Iran on Monday unveiled a missile-equipped drone with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles), the official IRNA news agency reported. "The Fotros drone has an operational range of 2,000 kilometres and can fly at an altitude of 25,000 feet, with a flight time of 16 to 30 hours," Defence Minister Mohammad Dehgan was quoted as saying. Dehgan said the new drone could carry out reconnaissance missions or launch air-to-surface missile strikes. In recent years, Iran has launched an ambitious drone programme, causing worry in the United States and the West.
BOSTON (AP) — There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren't alive when Kennedy died — to share their thoughts about how he has inspired them.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — According to an old folk tradition, if a man knocks on the door of a Ukrainian beauty with a marriage proposal, but does not win her heart, she will reject her suitor by presenting him with a pumpkin. Who will get the pumpkin from Ukraine at the end of this month — Russia or the European Union?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or more surprising than in Oregon, a progressive state that has enthusiastically embraced the federal law but has so far failed to enroll a single person in coverage through the state's insurance exchange.