| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:32 PM
The tragedy of Iran is that it may not be able to reach an agreement over its nuclear program even when it knows it needs one. The Islamic Republic's political class knows its hold on power depends on sustained economic growth, and that in turn requires a...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North.
Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The Obama administration is sending both its second- and third-ranking diplomats to international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program this week, in a sign of the mounting urgency of the talks.
The State Department announced that Deputy Secretary of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The State Department's No. 2 diplomat spoke with Iranian counterparts Monday about the crisis in Iraq, a senior State Department official said.
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Vienna on Monday to join international negotiations on...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Iran's nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy.
But just in case they don't win that diplomatic victory, they are...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Federal officials sought Thursday to connect former nuclear workers in the state with compensation that lawmakers approved for them a decade and a half ago.
At a hotel in Cromwell, U.S. Department of Labor officials held an information session about...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Negotiators from six world powers and Iran on Friday began composing the text of a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear program, but remained far apart on key issues as they closed out a fifth round of talks.
With one month to go to their...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Too often "the law" is nothing more than prejudice embedded in jargon.
So the Obama administration, in its attempt to hammer another national security leaker, is directly challenging the right of journalists to protect confidential sources....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:41 AM
With nuclear talks stalled and a deadline approaching, a delegation of top U.S. officials will confer with Iranian counterparts at a hastily organized two-day meeting in Geneva next week, officials announced early Saturday.
Deputy Secretary of State...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Iran apparently missed a deadline Thursday for providing information on its past nuclear activities to the United Nations’ nuclear agency, a snag that could cloud ongoing international nuclear negotiations with major world powers.
Tehran signed an...