| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery.
Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:01 AM
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....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:48 PM
GENEVA – Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to leave Washington late Friday to join international talks on Iran, in the latest sign that a preliminary deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program may be nearly complete.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In Geneva, Switzerland, The United States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some economic sanctions against the terrorist-sponsoring state. Negotiations, however, fell apart at...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
AMMAN, Jordan -- During Syria’s lengthy civil war, opposition activists have made social media a crucial front in a furious propaganda battle, posting web pages and online videos touting their cause.
Now, with the bloody conflict in its third year...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84.
Mansouri died Aug....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:44 AM
“So long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe,” President Obama told a large crowd outside the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin, which leads off Wednesday's Pictures in the News. The president's speech, delivered under a blistering...