Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights and Israel ties
DUBAI, March 26 Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
NEW YORK, June 17 The Italian government has asked ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, to consider investing in or buying troubled Italian steel producer Ilva, Chief Executive Officer Lakshmi Mittal said on Tuesday.
"We have been invited by the Italian government to look at it. That does not mean that we are going to acquire it," he said at the Steel Success Strategies conference.
Assessing the company's interest will be a long, drawn-out process, with social, political and economic problems making the situation very complex, Mittal said.
The Ilva complex, in the city of Taranto, is Europe's biggest steel plant by capacity and one of the largest employers in southern Italy.
Its existence is now under threat since it is losing cash at a rate of 60 million to 80 million euros a month, according to Italian steel industry body Federacciai. (Reporting by Allison Martell; Writing by Josephine Mason; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
LONDON, March 26 British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate".