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
Iran stops oil sales to UK and France to pre-empt a planned embargo Iran’s oil ministry has announced that it is stopping oil sales to British and French firms, as the Islamic Republic steps up retaliatory measures against fresh EU sanctions. Ministry spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad Rabhar reportedly said, “Exporting crude ... 02/20/2012 - 3:58 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British and French firms "Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped ... we will sell our oil to new customers," spokesman Alireza Nikzad was quoted as saying by the Ministry of Petroleum website. The European Union in January decided to stop importing crude ... 02/19/2012 - 4:43 pm | View Link
Iran stops crude oil sales to UK and France Iran on Sunday halted oil sales to Britain and France in retaliation against EU sanctions. According to Iranian spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad Rahbar: "Exporting crude to British and French companies ... will not be affected if Iran stops selling oil to member ... 02/19/2012 - 2:40 pm | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British and French firms TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said on Sunday, in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions on the Islamic state's lifeblood, oil. "Exporting crude to British and French companies ... 02/19/2012 - 8:43 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to UK, France Iran has stopped selling crude oil to British and French companies, the country's oil ministry has ... by topping up existing term contracts or by making rare spot market sales. Iran said the cut will have no impact on its crude sales, warning that any ... 02/19/2012 - 4:10 am | View Link
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Scioscia addressed the report by Fox Sports before the Angels faced the Yankees, largely insisting that vehement closed-doors discussions are being misconstrued as an unbridgeable disagreement between the longest-tenured manager in baseball and the Angels' new-school top executive.
When asked if the Angels have a rift between management and the on-field staff, Pujols replied: I don't need to talk about that.
Pujols contradicted Fox Sports' claim that the slugger told Dipoto that the Angels' roster wasn't as strong as last season's group.
Scioscia acknowledged the Angels have changed the way they distribute information from scouts, with the statistical reports now going straight to the players instead of through the coaching staff.
Dipoto was hired after the 2011 season, and he butted heads with Scioscia in 2012 when the Angels fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher against Scioscia's wishes.
Joe Maddon sat behind his desk in the visitors' clubhouse and, with a sly smile, pressed play on his mobile device, starting up The Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe In Magic?"
Maddon brought in an illusionist to entertain his team after a rough patch of play, but after a 1-0 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night that snapped a five-game skid, the Chicago Cubs seemed to think the man with the magic touch was actually their mischievous manager.
Kyle Hendricks (3-4) pitched three-hit ball for six innings and combined with three relievers to bail out the Cubs, who scored just six runs during their losing streak.
The Cubs managed only four hits against the Mets, whose pitchers have yielded just five runs in the last 51 innings (0.88 ERA).
In two career starts against the Mets, he's allowed one run and six hits over 13 innings.
Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop each pitched a hitless inning before Jason Motte finished the three-hitter for his third save.
New York activated Daniel Murphy from the disabled list Tuesday, the first game in a stretch in which the Mets play seven of their next nine series against opponents who are above .500.
Cubs: OF Jorge Soler (sprained left ankle) went
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