The US is pressuring the Palestinian Authority (PA) to delay its efforts on upgrading its UN membership in September until after the American presidential election, according to a senior Palestinian official.
The Vietnam War ended over 35 years ago, but not before some 1 million people died. And the toxic chemical Agent Orange, used by US forces to burn away parts of the jungle, still lingers in the area, poisoning the environment and human bodies.
Police in Santiago have used water cannons as thousands of students took to the streets, raging against the government’s policy on education. Vandals set three city buses ablaze amid violence that left many injured. Dozens of rioters were arrested.
South Korea, the fourth largest importer of Iranian crude, plans to resume purchases after a two-month pause due to a European Union embargo.
France’s central bank expects the country to slip into recession in the third quarter with many EU countries already in recession in the wake of the debt crisis.