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In Israel, A Nonstop Debate On Possible Iran Strike

Speculation is mounting over whether Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities sometime soon. Israelis see Iran as a threat, but many wonder whether it would be worth the price.

Leaders Try To Break U.N. Deadlock Over Syria

The U.N. Security Council convened Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis, but the prospects for a resolution aimed at halting the violence seem dim. Russia is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that calls on President Bashar Assad to step aside to make room for a national unity government.

For Hungarian Borrowers, A Mortgage Nightmare

In better times, ordinary Hungarians flocked to low-interest mortgages denominated in Swiss francs. Then, the Hungarian currency crashed and the franc soared, and now 1 million Hungarians face exorbitant payments on properties that have lost value.
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Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.