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Iran accuses US think tank of 'economic terrorism,' threatens action by 'security apparatuses'
by Vandana Rambaran on August 25, 2019 at 2:23 am
The Iranian government said Saturday that it had imposed sanctions in the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington-based think tank that has led criticism of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Israel says latest Syria airstrike thwarted 'imminent' attack by Iranian drones
by Vandana Rambaran on August 25, 2019 at 12:17 am
The Israeli military carried out a late-night attack on targets inside Syria Saturday in what it described as a successful effort to thwart a "very imminent" Iranian drone strike.
Brazil dispatches troops, military aircraft to battle Amazon forest fires
by David Aaro on August 24, 2019 at 10:13 pm
The Brazilian military is deploying troops to the Amazon to fight the massive wildfires that have swept the region and sparked an international outcry.
Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein's crimes during 'limited time' spent together
by Robert Gearty on August 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm
Prince Andrew has denied he ever witnessed sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s criminal behavior in the “limited time” they spent together.
British Hong Kong consulate employee released from detention as pro-democracy protests turn violent
by Paulina Dedaj on August 24, 2019 at 3:36 pm
The British Consulate employee detained in China after being accused of soliciting a prostitute while on a business trip has finally been released, his family said in a statement Saturday.
Amazon wildfires get some help from US firefighting plane
by Lucia Suarez Sang on August 24, 2019 at 2:15 pm
A firefighting plane from California made its way to South America on Friday to help local authorities fight the massive wildfires burning up in parts of the Amazon.
Iranian-flagged oil tanker sought by US sets new destination
by Lucia Suarez Sang on August 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm
The saga of the Iranian-flagged oil tanker briefly detained in Gibraltar and sought by the United States amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington took a different turn Saturday.
North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, US official says
by Vandana Rambaran on August 24, 2019 at 12:43 am
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News Friday.
5 dead, 21 injured after stampede at Algerian rap concert
by Paulina Dedaj on August 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm
Five people are dead, including a 13-year-old, after a stampede at a concert in Algeria's capital injured at least 21, prompting prosecutors to open an investigation.&nbs
France threatens Brazil on trade deal, escalating tensions over Amazon fires
by Robert Gearty on August 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm
France and Ireland are threatening to block a trade deal with South American nations in a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil over the fires ravaging the Amazon.
Family of detained British Hong Kong Consulate employee slams 'joke' prostitution allegations
by Paulina Dedaj on August 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm
The family of a British Consulate employee detained in China is calling accusations that he solicited a prostitute while on a business trip “a joke,” as they fear he may be “mistreated” while in captivity.
American detained in Russia on spy charges says guards injured him; court extends detention by 2 months
by Lukas Mikelionis on August 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm
A retired United States Marine detained in Russia for eight months on allegation of spying will remain in detention for two more months, a Moscow court ruled Friday despite the man’s claims that prison guards had injured him.
France to investigate rape charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein case
on August 23, 2019 at 3:19 pm
France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced.
US confirms Israel behind last month's air strike in Iraq against Iranian base
by Lukas Mikelionis on August 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm
U.S. officials said Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is warning of a “strong response” against the culprit.
Russia launches floating nuclear power station; environmentalists warn of ‘Chernobyl on ice’
by Greg Norman on August 23, 2019 at 2:12 pm
A floating Russian nuclear power station that environmentalists are calling a potential “Chernobyl on ice” set sail Friday on a 3,000-mile journey across the Arctic.