Tag: Europe

Migrants

Illegal Migrant Sea Crossings to Europe in 2018 Break 55,000

Migrant sea crossings to Europe in 2018 have broken 55,000, with Spain outstripping Italy and Greece as the number one point of arrival for the first time following the installation of a Socialist government in Madrid.

Centrifuges at heart of 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Iran Builds Nuclear Centrifuge Factory, Prepares to Enrich Huge Stockpile of Uranium

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Wednesday that a new factory capable of producing 60 nuclear centrifuge rotors per day is completed and ready to go online if the nuclear deal collapses. He also said Iran has been steadily acquiring uranium despite the “denuclearization” agreement and now has 950 tons of uranium ready to enrich.

Iran possesses the second largest gas reserves on the planet, after Russia, and the fourth largest oil supplies

China Could Ramp Up Iranian Oil Purchases to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

The Wall Street Journal noted on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s plan to pressure Iran with renewed sanctions might have one big flaw: China. The Chinese are in a position to buy so much Iranian oil that the effect of isolating Iran from U.S. and European markets will be greatly diminished.

Brexit

Trump Says His Brexit Negotiation Advice ‘Too Brutal’ for PM May, Warns Her on Trade

President Donald Trump offered Prime Minister Theresa May some kind words at their joint press conference at Chequers, but hinted he was not convinced she will take Britain out of the EU, and asked her to make sure she wins back the country’s trade powers if she does — and told the press she may yet take his “brutal” advice on how to deal with Brussels.

Iranian vice-president and candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential elections Eshaq Jahangiri gives an interview to AFP in Tehran on May 9, 2017

Iran’s VP Vows to ‘Sell as Much Oil as We Can’ in Face of U.S. Sanctions

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri vowed on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will “sell as much oil as we can” to protect its banking system, the financial lifeblood of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while acknowledging that America-imposed sanctions would hurt Iran’s economy.

An oil facility on Iran's Khark Island; the US State Department on Monday confirmed sanctions for oil would "snap back" in November

Europe Grants EIB Ability to Invest in Iran

The European Commission voted on Wednesday to grant the European Investment Bank (EIB) the ability to invest money, as a loan, into U.S.-sanctioned Iran.

Betsy DeVos Scolds

DeVos Wants U.S. to Adopt European Education Policies

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says switching to the type of education and workforce development policies embraced by countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.K. would “help catch us up” to students in other countries.