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06/25/2019 Iran’s voices that may drive peace with the U.S.

Iran’s voices that may drive peace with the U.S.If the U.S. and Iran can avoid violent conflict in the weeks ahead, it will mean the voices of peace have become stronger than the voices for confrontation. In the U.S., such voices are obvious. They start with President Donald Trump’s political base. It wants a focus on domestic issues, not foreign wars.


06/24/2019 US-Iran standoff: Mutual provocations, and moves to de-escalate

US-Iran standoff: Mutual provocations, and moves to de-escalate“If they make any [wrong] move, we can hit them in the head with our missiles,” declared Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) aerospace forces. Until now, Iran has rejected any new talks unless Washington rejoins the nuclear deal.


06/24/2019 Why an opposition win in Istanbul weakens Erdoğan’s grip

Why an opposition win in Istanbul weakens Erdoğan’s gripFor the true believers of Turkey’s ruling party, the opposition’s victory Sunday in Istanbul mayor’s race was inconceivable. “It’s impossible, absolutely impossible,” that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) could lose, predicted Ertuğrul, a volunteer at a party kiosk on the eve of the vote. Istanbul’s new mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu – who ruled for 18 days in April, before his victory was annulled – declared that authoritarian rule has been dented in Turkey.


06/24/2019 ‘Fly less’ movement: Can forgoing flights help save the planet?

‘Fly less’ movement: Can forgoing flights help save the planet?Cheap airfare and package deals make the possibilities of summer travel boundless, but Ana Simeon has an easier time narrowing down her options. Ms. Simeon is interested in other cultures and languages, having been born in Croatia and having traveled all across Europe by train as a youth. From her vantage on Vancouver Island, the most disconcerting is the increasing intensity of mainland wildfires which bring a blanket of smoke to her backyard each summer.


World News
06/25/2019 Iran’s voices that may drive peace with the U.S.

Iran’s voices that may drive peace with the U.S.If the U.S. and Iran can avoid violent conflict in the weeks ahead, it will mean the voices of peace have become stronger than the voices for confrontation. In the U.S., such voices are obvious. They start with President Donald Trump’s political base. It wants a focus on domestic issues, not foreign wars.


06/24/2019 US-Iran standoff: Mutual provocations, and moves to de-escalate

US-Iran standoff: Mutual provocations, and moves to de-escalate“If they make any [wrong] move, we can hit them in the head with our missiles,” declared Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) aerospace forces. Until now, Iran has rejected any new talks unless Washington rejoins the nuclear deal.


06/24/2019 Why an opposition win in Istanbul weakens Erdoğan’s grip

Why an opposition win in Istanbul weakens Erdoğan’s gripFor the true believers of Turkey’s ruling party, the opposition’s victory Sunday in Istanbul mayor’s race was inconceivable. “It’s impossible, absolutely impossible,” that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) could lose, predicted Ertuğrul, a volunteer at a party kiosk on the eve of the vote. Istanbul’s new mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu – who ruled for 18 days in April, before his victory was annulled – declared that authoritarian rule has been dented in Turkey.


06/24/2019 ‘Fly less’ movement: Can forgoing flights help save the planet?

‘Fly less’ movement: Can forgoing flights help save the planet?Cheap airfare and package deals make the possibilities of summer travel boundless, but Ana Simeon has an easier time narrowing down her options. Ms. Simeon is interested in other cultures and languages, having been born in Croatia and having traveled all across Europe by train as a youth. From her vantage on Vancouver Island, the most disconcerting is the increasing intensity of mainland wildfires which bring a blanket of smoke to her backyard each summer.