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EU gets tough with U.S. on Iran, trade at summit meeting

EU gets tough with U.S. on Iran, trade at summit meeting

World
May 18 (UPI) -- European Union members meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, prepared a united front against U.S. decisions to exit the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and impose steel and aluminum tariffs. The European Commission, the EU executive branch, announced Friday it "launched the formal process to activate the Blocking Statute by updating the list of U.S. sanctions on Iran falling within its scope." The blocking statute, created in 1996 to evade the U.S. embargo of goods to Cuba, will be remodeled to reflect Iran-related sanctions that were reinstated after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the accord on May 8. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javas Zarif met with his British, French and German counterparts in Brussels earlier this week. "What we demand is no conditi...
Struggling Nick Pivetta gets start for Phillies vs. Giants

Struggling Nick Pivetta gets start for Phillies vs. Giants

Sports
Nick Pivetta's promising start to the 2018 season has been derailed in his last two starts. The right-hander will try to get back on track Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies host the San Francisco Giants for a 7:05 p.m. ET start at Citizens Bank Park. Pivetta's ERA has gone up by more than two runs in his last pair of starts. His latest outing was the shortest of his professional career. Pivetta (1-2, 4.76 ERA) allowed six runs on five hits and three walks in only one inning against the Washington Nationals last Friday. Pivetta gave up two home runs in the start and needed 46 pitches to get three outs. "I just look at this as a bad day at work," Pivetta told MLB.com after the Phillies' 7-3 loss. "That's what happened. It wasn't a good day. It wasn't my best. ... I'm going to be fine. I...
The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

Finance
At 92 years of age, Britain's beloved Queen Elizabeth is in a league of her own when it comes to income. Her earnings add up to 2,660.4 times the per capita GDP of the United Kingdom. Sounds like a lot, but if the queen's salary were equally distributed across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each citizen would only get £1.16, or $ 1.62 at current exchange rates, apiece.Sources: IG Group, Google/World BankLet's block ads! (Why?) Financial Advisor Hub
US soldier gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant

US soldier gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant

Health
A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum.Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had been wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan.They used a penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall transplanted from a deceased donor.They say the soldier should be able to regain sexual function, which is impossible with penis reconstructions.The team of 11 surgeons performed the transplant over 14 hours on 26 March.It is the first surgery on a combat veteran injured on duty and the first to transplant a complete section of tissue including the scrotum and surrounding abdominal area. Doctors said the donor testicles were not transplanted, due to ethical considerations."While extremity ...
Bollywood star gets five years for illegal hunt

Bollywood star gets five years for illegal hunt

Entertainment
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been jailed for five years for killing an endangered species of antelope in a wildlife preserve two decades ago.The 52-year-old actor, who was at the hearing in Jodhpur, in Rajasthan state, was also handed a 10,000 rupee (£109) fine as he was led into custody.Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri reportedly described the star as an "habitual offender" as he was sentenced.Khan was driven away amid chaotic scenes outside court and is expected to start serving his sentence at a local prison."A warrant has been issued in his name and he will be sent to Central Jail," said Prosecutor Mahipal Bishnoi.Image:Indian blackbucks, also known as Indian antelopes. File picIndian media reports suggest it could take days for Khan's legal team to apply for bail and