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  • Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday pledged that his nation will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached the previous day in Switzerland. Rouhani also called on world powers to fulfill their part of the deal, a reference to...
  • Nuke deal: World powers, Iran seal breakthrough framework

    Capping exhausting and contentious talks, Iran and world powers sealed a breakthrough agreement Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program to keep it from being able to produce atomic weapons. The Islamic Republic was promised an end to years...
  • The ghastly shadow of Munich

    The Western capitulation to Adolf Hitler in the 1938 Munich Agreement is cited as classic appeasement that destroyed Czechoslovakia, backfired on France and Britain, and led to World War II. All of that is true. But there was much more that caused the...
  • Iran agrees tentatively to massive cuts in nuclear capabilities; experts surprised

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland Iran has agreed to shut down two-thirds of its nuclear enrichment program and accept international inspections that experts say are likely to cripple any attempt to make a nuclear weapon in return for the lifting of economic...
  • 'Travesties': Potent mix of Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and the little guy

    'Travesties': Potent mix of Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and the little guy
    In "The Third Man," Orson Welles' Harry Lime famously observes, "In Switzerland they had brotherly love — they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." Playwright Tom Stoppard begs to differ. In 1974's...
  • Iran nuclear talks head into extra day as US, partners agree progress being made

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland After more than a decade of on-again, off-again debate about Iran's nuclear future and six intense days of negotiations in this tony lakeside resort, officials from the world's most powerful nations on Tuesday set aside a self-...
  • Switzerland's Valais region famed for food, cheese and wine

    Switzerland's Valais region famed for food, cheese and wine
    "Cholera — like the disease?" I wrinkle my nose as I look down on my plate with its slice of golden brown pie. Summoning his Swiss reserve, my server doesn't roll his eyes. I can almost read his mind: Must be an American. Patiently he explains...
  • With Iran deadline looming, progress difficult to assess in years of nuclear talks

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland One day before the latest in a long line of deadlines in the negotiations over an Iranian nuclear deal, what passed for positive news was that while one of the primary negotiators announced he was leaving, he also said he was willing...
  • An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire

    An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire
    Release a rendering of a very tall, very shiny glass tower looming over an idyllic mountain village and the Internet goes bananas. That's what happened earlier this week when Morphosis Architects of Los Angeles released its design renderings for a new...
  • Hinsdale Central grad shares Swiss Alps survival story

    Hinsdale Central grad shares Swiss Alps survival story
    Mark Doose will have some work to make up when he returns to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is studying abroad. But those who know him, or know of him now, have no doubt he will. The 19-year-old 2013...
  • What China's premier should say at Davos

     What China's premier should say at Davos
    When global leaders toast the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, one unusually prominent guest should be ready for sharp criticism — Premier Li Keqiang of China, the country's highest-ranking attendee since 2009....