Screen Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor died today at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital, she was 79. Taylor’s publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement, “She was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.” Taylor “dazzled generations of moviegoers with her stunning beauty” and her “name was synonymous with Hollywood … Continue reading

Former Diplomats Propose New Peace Process To End Afghanistan War

A group of former diplomats and others are proposing a political settlement to end the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, and they recommend beginning that process now. That process, they say, would involve talks with all parties in the country, including the insurgent Taliban. Led by former UN Special Envoy for … Continue reading