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
EU sanctions pressure frustrates Iran TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said she was surprised by a decision by the European Union to keep sanctions pressure in place. 12/2/2013 - 11:27 am | View Link
On US-Iran Relations: Is Obama's Policy of "Tough Diplomacy" Withering Away? The first four years of the Obama Administration were marked by imposing an unprecedented set of sanctions and military threats against Iran. However, since July 2013 fewer sanctions have been imposed and less military threats issued. Indeed, the Obama Administration-along with some of the other four members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany, commonly known as the P5+1-appeared ... 12/2/2013 - 11:02 am | View Link
Obama retains oil sanctions against Iran, dashes Pakistan’s hopes WASHINGTON, Nov 30: President Barack Obama has decided to retain US sanctions on petroleum and petroleum products from Iran, dashing hopes that a recent nuclear deal would make it easier for Pakistan to buy Iranian gas. 11/30/2013 - 10:56 pm | View Link
Europe's top court strikes down sanctions on Iranian company By John O'Donnell BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's highest court struck down EU sanctions against an Iranian power company on Thursday, the latest legal ruling against measures that the European Union has imposed over Iran's nuclear program. While sanctions are set to be relaxed under a deal last week in which Tehran promised to limit parts of its nuclear work, the EU is still keen to have the ... 11/28/2013 - 8:58 am | View Link
Iran sanctions may begin easing Brussels (AP) — European Union (EU) sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its uranium program. The deal, announced Sunday, envisions lifting some of […] 11/26/2013 - 9:37 am | View Link
Israel behind EU bid to keep Iran bans: Analyst The bloc's move came just days after Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - Russia, China, France, Britain and the US - plus Germany reached a deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24 to lay the groundwork for ... 12/2/2013 - 5:05 am | View Link
EU sanctions pressure frustrates Iran TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said she was surprised by a decision by the European Union to keep sanctions pressure in place. Afkham expressed frustration over a decision by the European Union to ... 12/2/2013 - 3:22 am | View Link
Iran Shipping Lines to sue EU over re-imposed sanctions Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) will sue the European Union due to re-imposing the sanctions against the company, IRISL Managing Director Mohammad Hossein Dajmar said, Tasnim news portal reported on Nov. 29. Europe's court struck down EU sanctions against ... 11/29/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
EU to Maintain Sanctions on Most Iran Firms BRUSSELS--The European Union will maintain sanctions against all but two Iranian firms that won challenges to the bloc's sanctions regime in EU courts in September, an EU official said Tuesday. The EU will on Wednesday formally announce it is ... 11/26/2013 - 9:50 pm | View Link
EU sanctions against Iran could begin easing next month European Union sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday in response to a historic interim deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its ... 11/25/2013 - 12:27 pm | View Link
Most major Sierra ski resorts have opened for the season, but need more snow to swing into full operation.
Kirkwood spokesman Kevin Cooper says his resort plans to open more terrain and lifts on Sunday, and there are "some promising indications" the Sierra is now in a winter weather pattern.
The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.
A state funeral for Mandela will take place Dec. 15 in the anti-apartheid leader's hometown.
Tyrnell Murphy scored 10 of his game-high 23 points during a 16-5 second half run to end the game and give Florida International a 72-61 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday.
Dennis Mavin also scored in double figures for the Golden Panthers, shooting 7 of 15 from the floor on his way to 19 points.
The Cavaliers (7-3) had a final chance to tie the score, but Justin Anderson missed a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded.
The loss is the second straight for Virginia this week and spoiled the Green Bay homecoming for Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett.
T. J. McConnell had 13 points, six assists and seven rebounds, making critical plays down the stretch, and No. 2 Arizona escaped with a 63-58 victory over UNLV on Saturday.
UNLV managed one field goal in the final six minutes, Birch's rebound basket that gave the Rebels their last lead at 57-56 with 3:30 to play.
The Wildcats led 37-31 on T.