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
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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
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Saudi Arabia takes different tack on oil prices - Gulf News ... oil embargo and Iran’s 1979 revolution sapped global oil demand, while the discovery of oil ... Iran and Iraq were engaged in an eight-year ... 10/17/2014 - 5:17 am | View Link
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France's Iran negotiator switches roles at delicate stage in talks In 2011, it successfully pushed for a European Union oil embargo and stricter controls over Iran's central bank. After marathon negotiations in November to reach an interim deal with Iran, Audibert, concerned the agreement was still too weak, called in his ... 10/19/2014 - 3:33 am | View Link
Iran urged to hold an emergency Opec meeting due to falling oil prices An EU and US oil embargo, strict banking restrictions and trade bans have been among the major measures designed to punish Tehran for its failure to comply with international demands over its nuclear activities. Falling oil prices will just add to economic ... 10/15/2014 - 10:07 am | View Link
Here's How President Obama Is Using the 'Oil Weapon'—Against Iran, Russia, and ISIS The most memorable example of its use was the embargo imposed by Arab members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on oil exports to the United States during the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, causing scarcity in the US, long lines at ... 10/10/2014 - 1:01 pm | View Link
U.S. expected to keep oil embargo even if Iran nuclear deal struck VIENNA (Reuters) - 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. 02/20/2014 - 12:38 am | View Link
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The History Guy: Iran-U.S. Hostage Crisis (1979-1981) Historyguy.com: Iran-U.S. Hostage Crisis (1979-1981) Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days The Iran-U.S. Hostage Crisis: On November 4, 1979, radical Iranian ... 10/20/2014 - 7:14 am | View Website
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After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U. S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.
The suggestion on Thursday by Sok Chol Won, a professor of international law, offers a look at North Korean thinking — academics, government officials and ordinary people alike.
"In order to return the prisoners to their country, the United States must make an official apology and request their release," said Sok, who teaches at Pyongyang's Academy of Social Sciences, in comments to The Associated Press.
North Korea closely regulates its academics, media and intellectuals, so Sok's comments can also be seen as a reflection of how the leadership wants to resolve the cases of Matthew Miller, who is serving a six-year jail term on charges of espionage, and Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for alleged anti-government activities.
Sok's advice also fits into North Korea's version of international diplomacy and propaganda that aims to get a big power like the United States — seen as an imperialist bully — to bow to a proud nation and say sorry for its perceived faults.
At a time when it faces growing outside criticism over its alleged human rights abuses, North Korea would see a U.
Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces.
Lessner is one of the Columbus Sign Ninjas, a group that sprang up in the perennial battleground state to take down campaign clutter from public spaces.
Ohio, like other states, prohibits such advertising from being placed in the public right of way — which would include interstates and state routes.
Officials don't want signs to obstruct drivers' views or present safety hazards.
Harrop told the city solicitor's office this week that signs for independent candidate Buddy Cianci far exceed the size allowed by city ordinances.
Ben Donahower, a Pennsylvania-based political consultant who sells lawn signs, said he advises campaigns to place signs on private property.
Attorneys for a union representing workers at New Jersey's Trump Taj Mahal Casino are appealing a Delaware bankruptcy judge's decision allowing the termination of their collective bargaining agreement.
Picket lines were to go up outside Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort as union members planned to protest the court-ordered termination of their health insurance and pension plans.
The demonstration comes a day after billionaire Carl Icahn told The Associated Press the struggling casino "will almost certainly close" and that he wishes he had never answered the phone when Trump Entertainment Resorts approached him about taking over the Taj Mahal and investing $100 million to keep it afloat.
Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union is locked in a bitter battle over the future of the casino, which Trump Entertainment Resorts had been threatening to close on Nov.