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
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
The Iran factor and the oil prices - New Europe “We believe that the Iran factor should be evaluated soberly. First, even during the sanctions, Iran never left the market and continued to... 02/4/2016 - 2:36 pm | View Link
UPDATE 1-British Airways to resume flights to Iran - CNBC UPDATE 1-British Airways to resume flights to Iran - Philly.com 02/3/2016 - 2:48 pm | View Link
British Airways to resume flights to Iran - Reuters UK Germanys Steinmeier tells Irans Rouhani: please visit Germany - Reuters UK 02/3/2016 - 12:48 pm | View Link
Canada: The Iran Nuclear Deal And Economic Sanctions: 5 Key Points ... - Mondaq ... intend to engage in business with Iran. The Path Towards Sanctions Relief On July 14, 2015, the E3/EU+3 countries finalized the Iran Nuclear... 02/2/2016 - 7:58 am | View Link
European Companies Struggle to Find Tankers to Ship Iran Crude - Morningstar.com ... up to 8 million barrels to EU countries next ... problems have put a brake on Iran's efforts to ... year with the end of western sanctions ... 01/29/2016 - 7:49 am | View Link
France did not ask European Union to consider new Iran sanctions: EU ... - MENAFN EU denies sanctions report on Iran - Kuwait News Agency 01/28/2016 - 6:18 am | View Link
MIDEAST STOCKS - Reuters UK MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Jan 28 - Reuters Africa 01/27/2016 - 12:29 pm | View Link
EU foreign affairs chief to visit Iran AMSTERDAM, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Saturday she planned to visit Iran after international sanctions on the country were lifted following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal. 02/6/2016 - 9:06 am | View Link
Following US and EU Lead, Canada Lifts Sanctions Against Iran Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, announced on January 26, 2016 that Canada will be lifting some of its economic sanctions against Iran. This announcement comes shortly after the United States and the European Union began lifting ... 02/4/2016 - 8:07 am | View Link
France has sought EU sanctions against Iran, officials say Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told French business leaders Wednesday that Iran was open for investment as he started a visit in France to revive business ties despite diplomatic differences. A photoshopped picture of the Mona Lisa wrapped in the Islamic ... 01/27/2016 - 11:44 pm | View Link
As Rouhani visits, France asks EU allies for new Iran sanctions PARIS (AP) — France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have told The Associated Press, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds ... 01/27/2016 - 2:51 pm | View Link
France asks EU partners for new sanctions on Iran PARIS (AP) — France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have told The Associated Press, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds ... 01/27/2016 - 1:38 pm | View Link
US, EU Implement JCPOA Iran Sanctions Relief Blog International Compliance blog Obama also announced the resolution of a long-standing claim Iran had brought in the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, the worldwide court through which such demands were pursued. Also on board were Rezaian's Iranian wife and his mother; locating ... 01/27/2016 - 11:59 am | View Link
Sanctions against Iran Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed sanctions against Iran and expanded them in 1995 to include firms dealing with the Iranian ... 02/5/2016 - 12:09 pm | View Website
Iran Sanctions Relief: Opportunities and Challenges for US ... IRAN SANCTIONS CLIENT PUBLICATION September 28, 2015 Iran Sanctions Relief: Opportunities and Challenges for US and EU Financial Institutions 02/5/2016 - 7:59 am | View Website
Countermeasures vs. Collective Security? The EU Sanctions ... Thank you very much Pierre, I am completely agree with your conclusion that the EU sanctions is illegal. The concept of countermeasures, were traditionally described ... 02/5/2016 - 4:02 am | View Website
Germany: EU Iran Sanctions Don’t Prohibit Hamburg Bank ... 3rd February 2016 - Jerusalem Post. BERLIN – The German government last week denied that German authorities plan to pull the plug on the Hamburg-based Iranian EIH ... 02/4/2016 - 12:43 am | View Website
Sanctions | Iran Watch Who is Left? Hundreds of entities removed from blacklists on Implementation Day . Updated January 18, 2016. Iran and the P5+1 announced on January 16, 2016 that Iran ... 02/3/2016 - 8:11 pm | View Website
The "Oil Weapon" Reversed? Sanctions Against Iran and U.S ... The longstanding history of sanctions against Iran entered a new phase in late 2011 and early 2012, when the United States and the European Union (EU) introduced a ... 02/3/2016 - 12:16 am | View Website
Iran Sanctions OFAC has compiled hundreds of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about its sanctions programs and related policies. The links below send the user to Iran sanctions ... 02/2/2016 - 7:01 pm | View Website
When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn't convene with his counterpart or the Polish president.
Marine colonel to head federal public defender's office
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U. S. Marine Corps' chief defense counsel will become the new head of the federal public defender's office in northern Ohio.
The 84-year-old bridge, which soars over the concrete-lined Los Angeles River, has appeared in countless Hollywood movies, including "Grease" and "Terminator 2."
Considered state-of-the-art when it was built in 1932, the bridge has been suffering from a chemical reaction that for decades has weakened its concrete.
There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night.
 the candidates on the still-crowded stage seemed unwilling to mix it up with Donald Trump, the national front-runner for months who needs a win in New Hampshire on Tuesday to avoid starting the 2016 race with two consecutive losses.
Rubio experienced his worst moment in a presidential debate at the worst time, stumbling badly when forced to answer the fundamental question posed by rivals of his candidacy: whether he has the experience necessary to lead the nation.
Even if it doesn't significantly change the contest in New Hampshire, the moment raises questions about Rubio's readiness to take on Democrat Hillary Clinton in a general election debate.
He is barely registering in recent preference polls, but the New Jersey governor was the toughest candidate on the debate stage Saturday night.
 when Rubio didn't answer a moderator's question about why he backpedaled on an immigration proposal he'd helped write when it appeared to become politically unpopular, Christie called him out.
The decision to withhold fire was evident right from the start, when Cruz declined to repeat his assertion this week that Trump didn't have the temperament to be commander in chief.
Pressed by a moderator whether he stood by his words that Trump was too volatile to be president, Cruz said simply, "I think that is an assessment the voters are going to make."
After the billionaire real-estate developer defended the use of eminent domain as a necessary tool of government, Bush said the businessman was "downright wrong" when his company tried to use eminent domain to build an Atlantic City casino.
The champion college debater wasn't much of a factor after a rough start to the debate, when he was asked about Trump's temperament and allegations his campaign t