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
Why Are These Russia Sanctions Different From All Other Russia ... - Slate Magazine Obama talks to Putin about sanctions - USA Today 08/1/2014 - 12:02 pm | View Link
Firms count cost of Russia sanctions - BBC ... point to the success of sanctions on Iran, but those were much more far-reaching, including a total oil and gas embargo - almost unthinkable... 08/1/2014 - 8:49 am | View Link
A rogue Russia would be hazardous - Hamilton Spectator New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides - BBC 07/31/2014 - 10:50 am | View Link
Recent History Suggests Tougher Russia Sanctions Are Needed - Wall Street Journal WorldViews: Will sanctions work against Russia? Iran’s experience ... - Washington Post 07/31/2014 - 4:07 am | View Link
New sanctions against Russia, but it’s unclear whether Putin will ... - Christian Science Monitor Capital Journal Daybreak: Europe, U.S. Expand Sanctions on Russia | ... - Wall Street Journal 07/30/2014 - 1:55 pm | View Link
How Gold Helped Iran Withstand U.S. Financial Fury From oil sanctions and gold bans to the stuxnet worm that crippled Iran's centrifuges, the U.S. has been waging a persistent financial war on the Islamic Republic. 05/23/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Link
After Washington chats, drillers hopeful U.S. will ease oil export ban By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent meetings between U.S. oil producers and Commerce Department officials have fueled industry hopes that the Obama administration may soon begin to ease a longstanding ban on oil exports. Although it would require an act of Congress to end the four-decade export ban, some analysts and executives believe the White House may be getting ready to open ... 05/23/2014 - 7:29 am | View Link
France's Iran negotiator switches roles at delicate stage in talks France's main negotiator in talks between six world powers and Iran is leaving his post at a crucial moment, less than two months before the deadline for a final agreement over Tehran's nuclear program. Jacques Audibert, who has pushed for a tough line on Iran, has been promoted to a senior role in President Francois Hollande's diplomatic team, the president's office said on Thursday. Paris has ... 05/22/2014 - 9:54 am | View Link
Exclusive: Iran's illicit procurement appears to slow amid nuclear talks By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's attempts to illicitly procure materials for its disputed nuclear and missile programs appear to have slowed down as it pursues talks on a long-term accord with world powers, a U.N. expert panel said in a confidential report seen by Reuters. The U.N. Panel of Experts, who monitor compliance with the Security Council's sanctions regime on Iran ... 05/11/2014 - 1:36 pm | View Link
Iran Sanctions: A Timeline of Western Economic Pressure Iran is first hit by US sanctions after students storm the US embassy in Tehran and take 52 diplomats and staff captive. President Bill Clinton bans US companies from investing in Iran. The US passes a law allowing it to sanction any foreign firm that invests more than $20m a year in Iran's energy sector. The UN Security Council sanctions Iran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fails to halt ... 05/9/2014 - 5:00 am | View Link
‘US not to intensify Iran oil embargo’ The White House says Washington will not intensify sanctions on Iran’s oil sector for six months. “The United States has committed to pause efforts to further reduce Iran’s crude oil sales for a six month period under the Joint Plan of Action between ... 06/4/2014 - 1:00 pm | 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
EU Iran Oil Embargo Sanctions 'Unprecedented' BRUSSELS — The European Union and Iran raised the stakes Monday in their test of wills over the Islamic republic's nuclear program, with the bloc banning the purchase of Iranian oil and Iran threatening to retaliate by closing the Strait of Hormuz ... 03/23/2012 - 10:12 pm | View Link
How Our Oil Embargo Could Make Iran Richer As the Iranian oil embargo begins to bite, the widespread assumption is that this should hurt Iran's oil revenues and government budgets, hopefully inflicting enough economic pain to bring them to the bargaining table. But rather counterintuitively, some ... 03/13/2012 - 1:59 am | View Link
Iran oil embargo questioned The effectiveness of an EU embargo on Iranian oil imports has been cast into doubt by growing evidence of a rise in shipments from the Islamic republic arriving in the Mediterranean. The apparent surge comes even though tough sanctions are supposed to be ... 03/2/2012 - 8:59 am | View Link
1973 oil crisis The 1973 oil crisis started in October 1973 when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries or the OAPEC (consisting of the Arab members of ... 08/27/2014 - 1:23 am | View Website
Iran Hostage Crisis Find out more about the history of Iran Hostage Crisis, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com 08/26/2014 - 5:02 pm | View Website
The Iran Hostage Crisis Educational materials were developed through the Teaching American History in Anne Arundel County Program, a partnership between the 08/26/2014 - 3:07 pm | View Website
Iranian students storm U.S. embassy in Tehran, leading to ... Nov 4, 1979: Iranian students storm U.S. embassy in Tehran, leading to oil embargo 08/26/2014 - 1:34 pm | View Website
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 ... 08/26/2014 - 12:19 am | View Website
Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it's time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.
Three members of Congress wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to reconsider Rice's suspension, the governor of Maine says he'll boycott the league, and numerous groups that advocate for women and families condemned the penalty as too lenient.
Spokesman Mark Hallman said shipping via the Auburn facility no longer made financial sense.
Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte told the Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1sxBPoR) that the current situation shows how officials have failed to promote the Auburn hub's loading capacity.
At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world — or just make cool things.
The idea for places where people could experiment began to take shape in the U.
The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday.
The Assistant Coach of the Year award will be the AP's eighth NFL honor, joining MVP, Coach of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, and Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year.
A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league will vote on all the awards, and the winners will be announced on Super Bowl eve.
The award will be open to any assistant coach, from coordinators to position coaches to quality control coaches.
In 2012, Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians replaced the ill Chuck Pagano early in the season as an interim head coach and led the Colts to the AFC South title.
State treasurer and former ice cream chain CEO Doug Ducey campaigned from the middle and the far right, deftly gaining support from the business community and tea party supporters in his bid to win the Republican primary for Arizona governor.
Ducey rode to an easy victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand.
Attorney General Tom Horne was defeated after three years of allegations of campaign finance violations, an FBI investigation and a hit-and-run where he pleaded no contest.
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal also lost his GOP primary, derailed by his support for new Common Core education standards and revelations of anonymous racist and anti-poor blog postings that he tearfully apologized for making.
The race to replace Republican Gov.
Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
A group of players from the U. S. women's national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer's big event in Canada.
The athletes say that it's not just a safety issue because turf is less forgiving than natural grass, it's about equity.
The athletes have formally joined in a letter of protest penned to FIFA, the sport's international governing body, and the Canadian Soccer Association.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner, the law firm involved in the recent lawsuit filed by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon against the NCAA, drafted the letter on behalf of the players and is prepared to go to court.
 Victor Montagliani, president of the Canadian federation and chairman of the national organizing committee for the World Cup, addressed the issue during a press conference in advance of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup final last Sunday in Montreal.
Canada's bid stipulated that the final be played at Vancouver's BC Place, which seats 55,000 and has an artificial turf.
Striker Abby Wambach called out FIFA for gender discrimination and started a petition, which led to the letter sent to FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association in late July.
Simply put, artificial turf is not a premier surface in the soccer world, the letter states.
The United States is hosting the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the World Cup in October.