Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
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
EU Oil Embargo Pains Iran, But Is It Enough? The European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil went into effect on Sunday, July 1. Other countries cut back their imports. The regime admits it’s feeling the sting but is boisterously defiant. These sanctions are the toughest yet but they will only ... 07/5/2012 - 7:18 pm | View Link
Iran says EU oil embargo will be ineffective TEHRAN, Iran – Tehran has shrugged off a new European Union ban on the purchase of Iranian oil, with officials declaring that the country can find new markets for its oil. Some commentators are declaring that Iran should cut the flow of crude even before ... 01/23/2012 - 9:33 pm | View Link
European Union agrees on Iran oil embargo Diplomats in Brussels said the EU foreign ministers would officially adopt the measures later Monday that were hashed out by the 27 ambassadors. The measures include an immediate embargo on new contracts for crude oil and petroleum products while existing ... 01/23/2012 - 12:48 am | View Link
EU adopts oil embargo on Iran The EU will immediately ban new oil deals with Iran and implement a total boycott of Iranian oil in July 2012, under sanctions discussed by the 27 Foreign Ministers today. Sanctions could also target the activities of a number of Iranian companies ... 01/22/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
EU Oil Embargo On Iran Seen Having 'Minimal' Impact On Oil Markets The European Union agreed to an unsurprising Iranian oil embargo Monday. The impact on the energy market will likely be “minimal,” says Richard Soultanian, director of energy consulting firm NUS Consulting in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Soultanian said ... 01/22/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Oil Embargo 1973 The months preceding the 1973 embargo witnessed a marathon of negotiations over prices, taxes, and shares between governments of the oil-producing countries and the ... 09/28/2016 - 9:19 am | View Website
U.S. sanctions against Iran US sanctions against Iran refer to economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran, which have been imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets ... 09/26/2016 - 8:06 pm | View Website
International Sanctions on Iran Iran's defense ministry inaugurated this carbon-fiber plant, seen in 2011, after international sanctions blocked the dual-use material's import. 09/26/2016 - 3:05 pm | View Website
Sanctions against Iran Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed economic sanctions against Iran and expanded them in 1995 to include firms dealing with the ... 09/26/2016 - 12:49 pm | View Website
History and Analysis -Crude Oil Prices Post World War II. Pre-Embargo Period. From 1948 through the end of the 1960s, crude oil prices ranged between $2.50 and $3.00. The price oil rose from $2.50 in 1948 ... 09/26/2016 - 8:53 am | View Website
A wildfire burning in Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains has destroyed a dozen homes and 16 other structures.
Mandatory evacuations were lifted for Santa Cruz County but they remain in effect for Santa Clara County, where most of the threatened structures are located.
The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2dwZOU6) 35-year-old Marysville Councilman Rob Toyer was set to go to trial about a week before he entered his guilty plea.
Court records say another 363 days in jail are suspended on the condition that Toyer does not get into further trouble with the law.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration announced the fines Friday saying investigators found 20 different infractions at Stavis Seafoods' cold storage facility in South Boston.
OSHA inspectors say the warehouse cooling system was not properly inspected and an alarm system in the machine room where ammonia was used as a refrigerant wasn't working, among other deficiencies.
MADRID (Reuters) - At least 77 people have been injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a cafe in the Spanish town of Velez-Malaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region's emergency unit said.