International News Today - 7 July 2019
International News Today, 7 July 2019
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Iran Breaks Nuclear Deal Again.
Iran has broken the terms of its nuclear deal, for a second time, by announcing plans to enrich uranium beyond the levels allowed under the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal.
In an escalation of the dispute over US sanctions, the Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi announced on Sunday, that Iran will produce uranium at 5% enrichment, above the cap of 3.67%.
Iran’s reduction in its commitments to the 2015 deal would continue every 60 days, he said.
The deal was aimed at making it harder for Iran to produce a nuclear weapon. At one stage Iran had more than 10,000kg of uranium, with some of it enriched to 20%. A nuclear bomb requires uranium at 90% enrichment.
Iranian president. Mr Rouhani called on European countries to act now to save the deal.
Snap General Election in Greece
Greeks are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, with the center-right opposition mounting a strong challenge to the leftist government.
The New Democracy party of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is hoping to end more than four years of rule by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party.
Mr Tsipras called snap elections soon after suffering an electoral defeat in May's European elections.
Deutsche Bank could cut up to 20,000 jobs
Up to 20,000 jobs could be axed at Deutsche Bank in a radical reorganization of Germany's biggest bank.
Combatting a falling share price, and bad loan, the bank announced the move which should be approved by the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank on Sunday.
The investment bank is expected to be particularly hard hit, with many of the cuts set to affect London and New York.
With almost 8,000 staff, London is the home of its biggest investment operations.
The 20,000 job cuts would be equivalent to 20% of the company's global workforce.
The reorganization of the business follows the failure of merger talks with rival Commerzbank in April.
Now to the USA, Massive Explosion in Florida Shopping Centre
At least 21 people have been injured, after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded at a Florida shopping center.
The blast flung debris along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale, destroying the restaurant and damaging nearby businesses and cars.
Firefighters found ruptured gas pipes afterward, although authorities said it was too early to determine the cause of Saturday's blast.
Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor.
A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016, has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday.
Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January.
His accuser's lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, announced in an email that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court, has been voluntarily dismissed. No reason was provided either by Garabedian or in the court filing. Garabedian said he would have no further comment. A telephone message was left at his office.
According to the court filing, the suit was dismissed "with prejudice," which means it cannot be refiled.
The legal development could have significance for the criminal case against Spacey, legal experts say.
"Any settlement could not be conditioned on a refusal to cooperate with the prosecution," said Korman. "Nevertheless, money is a great motivator for an individual not to follow through."
Man claiming to be God restrained aboard Delta flight.
Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York, after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday.
Puerto Rican police then took custody of a man identified as Carlos Ramirez, 30, and the case was taken over by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, police said in a statement.
The suspect "was aggressive and shouted 'I am God! San Juan is going to disappear tomorrow. I came to save the world and I am going to end terrorism,' and he also tried to enter the main cabin," the statement said.
Delta credited passengers with helping subdue the man who "became unruly on board."
Estonian turns old Audi into road-going sauna
Much of Europe has felt like a sauna recently, which makes Willem Maesalu's weird car seem even weirder: the bright yellow Audi 100 Avant is a rolling sauna.
He and some friends spent two weeks remodeling the vehicle into a working sauna: a SaunAudi, as he calls it.