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Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, doubles down on Iran threat Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, doubles down on Iran threat
- January 06, 2020

Tehran has rejected Western assertions that it has sought to develop nuclear weapons. The Sunday announcement, however, is clearly indicative of a nuclear threat and might be the largest made by Iran since President Trump withdrew the US out of the nuclear deal that was installed to reduce a threat in the Middle East. (more...)
US Military Tells Iraq It Is Preparing to 'Move Out': Official Letter US Military Tells Iraq It Is Preparing to 'Move Out': Official Letter
- January 06, 2020

We're trying to find out where that's coming from, what that is. Mr Esper said there had been "no decision whatsoever to leave". The US military has informed its counterparts in Baghdad it was preparing for "movement out of Iraq", AFP and Reuters news agencies reported. (more...)
Graphic Epstein autopsy photos on '60 Minutes' show bloodied neck and noose Graphic Epstein autopsy photos on '60 Minutes' show bloodied neck and noose
- January 06, 2020

In an exclusive interview on " Fox & Friends " in October, Baden first revealed Epstein's body bore telltale signs of homicide, despite the official ruling that he had killed himself. Other medical examiners have come forward to also note that Epstein's injuries seemed more aligned with murder than suicide . Baden maintained he had never seen the same type of three-bone fracture in a suicide after reviewing a thousand suicide records in the New York State Prison System. (more...)
Draft website crashes after Soleimani's death, Selective Service says 'business as usual' Draft website crashes after Soleimani's death, Selective Service says 'business as usual'
- January 06, 2020

A Twitter user has posted that he had blocked the US Army account, with the (erroneous) reasoning that "They can't line you up if they can't see you". Registering for the Selective Service is a requirement to receive federal student loans and access to other federal programs, qualify for federal employment, and in many states, obtain a driver's license. (more...)
Actor George Lopez Accepts Iran’s Bounty to Assassinate President Trump
- January 06, 2020

The post is a video clip with the caption "Iran "offers $80 million bounty for Donald Trump's head" after death of general". Mr. Lopez replied: "We'll do it for half". It was not the first time a celebrity has gotten into hot water for making remarks about taking a president's life. "Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch", he continued. (more...)
Iraqi top leaders mourn Shiite militants killed by U.S. strike Iraqi top leaders mourn Shiite militants killed by U.S. strike
- January 06, 2020

He is sanctioned by the US treasury for his alleged involvement in terrorist operations in Lebanon and Argentina. Fears of Iraq once again turning into a battleground are widespread. It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame", he said. The alarming rhetoric by the two allied nations comes amid a recent series of unclaimed attacks targeting military bases that host US troops in Iraq. (more...)
Labour leadership hopeful Jess Phillips performs screeching U-turn on Brexit Labour leadership hopeful Jess Phillips performs screeching U-turn on Brexit
- January 06, 2020

Prominent backbencher Jess Phillips would not commit to re-nationalising all key utilities, a core Labour pledge of the Corbyn years, and said the free broadband proposal was unbelievable. In her pitch to succeed Mr Corbyn, she said the response to anti-Semitism had been "woeful". Ms Rayner hit back at her former shadow cabinet colleague, saying: "As a northern working-class young woman, I've been underestimated and told my place ever since I was born". (more...)
Manchester based student, Reynhard Sinaga, named as Britain's worst ever rapist Manchester based student, Reynhard Sinaga, named as Britain's worst ever rapist
- January 06, 2020

Reynhard Sinaga, 36, is seen in this undated handout photo released on January 6, 2020. On Monday, Sinaga was jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 30 years in custody before he can be considered for parole. The rapist was caught when one of the men regained consciousness and fought him off before he went to the police and crucially handed in Sinaga's phone. (more...)
Washington officials investigating claims of Border Patrol detaining Iranian-Americans in Blaine Washington officials investigating claims of Border Patrol detaining Iranian-Americans in Blaine
- January 06, 2020

Customs and Border Protection denied reports of Iranian Americans being detained and refused entry to the United States over the weekend after a series of social media posts claimed that Iranian Americans had been held for extended periods of time at a port of entry in Blaine, Washington, at the Canadian border. (more...)
Magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Puerto Rico Magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Puerto Rico
- January 06, 2020

