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
What to Know About Doing Business in Iran - Harvard Business Review ... tensions, market uncertainty, and the lingering effects of sanctions, Iran remains an ... been suspended, and most national – and EU-level 05/5/2016 - 10:07 am | View Link
Lifting sanctions on Iran opens up business opportunities - Irish Times ... facilitate financial transactions with Iran – the Middle East’s second largest economy – despite the lifting of EU and UN sanctions more... 05/5/2016 - 8:23 am | View Link
Siemens sees no material impact from easing of Iran sanctions yet - Reuters UK Iran, Germany ink two MoUs to cooperate on oil, gas industry - Islamic Republic News Agency 05/4/2016 - 5:49 am | View Link
UPDATE 1-Energy units lift Siemens' profit well above forecasts - Reuters UK Siemens beats forecasts, gets boost from Iran - Yahoo! Singapore 05/3/2016 - 1:46 pm | View Link
Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business - Howard County Times ... nuclear deal between Iran and world powers lifted painful international sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear activities. Iran has... 05/2/2016 - 2:22 pm | View Link
EU Officials: US Keeping Europeans From Trading With Iran US buyers snap up around 75%, and appetite is increasing. Iran was India's second biggest crude oil supplier before economic sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear programme hampered its trade relations with New Delhi. But congressional Republicans are ... 05/2/2016 - 9:52 am | View Link
Rouhani: Tehran ready to expand ties with EU Zarif: 5+1 must ‘precisely’ meet commitments in lifting sanctions on Iran In a separate meeting with Defraigne on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran has fulfilled its commitments under the JCPOA and the 5+1 group ... 04/29/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
French lawmakers vote for lifting EU sanctions against Russia EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has arrived at the head of an EU delegation to Iran. The short trip, designed to boost trade and regional peace after last year’s nuclear deal, is not to everyone's liking. Low oil profits, sanctions and ... 04/28/2016 - 6:38 pm | View Link
EU businesses 'held hostage' by US over business with Iran Fear of US repercussions has been keeping many European business from making deals with Iran, the New York Times reported Thursday - both due to continued US sanctions on the Islamic Republic and restrictions flagging visitors to the US who have been to Iran. 04/22/2016 - 7:58 pm | View Link
US Keeping Europeans From Trading With Iran — EU Officials Kerry and Zarif will address "the degree to which they have before them a sufficient level of understanding to make decisions with respect to sanctions relief", Kirby said at the State Department's daily briefing. Under the accord, Iran must keep its load ... 04/22/2016 - 9:28 am | View Link
Germany: EU Iran Sanctions Don’t Prohibit Hamburg Bank ... 1st May 2016 - Jerusalem Post. BERLIN – The German government last week denied that German authorities plan to pull the plug on the Hamburg-based Iranian EIH bank ... 05/1/2016 - 11:34 am | View Website
International Sanctions on Iran The United States, United Nations, and European Union have levied multiple sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program since the International Atomic Energy Association ... 05/1/2016 - 10:51 am | View Website
Information Note on EU sanctions to be lifted under the ... Information Note on EU sanctions to be lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Brussels, 23 January 2016 05/1/2016 - 8:14 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 ... 04/30/2016 - 6:35 am | View Website
Sanctions against Iran 1 UN sanctions against Iran; 2 Non-UN-mandated sanctions against Iran; 3 Reasons for sanctions; 4 Legal challenges to the sanctions; 5 Effects. 5.1 Political effects 04/29/2016 - 7:08 pm | View Website
A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.
The killings from 1985 to 2007 were dubbed the work of the "Grim Sleeper" because of an apparent 14-year gap after Washington's shooting, though prosecutors now think he never rested and there were other victims during that span.
The crimes went unsolved for decades and community members complained that police ignored the victims because of their race and the fact some were prostitutes and drug users.
Much of the violence unfolded during the nation's crack cocaine epidemic when at least two other serial killers prowled the area then known as South Central.
Franklin, a onetime trash collector in the area and a garage attendant for the Los Angeles Police Department, had been hiding in plain sight, said Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman.
Silverman described the victims as sisters, daughters and mothers who suffered frailties but had hopes and dreams.
The images were in stark contrast to gory crime scene and autopsy photos also displayed of half-naked bodies sprawled among garbage — images that made family members wince, weep and recoil.
A doctor credited with bringing Flint's crisis with lead-tainted drinking water to the public's attention after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns is the speaker at Michigan State University's undergraduate commencement ceremony.
Hanna-Attisha is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.
The Great Dane mix named Hank had been tied by its leash to the rear bumper of the truck Tuesday by a man upset that the dog had urinated and defecated inside his mobile home, a probable cause affidavit said.
An arrest warrant issued Thursday charges a 24-year-old man with four counts of animal cruelty, intimidation and attempted interference with the reporting of a crime, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.
The surprise declaration from Ryan on CNN's "The Lead" amounted to a stunning rebuke of Trump from the Republican Party's highest-ranking officeholder.
Even in an election cycle that's exposed extreme and very public divisions within the GOP, Ryan's decision to withhold his support from Trump was remarkable, as the GOP's top elected leader, second in line to the presidency, turned his back on his own party's presumptive nominee.
Ryan, his party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, had been seen as a possible "white knight" candidate who could emerge as an alternative to Trump at a contested convention.
With deep concerns about Trump at the top of the ticket, Ryan is positioning himself to play a central role in helping to protect vulnerable Republican House and Senate candidates heading into the general election, said Spencer Zwick, Ryan's national finance chairman.
Trump told a crowd in South Carolina in February that Ryan doomed the GOP presidential ticket four years ago by saying entitlement programs need reform.
According to the forecast, trout abundance in Lake Superior's Michigan waters has remained stable during the past 10 years, although juveniles are in decline.
In Lake Michigan, the DNR says catch rates should be boosted by an expanding lake trout population and falling numbers of Chinook salmon.
A 22-year-old Las Vegas man who had been sought for more than two weeks in the shooting death of a Las Vegas liquor store clerk surrendered to detectives shortly after officials held a news conference to describe the arrests of his younger brother and the alleged gunman, police said Thursday.
The three each face murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, robbery and other charges in the takeover robbery and killing of store clerk Matthew Christensen during a botched robbery April 18 at a Lee's Discount Liquor.