European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, world powers’ lead negotiator with Iran, met with top officials in Tehran to build on efforts to parlay an interim nuclear deal into a final accord.
Malaysia stepped up efforts to locate a jet that may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand, focusing on oil slicks and two passengers who used stolen passports, with officials examining television footage.
The use of stolen passports by two passengers to board a Malaysian airliner that vanished over the South China Sea raises concerns that terrorists may have caused the plane’s apparent crash, say former U.S. security officials who specialize in transportation safety.
China’s exports fell the most since the global financial crisis, dealing another blow to confidence as Communist Party leaders meeting in Beijing assess the risk from the nation’s first onshore bond default.
Oil slicks signaled that a missing Malaysian Airline System Bhd. jet may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand even as the mystery surrounding the plane deepened with the discovery that two passengers used stolen passports.
Two passengers on the Malaysian Airline System Bhd. jet that disappeared with 239 people on board used stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the aircraft, the European countries’ foreign ministries said.