German Euro-Deputy: S&P Downgrade Part of American ‘War Against the Euro’

Posted by John Rosenthal

One of the European parliament’s most influential members, the German Christian Democrat Elmar Brok, has declared that Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the credit ratings of nine eurozone member states is part of a “currency war” being waged by the United States against the euro and Europe itself. Brok is a former chair of [...]

Sentenced to Death in Tehran, Iranian ‘Apostate’ Refused Asylum in Romania

Posted by John Rosenthal

The Romanian news agency Mediafax reports that an Iranian refugee who has been condemned to death for “apostasy” in Tehran has had his request for political asylum in Romania refused by the Romanian Immigration Office. For the details of the case of Christian convert Habib Bastam, see my new report at the Weekly Standard online [...]