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  • Israeli right simmers over reports of U.S. framework for peace

    Israeli right simmers over reports of U.S. framework for peace
    JERUSALEM -- Ahead of another visit this week by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, reports that he plans to present a framework for peace to Israeli and Palestinian leaders are causing growing unrest among Israeli opponents of a two-state solution....
  • Brazil New Year Bonanza

    MADRID - Icing a very large Christmas cake in Brazil, "Till Luck Do Us Part 2," a big mainstream comedy from hot Brazilian production house Gullane Filmes, romped to a first frame R$ 7 million ($3.0 million) in Brazil over Dec. 27-29. That's by far the...
  • Atypical images of war [Commentary]

    In three weeks, representatives from the Assad regime and the opposition are scheduled to convene in Geneva to begin the process of negotiating peace in Syria's civil war — five months after the government's chemical weapons attacks killed more than...
  • Letters: Judge gives the NSA a pass

    Re "New judge, new ruling on spying," Dec. 28 In his ruling upholding the National Security Agency program of collecting metadata on phone calls, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley wrote that the program is necessary as "the government's...
  • Apple denies creating iPhone 'backdoor' for NSA, vows to defend users

    Apple has released a statement denying having worked with the National Security Agency to create a "backdoor" for the government to have complete access to users' iPhones. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant issued the statement after another NSA...
  • Spain's TV Ad Market 53% Down on 2007

    MADRID - Hit by still weak consumer demand in Spain, TV ad spend in Spain plunged 8% year-on-year to around Euros1.65 billion ($2.3 billion) in 2013, 53% off its pre-crisis 2007 peak, per a Barlovento Comunicacion year-in-review study. Whether the ad...
  • More reasons to rein in the NSA

    When a presidential task force offered 46 recommendations for changes in the way the federal government conducts electronic surveillance, most attention focused on its proposal that the National Security Agency no longer collect and store vast...
  • Where the jobs are

    Where the jobs are
    A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes: Last summer...
  • Mortgage tax break expires despite bipartisan support in Congress

    Mortgage tax break expires despite bipartisan support in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound. Enacted by Congress in...
  • A Mexican version of Coachella gives new meaning to 'roots rock'

     A Mexican version of Coachella gives new meaning to 'roots rock'
    Valeriano Gomez was standing on a festival stage cradling his black guitar as fans spread out before him, waiting for the count-off, the downstroke, the next electric blast. Gomez and his group wore matching woolen ponchos, dyed jet black, that made...
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...