A British embassy staffer has gone on trial in Tehran Saturday for his involvement in the post-election demonstrations in Iran, Britain’s Foreign Office has confirmed. The staffer was identified as locally employed political analyst Hossein Rassam. A Foreign Office spokesperson told CNN: “This is completely unacceptable and directly contradicts assurances we have repeatedly been given by Iranian officials
With its awful name and convoluted rules, the cash-for-clunkers program might well have been a flop, yet it turned into a surprising success, even inspiring many of its critics to call for an additional $2 billion in funding.
A firefighter who was trapped in a fast-moving forest fire in eastern Spain Tuesday and hospitalized with severe burns, died Friday near Barcelona, the Catalan regional government said on its Web site. He was the sixth firefighter this week to die from forest fires raging around Spain.
Former president and one of Iran’s most powerful clerics, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has started delivering the Friday sermon at Tehran University, witnesses told CNN. Rafsanjani, who backs reformist Mir Hossein Moussavi, the opposition candidate who challenged hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the disputed June 12 elections, planned to offer a solution to the ongoing crisis in the latter part of his sermon, witnesses said.
What started as a romantic Southeast Asia vacation for a Seattle couple ended with Ryan Kells preparing Friday to return from Bangkok carrying the ashes of his fianceé to give to her family in California. “It’s such a shock,” Robert St. Onge told CNN about the death of his sister, Jill, who had been traveling with the man she planned to marry
Indian doctors have successfully removed a 1.2-meter rod from a three-year-old boy after he was impaled on it at his grandparents’ house.
What do software mogul Bill Gates and banking investor Warren Buffett have in common with wanted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera? They are all featured in Forbes magazine’s world’s billionaires report as “self-made” billionaires. Guzman Loera, whose nickname means Shorty, escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001