International

"Tougher U.S. Lead Paint Law May Not Protect Americans"

"Companies on three continents continue to make and sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels of lead despite the availability of technology to produce high-quality, low lead paint. A tougher lead paint standard takes effect in the United States later this month, but imported consumer goods may still contain hazardous amounts of lead paint."

Source: AP, 08/06/2009

"U.S. Weighs Cutting Off Iran’s Gasoline Imports if Nuclear Talks Are Rejected"

"The Obama administration is talking with allies and Congress about the possibility of imposing an extreme economic sanction against Iran if it fails to respond to President Obama’s offer to negotiate on its nuclear program: cutting off the country’s imports of gasoline and other refined oil products."

Source: NYTimes, 08/03/2009

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