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  • November 8, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko 

    In the days after the U.S. Embassy and its staffers were taken hostage in Tehran in 1979, the United States invoked an obscure law and declared Iran a threat to its national security. Thirty-two years later, amid a new U.N. report that Iran is still pushing a nuclear weapons program and allegations that it tried to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington, President Obama has renewed the declaration that the clerical regime is still a threat. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the United Nations 2010 High-level Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at U.N. headquarters May 3, 2010. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Updated 3:25 p.m. ET: … Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011  

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has been trying for years to monitor the Iranian program and determine if it is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Ray Suarez discusses the agency’s latest report with former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011  

    The Syrian government has stepped up its deadly crackdown on dissidents, only a week after agreeing to negotiate with them. Margret Warner discusses the violence with journalist Ramita Navai, who went undercover to embed with some of Syria’s most-wanted dissidents. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Photo of Guatemalan president-elect Otto Perez Molina by Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images. A high murder rate and drug gang violence drove Guatemalans to vote Sunday for a former military official who has vowed to put the army back on the streets. … Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011   BY Jeffrey Brown and Tom LeGro  

    In this extended conversation, Jeffrey Brown talks to Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum and author of “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” about the 16th century double-headed, serpent turquoise mosaic and what it’s like to run a museum.
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  • November 7, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega looks poised to win a landslide victory to a third term in office after orchestrating changes to the constitution to allow him the chance to stay in power. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011   BY News Desk  

    George Papandreou, Greece’s prime minister, left, meets with Karolos Papoulias, Greece’s president, center, and Antonis Samaras, leader of Greece’s main opposition New Democracy party, in Athens, Greece, on Nov. 6, 2011. Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Greek leaders … Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011  

    In “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” British Museum director Neil MacGregor recounts the history of civilization, told through 100 treasures from the museum. Jeffrey Brown and MacGregor discuss his book. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2011  

    In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world’s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru. Continue reading