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  • The election of a new European parliament

    The coming weekend will see the election of a new European parliament. These elections traditionally are unsatisfactory because of the lack of a true and informed European electorate. This year they may provide an unprecedented shock. In France -- the...
  • Debate grows over proposal for CIA to turn over drones to Pentagon

    Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged. Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the...
  • The U.S. is solidly behind Mexico's president, but his own people aren't. Now what?

    After 17 months in office, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's bubble has burst, but no one seems to have noticed. U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry should use his visit to Mexico City this week to radically rethink policy toward this important...
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...
  • For the record

    UCLA student government: An article in the May 20 Section A about a focus on Israel in UCLA student government campaigns erroneously said that UCLA student Gabriel Levine is a member of Students for Justice in Palestine. He is a member of Jewish Voice for...
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms

    On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms
    The prospect of U.S.-Iranian cooperation over the threat of Sunni extremists in Iraq has been sensitive in the corridors of power in the two countries, one that some officials have preferred not to discuss.  On the street in Tehran, however, Iranians...
  • Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus

    Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus
    Sunny Singh campaigned for UCLA student body president this spring, pledging to push for mental health resources, increase graduate school opportunities and make student government more efficient. But try as he might, Singh believed his campaign kept...
  • Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly

     Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly
    A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
  • Eastern Ukrainians reject pro-Russia separatists, magnate claims

    A steel and mining magnate who employs 300,000 workers in eastern Ukraine claimed Wednesday to have mobilized a million-strong protest against pro-Russia separatists as Kremlin support for the agitators appeared to weaken. Just four days before...