Iran Closer to Weapons-Grade Fuel, Experts

Iran has advanced its nuclear program to where it will be able to produce weapons-grade fuel in two to four months, nuclear experts and former United Nations inspectors said. The new assessments feed growing alarm in the U.S., Europe and Israel that efforts to deny Tehran a nuclear-weapons capability could be rendered futile by as […]

The rather dangerous Monsieur Hollande

IT IS half of the Franco-German motor that drives the European Union. It has been the swing country in the euro crisis, poised between a prudent north and spendthrift south, and between creditors and debtors. And it is big. If France were the next euro-zone country to get into trouble, the single currency’s very survival […]

Amnesty International finds anti-Muslim bias in Europe

Human rights group Amnesty International says Muslims who openly show their faith suffer widespread discrimination in Europe. In a new report, the group urges Europe’s governments to do more to challenge negative stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims. In particular, it says Muslims face exclusion from jobs and education for wearing traditional forms of dress.

West readies oil plan in case of Iran crisis, Reuters report

Western powers this week readied a contingency plan to tap a record volume from emergency stockpiles to replace nearly all the Gulf oil that would be lost if Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, industry sources and diplomats told Reuters. They said senior executives of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which advises 28 oil consuming […]