1. News Analysis
    As Nuclear Talks Drag On, U.S. and Iran Find It Harder to Hear Each Other

    Uniquely American and Iranian political sensitivities at the marathon nuclear negotiations have many wondering whether the two countries are ready to overcome decades of suspicion.

  2. Lufthansa Says Germanwings Pilot Reported Deep Depression

    The company said Andreas Lubitz, thought to have intentionally crashed a Germanwings flight, had informed it of his depressive episodes in 2009 after a break in training.

  3. Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed

    President Obama’s plan, likely to draw opposition from Republicans, would cut greenhouse gas emissions in the United States 26 to 28 percent by 2025.

  4. Muhammadu Buhari, a Familiar, and Now Less Divisive, Choice for Nigerian Voters

    Muhammadu Buhari and his supporters say he has left his past, as a harsh military ruler in the 1980s, behind.

  5. Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dies at 78

    The 1975 fad made Mr. Dahl, a down-at-the-heels advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea, a millionaire practically overnight, but he came to regret the brainstorm that gave rise to it in the first place.

  6. Raid to Rescue Hostage in Istanbul Ends in Death

    A prosecutor was held captive at the city’s main courthouse on Tuesday and was killed after Turkish special forces stormed the building.

  7. Bills on ‘Religious Freedom’ Upset Capitols in Arkansas and Indiana

    As Arkansas passed its own measure, Indiana’s governor responded to growing criticism of his state by critics who say the legislation could be used to discriminate against gay men and lesbians.

  8. Silicon Valley Leaders, New to Social Issues, Come Together Over Indiana Law

    In an industry that avoids controversy, the heads of several prominent companies, including Apple and Salesforce.com, have chosen to pick a battle.

  9. Sinosphere Blog
    China Is Urged to Confront Its Own History

    China’s insistence that Japan “face history” is raising uncomfortable questions about Beijing’s own practice of suppressing historical truths about trespasses domestic and abroad.

  10. Conference to Aid Syrians Falls Short of Expectations

    Delegates to an international fund-raising conference for victims of the Syrian war pledged $3.8 billion, less than half the emergency humanitarian assistance sought by the United Nations for this year.

  11. Provisional Government in Libyan Capital Forces Out Its Own Prime Minister

    A group of 14 of Omar al-Hassi’s ministers had demanded his exit and threatened to quit if he remained in place.

  12. Obama Removes Weapons Freeze Against Egypt

    President Obama’s decision was seen as being for national security interests, despite differences with Egypt on democracy and human rights.

  13. Iraqi Claims That ‘Tikrit Has Fallen’ Is Disputed

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said government forces had reached the center of Tikrit, which some took to mean a declaration of victory. But Islamic State forces still hold parts of the city.

  14. The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

    There is evidence that letting patients see their medical files helps them take better care of themselves, but the medical establishment still resists sharing the data.

  15. The Getaway
    The Travel Selfie: I Was Here, Give Me a Discount

    As hotels and travel sites embrace a trend – offering selfie packages and contests — how does that change your vacation?

  16. Scott Walker, Allergic to Dogs, May Run Against Political History

    In his likely candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Walker of Wisconsin faces a different sort of constitutional challenge: overcoming his aversion to man’s best friend.

  17. Duke Is Still Standing Despite a Lack of Experience and Depth

    The Blue Devils were expected to reach the Final Four because they were a No. 1 seed, but that discounts the journey of the team, which has used essentially eight players, including four freshmen.

  18. Seville Journal
    Pillars of Holy Week Processions Put Teamwork and Brawn on Display

    Young men known as costaleros, who carry the heavy religious floats that are paraded around during Holy Week celebrations, are the hidden but indispensable elements of the Easter celebrations across Spain.

  19. Critic’s Notebook
    Small Plates Grow Up

    The shrunken-portions revolution has won, as top chefs enter the fray and start shaping the new rules of dining.

  20. In Italy, Matteo Renzi Aims to Upend the Old World Order

    Challenging the country’s ossified political structure, the prime minister said he represented a way forward for Europe’s struggling center-left parties.

  21. Review: ‘American Odyssey,’ a New NBC Series, Stars Anna Friel

    In this series, Anna Friel plays an American soldier in West Africa who realizes she can’t trust her government.

  22. Special Section
    Nasdaq Builds Nursery for Start-Ups

    Nasdaq is building a space aimed at teaching future generations of Mark Zuckerbergs how to create and run successful businesses.


  1. Op-Ed Contributor: The U.N.’s War on Israel
  2. Editorial: The French Surveillance State
  3. David Brooks: Religious Liberty and Equality
  4. Op-Ed Contributor: Jordan’s Divided Brotherhood