Off the coast of El Hierro, one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, a volcano is bubbling magma to the surface. If it carries on long enough, El Hierro could become bigger, or a new island could be former. For now, though, the locals just want it to go away so the tourists come back
There was good news on Iran — at least in the estimation of U.S. intelligence officials — on Thursday. The U.S. believes Iran will not intentionally provoke a violent reaction from the United States and Israel has not decided whether it needs to make a pre-emptive strike on Iran.
Officials and advocates say that Europe and the United States should use the seemingly successful Myanmar elections as a reason to justify a broad rollback of the sanctions that have been levied against the southeast Asian nation for decades.
Brig. Gen. Manaf Tiass became the highest-ranking military official to defect from Syria when news spread that he was on his way to Paris Friday. Is his departure a sign of what's to come as President Bashar Assad continues his violent crackdown on dissent?
When Germany lost World War II, citizens immediately removed Nazi symbols. Not so after the American Civil War. But there's a lot we can learn from Germany and how ridding itself of a terrible past allowed it to move forward.
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