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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s parliament approves 4 ministers backed by president

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s parliament approved four new ministers on Saturday, all endorsed by President Hassan Rouhani who urged them to help “resist” and “fight” the U.S. as it reinstates sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Rouhani’s comments came as lawmakers were discussing the vote for candidates vying for the ministries of labor, finance, industry and … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s parliament approves 4 ministers backed by president

MOSCOW | Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

MOSCOW — Russia’s transportation minister says a supervisor at Sochi airport has died during an emergency response after a landing plane careered off the end of the runway into a riverbed and caught fire. The health ministry says 18 people were injured in the accident, which occurred about 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) as the Utair-operated … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

GENOA, Italy | Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

GENOA, Italy  — Italy’s president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims’ families before the ceremony began on Genoa’s fairgrounds. Usually reserved in demeanor, … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight … aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2 while Ketil Solvik-Olsen sat in the passenger seat. They … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway