Howard Berman

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Iran's Secret Oil-Smuggling Ally: Tuvalu

US accuses Tuvalu of reflagging Iranian ships to avoid embargo

(Newser) - Swamped with unsellable oil thanks to an ever-tightening embargo, Iran has found an unlikely ally—the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, which has been helping Tehran reflag its oil tankers, reports Reuters . Up to 22 ships owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company have been registered in Tuvalu,... More »

Turkey Recalls Ambassador to US

Move follows House panel's declaration of genocide in Armenia

(Newser) - Turkey is recalling its ambassador to the US following a resolution declaring the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I to be genocide. The move came minutes after the House Foreign Affairs Committee endorsed the nonbinding resolution with a 23-22 vote, even though the... More »

Hello? Barack Here. No, Really

Pol suspecting a prank hangs up on president-elect

(Newser) - Blame radio's drive-time zoo disc jockeys for a new skepticism among politicians. GOP Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen received a phone call from someone identifying himself as Barack Obama. She hung up on him, thinking it was a radio show prank—and even complimented him on his Obama impression. The only... More »

Mandela on US Terror Watch List

Rice is embarrassed, she tells senators

(Newser) - Nelson Mandela may be a Nobel Peace Prize winner, former head of state, an icon of non-violence, and a symbol of the conquest of hope and endurance over oppression, but to the US federal government he's a potential terrorist. Incredibly, Mandela and all members of the African National Congress remain... More »

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