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When is a handshake more than a handshake? President Obama attended Nelson Mandela's funeral this week, where he briefly encountered Cuban leader Raul Castro and shook the dictator's hand. He was immediately criticized at home-for that, and for a now-infamous "selfie" photograph taken with two other world leaders. "Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," GOP Sen. John McCain complained.
12-06-13 - The international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.
Vice President Joe Biden is not noted for his diplomatic skills. He is, however, noted for being plain-spoken, even disconcertingly blunt. He may need the latter trait more than the former during his current week-long tour of East Asia.
It's almost as thick as a fashion week issue of Vogue at a whopping 354 full pages of veggie seed bliss. That's why I didn't realize my favorite heirloom seed source was behind "The Whole Seed Catalog" that arrived in the mail.
China has made an ominous move in claiming sovereignty over the air, and the Obama administration has appropriately responded with B-52 bombers.
Dear Helaine and Joe: I own what might be a vintage or early piece of Mottahedeh "Tobacco Leaf" pattern. It is a 10-inch-tall candlestick with a fluted top. The candlestick's column is flanked by two monkeys - one large one on the left and a smaller one on the right. The pattern is almost identical to the current "Tobacco Leaf" pattern made by Mottahedeh with one exception - the bird is standing on a pink leaf rather than a green one. The only markings on the bottom are three digit numbers. Any information about its origins and worth would be appreciated. Thanks so much, G. D.
The head of the Federal Reserve board is one of the most powerful and, outside of financial circles, least known officials in the U.S. government.