FROM Edward Cody
Europe Bans Iranian Oil Imports, Nuclear Tensions Escalate The European Union today launched what sounds like unprecedented escalation of sanctions aimed at squeezing Iran's economy. All 27 foreign ministers agreed to ban the import of Iranian oil and freeze assets of Iran's central bank located in Europe. But there are loopholes and the action won't take effect for six months. Edward Cody is in Brussels for the Washington Post .
Flights to Resume over Europe The Royal Navy has deployed three ships to continental Europe to rescue travelers stranded by volcanic ash from Iceland. At the same time, Britain plans a gradual reopening of its airspace, starting in Scotland. Edward Cody is foreign correspondent for the Washington Post .
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."