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  • Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric

    Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric
    MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....
  • Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks

    GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago. The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...
  • Syria peace conference negotiators arrive in Switzerland

    Syria peace conference negotiators arrive in Switzerland
    MONTREUX, Switzerland – This fashionable lakeside city, known for its annual jazz festival, chic shops and tranquil alpine vistas, was abuzz Tuesday with eleventh-hour preparations for a long-anticipated international gathering aimed at halting...
  • Syria proposes cease-fire ahead of peace talks

    Syria proposes cease-fire ahead of peace talks
    BEIRUT — With the U.S.-backed opposition mired in disputes, Syria's government on Friday proposed a limited cease-fire, a prisoner swap and measures to speed aid to civilians in a move that appeared aimed at ensuring it is an indispensable part of...
  • Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap

    Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap
    BEIRUT -- The Syrian government Friday said it had presented plans to its Russian allies for a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners with the opposition in advance of peace talks next week in Switzerland. The...
  • Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks

    Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups to not drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene in Switzerland next week. With an umbrella group of opposition forces preparing to vote...
  • ASC Nominates Three Lensers for New Spotlight Award

    The American Society of Cinematographers has gone deep art house in its sensibilities, having chosen the d.p.'s behind "Renoir," "Ida" and "Winter Nomads" as the nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. "Ida" lensers Lukasz Zal and Ryszard...
  • Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks

    BEIRUT — Diplomats on Monday pushed for a limited cease-fire in Syria, a prisoner exchange and better access for aid efforts before a peace conference scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland. At a news conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured a pelvic bone during a cross-country skiing accident over the holidays and will have to cancel travel and rest at home for the next three weeks, her spokesman told journalists in Berlin on Monday. Merkel, 59,...
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous. At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...