EU, Iran set financial “vehicle” to ease trade between them

Europe 09/24/18, 23:54

Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.Foreign ministers from Britain, ...

Rescued Indian and Irish sailors head for remote island

Europe 09/24/18, 21:34

Australian officials say an Indian and an Irish sailor rescued by a French ship from damaged sailboats in the remote southern Indian Ocean will be delivered to land soon when they reach an island and undergo medical assessments.The French fisheries patrol boat Osiris rescued injured Indian Abhilash Tomy and Irishman ...

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

World 09/24/18, 21:33

To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles.But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with no money to his name, a man ...

US: Myanmar military led ‘extreme’ violence against Rohingya

Asia & Pacific 09/24/18, 18:49

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country.The hard-hitting State Department report released Monday is based on a survey this spring of more than 1,000 refugees among ...