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  • Iranian leader Rouhani's TV appearance triggers a spat

    Iranian leader Rouhani's TV appearance triggers a spat
    TEHRAN -- Did a presidential appearance on Iran's state broadcaster become the latest battlefield in the struggle for influence between the nation's hard-liners and reformists? When Iranians tuned in to state television's Channel One on Wednesday...
  • Jerry Brown, Israeli leader Netanyahu pledge greater cooperation

    MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to the heart of the Silicon Valley on Wednesday and signed a deal that would promote trade and joint research between the Jewish state and California. The ceremony at...
  • Obama nudges Netanyahu on peace plan, Israeli leader pushes back

    Obama nudges Netanyahu on peace plan, Israeli leader pushes back
    WASHINGTON — President Obama tried Monday to nudge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward a peace plan with Palestinians, urging him to make the "tough decisions" needed to advance a two-state solution. But as a U.S.-imposed deadline...
  • Obama and EU must bear up to Putin's Ukraine gambit

    Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called "the greatest...
  • Film Business Could Have Positive Impact on Perception of Iran

    Seeing Iran and the West engaging in back-and-forth diplomacy after years of sanctions and threats, John Marks, president of Washington-based NGO Search for Common Ground, long active in back-channel U.S.-Iran cultural diplomacy, believes that art can...
  • Local Hero: Limousine Coordinator Ensures Stars Arrive at Oscars in Style and on Time

    Most of the year, Norm Kinard runs his own event transportation planning and management business, Highland Parking & Transportation on Laurel Canyon. But on Oscar night, he is limo wrangler to the stars. As the official limousine and valet coordinator for...
  • Animation Business in Scandinavia Entices Distributors Looking for Alternatives to U.S. Fare

    All you need to do to measure the success of European animators is look at this year's Oscar race: "Despicable Me 2," co-directed by French toonsmith Pierre Coffin; and "Ernest & Celestine," a France-Luxembourg-Belgium co-production, are nominated for...
  • Iranian Filmmakers Have Reason to Cheer as Political Climate Slowly Shifts

    To measure how much things have changed on the Iranian film scene with the election of moderate president Hassan Rouhani in June, one need only look at some of the activity at the recent Fajr Film Festival and market. Movies like "Tales," a drama by about...
  • America's quiver of outrage is empty

    Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history. Don't dare blow up another American...
  • Film Review: 'Trapped'

    A cautionary tale of universal resonance, "Trapped" spins a tension-filled drama about a naive but highly principled young woman from the provinces who comes to Tehran to study medicine, only to wind up in a legal nightmare due to her kind and trusting...
  • Obama's brain-dead approach to global bullies

    Obama's brain-dead approach to global bullies
    Let's face it: The goal of the 2014 Winter Olympics was to stomp Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation, but good. Didn't happen. The odious Putin now revels in his victory, having reversed the ignominy of the 2010 Winter Olympics when we trounced Russia...
  • Suicide bomber strikes outside Iranian consulate in Pakistan

    Suicide bomber strikes outside Iranian consulate in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suspected suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the Iranian consulate in an upmarket section of this northwestern city Monday evening, killing two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers and wounding 10...