Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Keystone XL pipeline to be delayed TransCanada Corp. says the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more than its current $5.3 billion price-tag as it continues to await U.S. government approval. TransCanada had been sticking to its late 2014 or early 2015 start-up target, but the regulatory process has dragged on. More
Playing Russian Roulette With Sanctions and Oil Prices - Wall Street Journal It took years to move against Iran in this way, and that economy is much smaller and more isolated.Meanwhile, Russia sustaining an oil embargo of... 03/30/2014 - 2:12 pm | View Link
Ukraine and the Middle East - Epoch Times An economic embargo by the West, with which ... will not get Iran far. Historically, the Iran ... 2014 of $1.5 billion of Iran’s oil for ... 03/29/2014 - 11:41 am | View Link
Sanctions against Russia: What will and won’t work - PBS But sanctions like an oil embargo have no effect on the world’s demand for oil — in fact ... piece from last year about sanctions against Iran. 03/28/2014 - 2:53 pm | View Link
Winning the War of the World - Global Research ... as promised in 2001 – Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq ... armed force, financial sabotage and embargo, and ... commodities and lethal arms trading, ... 03/28/2014 - 11:54 am | View Link
The Indoctrinated West - Global Research ... clear that, that what Russia, China, Iran and other ... Sudan, an artificially created entity, with oil but no ... Eritrea is facing a direct ... 03/28/2014 - 8:59 am | View Link
Oil Prices Fall from Multi-Month Highs as Ukraine Supply Fears Diminish Crude oil prices fell for the first time in three days as worries about a standoff between Russia and Ukraine disrupting oil supplies were diminished. The Brent April contract shed $1.84, or 1.7%, to $109.36 per barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The WTI April contract shed $1.32, or 1.3%, to $103.60 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange and ... 03/4/2014 - 6:57 am | View Link
For oil traders, a vexing new risk: U.S. politics By Jonathan Leff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil traders are past masters at handicapping geo-political risks, from war in the Middle East to resource nationalists in Latin America. Lately, they face another confounding political landscape: Washington. As a bounty of shale oil transforms the trading landscape across North America, U.S. policymakers are being confronted with a host of issues that hold ... 03/2/2014 - 4:35 pm | View Link
Crude Oil Exports We?ve seen a fair amount of chatter recently about the growing issue concerning whether or not the United States government should allow the export of more domestically-produced crude oil overseas before it is refined, and no doubt some of you are wondering what the big deal is. It?s a fairly complex subject and 02/27/2014 - 6:57 pm | View Link
Exclusive: U.N. nuclear agency opted against sensitive Iran report By Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said. Such a report - to have been prepared last year - would almost certainly have angered Iran and ... 02/27/2014 - 5:46 am | View Link
Hagel misstates US policy on Iran nukes...again Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note German company denies selling death cranes to Iran US expected to keep oil embargo even if Iran nuclear deal struck 02/21/2014 - 5:44 pm | View Link
U.S. expected to keep oil embargo even if Iran nuclear deal struck The embargo pre-dates the decade-long nuclear dispute with Iran. Washington cut off diplomatic ties with Tehran during a hostage crisis shortly following the 1979 Islamic Revolution and began imposing sanctions around the same time. "The American domestic ... 02/20/2014 - 12:38 am | View Link
U.S. Expected To Keep Oil Embargo Even If Iran Nuclear Deal Struck A unilateral U.S. oil embargo on Iran is expected to remain in place even if a long-term nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers is reached that includes an easing of international sanctions, a U.S. official said on Thursday. The embargo pre ... 02/19/2014 - 11:41 pm | View Link
US Expected to Keep Oil Embargo Regardless of Iran Nuclear Deal VIENNA — A unilateral U.S. oil embargo on Iran is expected to remain in place even if a long-term nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers is reached that includes an easing of international sanctions, a U.S. official said on Thursday. 02/19/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
Oil prices will rise, Iran says, if embargo comes Iran's economy minister said oil prices will "certainly" rise if the European Union moves ahead with an embargo in July and that sanctions will backfire on those who impose them. The European Union is preparing for a total embargo on the purchase of ... 05/20/2012 - 6:18 am | View Link
Iranian President Says Oil Embargo Won’t Hurt Faced with diminished demand for Iranian oil because of economic sanctions, Iran’s president proclaimed defiantly on Tuesday that the country had such plentiful reserves of money that it could survive for years without exporting any oil. Coming a few ... 04/10/2012 - 6:58 pm | View Link
1979 energy crisis The 1979 (or second) oil crisis or oil shock occurred in the United States due to decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. Despite the fact that ... 04/18/2014 - 11:18 pm | View Website
Chinese Oil Traders Will be Big Winners From EU Oil ... Gabe Collins, “ Chinese Oil Traders Will be Big Winners From EU Oil Embargo Against Iran,” China Oil Trader™, No. 5 (24 June 2012). CHINA’S OIL & GAS SECTOR ... 04/18/2014 - 8:30 am | View Website
Iran hostage crisis | Infoplease.com Iran hostage crisis, in U.S. history, events following the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran by Iranian students on Nov. 4, 1979. The 04/18/2014 - 8:23 am | View Website
Iran hostage crisis The Iran hostage crisis, referred to in Persian as تسخیر لانه جاسوسی امریکا (literally "Conquest of the American Spy Den,"), was a diplomatic ... 04/18/2014 - 2:25 am | View Website
Iran hostage crisis Facts, information, pictures ... Get information, facts, and pictures about Iran hostage crisis at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about Iran hostage crisis easy with ... 04/18/2014 - 1:56 am | View Website
Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs
MIAMI (AP) — Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs:
Road teams are off to a ridiculously hot start in the NBA playoffs, with seven of the eight lower seeds either leading or tied after the first two games of their respective series.
Home teams are only 7-9 through the first 16 games of the postseason, the worst record — by far — that clubs with the supposed edge have had at this point in the playoffs since the NBA went to the best-of-seven format for every round.
Chicago also dropped two games at home to open its series with Washington, stunning since the Bulls had dropped consecutive games in their building only once in 2014 before entering the playoffs.
Indiana split at home against eighth-seeded and sub-.500 Atlanta; Toronto needed to dig deep to salvage a home split with sixth-seeded Brooklyn; the Clippers gave home-court away to sixth-seeded Golden State by losing Game 1 and settling for another split; and not even the heroics of Kevin Durant could save Oklahoma City at home in Game 2 against Memphis.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
Irwindale's city attorney requested the delay, saying he's in settlement talks with attorneys for Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods.
Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.
The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday, his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Games.
Phelps hasn't competed since winning a gold medal in the 400 medley relay in London, where he won his record 22nd Olympic medal.
"Just being able to get back into that mentality of competition, that's one thing I really loved the most about it when I was really competing in 2012 and throughout my career," he said after practice Wednesday.
Phelps resumed training last fall at North Baltimore Aquatic Club in his hometown, spurred on by a younger group of swimmers.
Phelps was noncommittal about whether his comeback would lead to swimming in the 2016 Rio Olympics, although he admitted that if he wants to compete at the highest level, he has to be ready by this summer.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's annual Make a Splash with Project WET Festival is set for May 8 at Blytheville High School.
The event promotes water education and offers interactive sessions on fishing, water witching and more.
Special prosecutors are being installed to handle child abuse cases in Kanawha County.
In Wednesday's order, Bloom bars Plants and his office from handling cases involving crimes of violence by a parent or guardian, abuse and neglect cases, and violations of domestic violence protection orders.
Republican U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is scheduled to headline a rally in Tulsa for U. S. Senate candidate T. W. Shannon.
Cruz is a favorite of tea party conservatives and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.