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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The difference in 12 months was easy to see.
America's allies must do more to cut commercial and energy ties with Iran if the international campaign to halt Tehran's nuclear-weapons programs is to succeed, a top State Department official said yesterday.
It is ironic. The flaws that spoil Tim Weiner's passionate, malevolent and often misguided history of the Central Intelligence Agency are precisely the same flaws for which he damns CIA: Preconceived conclusions, lack of insight about the target and sloppy reporting. From the book's second sentence, Mr. Weiner tells you where he's going to end up: "Legacy of Ashes," he announces, "describes how the most powerful country in the history of Western civilization has failed to create a first-rate spy service."
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog agency and the U.S. government both reported progress yesterday in the international effort to eliminate North Korea's nuclear program.
At the dawn of the 20th century, Vienna, Austria, was a hotbed of cultural experimentation. Painter Gustav Klimt, composer Gustav Mahler, psychologist Sigmund Freud and other artists and intellectuals were challenging conventions with new theories and expressions. A tiny slice of the Viennese avant-garde is being served up at the Textile Museum, where 50 fabric samples and related objects pay homage to a modern arts-and-crafts group called the Wiener Werkstatte or Vienna Workshop. This spinoff of Klimt's Secession movement aimed to blur the distinctions between fine and applied arts and create a single design aesthetic for an entire room or building.