ISTANBUL - Syria's opposition resumed talks aimed at creating a coherent front crucial to a proposed international peace conference, struggling under Western and Arab pressure to close their fractious ranks and elect a viable leadership. Full Article
- Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when several rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, a county sheriff's dispatcher said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - With the election of a Latin American Pope and his chosen name of Francis, one Reuters photographer took a closer look at the Franciscans, young followers of Saint Francis of Assisi, who roam Rio's streets, helping the poor. Full Article
May 24 - Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Bahrain to condemn a raid on a senior Shi'ite scholar. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
The Obama administration's legal battering of the press, while real, hardly rises to the level of war. The leak crackdown - and there has been one - has been mostly on the supply side, in the bureaucracy where the government leakers dwell, and not the demand side in newsrooms. Commentary
Lately Obama seems like he's playing defense. One possible alternative, hinted at in a recent speech, is that Obama might take advantage of his prestige and moral authority to make the case for stronger American families. Commentary
We are living in the age of the technocrats, but there are sound reasons why not to rely mechanically on technocratic solutions. That’s why it is worth reading a new paper by Daron Acemoglu of MIT and James Robinson of Harvard University. Commentary
The cases of the butchers of London and the Boston bombers raise an even more fundamental question: What exactly is terrorism? Since 9/11, the central management of al Qaeda’s operation has been defeated and the duty to continue the Islamist fight has passed to individual jihadists. Commentary