U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

World Sep 19, 2019

U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably ...

Satellite images show Iranian tanker still off Syria

World Sep 11, 2019

Satellite images show Iranian tanker still off Syria

New satellite photos obtained Tuesday show an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. remains off the coast of Syria. The images from Planet Labs obtained by The Associated Press have the Adrian Darya-1 still near the port city of Tartus. The images taken Sunday ...

Tourism to Cuba tanks 24% after Trump tightens travel ban

Business Aug 22, 2019

Tourism to Cuba tanks 24% after Trump tightens travel ban

Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6 percent on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by the Trump administration's tightening of U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island. Data from the Statistics Office had already ...

Greece says it will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria

World Aug 21, 2019

Greece says it will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria

Greece will not provide assistance in delivering oil to Syria to an Iranian tanker now sailing eastward through the Mediterranean, Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said on Wednesday. "We have sent a clear message that we would not want to facilitate the trafficking of this ...

Business Aug 7, 2019

U.S. probes Chinese banks' role in North Korean nuclear arms

The U.S. is investigating a chain of financial transactions involving three big Chinese banks that allegedly helped finance North Korea's nuclear weapons program, according to an appeals court opinion unsealed Tuesday. The July 30 opinion upholds an order by a Washington district court judge compelling ...