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Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...Kong to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.In 1986, Lawrence E. Walsh was appointed independent counsel to investigate the Iran-Contra affair.In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/today-history
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...to oil prices. It's an odd thing to be hoping for help from Iran. On Thanksgiving Day, representatives from the Organization...prices up. Poorer OPEC members like Venezuela, Nigeria and Iran are lobbying for a cut. Richer members like Kuwait and Saudi...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-24/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
Iran minister, UN chief discuss nuclear issue

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's foreign minister and the U.N. Secretary-General...commend the efforts of the new government in Iran in promoting dialogue with the international...Rouhani, considered a relative moderate in Iran's hard-line clerical regime, exchanged...

http://juneauempire.com/edith-m-lederer/2013-09-20/iran-minister-un-chief-discus
US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The caretakers of the Olympics...what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a common goal.Wrestling...alliance. But close cooperation between Iran and America would be an even more remarkable...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-02-20/us-iran-find-common-ground-olympic-wre
Sports
US, Iran find some common ground: Olympic wrestling

TEHRAN, Iran - The caretakers of the Olympics may have...what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a common goal.Wrestling...alliance. But close cooperation between Iran and America would be an even more remarkable...

http://juneauempire.com/brian-murphy/2013-02-20/us-iran-find-some-common-ground-
New president says Iran ready for nuclear negotiations

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's new president said Wednesday his country...Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.Iran has agreed to meet with six world powers...that stalled in April. The West suspects Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon, something...

http://juneauempire.com/lara-jakes/2013-09-26/new-president-says-iran-ready-nucl
Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

...countries, mostly Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. Sunni Muslims make up the...sizeable Shiite population, particularly in Iran.After the collapse of the Ottoman and...creation of these modern states, Iraq, Iran and Turkey each agreed against the creation...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/kurds-key-fight-against-islamic-state
Not For Web
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...weren't reflected in our participation of the 1954 overthrow of Iran's democratically elected government. Instead of promoting...recalling how "American support for dictators, from the Shah of Iran to the Saudi royal family, has stoked discontent around the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/my-turn-fantasy-american-exceptionali
Opinion
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...or equivocating witnesses - gladly, and he would be certain to use his new perch for tough questioning about Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and military spending.A Republican majority would usher in major changes in committee leadership, with political...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Today in history

...decline the award.In 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment - a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis. French conductor and music teacher Nadia Boulanger died in Paris...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/today-history
Local

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