The quake is reportedly one of the largest to date to hit the island. Dr. Sindia Alvarado, who lives in the southern coastal town of Penuelas, said she was petrified. Wanda Vázquez Garced said she was in "direct communication" with mayors of Guayanilla and Guánica, as well as other officials. He said he and his girlfriend were in the room when the quake struck. (more...)
Sen. Graham Urges Senate Rules Change to Speed President Trump's Impeachment Trial Sen. Graham Urges Senate Rules Change to Speed President Trump's Impeachment Trial
- January 06, 2020

US senators, who had expected just weeks ago to be turning their attention to an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump , will kick off the week focusing on "ordinary business", with lawmakers still at loggerheads over trial rules. "They're trying to hold these articles over the head of the president". "The desire is to get a commitment from the Senate that they're going to have a fair trial, fair to the president, yes, but fair to the American people". (more...)
China replaces top Hong Kong official as protests enter eighth month China replaces top Hong Kong official as protests enter eighth month
- January 06, 2020

The demonstrators in Sheung Shui took aim at so-called "parallel traders" from China who buy vast amounts of duty free goods in Hong Kong and take them back to the mainland to sell at a profit. The Xinhua report which revealed Luo's appointment did not elaborate on what Wang's next position may be. While the polls were for the lowest rung of the city's government, the results amounted to a public rebuke of Beijing . (more...)
As 2020 dawns, Trump looks to boost evangelical support As 2020 dawns, Trump looks to boost evangelical support
- January 06, 2020

POTUS urged supporters to "get out and vote" in November, as those assembled started chanting "four more years". An estimated 7,000 "supporters of faith" packed the King Jesus global ministry megachurch in Miami to hear the word of the president, and decided that it was good. (more...)
Britain's navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz Britain's navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz
- January 06, 2020

Ayatollah Khamenei also reminded all friends and enemies of the Iranian general that the resistance path will continue vigorously, stressing that continued battle and ultimate victory will disappoint the murderers and criminals. But he called for the pursuit of a diplomatic route came as Iran accused Trump of breaching worldwide law in authorising the fatal drone strike. "My view is - and the operational assessment has been done by the Americans - is that there is a right of self-defence", ... (more...)
Protesters in US rally against prospect of war with Iran Protesters in US rally against prospect of war with Iran
- January 06, 2020

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who gave Soleimani the country's highest honor previous year, vowed "severe retaliation" in response to his killing. Close U.S. ally Britain warned its nationals to avoid all travel to Iraq, outside the autonomous Kurdistan region, and to avoid all but essential travel to Iran. (more...)
Germany weighs in on US-Iran tension Germany weighs in on US-Iran tension
- January 06, 2020

Sunday's resolution was passed under the formal pretext that the terrorists had been defeated, although the underlying reason appears to be the outrage with the recent U.S. Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who bestowed the country's highest honor on Soleimani previous year, vowed "severe retaliation" in response to his killing. (more...)
Pompeo: US is now targeting Iran's `actual decision-makers' Pompeo: US is now targeting Iran's `actual decision-makers'
- January 06, 2020

More recently, Iranian government-linked hackers tried to infiltrate email accounts of a USA presidential candidate, current and former US officials and journalists, Microsoft Corp. " Iran is capable, at a minimum, of carrying out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the USA". Partly in response, Iranian hackers launched attacks starting in 2011 that overwhelmed the websites of Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. (more...)
California beefs up security after USA kills Iranian general California beefs up security after USA kills Iranian general
- January 06, 2020

No arrests have been reported by the Los Angeles Police Division, considered one of many legislation enforcement businesses which were on alert because the killing of Gen. Filipino compared the United States involvement in the Middle East to ongoing issues in the Philippines. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that a "harsh retaliation is waiting", after the airstrike. (more...)
Saudi Arabia says it was not consulted on Soleimani strike, urges calm Saudi Arabia says it was not consulted on Soleimani strike, urges calm
- January 06, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging House Democrats to move swiftly to rebuke President Donald Trump for undertaking last week's airstrike on a top Iranian official without consulting Congress. Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling noted, "While the Ayatollah Ali Khameini once described Iran's premier general as his 'living martyr, ' most Americans - myself included - and many Iraqis, Kurds and Syrians who faced him and his forces on the battlefield will describe Soleimani as a mass ... (more...)
Iraq's parliament votes to expel US military from the country
- January 06, 2020

Khamenei appeared to cry as he prayed over the flag-draped coffins containing the remains of Soleimani and five other "martyrs" killed in the strike. The Iranian general who replaced Soleimani also vowed to take revenge in an interview with Iranian state television on January 6. (more...)

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