Experts are understandably skeptical about success for the renewed peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. But key conditions and circumstances are different than in the past. Here are seven reasons to be optimistic about the latest round of Mideast peace talks.
The US has a long history of spying on its friends. Tensions between the US and Germany were raised last year by Edward Snowden's revelations of US eavesdropping on its European allies.
Energy is a rare bright spot amid otherwise tense relations between the US and China ahead of an annual summit between the two superpowers this week. US officials say climate change and clean energy offer room for collaboration with their Chinese counterparts.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a look at the social effects of bipartisanship, how the role of the Army could be up for a change, a cartooning caretaker's funny yet honest look at aging parents, how social media could help Boston improve itself, and the food phenomenon that is a Taco Bell breakfast.