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International Iran reformists cheer election gains, conservatives play down shift President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won big gains in elections that could deepen Iran’s engagement with the world after his government ended years of sanctions by agreeing to curb its nuclear program. The outcome in the results for Tehran on Monday was a blow […]
International UBS Faces Money Laundering and Fraud Inquiry in Belgium LONDON — The Swiss bank UBS is under scrutiny by the Belgian authorities over accusations of money laundering and fraud in an inquiry into whether the bank assisted wealthy individuals in avoiding taxes. A Belgian investigating magistrate judge is conducting an inquiry into whether the […]
International Pope Francis joins a chorus of world leaders in condemning Donald Trump KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — First was the British prime minister, who called Donald Trump “divisive, stupid and wrong.” Then came Britain’s Parliament, which denounced him with colorful language. The French prime minister, the Turkish president and a Saudi prince also weighed in: […]
International Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security fears Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State. The material, stored in a protective case […]
International Boutros Boutros-Ghali, U.N. secretary general who clashed with U.S., dies at 93 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an urbane Egyptian diplomat whose service as United Nations secretary general during the early 1990s led to friction with the United States and caused the Clinton administration to block him from a second term, has died at 93. The UN […]