- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Question of the Day
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
• Members of the Turkish parliament: Suat Kiniklioglu, head of the delegation and deputy chairman for external affairs of the ruling Justice and Development Party, and his party colleagues, Erol Aslan Cebeci and Cuneyt Yuksel; Emrehan Halici of the Republican People’s Party; and Mithat Melen of the Nationalist Movement Party. They hold a briefing at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to discuss U.S.-Turkish relations and Turkey’s policies toward neighboring countries.
• Rafael Bardaji, who was a senior adviser to Jose Maria Aznar, former prime minister of Spain; Edgar Buckley, former assistant secretary-general of NATO; Josef Janning, former senior director of Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation; Andrzej Karkozska, former Polish defense minister; Harald Kujat, a retired German general and former chairman of the NATO Military Committee; Julian Lindley-French of London’s Chatham House, also known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs; Ioan Pascu, former Romanian defense minister and current member of the European Parliament; and Jean Paul Perruche, former director-general of the EU military staff. They participate in an Atlantic Council conference about the Afghanistan war’s long-term political and military implications for NATO.
• John Howard, former Australian prime minister, who addresses the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation.
• Mark Sedwill, a former British ambassador to Afghanistan and now NATO’s senior civilian representative to Afghanistan, who holds a 6 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club.
• Jean-Michel Baer, the European Union’s director of science, economy and society; Pierre Valette, head of the European Commission’s economics, social sciences and humanities unit; and Bertrand Chateau, president of the Paris-based Enerdata energy research firm. They participate in a U.S.-European summit on science, technology and sustainable economic growth at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
• Ann Bernstein, founding director of the Center for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg. She discusses her new book, “The Case for Business in Developing Economies,” at the Cato Institute.
• Daniel Hannan, a Conservative Party member of the European Parliament, discusses his new book, “The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America,” at the Cato Institute.
• Anton Drel, longtime personal counsel to imprisoned Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Vadim Klyuvgant, lead defense attorney for Mr. Khodorkovsky. They testify before the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe at 2 p.m. in Room 1539 of the Longworth House Office Building.
• Interior Minister Ziad Baroud of Lebanon, who addresses the U.S. Institute of Peace on Lebanon’s pursuit of political reform.
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About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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