France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
Is there a dress code for the medal stand at the Olympics? American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear his custom red, white and blue grill, which represents his country, on the medal stand after winning the 400 IM. But some IOC official informed him that wearing his bling would result in failure to […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
The first world records of the London 2012 Olympics have been set by a blind South Korean archer hours before Friday’s much-anticipated opening ceremony was due to begin. Im Dong Hyun is legally classified as blind and cannot see out of his right eye, but it did not stop the two-time gold medalist bettering his […]
Forty-two months ago, stirred by the weepy fanaticism of Mohammed Mossadegh, Iran's Parliament voted to drive foreigners from Iran's oilfields. Last week, with neither tears nor cheers, it agreed to ask them back.
It seemed to be a victory for everybody. Iran regained its main source of revenue; Britain salvaged a handsome reward from what once seemed a total loss; the U.S
IRAN COVER STORIES Iran and a region of rising instability “An arc of crisis stretches along the shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political structures in a region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation. The resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile to our values and sympathetic to our adversaries.” Zbigniew Brzezinski In the broadest and grandest of measurements, this crisis crescent envisioned by President Carter's National Security Adviser reaches all the way from Indochina to southern Africa.
Iran may have had a political boost from the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East with some new regimes apparently more sympathetic toward Tehran while others brace themselves against the Iranian regime’s influence among opposition movements in the region. But there is no attendant economic windfall to all the change
Officials Say Obama Has Offer for Iran The Obama administration and its European allies are preparing a new offer for negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, senior administration officials say, but the conditions on Tehran would be even more onerous than a deal that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rejected last year. […]