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Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block oil tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy ...

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block oil tanker

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U.K. Navy Thwarts Iranian Attempt to Block BP Tanker A British warship trained its guns on three Iranian vessels that tried to block the passage of a U.K.-flagged oil tanker through the Persian Gulf, a confrontation that comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
2019-07-11 13:45

Iranian Ships Try to Block U.K. Tanker in Strait of Hormuz Three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial tanker through the Strait of Hormuz, the British government said, a move that threatens to escalate already high tensions in the region....
2019-07-11 08:30

Iranian ships tried to block British oil tanker in Persian Gulf Iranian ships attempted to obstruct a British-flagged commercial oil tanker as it sailed in the Persian Gulf, Britain's Defense Ministry said.        ...
2019-07-11 12:15

Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving warnings from a British Navy ship accompanying a commercial tanker, the government said in a statement....
2019-07-11 15:15

Britain’s seizure of Iranian oil tanker won’t go ‘unanswered,’ officer says A top Iranian military official on Tuesday said that Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker last week “based on fabricated excuses” will not be “unanswered,” reports said....
2019-07-09 11:01

U.S.'s Bolton welcomes Britain's seizure of tanker with Iranian oil White House national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday welcomed Britain's seizure of an oil tanker loaded with Iranian oil bound for Syria, saying the United States and its allies will continue to prevent Syrian and Iranian governments "from p...
2019-07-05 01:15

Britain will be ‘slapped in the face’ for seizure of Iranian tanker, cleric says Britain will soon to get “slapped in the face” for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week, a cleric was quoted as saying Friday amid rising tensions between the two nations in the Gulf....
2019-07-12 16:15

WRAPUP 3-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
2019-07-11 12:30

WRAPUP 2-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
2019-07-11 12:30

Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions British Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran's fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West....
2019-07-04 19:45

Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker headed to Syria, furious Tehran summons British ambassador over 'destructive' action Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran as the regime fumes after Britain seized an Iranian tanker on Thursday believed to be violating the European Union sections by providing crude oil to the Syrian regime....
2019-07-05 13:00

Gulf of Oman oil tanker attack: US military releases video 'showing Iranian navy boat removing unexploded mine from tanker' The US has released a video which it claims shows an Iranian navy boat removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman....
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2019-06-04 23:30

UK may help release Iranian oil tanker if it gets Syria guarantee Jeremy Hunt asked Iran for assurance that detained ship Grace 1 will not go to SyriaForeign minister Jeremy Hunt said he told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if there we...
2019-07-13 20:15

Iranian Vessels Tried to Block the Passage of a British Ship, the U.K. Says (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of re...
2019-07-11 12:00

Iranian boats reportedly tried to seize British oil tanker Tensions between the UK and Iran escalated in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday when five Iranian ships apparently attempted to seize a British oil tanker. The UK-flagged tanker British Heritage was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz when it was approach...
2019-07-11 06:15

| Seized Iranian tanker could be released after 'guarantees', says UK govt British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has moved to ease tensions with Tehran, saying the Iranian oil tanker being held by authorities in Gibraltar will be released if there is a guarantee it is not heading to Syria....
2019-07-14 16:15

Crew of Detained Iranian Oil Tanker Is Released in Gibraltar Police in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar released the four-member crew of a detained Iranian oil tanker, authorities said, potentially easing tensions between the U.K. and Iran after a week of steady escalation....
2019-07-14 13:30

Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker crew without charge Police said the four crew members of the Grace 1 are still under investigation. Their release came as the UK said it would send a second naval frigate to the Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions with Iran....
2019-07-13 04:15

British capture of Iranian tanker won't go 'unanswered': officer Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar last week will not be "unanswered", Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency....
2019-07-09 08:45

Tanker full of Iranian oil intercepted en route to Syria MADRID — Authorities in Gibraltar said Thursday they intercepted an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran’s crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the oper...
2019-07-04 23:30

Iranian boats harass British tanker in the Gulf: US officials Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said....
2019-07-11 04:15

British oil tanker in the Gulf ‘harassed’ by Iranian boats: U.S. officials The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
2019-07-11 06:15

Detention Of Tanker Loaded With Iranian Crude "Excellent News", Says US White House National Security Advisor John Bolton applauded the interception by Britain's Gibraltar Thursday of a supertanker believed to be carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, saying the ship was......
2019-07-05 05:15

UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees: Hunt British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria....
2019-07-13 20:00

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said....
2019-07-11 03:45

Top U.S. security adviser: Iranian mines likely caused UAE tanker blasts U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that naval mines "almost certainly from Iran" were used to attack oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates this month, and warned Tehran against conducting new operations....
2019-05-30 05:01

Gibraltar obtains order extending detention of Iranian tanker by 14 days Gibraltar said on Friday it had obtained an order extending the detention of the Iranian Grace I supertanker by 14 days because there were grounds to believe it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
2019-07-05 20:30

Gibraltar police release all crew members of detained Iranian tanker Gibraltar police said on Friday that all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker have been released on bail without charge after it was detained last week on suspicion of breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
2019-07-13 05:30

Official warns Tehran could seize UK oil tanker if Iranian ship not released A senior commander with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps warned Friday that it would be Tehran's "duty" to seize a British oil tanker if the Iranian tanker being held in Gibraltar is not released....
2019-07-05 19:45

Iranian boats 'attempted to impede' British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz UK government spokesman says three Iranian boats were warned off by HMS Montrose, but Tehran denies involvementThree Iranian boats have “attempted to impede” a British oil tanker in the Gulf, further deepening tensions in the vital shipping channel o...
2019-07-11 15:45

Gibraltar police arrest two more crew members of detained Iranian tanker Gibraltar police said on Friday they had arrested the two second mates from the Iranian Grace 1 tanker which was detained last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
2019-07-12 17:30

Iranian Boats "Harass" British Tanker Days After UK Seized Their Ship Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British......
2019-07-11 07:00

US releases video it say shows Iranian military removing mine from tanker US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early morning attackThe US military has released video footage it says shows an Iranian military patrol boat approach one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman ...
2019-06-14 04:45

Detained Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't bound for Syria, UK foreign secretary says An Iranian oil tanker held by British forces near Gibraltar will be released if the United Kingdom is assured the oil will not be heading to Syria, London's top diplomat said Saturday....
2019-07-14 02:15

Royal Marines help seize tanker suspected of carrying Iranian oil to Syria Iran summons UK ambassador over incident off Gibraltar as tensions escalate over nuclear dealRoyal Marines have helped seize an Iranian supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria off the coast of Gibraltar, escalating tensions between the UK and ...
2019-07-04 22:15

Gibraltar Detains Syria-Bound Tanker Thought to Be Carrying Iranian Oil Officials said the tanker was detained under European Union sanctions on Syria. Shipping monitors said it was also trying to skirt United States sanctions on Iran....
2019-07-04 15:30

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution, while Britain announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf...
2019-07-12 14:30

Jeremy Hunt says Iranian tanker could be released if guarantees are given that cargo was not Syria bound Britain could help secure the release of a supertanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar if Iran provides "sufficient guarantees" that the cargo is not bound for Syria, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said....
2019-07-14 10:15

Guards commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker if Iranian vessel not released: Tweet Iran should seize a British oil tanker if an Iranian tanker detained off Gibraltar earlier this week is not released immediately, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said in a tweet on Friday....
2019-07-05 13:30

Iranian tanker wasn't headed to Syria: Iran deputy foreign minister An Iranian tanker captured by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar was not headed to Syria, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday in a press conference broadcast live on state TV....
2019-07-07 13:30

UK says it will release seized Iranian oil tanker if Iran guarantees the vessel won't breach European sanctions Stringer/REUTERS Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he held a "constructive c...
2019-07-15 10:45

Iranian boats fail to seize British tanker; U.S. threatens sanctions over enriching uranium Hours after Iran warned Britain there would be consequences for seizing one of its oil tankers on route to Syria, five Iranian military gunboats unsuccessfully attempted to detain a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf...
2019-07-11 09:45

Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims Fars News Agency Photo via USNI News Three Iranian gunboats failed in an attempt to seize a British oil tanker in Persian Gulf on Wednesday, a UK government spokesperson said to INSIDER. A UK Royal Navy frigate was escorting the oil tanker and point...
2019-07-12 12:45

Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say An Iranian vessel removed an unexploded mine that had been attached to a Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage after an explosion in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, U.S. officials told Fox News....
2019-06-14 03:15

Tanker detained by Gibraltar on U.S. request to Britain, Spain says Gibraltar detained the supertanker Grace 1 after a request by the United States to Britain, acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Thursday....
2019-07-04 14:45

