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Iran Says Nuclear Deal Is Possible

A nuclear deal between Iran and the United States and other Western powers may be possible this week.

In a couple of days, negotiations will be resumed in Geneva, and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad Zarif has made …

Must-Reads from Around the World, June 8, 2012

Internal Democracy – The South China Morning Post reports that senior members of the Communist Party held an internal poll in May to select their favored top leaders for the party’s 25-member Politburo and the Politburo Standing Committee, its inner-most cabinet, for the next 10 years. It writes: “If this experiment goes well and …

Babylon’s Burning (Again!): Top 10 British Riot Songs of the Early ’80s

London’s streets have burned before, and not only during the Great Fire of 1666 or the Luftwaffe’s 1940 “Blitz”. The late 1970s saw England’s economy mired in recession, mass unemployment leaving youth alienated, angry and without hope. The streets burned with a continuous series of clashes between angry young people and authorities, …

Despite Corruption Outcry, FIFA Reelects Blatter to Run World Soccer

FIFA president Sepp Blatter may have survived the storm ravaging soccer’s global governing body, but don’t expect his reelection to quiet the growing challenges to the organization’s status quo. Nor will critics be placated by the procedural changes Blatter has outlined for the way FIFA will choose which countries host the 2026 …

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