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Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow site

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow site

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Iran said Thursday it has resumed enriching uranium at its Fordow nuclear facility, further separating itself from a multinational pact it signed in 2015. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said in a statement that shortly after midnight Thursday it began injecting uranium gas into hundreds of centrifuges at the underground nuclear facility, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The 4,409 pounds of gas, known as uranium hexafluoride, were transferred to the facility Wednesday from the Shahid Alimohammadi site in Natanz, some 112 miles south of the Fordow complex near the city of Qom. The move is the fourth step Iran has taken away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, under which it agreed to run the 1,044 centrifuges at the Fordow site without uranium gas a...

Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights, British Airways stays away

World
Lufthansa resumed flying to Cairo Sunday following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns. The German airline's website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt after a two-hour delay and arrived in Egypt's capital Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, British Airways continued with its seven-day suspension of flights to Cairo, and Egyptian Lt. General Younes Elmasry, Egypt's minister of civil aviation, said he's frustrated that the airline suspended flights without consulting Egyptian authorities. Elmasry met Sunday with Sir Geoffrey Adams, British ambassador to Egypt, and both said they would work together to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Adams apologized for not informing Egyptian authorities before British Airways announced it was suspending flights to and from Egypt for a week. T...
Jokes about being robbed as McIntyre tour resumes

Jokes about being robbed as McIntyre tour resumes

Entertainment
Michael McIntyre thanked his "amazingly supportive" fans as he performed his first show since being robbed by two hammer-wielding men. The comedian was targeted by the thieves on mopeds as he waited to pick his children up from school in north London on Monday.At a packed 3Arena in Dublin, the 42-year-old described the mugging, which saw the pair smash the windows of his Range Rover before forcing him to hand over his Rolex watch.McIntyre said: "It was not so much the fast and the furious as stationary and panicking. I could not get it started. It was fight or flight."He admitted to the audience that it was "touch and go" whether he would return to the stage so soon after the mugging. Image: McIntyre said it was 'touch and g...
Exxon resumes LNG operations in Papua New Guinea after quake

Exxon resumes LNG operations in Papua New Guinea after quake

Business
April 13 (UPI) -- Nearly two months after a major earthquake struck the island nation, Exxon Mobil said it was able to resume liquefied natural gas production ahead of schedule.Exxon said Friday that one train -- the part of the plant that turns gas to liquid -- is back in service. The second train will restart once the plant's production increases."Resuming LNG production ahead of our projected eight-week timeframe is a significant achievement for Exxon Mobil, our joint-venture partners and our customers," Neil W. Duffin, president of Exxon' s production company, said in a statement.More than a dozen people were left dead after the island was hit with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake Feb. 26. Dozens of aftershocks were recorded in the following days, some of which were near the 6-magnitude rang...
Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight

Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight

Health
Republican hopes for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely. Leaders lack the votes to pass something and face a fresh obstacle — the Senate parliamentarian ruled Friday that Republicans only have the ability to dismantle the law with 51 votes until the end of the month. It's among several health issues lawmakers face when they return from summer recess, even as fights over the budget and helping Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey grab center stage. WHEN WE LEFT OFF IN LATE JULY Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tried to push three plans through his chamber erasing the 2010 law called Obamacare. Republican defections denied him the 50 votes needed, with Vice President Mike Pence ready to seal vic