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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...
  • Swiss bankers avoid prison, get probation for tax fraud

    Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets. Prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Alexandria recommended probation for the two men, Andreas...
  • Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle

    Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle
    A bike-shop owner in this lakeside city has earned 15 minutes of fame for his heroic service of fixing Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken bicycle. Kerry, who likes to stick to his exercise routines during tense international negotiations, took...
  • US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

    Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock...