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"Russia has breached and is still breaching international law...neighboring states are suddenly no longer partner countries but spheres of influence," she said, underlining that only diplomacy could resolve the crisis.
There is little reason to believe Tehran will. Even as Kerry claimed that Iran has “lived up to every commitment it made in the interim [nuclear] agreement," the United States reported to U.N. Security Council monitors that Iran had attempted to obtain illegal equipment for the IR-40 research reactor at the Arak nuclear complex which could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium. This is a flagrant violation of the agreement which Kerry claimed Iran was honoring. Furthermore, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Saturday that there is no firm June 30 deadline for concluding the next round of talks, and disputed Kerry’s claims that Tehran had made concessions or in any way slowed its uranium enrichment.
A senior United Nations official says an upsurge in the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus in western Sierra Leone and northern Guinea requires a more intense international response to halt the spread of this fatal disease.
"The chef cares about the food, the sommelier cares about the wine, but it seems like nobody cares about the water," said Michael Mascha, a food anthropologist who wrote a book detailing the tastes and profiles of bottled water around the world. "You have 200 wines on your wine list, and you tell me still or sparkling?"
Among the unresolved disputes was a Republican-authored provision that would prevent new restrictions on derivatives trading by large banks from taking effect. The plan would block a portion of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that would require banks to shift derivatives trade away from units that have access to federal deposit insurance or discounted Federal Reserve loans.