Congressman Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

Turkish gold trader details money laundering scheme for Iran

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Turkish-Iranian gold trader described in a U.S. court on Wednesday how he ran a sprawling international money laundering scheme aimed at helping Iran get around U.S. sanctions and spend its oil and gas revenues abroad.

Afghanistan’s All-Girl Robotics Team Wins A Second Major Award At Robotex

Afghanistan’s Girl Robotics Team just won the Entrepreneur Challenge at Europe’s largest robotics festival, the Robotex festival in Tallinn, Estonia.