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
USA's 'state of emergencies' linger for years 5 days ago - USA Today ... order that protected Iraqi oil interests and ... the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, imposed an embargo on trade with Iran in 1979 10/28/2014 - 9:14 am | View Link
The dramatic fall in the price of Brent crude oil within a few ... - Pravda ... soon, and there will be huge budget deficits in Iran. As regards Russia itself, oil and gas ... e. the G7 countries), breaking an embargo ... 10/27/2014 - 11:20 am | View Link
Podcast: What’s with fuel prices? - Bankrate.com ... is in Nigeria, whether it is in Iran, whether it ... fuel economy" regulations that were in part a response to the oil embargo that we talked ... 10/27/2014 - 6:18 am | View Link
The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling (Hint: It's Not Because of ... - Heritage Foundation ... turmoil that the Arab members of OPEC engineered in the 1970s with their oil embargo. And by the way: lower oil prices place increased pressure... 10/26/2014 - 3:30 pm | View Link
The ‘politics’ behind oil price fall - Arab News ... energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? ... Arab oil embargo, then the Iranian revolution that have consolidated the relationship between ... 10/26/2014 - 8:47 am | View Link
Iran may vote EU oil sales ban The head of the state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said late on Saturday that the export embargo would hit European refiners, such as Italy’s Eni, that are owed oil from Iran as part of long-standing buy-back contracts under which they take ... 10/21/2014 - 11:23 am | View Link
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
Oil’s Fall, Militants’ Rise Color Iran Nuclear Talks Starting in 2012, the U.S. and European Union put in place a virtual total embargo on Iranian energy-product imports ... of some sanctions and the release of over $4 billion in Iranian oil revenues frozen in overseas accounts. But U.S. and European ... 10/16/2014 - 7:09 pm | View Link
Eni receives 1st Iran oil tanker in two years ... Energy Agency said Italy had imported 20,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in July. The delivery is the first since June 2012 that came on the eve of an EU embargo which started the following month. Italy's refiners' association Unione Petrolifera ... 10/15/2014 - 7:48 pm | 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
Is Iran Facing an Economic Crisis? | United States ... Western policy toward Iran relies heavily on economic pressure, and Iran's political trajectory is shaped in large part by its economic prospects and constraints. 10/27/2014 - 11:05 pm | 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 ... 10/27/2014 - 11:09 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 10/27/2014 - 5:25 am | View Website
1973 oil crisis The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of the ... 10/27/2014 - 12:25 am | View Website
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 ... 10/26/2014 - 12:50 pm | View Website
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nY5Gd2 ) Donald Marvin Rowland was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Police said in a probable-cause statement that Betty Rowland was stabbed in the chest and Donald Rowland had what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries.
The FBI has raided Calexico Police Department headquarters, seizing computer hard drives and documents in what it says is a criminal investigation involving several officers.
FBI spokesman Darrel Foxworth said Friday that the alleged wrongdoing occurred while the officers were on duty.
The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected $417 million in taxes, or 5.2 percent less than the $440 million anticipated.
Since the current fiscal year started in July, tax collections have been nearly $47 million less than anticipated, a 2.6 percent shortfall.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — BUCCANEERS:
S Jim Leonhard (ankle), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), NT Ahtyba Rubin (ankle), T Joe Thomas (not injury related), CB K'Waun Williams (neck, shoulder), DE Billy Winn (quadriceps).
ARIZONA CARDINALS at DALLAS COWBOYS — CARDINALS:
DE Calais Campbell (knee), LB Kenny Demens (knee), RB Andre Ellington (foot), WR Michael Floyd (knee), S Rashad Johnson (knee), CB Patrick Peterson (concussion).
CB Brandon Carr (hamstring), LB Bruce Carter (thigh, finger), DE Jack Crawford (calf), LB Rolando McClain (shoulder), DE Jeremy Mincey (illness), T Jermey Parnell (chest), DE Anthony Spencer (knee, foot).
CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (back), G Todd Herremans (biceps), C Jason Kelce (hernia), LB Mychal Kendricks (calf), WR Jeff Maehl (foot), LB DeMeco Ryans (groin), RB Darren Sproles (knee), CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist).
RB Alfred Blue (ankle), RB Arian Foster (knee), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), LB Brooks Reed (groin), CB Jumal Rolle (wrist), LB John Simon (ankle).
G Oday Aboushi (shoulder), CB Phillip Adams (groin), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), TE Jeff Cumberland (shoulder, finger), LB Demario Davis (finger), WR Eric Decker (hamstring), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Trevor Reilly (knee), WR Greg Salas (wrist, ankle), QB Geno Smith (right shoulder).
WR Donnie Avery (groin), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Josh Martin (hamstring), CB Chris Owens (knee).
S Eric Berry (ankle), RB Jamaal Charles (back), TE Anthony Fasano (shoulder), CB Phillip Gaines (quadriceps), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring), TE Travis Kelce (ribs), G Mike McGlynn (foot), QB Alex Smith (right shoulder), CB Sean Smith (groin).
CB Dwayne Gratz (groin), WR Allen Hurns (ankle), T Luke Joeckel (concussion), WR Cecil Shorts III (groin).
LB Jayson DiManche (shoulder), DE Carlos Dunlap (illness), CB Terence Newman (back), DT Domata Peko (toe), G Mike Pollak (knee), T Andre Smith (knee).
RB Ryan Mathews (knee), LB Manti Te'o (foot), CB Jason Verrett (shoulder).
RB Donald Brown (concussion), CB Brandon Flowers (concussion), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), C Rich Ohrnberger (back), LB Reggie Walker (ankle), CB Steve Williams (groin).
A new U. N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."
The European Union-drafted resolution, obtained Friday by The Associated Press, is one piece of international pressure on the Southeast Asian country to change its campaign, preferably before world leaders including President Barack Obama arrive for a regional summit in less than two weeks.
The resolution now before the General Assembly's human rights committee is nonbinding, but a strong vote in its support would send a message that international opinion is not on Myanmar's side.
Vijay Nambiar, the U.
A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.