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August 17, 2018

Pompeo launches Iran task force as US tries to shore up support for its pressure campaign

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is launching a new task force to focus on Iran, highlighting the threat from the country as a top foreign policy priority. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his team would spearhead the Iran Action Group to coordinate all "Iran-related activity" across his department and the federal government. The group, led by the new Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, "will drive daily progress" toward the administration's goal of ..
August 16, 2018

Brussels rolls out stunning flower carpet

Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BRUSSELS) -- For a few days every two years, the Grand-Place in Brussels rolls out the red carpet -- of flowers, that is. This year's masterpiece contains more than 2,000 square yards of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark. The impressive display was created in less than four hours by 120 hard-working volunteers and is composed of nearly 1 million begonias, according to organizers. The first flower carpet in Brussels was created in 1971 by landscape ..
August 16, 2018

Deadly bridge collapse in Italy prompts finger-pointing over design flaws, funding

iStock/Thinkstock(GENOA, Italy) -- As rescue efforts continue for people still missing after the deadly Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, the questions of who bears responsibility for the accident remain unanswered. Families of victims are preparing for funerals in the coming days, while a political dispute escalates over who is to blame. Senior figures in Italy's populist government have placed blame on both the EU's austerity cuts and Autostrade, the private company given gov..
August 16, 2018

Brussels rolls out stunning flower carpet

Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For a few days every two years, the Grand-Place in Brussels rolls out the red carpet -- of flowers, that is. This year's masterpiece contains more than 2,000 square yards of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark. The impressive display was created in less than four hours by 120 hard-working volunteers and is composed of nearly 1 million begonias, according to organizers. The first flower carpet in Brussels was created in 1971 by landscap..