NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet, was named a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history.
By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord after it became clear they would miss a deadline on Tuesday, with U.S. and Iranian officials sounding upbeat even though obstacles remain. With all sides accepting that Tuesday's original deadline would come and go without an agreement, Iran and the six powers agreed to extend an interim accord until July 7 in order to have more time to negotiate a comprehensive agreement. Under the interim agreement, reached in November 2013 and known as the Joint Plan of Action, Iran agreed to take some steps to constrain its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions ahead of talks on a final deal.
Protesting French sailors halted Eurostar trains for several hours Tuesday by again blocking entry to the Channel Tunnel in Calais, with migrants using the opportunity to try to break into stationary vehicles. Around 30 sailors from the French company MyFerryLink burned tyres on the tracks around 300 metres from the entry to the undersea tunnel linking France and Britain and tried to dismantle the rails in their third such protest at the Calais port in a week. The workers were protesting plans to sell off their cross-channel ferries to rival Danish firm DFDS, expected to result in hundreds of job losses.