Worldwide


Iran foreign ministers denies missile tests breach United Nations rules
- March 17, 2016

Churkin said Russian Federation has no proof that the rockets launched were capable of delivering nuclear weapons and did not see a need for further action, including requesting a special report, on the issue by the council. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks after attending the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, February 16, 2016. (more...)
Ignoring breaches gives Iran 'green light' for missile tests — Israel to UN
- March 17, 2016

Iran had announced that it conducted a series of missile tests on 8 and 9 March. "History has taught us that we can not bury our heads in the sand, action must be taken against Iran ". However, Bishop said Australia would support a United Nations investigation into the tests. "These missiles do not even fall within the purview of 2231 and they are not illegal", he told reporters, referring to the council resolution, adopted in July, that endorsed the nuclear deal. (more...)
Obama abolishes last major restrictions on US travel to Cuba Obama abolishes last major restrictions on US travel to Cuba
- March 16, 2016

Department of Transportation outlining their plans and routes for possible commercial flights to the island. Individuals will be allowed to travel to Cuba under "people to people" educational trips. "We have enormous confidence in the American people to act as ambassadors for the things we care about", said Rhodes. The new rules will increase ability of Cubans in United States to earn stipends and salaries beyond living expenses, the departments said. (more...)
Tuesday's Republican primaries could define race _ or not Tuesday's Republican primaries could define race _ or not
- March 16, 2016

Ted Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Florida would essentially help Trump secure all 99 delegates in the winner-take-all state. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Gov. Clinton is especially appealing to women in the Tar Heel state, while the more liberal Sanders has built enthusiasm among younger voters. IL has a mixed system meaning two candidates could share the delegates . (more...)
Turkey IDs Ankara bomber as PKK rebel who trained in Syria
- March 16, 2016

If the PKK takes responsibility for the attack in Ankara on Sunday, it will be a big change in the organization's tactics. Nobody has claimed the attack yet that struck the heart of the capital but the Turkish government said "almost certain" evidence pointed to Kurdish rebels. (more...)
Iran foreign minister denies missile test breached United Nations rules
- March 16, 2016

This division within the United States government was certainly on display in the wake of the previous Iranian ballistic missile tests, which took place in October and November and were also understood to be violations of UN Security Council Resolutions. (more...)