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Iran is doubling down on the missile strategy that took out 5% of the world's oil supply

Iran is doubling down on the missile strategy that took out 5% of the world's oil supply

"The Iranians learned that they have a longer leash for conducting operations against the Saudis and UAE than they realized," a NATO source said.

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman Anthony...

Wanted Indian guru resurfaces to announce new cosmic country

Wanted Indian guru resurfaces to announce new cosmic country

An Indian guru facing rape and sexual abuse charges made headlines Wednesday after he emerged from hiding and announced the birth of a new cosmic country with its own cabinet and golden passports. Swami Nithyananda, a controversial self-styled godman with thousands of followers in southern...

Thai cave dive hero fights back tears as he tells court ‘life sentence with no parole’ inflicted by Elon Musk

Thai cave dive hero fights back tears as he tells court ‘life sentence with no parole’ inflicted by Elon Musk

A British diver who helped rescue a dozen boys trapped in a cave in Thailand fought back tears as he told a court Elon Musk's "pedo guy" slur amounted to “a life sentence with no parole”.Vernon Unsworth choked up on Wednesday as he testified against the Tesla CEO during a defamation...

Conman sets up fake Russia border with Finland to trick migrants

Conman sets up fake Russia border with Finland to trick migrants

Border guards in Russia’s north west last week arrested a man who had set up a bogus border outpost with Finland and taken thousands of euros from migrants for what they thought was a journey through the woods to the European Union. The man, who was only identified as a citizen of one of the former...

Navy warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

Navy warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there.

Harvard grad student workers go on strike, seeking $25 an hour minimum wage, other demands

Harvard grad student workers go on strike, seeking $25 an hour minimum wage, other demands

Harvard graduate student workers went on strike Tuesday, becoming the first Harvard academic employees to launch a work stoppage in decades.

Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme

Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme

Eight people, including major Hillary Clinton donors and a witness in the Mueller investigation, have been charged in a massive campaign-finance scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.The individuals conspired to "make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions"...

NATO is finally talking about China, and there are 3 big problems it has to address

NATO is finally talking about China, and there are 3 big problems it has to address

Many of NATO's longstanding problems were under discussion at its leaders summit this week, but the agenda included a relatively new challenge: China.

3 charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizure

3 charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizure

Two customs agents and an information technology worker appeared in a court on Thursday charged with drug offenses over Australia’s largest seizure of methamphetamine, which had been smuggled to Melbourne from Bangkok in stereo speakers. Police estimate the 1.6 metric tons (1.7 U.S. tons) of the...

Typhoon Kammuri death toll hits 13 in Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri death toll hits 13 in Philippines

The number of people killed by Typhoon Kammuri's pounding of the Philippines this week has hit 13, officials said Thursday, as authorities confirmed reports of storm-related deaths. Kammuri's fierce winds toppled trees and flattened flimsy homes across a swathe of the nation's north...

Pearl Harbour shooting: two people killed after US sailor attacks base in Hawaii

Pearl Harbour shooting: two people killed after US sailor attacks base in Hawaii

Two people have been killed and one injured after a gunman opened fire before taking his own life at Pearl Harbour military base in Hawaii. Military officials confirmed that a US Navy sailor had attacked three Department of Defense employees before committing suicide. The injured victim, a...

Second evacuation order lifted in Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fire

Second evacuation order lifted in Texas city hit by explosion, chemical fire

Authorities on Thursday lifted a second evacuation order in a week for thousands of people in a Texas city as U.S. safety officials began examining what caused the latest in a series of chemical plant fires in the state. The about 14,000 residents of Port Neches 95 miles (153 km) east of Houston...

Trump’s mental state is deteriorating dangerously due to impeachment with potentially ‘catastrophic outcomes’, psychiatrists urgently warn Congress

Trump’s mental state is deteriorating dangerously due to impeachment with potentially ‘catastrophic outcomes’, psychiatrists urgently warn Congress

A group of mental health professionals led by a trio of pre-eminent psychiatrists is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider Donald Trump‘s “dangerous” mental state arising from his “brittle sense of self-worth” as part of its inquiry into whether to approve articles of impeachment against...

Climate models have been right all along, study finds

Climate models have been right all along, study finds

Even the rather primitive climate computer models of the 1970s, 80s and 90s were impressively accurate, lending extra credibility to the much more advanced climate models of today, study finds

2020 Democrats Expose Extreme Abortion Policies in New Survey

2020 Democrats Expose Extreme Abortion Policies in New Survey

The New York Times has released the results from a set of questions posed to each Democratic presidential candidate about his or her views on abortion. Thus far in the primary race, very few of the candidates have been pushed to account for their position on a variety of abortion policies,...

