A man walks past a shop selling decorations ahead of New Years Eve in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel likes a party but is torn about New Year’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — Happy New Year? Not so fast, if you’re in Israel, where the somber, soul-searching and autumnal new year of the lunar Jewish calendar overshadows the Gregorian’s Jan. 1. The highly diverse country […]


President Barack Obama

Obama: Iranians pay high price for nuke defiance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Iranian citizens they pay a high price for their leaders’ refusal to address the world’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.



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