The International Atomic Energy Agency says it has made "significant progress" in its investigation of reports that Iran worked to develop nuclear weapons.

    The head of the agency, Yukiya Amano, told reporters Monday that he had recently visited Iran and went to the Parchin military area. For years, the Iranian government barred international investigators from visiting Parchin.

    The IAEA chief is to present a final report on the investigation by December 15.

    Poland Criticizes Refugee Plan

    Poland's Foreign Minister says Europe needs a united plan to deal with the refugee crisis. But he says the plan should not say how many refugees each country should accept.

    Foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna said that the European Union should first close its borders. Then, he said, it should build centers to separate those who are fleeing violence from those who are only looking for better economic conditions. His comments were published in the newspaper Politico Europe.
    波兰外长格热戈日·谢蒂纳(Grzegorz Schetyna)表示,欧盟应该先关闭其边境,然后建立各个中心把逃离暴力的人从寻求更好经济条件的人中区分出来。

    The International Organization for Migration says more than 470,000 people have arrived in Europe this year. Almost 40 percent of them are from Syria.

    Leftist Syriza Party Wins Vote in Greece

    Greek Prime Minister-elect Alexis Tsipras claimed victory Sunday in national elections. Mr. Tsipras said he will form a coalition government to put in place spending cuts demanded by European lenders. In exchange for the cuts, the lenders have promised Greece billions of dollars in aid.
    希腊当选总理亚历克西斯·齐普拉斯(Alexis Tsipras)周日宣布在全国大选中获胜。齐普拉斯先生表示,他将组建联合政府落实欧洲贷款机构所要求的开支削减措施。

    Mr. Tsipras spoke to supporters in central Athens late Sunday. The election on Sunday was the third in Greece this year.

    Pope Francis to Travel to Eastern Cuba

    Pope Francis travels from Havana to eastern Cuba Monday. The Roman Catholic leader will visit Holguin, the home province of Fidel and Raul Castro. Then he will travel to Cuba's second-largest city, Santiago.

    On Sunday, Pope Francis met with the Castro brothers, who have ruled the country since 1959. The pope and Vatican officials supported months of secret talks between Cuba and the United States last year. The two countries later agreed to re-establish relations.

    On Tuesday, Pope Francis will travel to the United States. He will visit Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia.

    US May Not Cast "No" Vote in UN on Cuba Trade

    The United States is reportedly considering whether to vote on a possible United Nations General Assembly resolution on Cuba. The assembly's members could vote on a resolution to end international trade restrictions against Cuba. Reports say the U.S. could decide not to vote at all on the resolution.

    Cuba has proposed such a resolution at the General Assembly meeting for almost 25 years. For the past two years, the U.S. and Israel were the only two countries to vote against the measure.

    VW Stock Price Drops Sharply

    The value of Volkswagen stock dropped sharply Monday shortly after the Frankfurt stock market opened. On Sunday, the head of the German carmaker apologized to VW owners. His comments followed reports that many of the company's diesel-powered cars in the United States had bad computer software. The software reportedly was designed to give false information about the amount of pollutants the cars produced.

    On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Volkswagen to fix almost 500,000 vehicles for intentionally breaking clean air laws. The agency says the cars released pollutants up to 40 times above the limits allowed under the federal Clean Air Act.