Britain warns Iran after attempted seizure of oil tanker ​Britain on Thursday urged Iran to “de-escalate” after ​armed military vessels tried to seize a BP-​operated oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz ​– backing off ​only ​after warnings from a British warship. “HMS Montrose was forced to posit...
2019-07-11 17:30

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act, minister says Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television....
2019-07-08 08:30

Britain may release tanker if Iran 'guarantees' oil isn't going to Syria The British foreign secretary said the Iranian tanker detailed near Gibraltar could be released in exchange for a guarantee that the oil would not be taken to Syria....
2019-07-14 01:15

Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby TOKYO (AP) — Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby. The post Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby appeared first on L...
2019-06-14 07:45

Limpet mine used in oil tanker attacks 'bears striking resemblance' to similar Iranian Mines, US Navy says The limpet mine used on a Japanese-owned oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “bears a striking resemblance” to other Iranian mines, U.S. Navy officials said....
2019-06-19 19:30

Britain confirms envoy to Iran summoned over oil tanker seizure Britain's Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday that its ambassador to Tehran had been summoned over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar....
2019-07-04 19:45

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: foreign minister Hunt Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it....
2019-06-16 13:45

Iran warns Britain of 'repercussions' following 'mean and wrong' seizure of oil tanker Iran’s president is warning Britain Wednesday that it will face “repercussions” over the “mean and wrong” seizure of one its supertankers last week that authorities believe was operating in violation of European Union sanctions....
2019-07-11 06:15

Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA....
2019-07-12 09:00

Eyes on Iran as Britain seizes oil tanker over Syria sanctions British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran....
2019-07-04 16:30

Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats tried to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
2019-07-11 23:15

Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose trains guns on Iranian ships trying to divert British tanker in Gulf A Royal Navy frigate trained its guns on three Iranian boats seeking to force an oil tanker off its route through the Strait of Hormuz, it emerged today....
2019-07-11 20:45

Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
2019-07-11 06:15

Iran accuses Britain of ‘piracy’ for seizing its oil tanker and warns of retaliation The British navy’s seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf....
2019-07-05 15:15

Iran calls on Britain to release oil tanker, avoid ‘dangerous and unclear game’ A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry questioned the legal basis for detaining the ship, which royal marines seized off the coast of Gibraltar last week....
2019-07-12 21:45

Iran cleric says Britain should be 'scared' of Tehran's reaction to tanker seizure: Fars An Iranian cleric warned Britain on Saturday about Tehran's retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by Royal Marines in Gibraltar, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Mohammad Ali Mousavi Jazayeri as saying....
2019-07-06 11:00

Iranian threat to seize British tanker amid 'economic war' Iran has a "duty" to seize a British oil tanker if one of its own tankers detained by Royal Marines off Gibraltar is not released immediately, a senior commander of the country's Revolutionary Guard urged today....
2019-07-05 15:30

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War' Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted....
2019-06-14 15:30

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf’s 1980s ‘Tanker War’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world’s crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted. The attacks are also echoes of...
2019-06-14 15:45

Britain’s Border Force intercepts 74 migrants trying to cross English Channel into Britain LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Border Force intercepts 74 migrants trying to cross English Channel into Britain. The post Britain’s Border Force intercepts 74 migrants trying to cross English Channel into Britain appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-01 22:30

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2019-06-23 18:45

CBP K-9 stops meth smuggling attempt TUCSON – Authorities say a man from Caborca, Sonora is facing smuggling charges after he was stopped with nearly 50 pounds of methamphetamine stashed in his vehicle. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the 26-year-old attempted to c...
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2019-07-10 12:15

Man held in Spain over attempt to smuggle cocaine under his wig When suspect removed wig officers found 503g of cocaine glued to his headPolice at Barcelona airport have arrested a Colombian man suspected of trying to smuggle half a kilo of cocaine into Spain concealed under his wig.Officers noted that the passen...
2019-07-17 03:15

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The Texans' Attempt To Hire A GM Was Cartoonishly Inept It’s been 12 days since the Texans abruptly fired GM Brian Gaine, and their search for Gaine’s replacement has apparently ended with [checks notes after fishing them out of trashcan] head coach Bill O’Brien! This, uh, wasn’t part of the plan. Because...
2019-06-19 23:45

Ethiopia: Hundreds arrested over coup attempt More than 260 people have been detained after a militia tried to grab power in the Amhara region. Some are questioning whether the prime minister's policies have inflamed ethnic tensions....
2019-06-28 20:45

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Gujarat Cop Fires At Man After Argument, Charged With Attempt To Murder A case of attempt to murder has been registered against a police sub-inspector in Vadodara for allegedly firing at a man during an altercation with his father, an official said Friday....
2019-06-08 04:15

"Pak Won't Dare To Attempt Kargil-Like Infiltration": Army Chief Pakistan will not dare to attempt to infiltrate India like it did Kargil in 1999 because it has "seen the consequences", Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday and asserted that the armed forces......
2019-07-05 13:00

Sudan's military rulers say coup attempt thwarted Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday that several officers had attempted a coup in an effort to undermine an agreement between the military and the opposition to share power for three years ahead of elections....
2019-07-11 23:45

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2019-06-21 04:15

Ethiopia: Army chief shot during coup attempt, says PM After reports of a coup attempt, the prime minister of Ethiopia has said the army chief of staff has been shot. Unknown elements reportedly attempted to topple a regional government....
2019-06-23 05:30

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2019-06-27 19:15

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2019-07-10 04:45

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Ethiopia's army chief, three others killed in failed coup attempt Four Ethiopian officials were killed, including Ethiopia's army chief of staff, in a failed coup attempt at two locations, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's confirmed Sunday....
2019-06-23 17:15

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2019-06-22 21:30

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2019-05-21 14:45

SpaceX scrubs second attempt to launch 60 Starlink satellites [Updated] Enlarge / The begrimed Falcon 9 booster is back at the launch pad with its Starlink satellite payload. (credit: SpaceX) 9pm ET Update: Another day, another scrub for SpaceX and its mission to launch a batch of internet satellites. About two hours p...
2019-05-21 14:45

Cochise County Jail officers discover escape attempt BISBEE, Ariz. – Two inmates at Cochise County Jail have been moved to maximum security after detention officers located a potential means of escape in their cell. Robert Andrew Sutton, Rodney Jay Entin/ Cochise County Sheriff’s Office On Wednes...
2019-06-08 06:15

Sudan military leaders say they beat back coup attempt One week after reaching a deal to share power with civilians, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday it foiled an attempted coup and arrested 16 officers....
2019-07-12 20:15

'Cut the lawn at 4am': Norwegians attempt to create first time-free zone Residents of Sommarøy, bright 24/7 in summer, say they want to do ‘what we want, when we want’The 350 residents of Sommarøy in the land of the midnight sun are hoping to free themselves from the tyranny of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian i...
2019-06-20 17:45

General Accused in Ethiopian Coup Attempt Is Reported Killed Gen. Asamnew Tsige had been accused of plotting the shooting of five political and military figures in an effort to seize power in the region of Amhara....
2019-06-27 20:45

Watch live: Jet to take off from Florida to attempt world record flight A jet is scheduled to take off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday morning in an attempt to break a world record for flying around the Earth over the North and South poles. Watch the livestream....
2019-07-09 15:15

Union Minister's Son Charged With Attempt To Murder In Madhya Pradesh Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel's son was arrested today in an attempt to murder case that left four people injured in Madhya Pradesh. Seven others have also been arrested in the matter while a BJP......
2019-06-18 19:30

Violent coup attempt foiled in Ethiopia, prime minister says ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital, Addis Ababa, and the country’s military chief was shot dead, the prime minister said Sunday. The failed coup in the Amhara region was le...
2019-06-23 19:45

Trump dismisses attempt by ‘abuser’ Mexico to negotiate tariffs President Trump Sunday derided Mexico's effort to negotiate away his threat to impose 5% tariffs, calling the nation an "abuser" of the United States and declaring, "America has had enough."...
2019-06-02 22:45

Protesters attempt to storm Georgia's parliament over Russia MP's visit Thousands of angry protesters have gathered and attempted to storm Georgia's parliament in the capital of Tbilisi in revolt over a visit by a Russian lawmaker Thursday....
2019-06-21 02:45

U.S. House fails to pass disaster aid bill; second attempt likely next month The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month....
2019-05-24 19:30

Ethiopia says military chief killed in thwarted coup attempt Ethiopia’s government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital, Addis Ababa, and the country’s military chief was shot dead, the prime minister said Sunday....
2019-06-23 17:45

‘Straight Pride’ parade attempt sparks outrage in Boston BOSTON (WBTS) –  An attempt at a “straight pride” parade in Boston has sparked outrage days before the city hosts its gay pride parade. Efforts by the group calling itself Super Happy Fun America come amid LGBTQ Pride Month, with Bo...
2019-06-06 22:30

California credit union to attempt Guinness record for shredding paper A Southern California credit union is inviting members of the public to dispose of their old documents in a Guinness World Record paper shredding attempt....
2019-06-07 19:15

Supreme Court rejects atheists' attempt to scrub 'In God We Trust' off US currency The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove "In God We Trust," the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury....
2019-06-11 00:45

Puerto Rico promises tax breaks in attempt to lure ‘family offices’ Watch out, Connecticut. Heads up, New Jersey. And New York had better pay attention, too. Puerto Rico is coming after one of your lucrative industries — the ultra-high net-worth financial advisory business, also known as “family offices.” In late Feb...
2019-05-23 08:30

NASA picks three companies to attempt Moon landings in 2020 and 2021 With its Z-01 lander, Orbit Beyond will make the first attempt to land on the Moon in September, 2020. [credit: Orbit Beyond ] NASA has beg...
2019-06-01 01:45

Genetic liability for depression increases suicide attempt risk, study says People who have attempted suicide hold a higher genetic liability for depression regardless of the psychiatric disorder they have, according to a study....
2019-06-11 23:15

Rush Limbaugh on the attempt to destroy Trump: The stakes for this country have never been higher The stakes are higher than they've ever been in America, possibly since the Civil War, that's what conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday on his radio show, talking about the Russia investigation and its origins....
2019-05-31 05:45

Darren Rovell Overdoes It On Attempt At Human Emotion With A Pennywise-Ass Giggle The 2019 NBA Draft is almost underway and, in a surprise to absolutely no one, Darren Rovell is in attendance talking about the only thing that matters to him: the brands. With this access, he approached the guaranteed first-overall pick of the draft...
2019-06-21 01:45

Cycling: Briton's 24-hour distance record attempt ruined by crash British ultra-cyclist James MacDonald's attempt to set a new 24-hour distance record in a velodrome ended in heartbreak on Sunday when a crash scuppered his hopes of traveling the 941.873km required to beat Austrian Christoph Strasser's mark....
2019-06-24 00:30

The Scummy Bucs Tried To Keep Secret Their Failed Attempt To Get Millions From The BP Oil Spill Settlement This is old, but so what. The more we can talk about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cooked their books in a failed attempt to claim settlement money from a far-off oil spill that didn’t actually affect them, the better. Turns out there’s one more twist...
2019-05-31 07:15

A Crazed Attempt to Discern the X-Men Movie Timeline in Its Entirety After Dark Phoenix Nineteen years after it all began, and helped usher in the early waves of the superheroic cinema dominance we see today, Fox’s X-Men saga is at an end with the release of Dark Phoenix. It may have gone out in a damp squib rather than truly fiery flam...
2019-06-13 00:00

India halts attempt to retrieve climbers' bodies on Himalayan mountain Officials in India had to scuttle an attempt on Wednesday to retrieve five bodies believed to be members of an international climbing team that went missing on the country's second-highest mountain after a rescue helicopter was unable to reach them....
2019-06-05 22:15

Federer and Nadal to attempt world attendance record in Cape Town Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will attempt to set a world record for attendance at a tennis match, with the help of some celebrity guests, when they play an exhibition game in Cape Town in February....
2019-07-05 03:30

Assassinations in Ethiopia amidst regional ‘coup’ attempt, condemned by UN chief The assassination of the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army and killing of a regional governor in what the Government has described as a regional coup attempt, has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. ...
2019-06-24 00:30

Guns N' Roses Drummer Steven Adler Hospitalized After Possible Suicide Attempt Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has been hospitalized after a possible suicide attempt. TMZ, which broke the news, quoted law enforcement sources as saying that someone at......
2019-06-28 21:00

Ethiopian government stops coup attempt, military chief killed The Ethiopian governent thwarted a coup attempt on Saturday that left four people dead, including the President of the Amhara Regional Government and the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian army, the office of the Prime Minister said on Sunday morning....
2019-06-23 22:00

The Supreme Court could intervene in attempt to remove Trump from office, Dershowitz says President Trump may succeed if he follows through on his attempt to take an impeachment attempt to the Supreme Court, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said on Friday....
2019-06-01 19:45

Regional power grab attempt causes rare discord in Ethiopia coalition A failed regional coup in Ethiopia has exposed rare divisions in the alliance that has dominated the country for three decades, with two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition trading insults in a public feud....
2019-07-12 20:15

Watch: Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer breaks nose on bunt attempt Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose Tuesday after taking a ball off the face during a bunting drill, the team announced....
2019-06-19 09:45

Egypt teaches students about love and marriage in attempt to curb divorce During a recent class at Cairo University, students laughed as they watched a skit acted out by their peers about a married couple. The husband came home from work and asked his wife, who was......
2019-05-21 15:15

Fox News' Latest Attempt To Smear Ilhan Omar is Pathetically Lame Fox News, and particularly its top tier racist Laura Ingraham, is hardly the place to find good faith reporting, but even by the network’s already-abysmal standards, Ingraham’s latest attempt to smear Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is just laughably weak...
2019-05-24 21:45

Wrestling: European champion Dudova recovering at home after attempt to take own life Three-time European wrestling champion Bilyana Dudova is recovering at home after attempting to take her own life two days ago, the Bulgarian Wrestling Federation said on Thursday....
2019-05-23 10:30

HQ Trivia's Last-Ditch Attempt to Win You Back Is More Cash Prizes—With Strings Attached Those who still play HQ Trivia and plan to tune in for Season 4 may have more chances to win some of that sweet free cash. But there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always?)Read more......
2019-05-22 10:15

New Zealand police called in after mass hacking attempt on 'wellbeing' budget Treasury says systems deliberately hacked, with more than 2,000 attempts since SundayNew Zealand police have been asked to investigate after the Treasury office said its systems were hacked in an attempt to reach documents on the forthcoming budget, ...
2019-05-29 12:15

Arizona man builds pyramid out of 1 million pennies in world record attempt An Arizona man can finally put his penny-pinching days behind him. After three years of meticulous work, Cory Nielsen, 55 from Phoenix, has completed construction on what he hopes will be crowned the world’s largest coin pyramid, after placing ...
2019-06-19 14:30

Sudan's ruling military council reports it has survived coup attempt Top general says plotters were trying to disrupt recent truce between army and protestersSudan’s ruling military council has foiled a coup attempt, a top general has announced on state television, saying that 12 officers and four soldiers have been a...
2019-07-12 07:45

US STOCKS-Futures attempt rebound after sharp sell-off in previous session U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, attempting to bounce back from the previous session's steep sell-off, on cautious optimism after President Donald Trump predicted a swift end to the ongoing tariff war with China....
2019-05-24 17:15

Israel's embassy in Brazil mocked over clumsy attempt to conceal non-kosher meal ​​​​​​​Israel’s embassy in Brazil tweeted a photo of Ambassador Yossi Shelly’s lunch Sunday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — but the embassy apparently didn’t want anyone to know that the meal they were enjoying was not entirely kosher....
2019-07-09 22:45

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2019-06-13 13:30

Alberta man back chasing running records after cross-Canada speed attempt Dave Proctor's attempted speed record across Canada last summer was foiled by a bad back, so the ultramarathoner's comeback plan is chasing a pair of quirkier running benchmarks....
2019-05-25 08:45

Man arrested for alleged extortion attempt against Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu, per report A New Orleans man allegedly tried to extort more than $1 million from Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu.        ...
2019-05-22 03:15

Senior Magician Calls Chanchal Lahiri's Escape Game Attempt "Foolish" Legendary magician PC Sorcar (Junior) on Tuesday described the deadly attempt of the 40-year-old Mandrake to show an underwater escape act as a "foolish" attempt....
2019-06-18 17:45

Marvel makes a half-hearted attempt to reach Chinese audiences with Aero The international success of the Marvel movies has made Marvel a global brand in a way that it’s never been before, so naturally the publisher would try and reach out to readers outside of the U.S. Last year, Marvel Comics partnered with Chinese tech...
2019-07-10 20:45

Ethiopia’s Military Chief Killed by Bodyguard Amid Failed Coup Attempt (ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday ...
2019-06-23 22:00

Kansas City Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu victim of alleged $5 million extortion attempt Geourvon Sears, a distant relative of Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu, was arrested on suspicion of trying to extort $5 million from the defensive back....
2019-05-22 21:00

Ethiopia’s army chief, 3 other officials killed in renegade general’s coup attempt, government says The government blamed the attack on a brigadier general who had been imprisoned for his political views by the previous government and recently granted amnesty....
2019-06-23 15:30

Maduro orders Venezuelan bank to sell Petro cryptocurrency in latest pump attempt Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has ordered that every branch of the Banco de Venezuela should allow citizens to buy and trade El Petro, the state-issued cryptocurrency he’s so intent on pursuing.  “I hereby order that every branch of Banco de V...
2019-07-05 15:30

Reports: David Ortiz Hospitalized After Being Shot In Dominican Republic Robbery Attempt [Updating] According to multiple reports, retired Red Sox slugger and former World Series MVP David Ortiz was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the Dominican Republic Sunday evening. Enrique Rojas of ESPN reportedly heard directly from Ortiz’s father that Or...
2019-06-10 12:30

Disney is Re-Releasing Avengers: Endgame with New Footage in an Attempt to Break Avatar’s Box Office Record Walt Disney Co. will try to close the global box-office gap between its mega-blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame” and James Cameron’s “Avatar” next weekend. The superhero sequel will reenter theaters with new footage tha...
2019-06-20 02:15

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Petrochemical Company The U.S. sanctioned one of Iran’s biggest petrochemical companies, hitting a top revenue earner as the Trump administration attempts to strong-arm Tehran into a new nuclear and security pact....
2019-06-08 04:30

Iranian president says country isn’t seeking war A day after the US announced the deployment of an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the Islamic Republic is not seeking to wage war against any nation. “Iran will not wage war against any n...
2019-06-18 15:45

KLM avoiding parts of Iranian airspace Air France-KLM's Dutch subsidiary KLM is avoiding flying over parts of Iran as a precautionary measure, a spokesman said on Friday, confirming a report by the Netherlands' state broadcaster NOS....
2019-06-21 09:30

How Iranian tensions are impacting the price of oil CNBC's Hadley Gamble and CNBC's Brian Sullivan join 'The Exchange' to discuss Iran oil tensions and what this means for geopolitical politics....
2019-05-23 20:15

Avenatti, former lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, indicted for alleged extortion attempt on Nike Controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti was indicted on charges of trying to extort athletic shoe giant Nike out of tens of millions of dollars by threatening to go public with embarassing information about the company....
2019-05-22 20:45

Ex-UCLA football coach's brutal practices drove player to attempt suicide, lawsuit claims A former UCLA Bruins offensive lineman reportedly filed a lawsuit against former coach Jim Mora, alleging that the brutal practices drove him toward a suicide attempt....
2019-05-31 01:15

Texas toddler killed, father shot nine times in apparent home invasion robbery attempt (KPRC) A child was killed and his father was shot several times in the chest during an “apparent home invasion robbery” in Spring, Texas late Tuesday. A father was sitting in his open garage with his 2-year-old son – identified as I...
2019-07-06 07:45

‘This is what I’m fighting’: Trump tries to cast U.S. cities as filthy and crime-ridden in attempt to sway 2020 voters The president’s comments fit into a long pattern of focusing special attention on cosmopolitan places — where voters overwhelmingly oppose him — for criticism....
2019-07-03 10:45

U.S. announces new sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical company and its subsidiaries over its financial support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...
2019-06-08 00:30

Iranian general: We believe the US will rein in 'radicals' to prevent war "Rational Americans and experienced U.S. commanders" are likely to rein in Washington's "radical elements" and prevent a war with Iran, the country's semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Saturday, quoting a senior military commander....
2019-05-25 09:15

The Latest: Iranian FM says US cannot expect to ‘stay safe’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Iran and the U.S. and developments in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Iran’s foreign minister has again threatened the United States over what he describes as an “eco...
2019-06-10 13:15

The FAA Just Banned Flights Over Iranian Air Space. Here’s What Fliers Need to Know United Airlines has canceled some direct flights after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from Iranian airspace following Iran’s shoot-down of a high-altitude U.S. drone in the area. Other airlines around the world are fol...
2019-06-21 23:45

China Will Continue To Import Iranian Oil, Says Official China said Friday it would continue to import Iranian oil in defiance of US sanctions on the country, a day before US and Chinese leaders are to meet to try to resolve thorny trade disputes....
2019-06-28 18:30

Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is not seeking to wage war against any nation while at the same time stressing that it will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious....
2019-06-18 12:15

On Iranian Oil Import, A US Warning To India, China Any efforts to import Iranian crude oil beyond the accepted levels negotiated from November to May will be sanctioned, the US has warned, amidst reports that India and China were seeking ways to buy......
2019-05-31 08:30

German-Iranian trade dwindles to a trickle Business ties between Germany and Iran have suffered a major setback in recent months. US sanctions against Tehran are ratcheting up pressure on German companies, which have found it hard to stand their ground in Iran....
2019-06-27 21:30

Iran will not wage war against any nation: Iranian president Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-18 10:15

Top Iranian official: Iran will 'defend against any war efforts' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday his country would defend itself against any potential war that might arise between the U.S. and Iran....
2019-05-26 23:45

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance The European Union said Monday that it will consider Iran to be complying with its obligations under a global nuclear deal up until the point scientific evidence emerges that it has breached its commitments....
2019-06-17 23:45

US is 'not in a position to obliterate Iran,' Iranian foreign minister says Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded to President Donald Trump's recent threats to Tehran on Twitter, saying that the United States "is not in a position to obliterate Iran."...
2019-06-28 07:00

Iranian children are dancing to pop music, and the government is furious A dance challenge by a U.S.-based Iranian singer has raised suspicions among Iran’s ultraconservatives, who said they have identified a new “political plot” by an “enemy” who is “trying different ways to create anxiety among the people.”...
2019-05-23 05:45

U.S. will sanction any countries that import Iranian oil: special envoy The United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Friday....
2019-06-28 16:15

Oil prices surge after tankers attacked near the Iranian coast Crude oil futures surged more than 4% on Thursday after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, a key waterway used to transport energy supplies from the Middle East....
2019-06-13 16:45

Supertanker suspected of transporting Iranian oil to Syria seized British Royal Marines detained an Iranian supertanker allegedly transporting oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions, escalating already high tensions between Tehran and Washington....
2019-07-05 13:45

Sister of Iranian Soccer Star Wants Women at His Matches For four decades, Iran has prohibited female fans from buying tickets and attending men’s matches. FIFA wants the ban lifted. So far, Iran has not budged....
2019-07-16 00:30

U.N. concerned by U.S. curbs on Iranian foreign minister while in New York The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New York this week, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Monday....
2019-07-15 23:45

Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May: Turkish official Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May as U.S. waivers granted last November to eight buyers expired, and will continue to abide by Washington's demand that it halt all imports of crude oil from the Islamic Republic, a senior Turkish officia...
2019-05-23 01:00

Iraqi PM orders Iranian-allied militias to be reined in Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United States....
2019-07-01 21:45

Trump plays down Iranian shooting of U.S. surveillance drone U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely controlled aircraft had been pi...
2019-06-20 23:30

US Will Sanction Any Country That Imports Iranian Oil: Special Envoy The United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place, the US special envoy for Iran said on Friday....
2019-06-28 18:30

Bolton says Iranian naval mines likely used in UAE tankers attacks U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that naval mines "almost certainly from Iran" were used to attack oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this month and warned Tehran against new operations....
2019-05-29 12:15

Iranian officials reject Trump's call for talks Iranian officials rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that the two nations talk, saying that the United States must change its rhetoric and behavior toward the Islamic republic....
2019-05-29 04:30

She’s on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. He’s Joining In, From London. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held in Iran since 2016, has camped out in front of the Iranian Embassy to demand her release....
2019-06-19 20:30

France sees risk of stumble into U.S.-Iranian conflict Iran's breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers' nuclear deal with Tehran was "a bad reaction to ... (a) bad decision", raising fears of a stumble into war, France's foreign minister said....
2019-07-14 16:15

Twitter removes nearly 4,800 accounts linked to Iranian government Twitter has suspended nearly 4,800 accounts it suspected of being directly run or linked to the Iranian government. The social media giant released a transparency report that detailed recent efforts to tamp down on the spread of misinformation by ins...
2019-06-14 09:30

Iranian naval mines likely used in UAE tankers attacks: Bolton U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this month were the work of "naval mines almost certainly from Iran"....
2019-05-29 09:01

Patrick Shanahan: Iranian threats against America ‘on hold’ Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday that America's deployment of additional military forces to the Persian Gulf might have given the Iranians second thoughts about attacking U.S. interests in the region. For now, he said, the threa...
2019-05-21 19:30

US Rules Out Sanction Exemptions To Countries From Iranian Oil Import The US has ruled out giving any exemption from its punitive sanctions to countries, including India, for buying oil from Iran, saying America's maximum pressure campaign was working and the Trump......
2019-05-29 14:00

Iranian president says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment ‘as much as we want’ The country has repeatedly threatened to increase enrichment beyond the level allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal unless it receives some relief from U.S. sanctions....
2019-07-04 01:45

Gibraltar detains supertanker headed to Syria with Iranian oil A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency called the incident “an illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.”...
2019-07-05 10:45

The Latest: US official says Iranian missile downed US drone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A U.S. official says that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. drone f...
2019-06-20 09:15

Trump says hard to believe Iranian shooting down of U.S. drone was intentional U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and "it would have made a big difference" to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted....
2019-06-21 07:30

Iranian police arrest 30 people during yoga class Authorities in Iran arrested 30 people as they took part in a private yoga class in Gorgan, a city in the north of the country, according to an official news agency, the Young Journalists Club....
2019-05-24 23:30

Iranian pol drinks tea with cops after turning himself in for ‘shooting wife’ An Iranian politician turned himself in for fatally shooting his wife — then got served tea by deferential authorities before calmly confessing on state TV, according to reports. Former Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi, 67, surrendered to police afte...
2019-06-01 00:45

Iranian president says talks possible only if Washington shows "respect" President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
2019-06-02 00:45

Former Obama officials reveal they are still talking with the Iranian government With tensions between the United States and Iran high, three officials who worked in former President Barack Obama's administration admit they have been talking with Iranian government officials in an effort to avert a war....
2019-05-31 21:30

Lufthansa and global airlines avoid Iranian airspace A host of major carriers are rerouting flights away from the Strait of Hormuz after a US reconnaissance drone was shot down in the area. Airlines fear being mistakenly attacked....
2019-06-21 16:15

Trump says hard to believe Iranian shooting of U.S. drone was intentional U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and "it would have made a big difference" to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted....
2019-06-21 01:30

Saudi Arabia flies Iranian to hospital off 'hostile' ship Saudi Arabia says it helped evacuate an Iranian crew member from a "hostile" ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels....
2019-06-05 08:45

Iranian foreign minister heads to New York for U.N. conference: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to New York on Saturday to a United Nations conference, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported, amid rising tension between Washington and Tehran....
2019-07-13 20:00

Iran says Europe not cooperating in buying Iranian oil: Fars news Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday that Europe was not cooperating with Tehran to buy its oil in the face of U.S. sanctions against Iran's energy sector....
2019-06-19 10:30

Chinese envoy to nuclear talks guarded on buying Iranian oil China's envoy to talks aimed at saving the Iran nuclear deal on Friday was guarded when asked if his country was willing to defy U.S. sanctions and buy Iranian oil but said his country rejects those sanctions....
2019-06-28 17:15

Iranian leader announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal Iran announced Wednesday it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran's faceoff with the United States....
2019-05-21 21:15

Trump team briefs Congress about Iranian threat: 'This is about deterrence, not about war' Top officials in the Trump administration were dispatched to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to brief lawmakers about escalating tensions with Iran, saying afterward they are focused on trying to deter attacks and avoid war....
2019-05-21 23:15

Iran will continue exporting oil under any conditions: Iranian foreign minister  Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday....
2019-07-14 05:15

Iranian media say uranium stockpile exceeds 2015 limits TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency says the country’s enriched uranium stockpile has passed the 300-kilogram limit prescribed by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The agency attributed its Monday report to an...
2019-07-01 15:15

U.S. drone shot down by Iranian missile in international airspace - U.S. source A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity....
2019-06-20 10:15

U.S. drone shot down by Iranian missile in international airspace: U.S. source A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity....
2019-06-20 08:45

Saudi-led coalition says it evacuated crew member of Iranian ship The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen said on Tuesday it evacuated a crew member for medical reasons from a "suspect" Iranian ship northwest of Yemen's Hodeidah port after Saudi Arabia received a request for help from Iran....
2019-06-04 22:45

Airlines to avoid Iranian airspace amid rising tensions The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with Iran....
2019-06-21 18:45

Iranian prosecutors seek the death penalty for suspected US spies Iranian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for several suspects arrested last year for spying for the United States in military and nuclear bodies, as tensions rise with Washington over Tehran’s nuclear program....
2019-07-02 22:15

Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed....
2019-06-23 10:30

India Has Ended Iranian Oil Imports, Haven't Imported Any: Envoy India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Washington said on Thursday, becoming the latest country to grudgingly comply with threatened US sanctions....
2019-05-24 01:30

Threat level for UK ships in Iranian waters raised to ‘critical’ The threat level for UK ships in Iranian waters was raised to its highest level this week — with officials claiming that the risk of an attack is “critical.” The move was announced Tuesday by the British Ministry of Defense, the BBC...
2019-07-12 10:45

With a Feast and a Prayer, Iranian Force Exults in Downing of U.S. Drone Some leaders of the Revolutionary Guards force saw the shooting down of the drone as a vindication. They resented that Americans had belittled their prowess....
2019-06-22 20:00

Facebook deletes fake accounts used in pro-Iranian influence campaign A pro-Iranian influence campaign created fake Facebook and Twitter accounts to push Tehran's viewpoint in the US and succeeded in having a number of American newspapers publish their letters, according to new research published Tuesday....
2019-05-29 12:15

US launched cyber attack on Iranian rockets and missiles – reports Targeted strike on computer-controlled weapons of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard had been planned over weeksThe US military launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday, according to sources, as President Donald Trump backed awa...
2019-06-23 06:15

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had aborted a military strike on Iran because such a response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone would have caused a disproportionate loss of life....
2019-06-21 16:45

The Latest: Iranian official: limit breach doesn’t end deal PARIS (AP) — The Latest on talks between Europe and U.S. officials on Iran (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Iran’s U.N. ambassador says if his country exceeds limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal, that can be quickly reversed...
2019-06-27 20:15

Factbox: Responses to Iranian plans to increase uranium enrichment Iran announced on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a major escalation that could eventually culminate in the return of all international sanctions on Tehran....
2019-07-07 18:30

Atlanta prosecutors accuse Iranian scientist of violating US sanctions Professor accused of conspiring and attempting to export biological materials from the US to Iran without authorizationAn Iranian scientist coming to the US for a prestigious visiting scientist position was arrested on arrival. Related: Iran breaks n...
2019-07-07 16:15

Report: Iranian cleric stabbed to death in country’s south TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A semi-official Iranian news agency says a cleric was stabbed to death in the country’s south and that police have identified a suspect in the attack. The report says cleric Mohammad Khorsand, a Friday prayer leader in the c...
2019-05-29 12:15

Iranian state TV claims to show debris from downed drone An Iranian state television published images on its website Friday morning that it claimed show debris from a U.S. military surveillance drone the country shot down Thursday.   ...
2019-06-22 02:30

Iranian Americans call for regime change, sanctions in D.C. protest Thousands of Iranian Americans rallied outside the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday to push for a regime change and increased sanctions on Tehran....
2019-06-22 12:15

UK Porn Block: will it help scammers? The UK Porn Block is an upcoming regulation developed to restrict access to explicit content by having adult websites implement age checking systems. Part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, the regulation is aimed at preventing children from viewing in...
2019-05-22 13:30

Housing Crisis 2.0: Just Around the Block? Everyone remembers that housing prices were crushed during and even after the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Are we headed toward a repeat? Here's what we've been telling subscribers......
2019-05-22 18:30

Royal Marines help seize supertanker suspected of bringing Iranian oil to to Syria A detachment of Royal Marines and the authorities in Gibraltar have seized a supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions....
2019-07-04 16:45

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign against U.S. amid ongoing tension Tensions spiked this past week after Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. drone -- an incident that nearly led to a U.S. military strike against Iran Thursday evening....
2019-06-22 19:01

Top UN court rules it has jurisdiction to hear Iranian claim against US over frozen assets The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Wednesday that is has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there....
2019-05-21 20:15

A British-Iranian Woman and Her Husband Are On Hunger Strike Over Her Imprisonment in Iran As former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appears increasingly likely to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, the husband of a British-Iranian charity worker who accuses Johnson of helping Iranian officials justify his wife’s contro...
2019-06-21 23:45

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Ongoing Tensions With the U.S. WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the ...
2019-06-23 04:45

Washington warns Hong Kong to watch for vessel carrying Iranian oil The United States has warned Hong Kong to be on alert for a vessel carrying Iranian petroleum that may seek to stop in the Asia financial hub, and said that any entity providing services to the vessel will be violating U.S. sanctions....
2019-05-28 18:15

Saudi Arabia says decisive Arab stand needed against Iranian actions Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that a decisive stand was needed to stop Iranian escalations in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets this month....
2019-05-31 05:30

