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
Sanctions on two Iran oil firms lifted - MENAFN ... sanctions list, the first such action since Iran ... involved in extracting natural gas from Iran's South Pars field, appealed to the EU court ... 07/31/2015 - 2:49 pm | View Link
Two Iranian oil companies removed from EU sanctions list - Reuters Africa Iran likely to receive upgraded missile system from Russia - Daily Times 07/31/2015 - 12:49 pm | View Link
Nuclear Deal ‘Not to Reform Iran’, Says John Kerry - BBC Iran's quest to engage with the world - BBC 07/28/2015 - 5:00 am | View Link
Iran's Nuclear Deal: Who Stands To Gain? - Yahoo! Finance Related Link: EU In Favor Of Iran Deal Automakers Without sanctions in place, U.S. and European automakers will be able to sell in Iran where... 07/27/2015 - 3:45 pm | View Link
BP, Shell, Total, Siemens awaiting Iran's entire sanctions removal ... - Bloomberg July 27--British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell are waiting for removal of sanctions on Iran to estimate whether to become involved in the country's ... 07/27/2015 - 9:51 am | View Link
Report: EU paving way for Iran energy deals ... arm of the 28-nation EU said it will explore areas of bilateral cooperation including on energy with Iran after the removal of sanctions. For now, the commission is focusing on preparatory work for launching a dialog on energy with Iran "when the ... 08/27/2015 - 7:18 am | View Link
EU working on new deal in rush to Iran the executive arm of the 28-nation EU said it will explore areas of bilateral cooperation with Iran including on energy after the removal of sanctions. For now, the commission is focusing on preparatory work for launching a dialog on energy with Iran "when ... 08/27/2015 - 7:16 am | View Link
Lifting of Swiss sanctions on Iran and European trade trips signal EU firms' desire to seek first-mover advantage UK foreign secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British embassy in Tehran on 22 August before the completion of necessary repairs. The embassy was closed in 2011 after Iranian protestors, probably Basij paramilitary forces, ransacked it in response to the ... 08/24/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Iranian Exports to EU Jump by 14% in 6 Months Iran and the six nations on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran's peaceful nuclear program. The comprehensive nuclear deal would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force. 08/23/2015 - 4:00 am | View Link
EU sanctions against Iran suspended: implications for shipping The EU has suspended certain prohibitions have been suspended until 14 January 2016. EU ship registries, including the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping and the Maltese Ship Registry have notified persons flying their flags, ship managers and ... 08/19/2015 - 11:33 pm | View Link
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 ... 08/26/2015 - 6:38 pm | View Website
European Sanctions Blog | law and practice The EU has added The Army Of Emigrants And Supporters to its Al Qaida sanctions list and amended the existing entries for 7 people and 4 entities, in order to ... 08/26/2015 - 6:17 pm | View Website
How GOP threats against Iran have Guaranteed end of ... By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) – The US sanction regime on Iran has a unilateral dimension. That is, there are sanctions only the US applies. 08/25/2015 - 11:47 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 ... 08/25/2015 - 8:56 pm | View Website
Iran–European Union relations Iranian–European Union relations have been strained in the early 2010s by the dispute over the Iranian nuclear program. The European Union along with United States ... 08/25/2015 - 5:42 pm | View Website
Prosecutors say that the 15-year-old West Valley City boy strangled Kailey Vijil (VIJ'-el) early the morning of July 17 after he knocked on her door pretending to need help looking for a lost cat.
Search warrants show that police who found her naked body in an overgrown horse pasture suspect that the girl may have also been sexually assaulted, but prosecutors haven't filed any charges connected with that aspect of the investigation.
EJ Manuel to start at QB against Steelers in exhibition
Acknowledging he didn't have an exact plan on who would start in the Bills' third preseason game when training camp started, Ryan said Manuel "earned the shot at this."
Ryan based that assessment on how Manuel went a combined 13 of 22 for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the second half of each of Buffalo's first two preseason games.
Ryan, however, cautioned that while Manuel will start, Cassel and Taylor will also have a chance to work with the first-team offense against the Steelers.
Taylor is a mobile player, who has the potential of adding a read-option dimension to the Bills offense.
The Bills are also expected to be without their top three WRs for a second straight game with Sammy Watkins (gluteal muscle/hamstring), Robert Woods (tightness) and Percy Harvin (hip) still nursing injuries.
Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game
(AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.
Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Cincinnati Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday.
Greinke (14-3) lowered his major league-best ERA to 1.61 and allowed four hits over seven innings while leading Los Angeles to its first sweep of a series in Cincinnati since a three-game set in July 2009.
The sweep helped the West Division-leading Dodgers salvage an eight-game road trip that started with five straight losses, including a no-hitter by Houston's Mike Fiers last week.
The Reds didn't get a runner to third base until the fifth inning, but Jay Bruce was stranded when pitcher Anthony DeSclafani bunted foul with two strikes and Skip Schumaker struck out.
Relief pitcher Juan Nicasio was called in from the bullpen to pinch-run in the ninth when Yasiel Puig appeared to pull a leg muscle while beating out an infield hit.