Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Business Jul 15, 2019

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara's foreign minister said on Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said a proposal by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci ...

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey

Business Jul 15, 2019

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in the dispute, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Erdogan's comments came two days after NATO member Turkey ...

Despite tensions with West, Iranians embrace Americana

World Jul 12, 2019

Despite tensions with West, Iranians embrace Americana

by Jon Gambrell

At a trendy restaurant in the Iranian capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. Welcome to dining in the Islamic Republic, brought to you by America. Whether at upscale ...

U.S. weighs 18-month sanctions pause for North Korea: report

Asia Pacific Jul 11, 2019

U.S. weighs 18-month sanctions pause for North Korea: report

The U.S. is considering suspending some sanctions on North Korea for 12 to 18 months in exchange for a freeze on the country's nuclear weapons program, the Yonhap news agency reported Thursday. The Trump administration would support lifting United Nations restrictions on North Korean coal ...

EU and Cyprus condemn new Turkish drilling off island

Business Jul 9, 2019

EU and Cyprus condemn new Turkish drilling off island

The European Union said on Monday a second attempt by Turkey to drill for oil and gas in waters off Cyprus was an "unacceptable escalation," having warned Ankara to stop its "illegal" activities or face sanctions. "Turkey's declared intention to illegally conduct a new drilling ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 8, 2019

Iranian scientists accused of violating U.S. sanctions

When a respected Iranian scientist left Tehran bound for the U.S. last fall, he had plans to complete the final stage of his research on treating stroke patients as a visiting scholar at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Instead, when professor Masoud Soleimani touched ...