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 British and French firms Reuters Middle East/REUTERS - General view of Iran's Oil ministry building in Tehran 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 ... 02/19/2012 - 11:00 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 ... 02/19/2012 - 8:32 am | View Link
Iran Stops Oil Sales to British and French Companies Iran halted the sale of crude oil to Britain and France, the country’s oil ministry announced on Sunday. The move comes months before an European Union deadline for banning oil imports from Iran was due to come into force. “Exporting crude to British ... 02/19/2012 - 8:30 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies Tehran: 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 has been ... 02/19/2012 - 7:08 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said on Sunday. "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 ... 02/18/2012 - 11:40 pm | View Link
Fireworks, ice skating, music and New York's Holiday Tree Lighting are on tap in the state capital.
The events Sunday at Empire State Plaza lead up to the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. and a performance by The Back40 Band, a country group.
The tree on the plaza was donated by Nancy and Bill Winkler of Schenectady.
New York City police say a man who hit an officer with a cane and then was shot by her partner is now under arrest.
The New York Police Department said Sunday that Dairon Bledsoe has been arrested on charges including assaulting a police officer.
Maine's Democratic Party is gearing up for events that will kick off the 2014 campaign season.
The party will hold its biennial caucuses on Sunday March 2 throughout the state where members will elect municipal officers and local delegates to the State Convention.
The State Convention will be May 30 and 31 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
The party says there will be activist training and workshops as well as speech from U.
Quotes from South African sermons honoring Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was honored in church sermons across South Africa Sunday, which has been declared a national day of prayer and reflection to commemorate the country's anti-apartheid leader who died on Dec. 5.
— We felt it important that we should have a day where all of us as South Africans can come together and pray for our first democratic president and reflect on his legacy.
— What helped the white people of South Africa was Mr.
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is wrapping up his second "Got Transparency" tour this month to talk about changes in the state's open meeting and public records law.
The meetings are to discuss Vermont's public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees, citizens serving on local government boards and the general public.
As Vice President Joe Biden left for Asia on a mission to reinforce America's determination to be a major Pacific player, a regional crisis over disputed airspace threatened to drown out his message.
 it was quite the opposite.
Even if the White House has found it difficult to keep one foot in Asia amid crises in the Mideast, there was little doubt that Asian powers see the U.