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
Iran’s hi-tech startups head to Berlin - New Europe ... and Facebook are blocked in Iran, but this hasn’t stopped the rise of social media. Now, with the prospect of sanctions easing, Iran might be... 06/1/2015 - 4:03 am | View Link
Consensus over U.N. sanctions on Iran: sources - Reuters Iran says will discuss "other solutions" to nuclear inspections ... - Reuters India 05/31/2015 - 1:05 pm | View Link
Six powers agree way to restore U.N. sanctions in push for Iran deal - Waikato Times ... a way to restore U.N. sanctions on Iran if the ... Restoring U.S. and EU sanctions is less difficult than U.N. sanctions because there is no ... 05/31/2015 - 6:37 am | View Link
Restoring sanctions in Iran - Waikato Times ... a way to restore U.N. sanctions on Iran if the ... Restoring U.S. and EU sanctions is less difficult than U.N. sanctions because there is no ... 05/30/2015 - 2:38 pm | View Link
Exclusive: Six powers agree way to restore U.N. sanctions in push ... - Yahoo! News Exclusive: Six powers agree way to restore U.N. sanctions in push ... - Reuters Canada 05/30/2015 - 1:29 pm | View Link
Reinstating Sanctions Against Iran Won’t Be a Snap But that Iran would be involved in determining whether sanctions would be reinstated against it reeks ... Politically, at the U.S., EU, and UNSC levels, respectively, there would have to be agreement that there is sufficient evidence of Iranian non ... 06/1/2015 - 10:48 pm | View Link
Iran’s hi-tech startups head to Berlin Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are blocked in Iran, but this hasn’t stopped the rise of social media. Now, with the prospect of sanctions easing, Iran might be on eve of a hi-tech revolution. According to The Guardian, Tehran may be thousands of miles ... 06/1/2015 - 8:17 am | View Link
Iran, EU to start fresh gas talks Iran sits atop the world’s 4th largest oil reserves and the second largest gas reserves. Its energy sector has been subject to US-led sanctions over the country's nuclear program over the past several years. Iran and the P5+1 – the US, Britain ... 06/1/2015 - 7:55 am | View Link
Western Oil Tanker Insurers Wary Of Iranian Market Iran’s Crude Oil exports have fallen since the United States and the EU put in place measures at the end of Y 2011, as part of a United Nations sanctions regime, aimed at forcing Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Crude Oil exports dropped by ... 06/1/2015 - 7:16 am | View Link
Exclusive: Six powers agree way to restore U.N. sanctions in push for Iran deal They discussed progress and obstacles to an agreement in the Iran nuclear talks a month before the deadline for a deal aimed at reducing the risk of another war in the Middle East. Restoring U.S. and EU sanctions is less difficult than U.N. sanctions ... 05/31/2015 - 11:41 am | View Link
Notice to Exporters 2014/03: Changes to EU Sanctions ... 1. On 20 January 2014 the EU amended the sanctions against Iran. The amendments are set out in Council Regulation 2014/42/EU amending Council Regulation (EU) 267/2012. 06/1/2015 - 4:46 pm | View Website
EU Court Drops Sanctions against Iran’s Shipping Firms ... The EU General Court has annulled the EU sanctions against an Iranian bank and 40 shipping companies whose assets were frozen within restriction measures targeting ... 06/1/2015 - 8:10 am | View Website
European Sanctions Blog | law and practice The EU has updated the designation criteria for people and entities under its Libya sanctions regime in accordance with changes made by the UN Security Council to its ... 06/1/2015 - 8:03 am | View Website
EJIL: Talk! – Countermeasures vs. Collective Security? The ... 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 ... 06/1/2015 - 6:09 am | 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 ... 05/31/2015 - 8:15 pm | View Website
An overturned construction crane has caused an estimated 10 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic oil to spill into a small creek in northern Iowa.
The agency says local officials worked with a hazmat team and construction workers to remove the crane and collect the fuel and oil.
In opening arguments Tuesday, a prosecutor told jurors that Rainey manipulated early estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico to match low government estimates, and then lied about it to federal agents.
Defense attorneys said Rainey's estimates were the best he could do in the week after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded.
The Oakland Athletics have reinstated reliever Eric O'Flaherty from the disabled list and optioned reliever Angel Castro to Triple-A Sacramento.
O'Flaherty has been dealing with a strained left shoulder. The left-hander has made eight appearances for the A's this season.
Castro has appeared in four games for Oakland this year. He made his major league debut last month.
The moves were announced Tuesday.
Choosing between a "C'' and a "K'' for her new name was no small task for Caitlyn Jenner, considering her famous K-heavy family of Kardashians.
In new material from Jenner's Vanity Fair interview teased Monday online, she said coming up with a new name had her looking in a variety of places.
A second bill would create a voluntary program for local fishing boats and crews to allow them to become paid contractors to respond to oil spills, under the supervision of the state.
Williams will propose a bill that would require pipelines in environmentally sensitive areas along the coast to use cutting-edge technology to reduce the amount of oil released in a spill, including automatic shut-off equipment.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa "all countries are at risk" and is urging every nation to support the final battles to wipe out the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and Guinea.