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U.S. military ponders Iran’s nuclear plans

WASHINGTON – The nation’s top military officer said Sunday that Iran has enough nuclear material to make a bomb, but Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the country was not …


In brief: Art auction breaks world records

Two rare bronze sculptures that disappeared from China nearly 150 years ago – and were demanded back by Beijing – sold for millions Wednesday as an auction of art works …


World in brief: Antarctic melt faster than thought

Antarctic glaciers are melting faster than previously thought, which could lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels, scientists said today. A report by thousands of scientists for the 2007-2008 …


World in brief: Iran has enough fuel for bomb

Iran has enough nuclear fuel to build a bomb if it decides to take the drastic steps of violating its international treaty obligations, kicking out inspectors and further refining its …


Iran’s president says U.S. talks possible

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s hard-line president told crowds celebrating the Islamic revolution’s anniversary Tuesday that the country is ready for talks with the United States, the strongest signal yet that …


Khatami plans run for president

Former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami declared Sunday he would run again for president, setting the stage for a major political showdown in coming months between the popular reformist leader – …


Iranians announce first successful satellite launch

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Iran announced its first successful satellite launch Tuesday, a step into the space age as well as a showy demonstration of firepower amid continued concerns about the …


Former president to join Iran ballot

TEHRAN, Iran – Former president Mohammad Khatami, who for two terms led failed attempts to give Iranians more legal freedoms and end Iran’s international isolation, has decided to run in …


World in brief: Netanyahu says he’d stop Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s leading candidate for prime minister, said Saturday that Iran “will not be armed with a nuclear weapon.” In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV, Netanyahu said …


World in brief: President softens anti-U.S. rhetoric

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck a milder-than-usual tone toward the United States in remarks Thursday, saying he did not want to “judge ahead of time” the policies of President-elect Barack …


Iranian leader skewers West

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wishes the world a merry Christmas, even though he thinks much of it is in crisis because, he said, the West’s “bullying, ill-tempered …


Goodwill Tour

When Jafar Edrisi and Nasim Yousefi embarked on a two-year bicycle tour of the world last spring, the couple from Tehran had no idea exactly where their travels would take …


Air Iran

He’s best known as a voice on the airwaves – the guy on Spokane’s community radio station who talks about life and culture in Iran while playing all the funky …