British Airways says will follow U.S. guidance to avoid parts of Iranian airspace British Airways said on Friday it will adhere to guidance from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to avoid parts of Iranian airspace and its flights will continue to operate using alternative routes....
2019-06-21 18:00

US denies German-Iranian father visa needed to attend son's funeral The US consulate accused a German-Iranian father of using his late son's funeral as an excuse to migrate to the US. Seyed Shahram Iranbomy was denied the visa he needed to attend. He's lived in Germany for 40 years....
2019-07-06 06:30

DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks Enlarge / An effective wiper of sorts. (credit: Getty Images) With tensions between the US and Iran on the rise following the downing of a US military drone last week, the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastr...
2019-06-27 23:30

Iranian state hackers reload their domains, release off-the-shelf RAT malware Enlarge / Iran's hacking groups are scaling up, hitting Saudi companies and other organizations, according to a Recorded Future report. (credit: Getty Images) A new report from the threat research firm Recorded Future finds that activity from APT33...
2019-06-27 23:30

Trump suggests 'loose and stupid' Iranian officer attacked US drone President stopped short of escalating standoff, saying if a person was in the drone ‘it would have made a big, big difference’Donald Trump has stopped short of escalating the worsening standoff with Iran in the Persian Gulf, suggesting that the shoot...
2019-06-20 23:30

France's Macron condemns Iranian violation of 2015 nuclear commitments French President Emmanuel Macron condemned on Sunday the Iranian decision to enrich uranium above limits agreed upon in 2015, a move he qualified of "violation" of the agreement, an official of the presidency told Reuters....
2019-07-07 13:30

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being publicly identified despite being deemed a top malware developer and hacker whose crypters – which are used...
2019-07-12 23:45

US confirms $130M high-flying drone brought down by Iranian missile The U.S. military says the drone shot down by Iran overnight was the Navy version of the RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft, built by Northrop Grumman Corp. at a cost of $130 million a plane....
2019-06-20 18:30

Dianne Feinstein had dinner meeting with Iranian minister amid US tensions Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with the Iranian foreign minister for dinner even as the Trump administration sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the region to respond to the Islamic Republic’s threats against US forces in the Middle East. Feins...
2019-05-23 17:15

Trump's new sanctions could deal blow ‘right to the heart’ of Iranian economy, Rep. Turner says President Trump has promised new sanctions against Iran on Monday on top of what has already been a crippling "maximum pressure campaign," and Rep. Mike Turner discussed just how bad it could get for the Islamic nation's economy....
2019-06-24 00:00

Ball in Europe's court on nuclear deal's future: Iranian state TV The ball is in Europe's court to shield Iran from U.S. sanctions and prevent it from further scaling back compliance with its nuclear agreement with world powers, Iranian state TV said on Saturday, with days remaining on Tehran's ultimatum....
2019-06-29 16:30

Iranian leader tells Japan's Abe Trump "not worthy" of a reply to message Iran's supreme leader told Shinzo Abe on Thursday there was no point even replying to a message the Japanese prime minister had brought to Tehran from Donald Trump, as a peacemaking visit was overshadowed by attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-13 15:45

‘Like nobody has been bitten before’: Trump issues warning over Iranian threat of uranium enrichment President Trump fired a warning shot to Iran after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country would begin enriching uranium beyond the threshold set by the nuclear deal....
2019-07-04 06:00

Iranian military official claims country's missiles can take out aircraft carrier One of Iran's top military commanders reiterated longstanding claims that the country has ballistic missiles capable of taking out an aircraft carrier, as President Hassan Rouhani said the country did not seek to wage war against any nation....
2019-06-19 13:15

This New App Promises to Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have to Pay for That? A new app is promising to rid your life of robocall spam and scams once and for all, in exchange for a monthly fee. But it also raises the question: why should we have to pay to block robocalls at all? Firewall, an iOS app from the creators of tempor...
2019-06-27 23:30

Businesses Balk at Bid to Block Robocalls Debt collectors, banks, health-care providers and other businesses are pushing back against a regulatory proposal that would allow phone companies to block unwanted robocalls....
2019-05-29 16:15

Phil Kessel Is On The Trade Block And That's Probably For The Best One of the hardest things to do in the NHL is to rebuild a team on the fly—to remake the roster, usually younger and cheaper, while still remaining competitive. The Blackhawks are the success story of the salary cap era, but even they had to pay the ...
2019-05-24 16:15

Tanker ban bill: What it means, who is for and against it, and what’s next The so-called tanker ban bill, officially called Bill C-48 or the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is one step closer to becoming law after the Senate rejected a recommendation to dismiss the bill....
2019-06-07 23:45

A Tanker War Would Rock the Oil Market Oil prices briefly surged following attacks attributed to Iran near the Strait of Hormuz, and comparisons to the ineffective Tanker War of the 1980s shouldn’t reassure us about how bad it could get....
2019-06-13 19:45

Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to US sanctions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to US sanctions. The post Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to...
2019-06-12 20:15

Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if America attacks Iran: senior Iranian MP Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency....
2019-07-01 15:45

Exclusive: President Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers ‘Very Minor’ Facing twin challenges in the Persian Gulf, President Donald Trump said in an interview with TIME Monday that he might take military action to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but cast doubt on going to war to protect international oil sup...
2019-06-18 09:45

French, Iranian presidents try to salvage nuclear deal as Sunday deadline nears Iran could start enriching additional uranium in defiance of the 2015 nuclear deal on Sunday if European Union countries don't ease sanctions on Tehran....
2019-07-07 03:00

Trump suggests a 'loose and stupid' Iranian officer shot down US drone – video President Donald Trump did not escalate Iran's shooting down of an American drone, saying that it might have been a mistake executed by 'a general or somebody' being 'loose and stupid'. Trump told reporters on Thursday that the incident was a 'new wr...
2019-06-20 23:30

British Marines Seize Supertanker Carrying Iranian Oil to Syria, Causing Diplomatic Row (Bloomberg) — British special forces seized a supertanker off Gibraltar carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European and U.S. sanctions against the war-torn country. Iran responded by declaring the action illegal and summoning the Bri...
2019-07-04 21:15

Iranian threat to shipping is real and growing, as US ‘smoking gun’ video evidence shows CAUGHT ON TAPE: The U.S. military released an aerial video last night that shows an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps patrol boat removing a magnetic mine from the hull of the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous after it apparently failed to explode....
2019-06-14 18:15

Dianne Feinstein dined with Iranian foreign minister as US feud with Tehran escalated Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a top member of the minority party in the upper chamber, met recently with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran....
2019-05-28 06:45

British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran Begins New Hunger Strike, Husband Says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was convicted of sedition after her arrest in 2016. Richard Ratcliffe said he would fast outside the country’s embassy in London in support....
2019-06-16 12:01

Trump allies' visit throws light on secretive Iranian opposition group MEK operates out of compound in rural Albania and has been described as having cult-like attributesThe gates to the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) compound, situated on a gently inclined hillside in rural Albania, are usually firmly closed, guarded by two s...
2019-07-15 21:15

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns nuclear deal signatories of non-compliance Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the country will further scale back its compliance with the nuclear deal unless it receives "positive signals" from other signatories....
2019-06-16 02:45

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited strike: Iranian official The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf, Iran's civil defense agency chief was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday....
2019-07-07 11:30

World Cup inspires woman's losing lottery ticket world record attempt A North Carolina woman said her quest to set a Guinness World Record for collecting losing lottery tickets was inspired by the United States Women's National Team's World Cup success....
2019-07-10 14:45

Vatican rejects gender reassignment as an attempt to 'annihilate nature' The Vatican has condemned gender theory, which allows people to choose or change their gender, as being a "confused concept of freedom" in a new official document....
2019-06-11 03:15

House votes to block military transgender ban The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service....
2019-06-19 09:45

Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia abortion law A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it's unconstitutional. (June 28)        ...
2019-06-29 00:15

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default Robocalls are flooding cell phones, interrupting dinners, and scamming people out of money. Relief could finally be on the horizon, but perhaps at a cost....
2019-06-08 09:00

Ten states sue to block T-Mobile merger with Sprint The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint just ran into a major roadblock. Ten states, including California and New York, have sued to stop the merger on the grounds that it would hurt competition and raise prices for cellphone service. They ar...
2019-06-12 03:01

Federal lawsuit filed to block Ala. abortion ban Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. (May 24)        ...
2019-05-25 16:30

RB Leipzig: New kids on the block target first trophy RB Leipzig head into the German Cup final against Bayern Munich aiming to win their first piece of silverware. Victory would send a message to German football that RB are ready to challenge the Bayern hegemony....
2019-05-25 09:15

