Topic: World Politics
Parts that deal with tax cuts and transportation projects stand a better chance of getting enough GOP support to pass. Tax-the-rich elements and extra aid to local governments? Probably not.
10/12/2011 01:00 pm
Even after the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador on US soil, Iran is not the threat to the US that most Americans – and political leaders – think it is. The mythical Iranian Goliath is still largely a fallacy.
10/12/2011 12:57 pm
In Pictures Iran's anti-Americanism
In some ways, attempting to employ Latin American criminals to carry out a terrorist act is the worst case scenario, but this case also shows how US-Mexico cooperation can stymie such actions.
10/12/2011 11:45 am
Slovakia's vote against expanding the European bailout fund presents an unwelcome obstacle to solving Europe's debt crisis. It also caused the fall of the tiny country's government.
10/12/2011 11:39 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was opposed in principle to the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. But his willingness to make an unsavory deal in the end highlights his pragmatism.
10/12/2011 11:29 am
Economic conditions have seemed ripe for a popular uprising from the left, and now 'Occupy Wall Street' protests are marshaling those forces. But so far the tea party has greater focus and intensity.
10/12/2011 11:17 am
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin left China Wednesday at the end of a two day visit lauding Chinese-Russian ties.
10/12/2011 11:08 am
In Pictures Best signs of Occupy Wall Street protests
Global News Blog Good Reads: an Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador, and smooth Liberian elections
Today's papers focus on the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, but watch also some positive news from Africa, where Liberian elections appear to be free of violence.
10/12/2011 10:44 am