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
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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 - 2:33 pm | View Link
Iran 'stops oil exports' to UK and France Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies ... Saudi Arabia says it is prepared to supply extra oil either by topping up existing term contracts or by making rare spot market sales. Iran has criticised Riyadh for the offer. 02/19/2012 - 12:56 am | View Link
Oil Ministry: Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, an oil ministry spokesman said, the ministry's website reported on Sunday. "Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped ... we will sell our oil to new customers ... 02/19/2012 - 12:09 am | View Link
Iran Stops Oil Sales to U.K. and France Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions. (Video: Reuters/Photo: Getty Images) 02/18/2012 - 10:59 pm | View Link
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First audio from EgyptAir flight released
The first audio available from EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates that all was routine as the plane checked in with air traffic controllers in Zurich, Switzerland, late Wednesday night, before being handed over to Italian air traffic controllers in Padua (Padova).
Sylvain Prevost, who trains Paris airport personnel, says cleaning staff are trained to alert authorities to suspicious items but specialized security personnel are not routinely required to sweep a plane after the cleaning crew leaves.
In an email to The Associated Press, he noted that rules vary from airport to airport and said he was not aware of the procedures used when the EgyptAir plane was parked in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.
A senior official at the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry has denied media reports that EgyptAir Flight 804's cockpit voice and flight data recorders, commonly known as the black boxes, have been located.
Prior to boarding, the AP reporter says security checks Saturday afternoon at the Charles de Gaulle airport seemed normal, with no overt signs of addition security measures.
The French air accident investigation agency says smoke was detected in multiple places in the EgyptAir Flight 804 before it crashed in the Mediterranean, but the cause remains unclear.
Spokesman Sebastien Barthe told The Associated Press that the plane's automatic detection system sent messages indicating smoke a few minutes before it disappeared from radar.
Search crews are scouring for further wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804 —including for the plane's black boxes, which could provide vital clues to why the jetliner crashed killing all 66 on board.
Planes and vessels from Egypt and five other countries are searching a wide area of the Mediterranean Saturday, a day after the Egyptian army found debris from the Airbus 320 in the sea 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Alexandria.
U. S. President Barack Obama said several Vietnamese civil society members were prevented from meeting him on Tuesday and that, despite great strides made by the country, Washington had concerns about the limits it puts on political freedom. Obama was due to lay out more of his plan for stronger ties
HANOI (Reuters) - U. S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Washington would stand with partners to ensure freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea and, without mentioning China by name, said big nations should not bully smaller ones.
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - French police on Tuesday cleared away striking workers blockading the Fos-sur-Mer refinery in Marseille using water cannon and tear gas, an official of the CGT union said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Several more North Korean workers have fled their jobs in an overseas restaurant run by the isolated North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday after a media report said three people had escaped from China and were claiming asylum.