Carol J. Williams/Los Angeles Times
Nonproliferation experts and Middle East analysts are skeptical of Israeli claims that the Tehran regime is so close to building a nuclear weapon that time is running out for a peaceful resolution of the decades-long standoff.
PR Newswire/U.S. Politics Today
Today, the Senate Finance Committee marked up the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012, which included key energy efficiency and biofuels tax credit provisions.
Ellen Barry and Alan Cowell/New York Times
Unnamed Russian defense officials told news agencies on Friday that three warships, with 360 marines aboard, have been deployed to the Syrian port of Tartus and will arrive within several days.
Emma Farge Tom Miles/ Reuters
Access to North Korea has improved during recent flooding, U.N. agencies said on Friday, suggesting the country is seeking to ease its traditional isolation at least temporarily.
Voice of America
Chinese state media are lashing out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she warned African leaders against cooperating with nations who want to exploit the continent’s resources.
Otaviano Canuto/ The World Bank
Increasing volumes of international trade can spur both increases and decreases in a nation’s greenhouse gas emissions depending on several economic factors. To avoid relocating emission sources and effectively bring down global emissions, a cap-and-trade system is the best option.
Spencer Ackerman/Danger Room in Wired
As the Pentagon’s budget faces cuts for the first time in over a decade, the military is trying to save funds by limiting purchases of high-price hardware. Yesterday, a Senate panel voted to fund the very items the military no longer wants.
Ellen Barry and Alan Cowell/The New York Times
Russian defense officials have informed news agencies that three unarmed warships with 360 marines have been dispatched to Tartus in Syria. The ships are expected to remain in Syria for several days to deliver food and water to Russia’s naval base before returning to Novorossiysk.
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