Iranian nuclear negotiators said a revised proposal from six world powers to limit its nuclear work was 'more realistic' than previous proposals and offered to continue talks next month.
By Scott Peterson,
Staff writer, CSMonitor
(AXcess News) Almaty, Kazakhstan - Talks on Iran's nuclear program made unexpected progress in Kazakhstan, reaching what Iran called a potential "turning point" to limit its most sensitive nuclear work in exchange for modest sanctions relief.
Egypt's economic problems do have a possible solution: politics. But Egypt's politicians are failing.
By Dan Murphy,
Staff writer, CSMonitor
(AXcess News) - Egypt's economy has a political problem. And its politics have an economic problem. And the two are feeding each other in dangerous and toxic ways that makes fixing either or both harder with each passing day.
In many countries, women have historically served in combat when demographics demanded it. But the US move is based on equal opportunity for women - and could become a model for others.
By Sara Miller Llana and Whitney Eulich,
Staff writers, CSMonitor
(AXcess News) Mexico City; and Boston - In lifting a ban on women serving in combat roles in the US military, the Obama administration has made a monumental move toward gender rights that could ultimately change the way war looks.
As Al Qaeda-affiliated group proposed exchanging two US hostages in Algeria for two Islamist extremists jailed in the US, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged stepped-up US support for counterterror efforts in North Africa.
The new prime minister ran on a platform of restoring national pride and standing up to China, but pressures in and outside the country may force him to dial back that rhetoric.
By Gavin Blair,
(AXcess News) Tokyo - As Japan celebrated its Coming of Age national holiday yesterday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an apparently innocuous public visit, paying his respects at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine.
Police in Berlin Germany reported that robbers had tunneled some 100-feet into the vault of a bank from a nearby underground parking garage, getting away with their loot and setting a fire to cover their tracks.
By Armando Duke
(AXcess News) - A bank spokesperson said the robbers had to have spent quite a deal of time building the tunnel as it was neatly done and had supports to hold up the roof.