US airmen in Florida practiced getting the A-10 Warthog ready to fight any time, any place

US airmen in Florida practiced getting the A-10 Warthog ready to fight any time, any place

During the exercise, airmen set up on a remote corner of the base to practice getting an A-10 ready for combat on short notice with limited supplies.

Pakistan pulls back on prosecuting Chinese sex traffickers

Pakistan pulls back on prosecuting Chinese sex traffickers

Pakistan has declined to pursue a sprawling case against Chinese sex traffickers due to fears it would harm economic ties with Beijing, the AP reported on Wednesday. Pakistan has been seeking closer ties with China for years as Beijing continue to make major investments in the country’s infrastructure.

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case, his attorney said Thursday. News outlets reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, appeared in Montgomery County court on kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery charges...

Hermit crabs dying after mistaking plastic for shells, study finds

Hermit crabs dying after mistaking plastic for shells, study finds

Hermit crabs are mistaking plastic for shells and the problem has killed more than half a million of the crustaceans, a new study by the Natural History Museum has found. The creatures do not make their own shells but instead move from discarded shell to discarded shell as they grow. They are not...

UPDATE 1-Russia suspends revamp work at Iran's Fordow nuclear plant

UPDATE 1-Russia suspends revamp work at Iran's Fordow nuclear plant

Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has suspended work on revamping a factory at Iran's Fordow nuclear complex due to an issue with uranium compatibility, Rosatom's nuclear fuel cycle unit TVEL said on Thursday. "Uranium enrichment and the production of stable isotopes cannot be...

‘It’s not defensible what the president has done’: Curious argument against Trump’s impeachment given short shrift

‘It’s not defensible what the president has done’: Curious argument against Trump’s impeachment given short shrift

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has won praise from civil libertarians by representing “out of the box” defendants, such as whistleblowers and terrorism suspects, in federal court cases.At Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Mr Turley took on...

'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

Syrian Kurdish mother Shara Sido says the news came to her via a messaging application. Sitting inside a modest house in the de-facto Syrian Kurdish capital of Qamishli, the displaced 65-year-old scrolls through her phone to find a picture. Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies have overrun a...

William Barr Is Making It Harder to Protect the 2020 Election

William Barr Is Making It Harder to Protect the 2020 Election

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The attorney general of the United States is commonly described as the nation’s “chief law enforcement officer.” Yet the current attorney general, William Barr, seems to have a pronounced aversion to enforcing certain laws.Since February, when he became attorney general for...

19 unforgettable images from the Pearl Harbor attack 78 years ago

19 unforgettable images from the Pearl Harbor attack 78 years ago

December 7, 1941 began as a perfect Sunday morning. These photos show the attack by Imperial Japan that changed history.

You just lived through the warmest decade on record – and it's only going to get hotter

You just lived through the warmest decade on record – and it's only going to get hotter

And 2019 is on course to be the second- or third-warmest year on record, with 2016 still holding the all-time temperature record.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Shows no Signs of Resigning Despite Pleading Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges

Rep. Duncan Hunter Shows no Signs of Resigning Despite Pleading Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges

Representative Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) has not indicated that he will leave his seat in the House after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to campaign finance violations.Hunter had long criticized the investigation against him as a "witch hunt," but announced on Sunday that he would change...

Millions of children exposed as flu spreads following vaccine delays

Millions of children exposed as flu spreads following vaccine delays

Millions of children are at risk of flu amid a drop in uptake of vaccinations, after deliveries were delayed, officials have warned. New figures show the number of people hospitalised because of flu has tripled in a fortnight, with the virus spreading before many of the most vulnerable have been...

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators told...

Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani to discuss misuse of U.S. taxpayer money in Ukraine

Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani to discuss misuse of U.S. taxpayer money in Ukraine

An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer in Kiev to discuss the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukrainian state bodies. In a statement on Facebook accompanied by photos of the meeting, Andriy Derkach said the two had...

Barr's prosecutor sees no evidence Russia probe was a CIA setup: Washington Post

Barr's prosecutor sees no evidence Russia probe was a CIA setup: Washington Post

The prosecutor Attorney General William Barr personally appointed to oversee the Justice Department’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is reportedly unable to provide evidence to support the right-wing conspiracy theory that the investigation was a setup by U.S. intelligence...

