The effects of the Greek financial crisis ripple cross the Atlantic to Astoria, Queens, the largest Greek American community in the US. Long-term residents and recent immigrants alike worry about relatives back home — as well as the financial fate of their homeland.
In Japan, it's not uncommon for people to celebrate Buddhist, Shinto and Christian holidays over the course of just a few months. These people are causing scholars to rethink what it means to be religious.
The US and its negotiating partners in Vienna say they are extending the deadline set for an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. The official deadline was today but it has been extended to July 7. Iranians, understandably, are following the news very closely.
What would you do with an extra second? Well, today you get to decide, because today is one second longer than usual. What’s that you say, the idea makes your head spin? Well, it’s because of the irregular way the earth spins.
Family and friends believe the man who opened fire at a Tunisian beach resort last Friday was leading a double life. Seif Rezgui, 24, attended Tunisia's Kairouan University, worked at a local café and came from a stable family. But he is said to have joined ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
The official deadline for a successful resolution of talks between Iran and Western powers is looming. They have until Tuesday to reach a final deal on Iran's nuclear program. But what if there is no deal? What if Iran goes rogue? The US has been preparing for that.
ISIS is known for its online recruiting tactics, even convincing some young people from the West to leave home join the organization. One such young person was "Alex," a 23-year-old from Washington who was recently profiled by Rukmini Callimachi in The New York Times.
After flying for 16 hours, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, is at the point of no return in its effort to cross the Pacific Ocean. The pilot, Andre Borschberg, will break records if his five-day flight to Hawaii is successful.
Kolah Germezi, or "Red Hat," is an Iranian Muppet Show-like program, with a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program on Iranian state TV officially has 35 million viewers, but he believes it's seen by many more.
Einstein, Turing, that Matt Damon character in "Good Will Hunting." All did better work with great chalk. And to the dismay of math profs everywhere, their think, waxy "dream chalk" is going out of business. Blame whiteboards.
For the writer's mother, a housekeeper who worked on a green card she got in 1986, a woman who had never been able to take a vacation or make an emergency room visit, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act came like a dispatch from God.
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