South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela, but while some celebrated his life, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would make the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions. Full Article | Live Coverage
VIENNA/BRUSSELS - Iran and six world powers plan expert-level talks next week to work out details of implementing a breakthrough agreement for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.
MACON, Georgia - Persistent economic uncertainty has dulled the positive impact of the Fed's quantitative easing program, and some of the money has instead inflated asset bubbles to the benefit of mostly wealthy investors seeking high yields. Full Article
NEW YORK/CHARLESTON, South Carolina - States across the country are dangling goodies trying to win Boeing's lucrative new jetliner program, known as the 777X, as it promises thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefit to the winning state. Full Article
Actress Salma Hayek gives a powerful reading from Ferite a Morte (Blessed to Death) at the Trustwomen conference in London and explains how her grandmother’s suppression inspired her to become an activist for women’s rights.
The most important question now for Britain’s political and economic outlook is whether this week’s rhetorical divergence is a blip or a harbinger of much bigger clashes over the government’s effort to stoke a pre-election property and mortgage boom. Commentary
We have always had policy differences among the states. That's what federalism means. What's happening here is that the divergence between red America and blue America is growing. Progressive states and conservative states are moving farther and farther apart in their policies, just as they are in their politics. Commentary
Problems like global warming, with effects measured over centuries, might mean more to today’s policymakers if they knew they were going to personally face the consequences. The longer people expect to live, the more abstract concepts become practical concerns. Commentary
A video game called 'School Shooting,' backing the video gaming industry, and a qualified lawyer on hold
Is there really a video game in which a player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students? Commentary
From the U.S. perspective, Australia is ideally positioned as a gatekeeper over contested waters and preserving crisis stability in Asia. From Australia's perspective, the bilateral interests are converging in security matters, but diverging in trade and investment. Commentary