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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Officials say they have no clear evidence pointing to a crash site for a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 which disappeared on a flight to Beijing with 239 people aboard. Some puzzling details have emerged, including military radar data suggesting the plane may have turned back, even though there was no distress call. Authorities are investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says talks with Iran on a permanent deal concerning its nuclear program at difficult and challenging. Catherine Ashton is in Tehran today for meetings with Iranian officials on the negotiations. She told reporters at a joint briefing with Iran's foreign minister that there is "no guarantee" of success.
TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese banged on drums and waved "Sayonara nukes" signs today in Tokyo as they marched to parliament to demand an end to nuclear power. The protest comes just before the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Protesters also vowed to block a move by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to restart some 48 idled reactors and backpedal on the commitment by the previous government to aggressively reduce the nation's reliance on nuclear power.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization is picking up support. The Western-allied United Arab Emirates says it will cooperate with Saudi Arabia to tackle "those terrorist groups through liquidating all forms of material and moral support." Support from UAE deepens Gulf Arab pressure on the group.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Check the time to make sure the clocks are right. Daylight saving time kicked in in much of the country overnight, pushing clocks forward one hour. The time change is was not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.
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