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  • Stress takes its toll

    Stress takes its toll
    "Two weeks ago I was in Japan for a week, then I was in San Francisco for a day, and then I went to Paris for a week, and I just got back yesterday. Now here I am at work trying to figure out what day it is." In other words, it's a typical Monday at...
  • Eritrea aspires to be self-reliant, rejecting foreign aid

    ASMARA, Eritrea — This struggling, low-profile nation is doing something virtually unheard of in Africa. It's turning down foreign aid. With a president who vows not to lead another "spoon-fed" African country "enslaved" by international donors,...
  • Can the civilized world civilize Russia?

    Today's question: Russia is in the G-8 but not the World Trade Organization. Should membership in those bodies be contingent on Russia's behavior? Or is bringing Russia into those bodies the way to improve Moscow's behavior? Previously, Meier and Moynihan...
  • Reports to rate Iran nuclear compliance

    Reports to rate Iran nuclear compliance
    The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog is expected to report this week that Iran has mostly cooperated with an investigation of its nuclear program's murky past, but that key questions remain unanswered, diplomats say. The European Union's nuclear negotiator,...
  • Countries pledge to help Palestinian economy

    Representatives from around the world collectively endorsed the latest U.S.-backed Mideast peace initiative Monday, pledging to support the crippled Palestinian economy at a crucial moment when its moderate leaders are engaged in peace talks with Israel....
  • Anne Willan's movable feast hits L.A.

    Anne Willan's movable feast hits L.A.
    ANNE WILLAN is shopping at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market when out of the blue an attractive young woman comes up to introduce herself. "I met you at a Les Dames [d'Escoffier] dinner," she says earnestly. "I just wanted to say how glad I am that you...
  • Wolfowitz's Wedgwood issue

    Should embattled World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz resign, be fired, or at least be investigated for six-figuring his thinly-credentialed girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, into a cushy U.S. State Department job? If you say yes, look out—former Assistant...
  • Has nuclear arms control worked?

    Today's topic: Has the strategy to stop the spread of nuclear weapons through the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -- in which existing nuclear powers can keep but reduce their arsenals while other nations are barred from developing bombs -- been...
  • Obama: Iraq War a distraction

     
    by Mike Dorning On the eve of a trip to foreign capitals in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama delivered a lengthy foreign policy address today that sharpens distinctions with John McCain over Iraq. He left no doubt that,......
  • Global economic summit: Solutions?

     
    by Mark Silva The global economic meltdown is beginning to sound somewhat like the crisis of global warming, something which every important industrial nation in the world must do something about, but a problem which everyone is not willing to......
  • Bush: Economy 'can rebound quickly'

     
    by Mark Silva President Bush, who will convene a summit of world leaders on the economic crisis with a dinner at the White House on Friday and meetings on Saturday, will spell out his goals today in an address to......