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  • Napa quake shows even retrofitted buildings are vulnerable

    Napa quake shows even retrofitted buildings are vulnerable
    City officials in Napa had long worried that the grand building on the corner of 2nd and Brown streets — with its brick walls and giant red-tiled cupolas — could be devastated by a major earthquake. So city officials required brick...
  • Even buildings with seismic retrofits damaged in Napa earthquake

    City officials in Napa had long worried that the grand building on the corner of Second and Brown streets — with its brick walls and giant red-tiled cupolas — could be devastated by a major earthquake. So city officials required brick...
  • French economy minister urges alternative to German austerity

    PARIS (Reuters) - The time has come for France to resist Germany's "obsession" with austerity and promote alternative policies across the euro zone that support household consumption, firebrand French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said on Sunday....
  • Iraq urges global action against Islamic State, Iran vows solidarity

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday during talks with Iran's foreign minister that international efforts would be necessary to destroy Islamic State Sunni militants who have seized swathes of his country...
  • Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting

    Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting
    Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict. A bomb also exploded in the northern city of Arbil on Saturday, a rare attack unsettling the...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Interpol to Bruce Springsteen

    Setting Times stories to music: From Interpol to Bruce Springsteen
    Have you seen the movie “Boyhood”? Filmed over 12 years using the same actor -- a boy who grows into a man -- it’s both epic and intimate. One of this week’s Great Reads is like a Central American immigrant’s version of...
  • Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing dozens

    Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue...
  • The Obama-Netanyahu dysfunctional tango

    The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship. Malicious attacks on Secretary of State John Kerry, tough Obama administration statements on the "appalling" nature of Israeli strikes causing civilian...
  • Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque

    Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque
    Shiite Muslim militiamen on Friday stormed a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq and opened fire, killing scores of worshipers, residents and Iraqi officials said, in a sign of growing sectarian violence stemming from the rise of the Islamic State militant...
  • Thai junta leader tells nation to move on from coup

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying...
  • Iraq promised to free Saddam Hussein's defense minister: report

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government promised to release from prison one of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's defense ministers, the outgoing deputy prime minister said in comments published on Friday. In an interview with the London-based...