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Iran seeks U.S. apology over plot claims

Iran has sent a letter to the United States seeking an “apology” overallegations of an Iranian assassination plot on US soil, foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday. “A letter has been sent… It is our right to seek the official apology of the Americans in protest of this made-up scenario as these allegations are not…

Retail sales gain while consumer confidence plunges

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer sentiment worsened sharply in early August, falling to the lowest level in more than three decades, after retail sales posted the biggest gain in four months in July. High unemployment, stagnant wages, gridlock in Congress, and a stock market slump all contributed to a…

U.S. consumer confidence hits three-decade low

WASHINGTON — US consumer confidence plunged to the lowest level in more than three decades in early August, according to data published Friday by Reuters and the University of Michigan. Their index of consumer sentiment tumbled to 54.9, its lowest reading since May 1980, when the index sank to 51.7.…

NASA spacecraft is first to orbit Mercury

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A NASA spacecraft began orbiting Mercury, becoming the first to fly around the solar system’s innermost planet, the space agency said. The craft, known as MESSENGER, began the orbit around 9:00 pm (0200 GMT) on a mission to circle the planet for one Earth year in an…

‘Abducted’ scientist wants to return to Iran: TV

TEHRAN (AFP) – An Iranian nuclear scientist Tehran claims was abducted by US intelligence agents has taken refuge in the Islamic republic’s interest section in Washington, state media reported on Tuesday. “Shahram Amiri, the abducted Iranian expert, took refuge in Iran’s interest section in Washington hours ago,” state television’s website…

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