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Archaic wines tasted loads cherish new ones

SINCE ITS domestication more than 6,000 years ago, the grapevine has become one of the world’s most valuable crops. Although grapevines produce a great many foods including table grapes, raisins, preserves and cooked leaves, archaeological evidence makes it clear that wine came very early on. Yet it has remained mysterious whether the grapes crushed to…

What will Narendra Modi enact in his contemporary term as India’s top minister?

NARENDRA MODI, India’s prime minister, famously wears a different hat for every audience, from feathered headdresses to towering turbans. He adopts different personas, too: a hug-happy uncle on trips abroad, a finger-wagging prosecutor against critics, a pious ascetic for the religious, a chowkidar (watchman) to please law-and-order nationalists. Now, after a landslide election that gave…

Iran is blowing up ships in the Gulf, says The usa

THE BLACK-AND-WHITE video is grainy, but what it shows is clear, claims America. An Iranian patrol boat pulls up alongside a ship called the Kokuka Courageous. Iranian sailors, thought to be members of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, then remove an unexploded limpet mine from the hull of the ship. The Kokuka Courageous and another ship,…