‘Still time for diplomacy with Iran’
I believe there is a window of time to solve this
diplomatically but that window is closing.” After having repeatedly
threatened Tehran with the “all options” mantra over its nuclear
energy program, the US president says there is still time to resolve
the Western standoff with Iran through diplomacy.
Asia gets new budget airline eyeing Chinese flyers
Australian flag carrier Qantas and China Eastern
Airlines said Monday they will launch a new Hong Kong-based budget
airline next year aimed at cashing in on China’s booming aviation
market. The new low-cost Asian carrier, Jetstar Hong Kong, will fly
short-haul routes, including in China, Japan, South Korea and
Southeast Asia, the partners announced.
Chile shaken by new strong quake
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck central
Chile, prompting an short-lived evacuation order for coastal areas
for fear of a tsunami and causing panic in an area devastated by a
massive quake two years ago.