UN Says Eating Insects Will Solve World Hunger, Global Warming, Pollution, and Create Jobs The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. 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 links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions - Siasat Daily ... the first time that Iran has explicitly linked its readiness to work with the West in Iraq with a lifting of the crippling EU and US sanctions... 08/21/2014 - 9:53 am | View Link
A Global Coalition Emerges: Productivity, Not Money! - Executive Intelligence Review ... sanctions against Russia dictated by the EU and ... include strengthening Iran's ability to neutralize the burden of sanctions, and making Iran ... 08/21/2014 - 5:50 am | View Link
Nuclear talks must ensure removal of sanctions on Iran - MENAFN Nuclear talks must ensure removal of sanctions on Iran -- ... - Kuwait News Agency 08/20/2014 - 2:06 pm | View Link
Allying with Iran is Putin’s ace in the hole: Moscow Times - Tehran Times ‘Tehran will welcome cooperation with S. Arabia to solve regional ... - Tehran Times 08/20/2014 - 4:35 am | View Link
Maltese front companies continue to feature in EU’s reinforced ... - Malta Independent Daily ... covertly continue shipping operations in the face of multilateral sanctions being imposed on Iran. In addition to the EU sanctions, the United... 08/17/2014 - 8:16 am | View Link
Iranian FM Discusses N. Issue, Terrorism with EU Council President EC Secretary Warns West of Iran's Tough Reaction to Sanctions in Near Future TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee warned the western states that if the US-led West continues to keep its sanctions against Iran in place ... 09/1/2014 - 2:29 am | View Link
Normalization of Iran-EU ties will benefit entire world: Finnish FM Imposition of new sanctions unconstructive: Zarif The Iranian foreign minister said the new sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran over the country’s peaceful nuclear energy program violate the agreement between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 ... 08/31/2014 - 11:32 pm | View Link
Iran FM to meet EU's Ashton in Brussels Monday There is a massive gap between the two sides on what is acceptable. In exchange for nuclear curbs, Iran wants a vast array of US, EU and UN sanctions to be lifted. Araqchi said Iran wants any agreement to be approved by the UN Security Council "in the form ... 08/31/2014 - 10:33 pm | View Link
U.S. Works With EU to Align Russia Sanctions The Obama administration sees plenty of scope to broaden sanctions against Russia--currently Iran and Syria have a far bigger sanctions burden, for example--although if the Ukrainian army suffers further setbacks, future measures may come too late to ... 08/31/2014 - 2:31 pm | View Link
Unilateral bans against Iran detrimental to EU: Rouhani Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear energy program run counter to international regulations and are detrimental to the European Union as well. “Sanctions have so far led to lose-lose ... 08/31/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
Latest EU Measures | European Sanctions Blog Details of the new US sanctions against Russia have been published over the last week. We have already reported on the new EU measures (see here). 08/31/2014 - 4:13 pm | View Website
Sanctions against Iran Numerous governments and multinational entities impose sanctions against Iran. Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed sanctions against ... 08/31/2014 - 9:03 am | View Website
European Sanctions Blog | law and practice The USA has today imposed sanctions on companies and individuals that are “engaged in proscribed activities” and “providing support to illicit Iranian nuclear ... 08/31/2014 - 8:56 am | View Website
European Union Restrictive measures (sanctions) in force European Commission – Restrictive measures in force (Article 215 TFEU) Provided subject to the legal notice at http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices_en.htm 08/31/2014 - 6:47 am | View Website
While the tight three-person race for governor is likely to get the most attention this fall, the contest for Maine's open 2nd Congressional District seat and local races that will determine which party controls the state House and Senate are also sure to be highly competitive.
Martin, who served 46 years in the Legislature before being defeated in 2012, said one of his first actions would be to introduce a bill to end term limits, arguing that they've put too much power in the hands of lobbyists and state officials.
Of Maine's congressional races, the 2nd District looks to be most competitive, pitting a traditional conservative, Bruce Poliquin, against a liberal Democrat, Emily Cain.
Animal activists succeeded in placing on the ballot a proposal to end the hunting of bears with bait, traps and dogs.
Critics of those techniques say those hunting practices are cruel, while supporters say they're necessary to keep the state's bear population in check.
 this year, the 73-year-old Democrat from Eagle Lake, who served an unprecedented 10 terms as House speaker, is among dozens of former lawmakers who have been ousted from the Legislature by defeat or term limits and are vying to return.
"There are so many things that we can do to improve the conditions for Maine people, and many of them went by the wayside the last two years," said Martin, adding that he's eager to represent his community in the House for a few more years and then find a qualified Democrat to replace him.
While the battles for Maine governor and Congress will make the most noise over the airwaves this fall, the local legislative contests that decide which party controls the state House and Senate can have just as large an impact on the direction of Maine.
"For John Martin to come to Augusta and say that he wants to repeal the term limit law that was enacted precisely because of his abuse of power is shockingly out of touch and arrogant," said David Sorensen, spokesman for the Maine Republican Party.
Sherman, who's running for the House seat that covers several towns in Aroostook County, said it can be difficult to persuade young people to run for the Legislature because they're starting a family and a career.
Malloy has faced numerous challenges over the past 3 1/2 years, including a massive budget deficit, numerous storms and the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
While he contends the state's slow economy is improving and thousands of new private-sector jobs have been created under his watch, public opinion polls show his decision to raise taxes in 2011 and his handling of the economy remain unpopular with voters.
While never holding public office, Foley served as a former U.
Both the Democratic freshman incumbent, U. S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, and her Republican businessman opponent, Mark Greenberg, have already been targeted by their national parties as candidates that potential donors should watch.
National Democratic groups have already reserved more than $1 million in TV ads to help Esty retain her western Connecticut seat, while Greenberg has already loaned his campaign more than $600,000 and has the resources to contribute even more.
The People's Pledge was created during the 2012 Massachusetts U.
The Coast Guard says cleanup is underway following the discovery of an oil spill near the community of Cape Porpoise, Maine.
The Coast Guard says it received the initial report of an oil sheen and oil on the coast of Bickford Island Sunday evening.
Clean Harbors, an environmental cleanup company, was on the scene Monday morning.
The Coast Guard says it's trying to determine the source of the spill.
Democratic Marion County Clerk Beth White says she's seen an increase in fundraising since she performed more than 300 same-sex weddings after a federal judge ruled Indiana's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional.
Two openly gay candidates are relying on a network of volunteers that sprang up from a Statehouse battle over a constitutional ban on gay marriage to aid their challenges of incumbent legislators.