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as "martyrs" with their families compensated. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision marked a significant softening of position by the Iranian...

The college admissions scandal ringleader tried to recruit 7 Stanford coaches to be part of the scheme but only one took the bait

The college admissions scandal ringleader tried to recruit 7 Stanford coaches to be part of the scheme but only one took the bait

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne published a letter about the school's investigation into the college admissions scandal on Tuesday.

'Atmospheric river' sweeps in behind bomb cyclone as heavy rains batter California, Arizona

'Atmospheric river' sweeps in behind bomb cyclone as heavy rains batter California, Arizona

As if last week's bomb cyclone wasn't enough, an "atmospheric river" began its assault Wednesday on parts of California and Arizona.

St. Louis Woman Looked Up ‘What to Do if Your Husband Is Upset You Are Pregnant’ Before Her Murder: Warrants

St. Louis Woman Looked Up ‘What to Do if Your Husband Is Upset You Are Pregnant’ Before Her Murder: Warrants

Before she went missing last month, a St. Louis woman looked up “what to do if you husband is upset you are pregnant” on her phone, according to search warrants.Beau Rothwell, 28, reported the disappearance of his six-weeks-pregnant wife, Jennifer Rothwell, on Nov. 12, after she failed to show up...

Russian spies used French Alps as 'base camp' for hits on Britain and other countries

Russian spies used French Alps as 'base camp' for hits on Britain and other countries

Fifteen Russian spies, including those accused of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, used the French Alps as a “base camp” to conduct covert operations around Europe over a five-year period, according to reports. The revelations came as Germany expelled two Russian diplomats after prosecutors said...

Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go

Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go

When fellow officers discovered Chicago’s police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home — a decision that has thrown a spotlight on what happens when one officer confronts another on patrol. “It’s a worst-nightmare...

Pentagon Denies U.S. is Considering Deploying Thousands of Additional Troops to Middle East

Pentagon Denies U.S. is Considering Deploying Thousands of Additional Troops to Middle East

The Pentagon denied a report from the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that the U.S. is considering a buildup of military forces in the Middle East, including dozens of ships and up to 14,000 additional soldiers.The possible deployment of military forces could be intended to counter threats from...

Zimbabwe court appoints Mugabe daughter to identify his assets

Zimbabwe court appoints Mugabe daughter to identify his assets

A court in Zimbabwe on Thursday appointed Robert Mugabe's daughter to identify assets left by the late former leader so they can be distributed to his beneficiaries, his lawyer said. Zimbabweans are keen to know how much wealth Mugabe accrued during his 37 years in power. The Master of High...

Colombia: thousands take to the streets in third national strike in two weeks

Colombia: thousands take to the streets in third national strike in two weeks

Protests put more pressure on unpopular president Iván Duque, who is engaged in a ‘national dialogue’ with strike organisers Colombians have taken to the streets for a third national strike in two weeks, piling more pressure on the unpopular rightwing president, Iván Duque, and his proposed tax...

Israel and Czech Republic sign $125 mn missile defence deal

Israel and Czech Republic sign $125 mn missile defence deal

Israel's defence ministry signed a deal with its Czech counterpart on Thursday to sell it radar systems used in the Jewish state's Iron Dome missile defence system. The radars will be integrated into the Czech air defence system which will use Prague's own rocket launchers, a...

'The Amazon Is Completely Lawless': The Rainforest After Bolsonaro's First Year

'The Amazon Is Completely Lawless': The Rainforest After Bolsonaro's First Year

RIO DE JANEIRO -- When the smoke cleared, the Amazon could breathe easy again.For months, black clouds had hung over the rainforest as work crews burned and chain-sawed through it. Now the rainy season had arrived, offering a respite to the jungle and a clearer view of the damage to the world.The...

Soldier stationed in Afghanistan raises thousands to bring home his buddy, Sully the cat

Soldier stationed in Afghanistan raises thousands to bring home his buddy, Sully the cat

Funding is a challenge for this Afghanistan animal rescue. To get a cat to the U.S., it generally costs $3,000 or more and for a dog, up to $5,000.

'Jews are France', says Emmanuel Macron after 107 Jewish graves  desecrated in anti-Semitic attack

'Jews are France', says Emmanuel Macron after 107 Jewish graves  desecrated in anti-Semitic attack

President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to fight anti-Semitism saying “Jews are and make France” after 107 graves were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the northeast of the country. The daubing of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on the graves at the cemetery in Westhoffen around 15 miles...

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