Iran has started work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, the U.N. nuclear watchdog and Tehran said on Wednesday, in the latest breach of its nuclear deal with six major powers as the country presses for a lifting of U.S. sanctions. Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the deal in the past… Read More Iran begins research on uranium metal-based fuel for its reactor
The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two Iranian foundations controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and their subsidies, saying the institutions enabled Iran’s elite to sustain a “corrupt” system of ownership over large parts of the economy. The designations announced by the U.S. Treasury Department target Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO) and Astan… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on foundations of Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Mexico will invoke labor provisions in the new North American trade pact in a bid to ensure that illegal migrants in the United States receive coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters at a regular government news conference that the labor provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement… Read More Mexico to invoke labour rule to ensure provision of coronavirus vaccine to illegal migrants in U.S.
Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday said it will acquire Nuvia Inc, a chip startup founded by Apple Inc veterans, for $1.4 billion, with plans to put the firm’s technology into its smartphone, laptop and automotive processors. The deal marks a big push by Qualcomm to reestablish a leading position in chip performance after several years of… Read More Qualcomm set to acquire chip startup Nuvia in $1.4billion deal
One of Italy’s largest-ever mafia trials kicked off on Wednesday, with more than 320 suspected mobsters and their associates facing an array of charges, including extortion, drug trafficking and theft. The case targets the ‘Ndrangheta clan, which is based in Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot, and is considered by prosecutors to be the most… Read More Italy kicks off massive trial against members of ‘Ndrangheta mafia group
Rescue teams were on Tuesday racing to save 22 workers trapped underground for over two days after an explosion at a gold mine under construction in eastern China, as state media criticised a 30-hour delay in reporting the accident. Rescue workers were unable to contact the trapped workers because the blast damaged their communication system,… Read More Rescue teams try to reach trapped miners following explosion of gold mine in China
A South Korean court acquitted on Wednesday the leader of a Christian sect charged with obstructing efforts to stamp out one of the world’s first big surges of novel coronavirus infections, the Yonhap news agency said. Lee Man-hee, a self-proclaimed messiah who founded and heads the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, had been accused of violating… Read More South Korean court acquits church leader Lee Man-hee on charge of obstructing virus efforts
Security forces in Central African Republic have repelled an attack by armed groups seeking to seize the capital Bangui early on Wednesday, Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada said. The assault represents a marked escalation in fighting with rebel groups that erupted around a disputed December 27 election. The groups attacked towns close to Bangui last month… Read More Central African Republic security forces repel attack by armed rebels