Iran’s Rouhani Was Vague on Possible Nuclear Compromises

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered little clarity on whether Tehran was ready to compromise in nuclear talks with six major powers when he spoke with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, France’s foreign minister said on Friday.

Syria Has OKed Three of 33 U.N. Aid Access Requests in 2015

Children receive oxygen in rebel-held village attacked with poisonous chlorine gas / AP

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council to take “concrete steps.”

Cutting Losses on Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel Eyes Small Print

Israeli PM Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony at President Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM/PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

U.S. Former War Prisoner Bergdahl Faces Desertion Charges

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released last summer as part of a controversial prisoner exchange, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior, his attorney said on Wednesday.

Iran Insists on Lifting All Sanctions in Any Nuclear Deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif departs his hotel to return to Iran following days of negotiations with United States Secretary of State Kerry over Iran's nuclear program

DUBAI (Reuters) – Any deal over Iran’s nuclear program must involve the immediate lifting of all sanctions, Iran’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major hurdle in world power negotiations.

Courageous Students Win Right to Love America and Dance

Miley-Cyrus-Gif

Students at Lexington High School in Massachusetts will be able to hold an “American Pride” dance despite initial objections from school administrators over what they viewed as an exclusionary theme. “We’re supporting that student decision,” Lexington High School Principal Laura Lasa told Fox News. “We’re going forward with supporting their theme of American Pride.”

Iran Wants More Nuke Concessions as Talks Hit Critical Stage

AP

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Iranian negotiators are becoming rigid and unmoving in their stance on a range of key nuclear issues in talks, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations who said Tehran is angling to elicit as many concessions as possible from the United States as the talks reach a critical stage ahead of the looming March 31 deadline.

A Bird in the Hand

Helen Macdonald / Grove (Marzena Pogorzaly)

A few years ago, I was reading a book in which the author related a story about a friend of his, a dog owner, who had told him she was glad dogs could have neither thoughts nor feelings as she understood them. Such incomprehensible dogs could not comprehend her. They had no demands to place on her and could not judge her failures, so she could relax around them, something she could not do around people. What mattered was not what the dogs were, but what she needed them to be.

Gods and Man at the Fall of Rome

Roman Ruins with a Prophet by Giovanni Paolo Panini

In 394, a river in Slovenia bore witness to a clash of civilizations. On one side stood a rebel army bearing statutes of Jupiter and Hercules. On the other stood the forces of Emperor Theodosius, bearing the standard of Christ. Battle commenced. Theodosius smashed the would-be usurpers, aided by a miraculous wind that conveniently threw the missiles of his enemies back at them. Idols and idolaters destroyed, the pagan threat was no more. From that point forward, Empire and Church would be indissoluble, then and forever God’s kingdom on earth.

USDA Promotes Terrifying Body Exhibit to Fight Childhood Obesity

Credit: Kansas State Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a giant full-body exhibit for kids to walk through to promote healthy eating habits.

While encouraging schools to apply for nearly $6 million in grants to help them comply with the First Lady Michelle Obama-promoted Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act new lunch standards, the USDA highlighted efforts by the Kansas State Department of Education.

DOJ Asked to Prosecute Hamas for Violating U.S. Law

A list of canceled and delayed flights at Ben Gurion Airport / AP

An Israel-based law center is petitioning the Department of Justice to pursue charges against top Hamas leaders for committing acts of terror against U.S. citizens and commercial airliners at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport during last summer’s war with the Jewish state, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal

From left, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius talk after Hammond made a statement about their meeting regarding recent negotiations with Iran over Iran's nuclear program in London, England, Saturday, March 21

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program. A series of conversations between …

James Baker’s Zombie Foreign Policy

James Baker J Street Facebook

Jeb Bush is cleaning up a mess he helped create. It’s a distraction from what he’d rather be doing, which is building an “aura of inevitability” around his soon-to-be presidential campaign. He’s spent the past week distancing himself from the speech that one of his foreign policy advisers, former secretary of State James Baker, delivered to the annual meeting of J Street, the liberal fringe group that pushes tough policies against Israel.

Review: ‘It Follows’

It Follows

It Follows is the best throwback to ’80s slasher flicks since the Me Decade ended. Eschewing the self-aware humor of Scream and Cabin in the Woods and skipping the camp qualities that marred so many of the reboots and re-imaginings and homages of recent years, It Follows embraces the horrifying nature of unstoppable, implacable evil.

Iran Wants More Nuke Concessions as Talks Hit Critical Stage

AP

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Iranian negotiators are becoming rigid and unmoving in their stance on a range of key nuclear issues in talks, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations who said Tehran is angling to elicit as many concessions as possible from the United States as the talks reach a critical stage ahead of the looming March 31 deadline.

A Bird in the Hand

Helen Macdonald / Grove (Marzena Pogorzaly)

A few years ago, I was reading a book in which the author related a story about a friend of his, a dog owner, who had told him she was glad dogs could have neither thoughts nor feelings as she understood them. Such incomprehensible dogs could not comprehend her. They had no demands to place on her and could not judge her failures, so she could relax around them, something she could not do around people. What mattered was not what the dogs were, but what she needed them to be.

Gods and Man at the Fall of Rome

Roman Ruins with a Prophet by Giovanni Paolo Panini

In 394, a river in Slovenia bore witness to a clash of civilizations. On one side stood a rebel army bearing statutes of Jupiter and Hercules. On the other stood the forces of Emperor Theodosius, bearing the standard of Christ. Battle commenced. Theodosius smashed the would-be usurpers, aided by a miraculous wind that conveniently threw the missiles of his enemies back at them. Idols and idolaters destroyed, the pagan threat was no more. From that point forward, Empire and Church would be indissoluble, then and forever God’s kingdom on earth.

USDA Promotes Terrifying Body Exhibit to Fight Childhood Obesity

Credit: Kansas State Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a giant full-body exhibit for kids to walk through to promote healthy eating habits.

While encouraging schools to apply for nearly $6 million in grants to help them comply with the First Lady Michelle Obama-promoted Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act new lunch standards, the USDA highlighted efforts by the Kansas State Department of Education.

DOJ Asked to Prosecute Hamas for Violating U.S. Law

A list of canceled and delayed flights at Ben Gurion Airport / AP

An Israel-based law center is petitioning the Department of Justice to pursue charges against top Hamas leaders for committing acts of terror against U.S. citizens and commercial airliners at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport during last summer’s war with the Jewish state, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Iran’s Rouhani Was Vague on Possible Nuclear Compromises

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered little clarity on whether Tehran was ready to compromise in nuclear talks with six major powers when he spoke with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, France’s foreign minister said on Friday.