Are Its Least Affordable

Bad ideas die hard, and rent control is no exception. For several decades, there has been near-consensus among economists that laws which cap or regulate rents are counterproductive, and most cities have ended them. But there are a few that still have rent control, and others have spoken of …

New York City

Iran supreme leader says US created 'myth' of nuclear weapons

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told military commanders on Sunday the US had created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.<p>Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, has supported the talks but …

South Asia

Israel 'satisfied' as Palestinian UN resolution fails

"Every Israeli who wants peace with our neighbours can only be satisfied with the results of this vote," deputy foreign minister Tzahi HaNegbi told public radio several hours after the resolution failed to pass within the 15-member council.<p>"This deals a blow to efforts by (Palestinian president) …

UN Security Council

Hamas Threatens 'Holy War' Over Jewish State Law

Hamas has an opinion on the 'Jewish State Law' making rounds in the Knesset, <i>Channel 2</i> reports Tuesday - claiming that the law could provoke a "holy …

Son of Hamas Leader Urges Israel to Wage War Against Gaza - Now

The growing chorus of calls for Israel to crush Hamas in Gaza before they begin another war has gained a new voice Tuesday - this time, from the son …

GOP’s Iraq insanity is back: Why Hagel’s resignation means relitigating it — again

<b>Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Hagel’s resignation sets up a nomination fight controlled by Republicans who actually think they were right on Iraq<p>Simon Maloy<p>November 25, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>I’m pretty confident that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel didn’t want to be …

Iraq says airstrikes are critical in the shifting battle for Ramadi

The battle for control of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, is shifting in favor of Iraqi and tribal forces fighting ISIS militants, Iraqi officials said Monday.<p>Iraqi forces, with the help of coalition airstrikes, have pushed back ISIS militants and have retaken territory lost after ISIS …

UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said Monday.<p>Yotsna Lalji told a meeting of the U.N. Security …

Iraq army, allies reclaim towns from Islamic State

Iraqi and allied forces have wrested control of two towns in the eastern province of Diyala from the militant group Islamic State, Iraqi officials said Monday.<p>Saadiya and Jalawla, less than 20 miles from the Iranian border, were retaken after a two-day operation that brought together Iraqi army and …

Los Angeles

Egypt's Sisi visits Pope on first Europe trip

President's four-day tour includes meeting with Italian PM and trip to France, aimed at securing investments.<p>Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Pope Francis, kicking off his first European trip since ousting his predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds.<p>Sisi's visit …

Unidentified jet strikes Libya airport

Witnesses and local media report at least one air strike on Mitiga airport in Tripoli but scale of damage is unclear.<p>At least one unidentified jet has carried out an air strike, targeting Mitiga International airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, witnesses and local media have said.<p>The extent of …

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

President Barack Obama announces resignation of Pentagon chief who is said to have quit under pressure.<p>US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who he said requested last month to leave Pentagon's top post.<p>According to US media, Hagel was pressured by …

Iran nuclear talks extended till July 2015

Negotiators fail to reach deal but US secretary of state and President Rouhani insist talks will eventually succeed.<p>Negotiators have extended talks on Iran's nuclear programme for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015 after failing to meet a Monday deadline, diplomats said.<p>But Iran's President …

Israel: Jewish state vs democracy? | Middle East

A proposed law that defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people is stirring fierce debate in the country and among politicians. <br>Rights groups have condemned the draft legislation as "racist" and say it discriminates against Israel's minorities, which make up 20 per cent of the …

Deadly building collapse hits Cairo suburb

At least 17 killed and several feared trapped after residential building falls in western Cairo district of Matariya.<p>At least 17 people were killed and several were feared trapped after an eight-story building collapsed in the western Cairo suburb of Matariya, Egyptian police officials have …

Explosions rattle Afghan capital

Roadside bomb in Kabul kills soldier and injures six others, while second blast in centre of city causes no casualties.<p>Two explosions shook homes in Afghanistan's capital, one of which killed a soldier and wounded six others.<p>Hashmat Stanekzai, the spokesman for Kabul's police chief, said a roadside …

Pakistan says 20 fighters dead in air strikes

Officials say deceased in North Waziristan included members of Haqqani network and fighters loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadur.<p>At least 20 suspected members of the Haqqani network and fighters loyal to local rebel leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur have been killed in air strikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan, …

Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded little in the way of deeper military cooperation between the NATO allies.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden …

Inside the nuclear deal negotiations with Iran

Iran nuclear talks could be extended if no deal is reached before deadline

Votes being counted in Tunisia's historic presidential poll

Israeli cabinet backs bill which critics describe as 'undemocratic'

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

VIENNA (AP) — The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that …

Iraqi army retakes ground from Islamic State

KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas near the Iranian border that the Islamic State jihadist group …

'Libya is destroying itself' | DW | 23.11.2014

<i>DW: Libya seems to be sinking into chaos. What's your impression of the current situation in the country?</i><p>Andreas Dittmann: Until a few months ago, we …

Ghoncheh Ghavami released on bail from prison in Iran

The British Iranian woman who has been held in prison since June after attending a protest outside a volleyball match has been released on bail, her family told The Telegraph<p>The woman who was detained in Iran after attending a protest outside a volleyball match has been released, after five months …

Israeli citizen indicted for alleged service in Islamic State

An Arab citizen of Israel was arrested in October and indicted Sunday for an alleged brief stint of service in Syria with the Islamic State terror …

Land for Death

Maybe all of Europe will soon follow the Swedes in recognizing a Palestinian state. Last week the E.U.’s new foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini …