Trump Admin Tried To Assassinate Another Top Iranian Commander

Soleimani's major role in the collapse of Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group and said the revered commander promoted security in the Middle East region and other parts of the world. A Pentagon spokesperson said in a statement: "We have seen the re... More..

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Pelosi Suggests Appointing Managers Before Sending Impeachment Articles To Senate
by | Saturday, January 11, 2020

Pelosi Suggests Appointing Managers Before Sending Impeachment Articles To Senate

That resolution set deadlines for the prosecution and defence to submit "trial briefs" that laid out their cases in writing. "This process is not only unfair but created to deprive senators and the American p...More..

U.S. adds more Iran sanctions, confronts doubts about threat
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

U.S. adds more Iran sanctions, confronts doubts about threat

Mike Pompeo, in turn, described the newly-sanctioned officials as members of Iran's " inner security apparatus ". U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are set to announ...More..

Mitch McConnell Met with Trump at White House & Discussed Impeachment Trial
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Mitch McConnell Met with Trump at White House & Discussed Impeachment Trial

Clinton, a Democrat who was impeached by the House for lying about a sexual affair with a White House intern, was acquitted after a five-week-long trial. But no live witness testimony was provided. At the ...More..

Heatwave, strong winds fan Australia bushfire threat
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Heatwave, strong winds fan Australia bushfire threat

Fire officials say 2,300 firefighters in New South Wales state are making the most of relatively benign conditions by frantically consolidating containment lines around more than 110 fires blazes and patrolling...More..

Iran releases preliminary accident report on PS752 crash
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Iran releases preliminary accident report on PS752 crash

The crash of the Ukraine International Airlines flight that was bound for Kiev Wednesday raised concerns about Iran's transparency during the investigation. He said Ukraine would draw on expertise learnt from c...More..

House votes to curb Trump's powers to take military action against Iran
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

House votes to curb Trump's powers to take military action against Iran

In that chamber, they may get at least two Republicans . "I'm going to join it". "And I think everybody walked out of the briefing with different ideas". Graham responded to criticisms from Republican Sens....More..

Iran tensions after Soleimani killing: All the latest updates
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Iran tensions after Soleimani killing: All the latest updates

A senior defence official backed up the statement later on Thursday, telling reporters that the USA had intelligence about multiple plots and threats involving Soleimani, including one that involved a plan to a...More..

UK deal unlikely by year end - Newspaper
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

UK deal unlikely by year end - Newspaper

Succeeding where his beleaguered predecessor, Theresa May , had repeatedly failed, the Conservative Party leader saw his EU-agreed framework for leaving the European body backed by 330 members of parliament ...More..

BriefForty people die in stampede at funeral of slain Iranian general
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

BriefForty people die in stampede at funeral of slain Iranian general

The stampede erupted in Kerman, the hometown of General Soleimani, where the procession was underway on Tuesday (local time ). It wasn't clear what prompted the stampede, but video of the scene showed peop...More..

Facebook doubles down on its political advertising stance
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Facebook doubles down on its political advertising stance

Facebook doubled down on its refusal to fact-check political ads or limit advertisers' voter-targeting ability, eliciting wails of anguish from politicos who talk of " media literacy " yet desperately want peo...More..

Newspaper: Bushfires flare again in southern Australia
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Newspaper: Bushfires flare again in southern Australia

Sean Snyder is among some 2,000 volunteers from the United States and New Zealand assisting Australian firefighters. Our reporter David Sparks has been meeting people preparing for the unsafe weather in Vict...More..

Ukraine leader warns against 'speculation' after plane crash
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Ukraine leader warns against 'speculation' after plane crash

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft took off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini global airport at 6:12 a.m. local time on Wednesday. Rescuers work at the air crash site of a Boeing 737 Ukrainian passenger plane in Parand di...More..

Key footage of accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein 'deleted': United States court
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Key footage of accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein 'deleted': United States court

Epstein later hanged himself in jail August 10 while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, officials said. MCC legal counsel looked up the cellmate's cell number in the MCC computer system and requested th...More..

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn deserves to be jailed, prosecutors say
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn deserves to be jailed, prosecutors say

At the time, prosecutors represented to the judge that they believed Flynn should not face any prison time due to his prolonged cooperation with prosecutors. "Given the clear and convincing evidence herein, thi...More..

Pelosi: I'll send impeachment articles to Senate 'when I'm ready'
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Pelosi: I'll send impeachment articles to Senate 'when I'm ready'

During the House impeachment inquiry, Mr. Bolton had refused to cooperate. "I'm not holding them indefinitely". 'And that'll probably be soon'. "We senators lost patience with it". "We will not cede our autho...More..

Heavy rain turning to snow expected this weekend
by | Friday, January 10, 2020

Heavy rain turning to snow expected this weekend

Environment Canada said the storm could dump 15 to 25 millimetres of rain Friday. Travel is expected to be dicey throughout Southern Ontario on Saturday and Sunday. Environment Canada's team of meteorologist...More..

China’s economy czar going to Washington to sign trade deal
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

China’s economy czar going to Washington to sign trade deal

China will sign the phase one economic and trade agreement with the United States next week in Washington, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday. China has pledged to buy $40 billion a year in American a...More..

