U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is on a roll. Against the odds, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are alive; the U.S.-Russia agreement for removing Syria’s chemical weapons is working; and the U.S.-Afghan security pact is almost final.
Mexico’s government condemned the U.S. National Security Agency’s alleged hacking of the e-mail account of then-President Felipe Calderon in 2010, saying such actions are unacceptable and violate international law.
A former associate of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no amount of sanctions will be able to spur the country to surrender its nuclear program, even though restrictions have debilitated the economy.
When presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson wanted an expert adviser on trusts, he summoned attorney Louis Brandeis from Boston. At 20, he’d graduated from Harvard Law School as class valedictorian and in his practice had gained a reputation for legal brilliance.