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April 9, 2015 4:34 PM Devil's Bargain: A Former Medellin Cartel Official Has Been A DEA Informant For 27 Years. Now He Wants Out.

“You're lying to me," the man said. Carlos Toro took a gulp of wine and tried to maintain his composure. For years, he had dreaded hearing those words. It was February 2011, and Toro, who was then 61, had come to this upscale steakhouse in Madrid expecting a casual meal between two friends with business to discuss. His companion was a South American 37

April 9, 2015 3:51 PM For Jamie Dimon Crisis Memories And New Warnings Are Helpful

A year ago, JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was lamenting the “most painful, difficult and nerve-wracking experience that I have ever dealt with professionally,” some $8.6 billion in after-tax legal expenses from trading-related fines and the blow back of the housing bust. Now, after a record year that included a $21.8 billion profit, a stabilized 84

April 9, 2015 1:39 PM Rand Paul up, Clinton down in 2016 presidential poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton has slipped against leading 2016 Republican candidates in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, according to a poll released on Thursday that cited damage from the furor over the former secretary of state's emails. The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll also showed Clinton in a close race with U.S. Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky 13

April 9, 2015 1:36 PM Restoring Honor to Public Service

When George Washington took the oath as president, public service was an honored obligation. Today, most Americans associate honor with military service but tend to view those who enter civil service as "feds," "bureaucrats," and a necessary evil. They think "the best and the brightest" either are or should be in the private sector. This is healthy neither 15

April 9, 2015 7:45 AM Iranian FM in Pakistan visit calls for peace talks on Yemen

Iran's top diplomat met with Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday in an effort to push for peace talks to resolve the crisis in Yemen, where a Saudi-led airstrikes' campaign supported by Islamabad is battling a power grab by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were to discuss 15

April 9, 2015 7:44 AM Iranian FM in Pakistan calls for peace talks on Yemen crisis

April 8, 2015: Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint press conference with Pakistan's Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP) Iran's top diplomat met with Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday in an effort to push for peace talks to resolve the crisis 23

April 9, 2015 6:44 AM Iran's top diplomat pushes for Yemen peace talks during Pakistan visit, meets Pakistani PM

ISLAMABAD – Iran's top diplomat on a visit to Pakistan is calling for peace talks to resolve the crisis in Yemen, where a Saudi-led airstrikes' campaign supported by Islamabad is battling Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. State-run Pakistani media say Mohammad Javad Zarif met Thursday with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the conflict in Yemen 24

April 9, 2015 5:55 AM North Korea claims Mexico 'forcibly detaining' ship

April 8, 2015: North Korea’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, An Myong Hun, waits to speak to reporters at North Korea’s U.N. mission in New York. (AP) UNITED NATIONS – North Korea said Wednesday that Mexico has "forcibly detained" one of its ships months after it ran aground off Mexico's Gulf coast last year, and Pyongyang blames 30

April 8, 2015 9:33 PM Reality Check: What do diplomats in Scotland do?

Controversy surrounding a memo reporting a meeting between Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and French ambassador Sylvie Bermann put the role of diplomats in the spotlight. So, how important are they and what do they do? Being a diplomat in Scotland is usually quite quiet. But sometimes, controversy bursts into the open, and you become the story 34

April 8, 2015 9:10 PM Abadi says next battle is Anbar

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Wednesday the country’s “next battle” is retaking Anbar province from the jihadi group ISIS, his most direct statement yet on Baghdad’s next target. “Our next stand and battle will be here in the land of Anbar to completely liberate it,” Abadi said from a base in the province west of Baghdad, according 50