Rebecca Long-Bailey: 'My faith keeps me going.'
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: 'My faith keeps me going.'

Labour MPs hoping to become the party's next deputy leader are to set out their stalls to colleagues as the contest for the two top jobs ramps up. Former Dudley North MP Mr Austin described her comments as "...More..

Andrew Bosworth Urges Facebook Co-Workers to Avoid Temptations of Influencing Election
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Andrew Bosworth Urges Facebook Co-Workers to Avoid Temptations of Influencing Election

Although Bosworth implores Facebook employees not to meddle in the next election, his musings are likely to unsettle conservatives - many of whom already distrust the tech titan and what they consider its liber...More..

Much of the world doesn't trust President Trump, Pew survey finds
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Much of the world doesn't trust President Trump, Pew survey finds

The poll was conducted well before Trump signed off on a USA drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoys the highest positive ratings out of five...More..

Two Arrested After Mini Bus Stolen At Dublin Airport With Passengers On-board
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Two Arrested After Mini Bus Stolen At Dublin Airport With Passengers On-board

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were alerted to the situation, but it's believed the vehicle then diverted back into Co. He said when charged, Mr McDonagh made no reply. The court was told that ...More..

Comedian Stirs Huge Backlash Over Trump Joke
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Comedian Stirs Huge Backlash Over Trump Joke

Lopez quickly came under fire, and people began calling on the Secret Service to respond , the Hill reported. A spokesperson for the 58-year-old comedian told TooFab that the statement was nothing more ...More..

Tensions remain high as US, Iran pull back from brink of war
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Tensions remain high as US, Iran pull back from brink of war

Tensions in the Middle East have heightened after Iran launched missile attack on two American bases in response to a USA strike that killed its top general Qassem Suleimani. Milley said early warning systems a...More..

McConnell: Senate won't haggle with House over impeachment trial
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

McConnell: Senate won't haggle with House over impeachment trial

In the immediate aftermath of Nancy Pelosi's decision to hold the Articles of Impeachment rather than send them to the Senate, not even the most pro-Pelosi hacks in existence could make the case for the str...More..

by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

"A kiss but don't bite!" Jokes the pope with a nun

After last month's incident, wherein a disgruntled Pope slapped a woman's hand on being abruptly pulled towards her, Pope Francis on Wednesday cheerfully agreed to a nun's request for a kiss. The surroundin...More..

Australia plagued by more danger as deadly wildfires continue to spread
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Australia plagued by more danger as deadly wildfires continue to spread

They fear the worst for the island's subspecies of cockatoos, which only had a population of 300-370 before the fires . More than 10 million hectares (25 million acres) have been destroyed so far - that's ...More..

Haass calls on Trump to ease sanctions against Iran
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Haass calls on Trump to ease sanctions against Iran

Wednesday afternoon, two rockets landed inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, home of the US Embassy in Iraq, according to CNN . United States officials said Soleimani was killed because forces under his command...More..

Two earthquakes hit Iran nuclear power plant
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Two earthquakes hit Iran nuclear power plant

The epicentre is located 17 kilometers southeast of Borazjan, and the depth was also 10 km. Rescue teams were present on the site, Jahangir Dehqani, the head of the provincial emergency department, told IRNA....More..

Top General Warns of Iran's Stronger Response to Any New US Attacks
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Top General Warns of Iran's Stronger Response to Any New US Attacks

More than 5,000 US troops remain in Iraq along with other foreign forces as part of a coalition that has trained and backed up Iraqi security forces against the threat of Islamic State militants. So far, Trump ...More..

At UN, US justifies killing Iranian commander as self-defence
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

At UN, US justifies killing Iranian commander as self-defence

But by continuing to impose sanctions, Trump is sticking with the policy that has underpinned the current tensions between the two countries, said Ali Vaez, senior Iran analyst with the International Crisis Gro...More..

USA military had advance warning of Iranian ballistic missile attack, officials say
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

USA military had advance warning of Iranian ballistic missile attack, officials say

The attacks at 1:20 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday) came after Iranian leaders had promised " revenge " and "harsh retaliation" for the death last week of Gen. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei...More..

Commercial airlines reroute flights across Middle East, amid US-Iran tensions
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Commercial airlines reroute flights across Middle East, amid US-Iran tensions

AirAsia has confirmed that it has no flight routes over the affected airspace or conflict zones of Iraq and Iran . The company is following the situation in the region closely and is likely to keep current...More..

Iranian missiles target Iraqi city used by Canadian Forces
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Iranian missiles target Iraqi city used by Canadian Forces

America's military strategy in Iraq was thrown into confusion Monday as the Pentagon admitted a letter from a general informing the Iraqi government of an imminent United States troop pullout was sent by "m...More..

British Teenager Given Suspended Prison Sentence Over ‘Fake Rape’ Allegations in Cyprus
by | Thursday, January 09, 2020

British Teenager Given Suspended Prison Sentence Over ‘Fake Rape’ Allegations in Cyprus

The teenager was stuck on the Mediterranean island for nearly five months after claiming she was raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room in the town of Ayia Napa on July 17. The criticism from some C...More..