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GENEVA — Russian officials accused the Syrian opposition’s Western backers on Friday of focusing solely on “regime change” and said the government would only discuss political transition if its opponents agreed on a joint fight with the government against terrorism.The declarations — unlikely to produce compromise because the government tends to define all its ar…

Music

NEW YORK – Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon.His death was confirmed by his grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, who said he died of natural causes in NewYork-Pr…

JERUSALEM – Israeli leaders denounced the agreement reached Sunday in Geneva that would temporarily halt Iran’s nuclear program, saying they were not bound by it and reiterating the principle that Israel would be ready to defend itself without assistance against any threat.After weeks of intense lobbying against any deal between the world powers and Iran that does not …

Timothy F. Geithner will join the private equity firm Warburg Pincus as president, the firm announced Saturday, the former Treasury secretary’s first new prominent position since leaving office this year.The unusually low-key announcement – made with little fanfare on a Saturday morning – is Geithner’s first foray into the private sector in 25 years, after serving …

Nation and World

WASHINGTON – President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve today, administration officials said Tuesday night, ending an unusually public search to fill one of the most important economic policy-making jobs in the world.Obama’s first choice for the job – Lawrence H. Summers, a former adviser to the president – dropped out of the…

Nation and World

Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels spawned a new genre of thrillers and made him one of the world’s best-selling and best-known authors, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 66.Ivan Held, president of G.P. Putnam’s Sons, his longtime publisher, did not provide a cause of death. His lawyer, J.W. Thompson Webb, said that h…

Following are excerpts from a speech on the House floor today by Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Republican of Illinois, one of the leading opponents of limiting congressional terms.It is unpleasant to rise in opposition to something that is so near and dear to the hearts of so many of my colleagues and people whom I revere, but I just can't be an accessory to the dumbing down of dem…

(A pastoral letter on Christian-Jewish relations and anti-Semitism was read last Sunday in all Roman Catholic churches in Poland. These excerpts were translated by Thomas E. Bird of Queens College.)With the Jewish people, we Poles have particular ties as early as from the first centuries of our history.Poland became for many Jews a second fatherland. The majority of Jews …

The following was adapted from an unsigned editorial that appeared in the July 28 issue of the Economist.LONDON -- Considering the alternatives, it has been easy to admire the American way these past few decades. It was and is demonstrably better at making its average citizens rich and free than rival systems. Culturally, too, the world has voted for America by seeking eve…