FCC empowers carriers to block robocalls by default The FCC's quest to kill robocalls is moving forward. The regulator has voted for a ruling that explicitly lets phone carriers block robocalls by default. They'll have to use "reasonable" call data to make the decision, inform customers of...
2019-06-07 00:15

FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls The new rules allow carriers to enroll consumers in call-blocking tools by default, but the FCC did not mandate that telecom giants offer these services for free, sparking sharp criticism from one Democratic commissioner....
2019-06-07 02:30

The UK porn block is now one month away, and it's still a terrible idea The controversial UK porn block comes into effect on July 15 2019. According to the government it’s going to save the children from online awfulness, and there won’t be any negative effects whatsoever.But I just know it’s all goi...
2019-06-15 15:15

Reforming EU won't block Balkan enlargement: Merkel French President Emmanuel Macron's view that the European Union cannot admit more members until its governance mechanisms have become more efficient need not delay the accession of Balkan countries to the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
2019-07-05 16:30

AT&T will automatically block fraud calls for new customers AT&T is making quick use of FCC rules explicitly allowing carriers to block robocalls by default. The network will start automatically blocking fraud calls (and issuing suspected spam call alerts) for new phone customers as a matter course, at n...
2019-07-10 08:45

FCC allows phone companies to auto-block robocalls The FCC voted Thursday to allow phone companies to block robocalls automatically for their customers. The vote would allow phone service providers like Verizon to switch on technology that blocks robocalls, which have exploded in number to about 5 bi...
2019-06-07 03:30

The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls The new rules allow carriers to enroll consumers in call-blocking tools by default, but the FCC did not mandate that telecom giants offer these services for free, sparking sharp criticism from one Democratic commissioner....
2019-06-07 02:30

UK porn block scheme delayed for another six months Ed: The Secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport has announced that the scheme, commonly known as the UK porn block, has been postponed for another six months because of an "administrative oversight"The UK porn block scheme could be f...
2019-06-20 17:30

Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist Chrome: Sometimes you just never want to see a certain site in your Google results. Maybe you want to block a sketchy news source, or you don’t want Pinterest in your image search results, or there’s a really gross forum that keeps appearing in searc...
2019-06-18 21:30

Biggie’s Block: Notorious B.I.G. gets his own street in Brooklyn Hip-hop luminaries and Bedford-Stuyvesant locals celebrated the long-awaited co-naming of a street for slain Brooklyn-native rapper Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace Way” on Monday....
2019-06-11 06:45

Meghan McCain praises UK protesters' attempt to troll Trump with giant 'USS John McCain' stunt "View" host Meghan McCain and her mother Cindy both appreciated British protesters' attempts to bother the president by projecting an image of a massive red hat that bore the name of the USS John S. McCain -- a subject of tension between McCain and t...
2019-06-05 19:30

Japan’s asteroid probe is about to attempt its second daring asteroid touchdown Japan is doing some incredible things with its Hayabusa2 asteroid probe. The spacecraft has now spent several months in orbit around the space rock known as Ryugu, and it’s blown not one but two holes into its side. Now, in yet another potentia...
2019-07-11 12:45

Google employees attempt to ban Google from the San Francisco Pride Parade In a letter released Wednesday morning, over 100 Google employees demanded that the San Francisco Pride Parade remove Google as one of its sponsors, citing an inability to protest Google's position on the parade as well as the presence of Steven Crow...
2019-06-28 02:00

UAE believes a state was behind tanker attacks Early findings of investigation into May incident does not specifically blame IranThe United Arab Emirates has told UN members that a state was likely to be behind “sophisticated and coordinated” attacks on four tankers off its coast last month.The a...
2019-06-07 11:45

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, if Tehran guaranteed that the tanker would not go to Syria....
2019-07-13 20:30

How the Oman tanker attack played out The attack on two tankers in a vital Gulf of Oman waterway Thursday comes at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and Iran in the oil-rich region and raises concerns of a potential conflict in the Middle East....
2019-06-14 12:45

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Britain has said Iran tried to divert and intercept one of its commercial oil tankers, but was warned off by the Royal Navy. Tehran had warned Britain of "consequences" after one of its vessels was seized....
2019-07-11 10:01

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military conflict over commercial shipping lanes....
2019-07-14 19:45

Concern grows over oil tanker last seen off Iran US intelligence fears vessel could have been hijacked by Revolutionary GuardsUS officials suspect that a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location after straying into Iranian waters may have been hijacked by Iran’s Revoluti...
2019-07-17 03:15

Attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson for misconduct in a public office 'politically motivated,' his lawyers say Boris Johnson today launched a High Court bid to block a private prosecution for the £350 million "Brexit bonus" claims made during the EU referendum campaign....
2019-06-07 15:45

Report: US Carried Out Cyber Attacks on Iranian Assets Tied to Revolutionary Guard Corps Donald Trump called off a military strike on undisclosed Iranian assets this week after reports Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance drone, the incident itself following accusations of Iranian responsibility for attac...
2019-06-23 00:30

US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz. The post US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in internationa...
2019-06-20 09:15

Pentagon: US to send an additional 1,000 troops to Mideast in response to ‘hostile behavior’ by Iranian forces WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon: US to send an additional 1,000 troops to Mideast in response to ‘hostile behavior’ by Iranian forces. The post Pentagon: US to send an additional 1,000 troops to Mideast in response to ‘hostile behavior&#...
2019-06-18 03:30

White House Is Pressing for Additional Options, Including in Cyberspace, to Deter Iranian Attacks American officials are working on clandestine plans to counter Iranian aggression, pushed by the White House to develop options that would not escalate tensions into a full-out conventional war....
2019-06-23 23:15

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran goes on hunger strike Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is being held in a Tehran prison, is refusing food as she marks her daughter's fifth birthday. She was arrested in 2016 after she took her daughter to visit family....
2019-06-15 20:45

Iran state TV says 44 crewmembers from 2 tankers involved in an incident near Strait of Hormuz taken to Iranian port TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state TV says 44 crewmembers from 2 tankers involved in an incident near Strait of Hormuz taken to Iranian port. The post Iran state TV says 44 crewmembers from 2 tankers involved in an incident near Strait of Hormuz taken to...
2019-06-13 11:15

Pentagon releases map disputing claim US drone violated Iranian airspace; Iran’s version is very different The Pentagon released a map Thursday pointing out that the U.S. drone shot down by Iran was over International waters and not over Iran, contrary to what Iranian officials claim....
2019-06-21 11:30

Court Rules It’s Illegal for Trump to Block You on Twitter Sorry, Donald Drumpf! Looks like the Orange Cheeto President’s Twitter fingers got a little too spicy for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ...
2019-07-10 00:15

FCC Finally Votes to Allow Carriers to Automatically Block Robocalls The FCC voted on Thursday to allow telephone carriers to block unwanted calls and illegal robocalls before those calls make it to consumers’ phones.Read more......
2019-06-06 23:00

Trump says Republicans would be 'foolish' to block Mexican tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned fellow Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts to impose tariffs on Mexico as part of his broader immigration fight amid reports that lawmakers are considering steps to block his latest trade sal...
2019-06-04 20:15

| WATCH: 'Rivers' of plastic block Kinshasa's waterways In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as thousands of plastic bottles have piled up over the years, causing deadly floods when it rains....
2019-05-21 23:15

Keystone XL pipeline opponents again seek to block construction Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a judge to again block construction of the project after U.S. President Donald Trump issued it a new permit....
2019-07-11 06:00

Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Roads Thousands of people occupied roads around Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, defiantly protesting a bill that would permit extradition to mainland China....
2019-06-12 04:15

Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business....
2019-05-22 00:30

Ministers urged to delay porn 'block' for third time The government is under pressure to delay its controversial online pornography age verification scheme for a third time, or risk "nefarious" companies "using this opportunity to harvest and manipulate user data"....
2019-06-19 20:30

England and Germany ‘will block European Super League’ • German Football League president says new solution needed• ‘If you make a pyramid like the ECA, we would destroy the clubs’Combined opposition from the Premier League and Bundesliga will block the plans developed by the European Club Association fo...
2019-06-04 22:00

Hamilton to be investigated for Raikkonen Austria qualifying block Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton will face a stewards' investigation for allegedly impeding Kimi Raikkonen in the first part of Austrian Grand Prix qualifying...
2019-06-29 17:45

Bitmain lost $150,000 because it mined an invalid Bitcoin block Bitmain-owned mining pool Antpool appears to have squandered at least $150,000 worth of Bitcoin mining rewards, reports BitMEX Research, the analytic arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX. At 14:35 UTC, June 10, the Bitcoin network rejected a block a...
2019-07-11 17:30

House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote represents a breakthrough for advocates of legali...
2019-06-21 01:45

Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia law that bans most abortions ATLANTA (AP) — A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it’s unconstitutional. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Right...
2019-06-28 15:15

French leader vows to block enlargement until EU is reformed BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron insists he will block any attempt to enlarge the European Union until it has undergone deep reforms, despite warnings that delaying membership talks with Albania and Macedonia could undermine stability...
2019-07-01 15:15

Trump: Mexico tariffs ‘will take effect,’ ‘foolish’ for GOP to block President Trump said Tuesday he expects his tariff threat against Mexico to “take effect” next week while adding it would be “foolish” for Republican lawmakers to try to block his move....
2019-06-04 19:30

House votes to block Trump's military transgender ban The Democratic-controlled House voted to block the Trump administration's new transgender troop policy during a debate on a $1 trillion spending package....
2019-06-19 13:00

U.S. FCC makes it easier for phone companies to block 'robocalls' U.S. regulators on Thursday voted to allow phone companies to block unwanted "robocalls" by default as Americans grapple with billions of deceptive and annoying calls every year....
2019-06-06 21:30

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships. In a motion Friday, the ...
2019-06-29 03:45

Massive Mudslide Block Chandigarh-Shimla Highway Massive mudslides hit the Chandigarh-Shimla national highway between Parwanoo and Solan towns in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday owing to heavy overnight rains, that led to traffic snarls and posed a......
2019-07-13 20:45

H&R Block figures out what happened to people’s tax cuts last year H&R Block has figured out what happened to people’s tax cuts last year. The company said overall tax liability was down 24.9%. Wow, that’s great! But how come people didn’t feel 24.9% richer? That’s because the IRS changed the withholding table...
2019-05-21 18:45

US supreme court declines to block partisan gerrymandering Justices: redistricting a political question beyond court’s reachCritics warn court’s demurral could give ‘green light’ for abuseThe supreme court has declined to rule in a pair of partisan gerrymandering cases, in a demurral that advocacy groups war...
2019-06-28 05:30

Court lifts block on Keystone XL pipeline construction HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a judge’s injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But it’s not clear whether the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling Thursday will have...
2019-06-07 20:01

Keep calm and wank on: UK porn block delayed for the third time With less than a month to go until pornographic sites are forced to implement their own age-checking software for UK users, the government has delayed the rollout for the third time running in over a year, says Sky News. At the end of 2017, parliamen...
2019-06-20 22:00

Climate protesters block cruise ship in Kiel Police called in the special forces to deal with climate protesters in the northern German port of Kiel. About 50 people blocked the departure of the vessel, saying that "cruises kill climate."...
2019-06-10 13:15

You Can Block Robocalls by Default With Your Phone Company—But It'll Cost You If you get more robocalls than real calls, you may appreciate the Federal Communications Commission’s new ruling passed Thursday. Effective immediately, phone companies will be permitted (and encouraged) to automatically block robocalls....
2019-06-08 01:15

Heathrow brushes off fears Johnson could block expansion Heathrow has brushed off the potential threat of a Boris Johnson premiership to its expansion plans as it kicked off a consultation over the £14bn scheme....
2019-06-19 03:15

Extinction Rebellion block London concrete project Hundreds of demonstrators stopped the production of an underground tunnel in the river Thames. The second day of a week long nationwide protest demands more action on climate change from the British government....
2019-07-16 18:30

U.S. appeals court says Trump cannot block Twitter followers A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2018 lower court ruling that said President Donald Trump could not block people from following him on Twitter....
2019-07-09 16:45

City appeals ruling to block 14th Street car ban The city is appealing a court order blocking its plan to ban cars from sections of 14th Street in Manhattan. The city’s Law Department filed an appeal to Judge Eileen Rakower’s decision Tuesday, asking that the jurist rescind her temporar...
2019-07-04 01:30

US appeals court says Trump cannot block Twitter followers The court found that the First Amendment does not permit Trump "to exclude persons from an otherwiseopen online dialog because they expressed views with which" he disagreed....
2019-07-09 17:15

President Trump Can’t Block Critics on Twitter, Says Court (NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern. The 2nd U.S. Circuit ...
2019-07-09 17:30

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls Over the past few years, annoying robocalls have seemingly become inescapable and, for some, an everyday nuisance. Last year alone, there were upwards of 48 billion robocalls made to individuals in the United States, a figure which represents a 325% ...
2019-07-10 01:15

Lockheed nabs $1.8B for F-35 Block 4 software development, testing Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.8 billion contract for the design and development of the F-35 Lightning II Phase 2.3 for the U.S.military branches and non-Defense Department participants....
2019-06-11 02:30

Forbes Media may soon be on block again as investors explore sale The Asian investors who bought a controlling stake in Forbes Media from the Forbes family in 2014 are quietly exploring a sale of the magazine and related Web properties, sources say. Reached for comment, a spokesman for Forbes, also known as the “Ca...
2019-06-19 06:45

Rudd hints at 'tactics' to block parliament suspension Amber Rudd has dropped her opposition to a no-deal Brexit but vowed to fight any bid by the next prime minister to suspend parliament to force it through....
2019-07-14 22:30

UK Porn Block is 'pointless misleading and potentially dangerous' With just one month until the UK Porn Block comes into effect, a new report has warned that the government is failing to protect the privacy and security of those who view adult content online.The Open Rights Group has analyzed the BBFC's Age-ve...
2019-06-17 11:45

UK lawmakers weigh up options to try to block a no deal Brexit British lawmakers from both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour on Sunday said they were looking at ways to prevent the country's next prime minister pursuing a no-deal Brexit against parliament's wishes....
2019-07-07 18:30

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products...
2019-06-19 06:00

Judge to hear bid to block Indiana abortion procedure ban INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is set to take up the American Civil Liberties Union’s bid to block a new Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure. A judge in Indianapolis was scheduled to hear arguments Monday from ...
2019-06-03 15:45

UK lawmakers fail in latest bid to block no-deal Brexit A group of pro-European Union lawmakers failed on Monday in their latest bid to prevent Britain leaving the bloc without an exit deal, after parliament's speaker did not choose their proposal to be put to a vote....
2019-07-01 19:15

House votes to block Trump's transgender troop ban The House voted Tuesday to block the Pentagon’s new transgender troop policy, taking a swipe at President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender service in the military.During debate on a $1 trillion spending package, lawmakers voted 243-183 to adopt...
2019-06-19 09:45

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
2019-06-14 16:30

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. It ...
2019-06-14 05:30

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise, oil up on tanker incident NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are rising at midday Thursday as a jump in the price of oil boosts energy companies. U.S. oil rose 3% after two oil tankers near the strategic Strait...
2019-06-13 18:15

Iran: UK ‘should be scared’ of retaliation over seized tanker Iran said Saturday the United Kingdom should be “scared” of possible retaliation after the Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar. “I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran’s retaliatory measures over t...
2019-07-06 17:30

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
2019-06-14 23:30

Oil Jumps After Tanker Attacks in Middle East Crude prices climbed sharply after an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz, where over a third of the world’s shipped oil passes through....
2019-06-13 14:45

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
2019-05-29 16:15

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
2019-05-29 13:00

Tanker attacks in the Gulf — evidence or warmongering? For the US government, it is clear that Iran is responsible for the explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. As proof, a video and 13 photos have been published so far. What do they show? DW investigates....
2019-06-21 16:15

Pompeo Says Iran Is Responsible for Tanker Attacks The Trump administration has concluded that Iran is responsible for attacks Thursday on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, calling them the latest in a series of hostile actions in the region toward the interests of...
2019-06-14 00:15

What impact could oil tanker attacks have on global economy? Strait of Hormuz incidents underline threat hanging over busy shipping laneTwo oil tankers attacked in Gulf of OmanAttacks targeting two oil tankers in the strait of Hormuz on Thursday followed strikes against four ships a month ago. The US has blame...
2019-06-13 22:45

Here's the possible fallout from the Gulf of Oman tanker explosions The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner and a CNBC contributor, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss....
2019-06-13 16:30

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels....
2019-05-29 10:30

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
2019-06-13 15:45

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar...
2019-07-05 12:01

The Latest: Damaged oil tanker arrives off UAE coast DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived ...
2019-06-16 11:30

EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence....
2019-06-17 17:30

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the att...
2019-06-18 00:45

2 US drones targeted before tanker attack, officials say _____ U.S. officials say two American drones were targeted by Iranian-backed forces before the attack on two tankers earlier this week in the Gulf of Oman. NBC’s Courtney Kube reports for TODAY....
2019-06-15 22:30

Gibraltar detains oil tanker headed for Syria The tanker is believed to have been transporting crude oil from Iran to Syria which would violate both US and EU sanctions. It may have been intercepted in Spanish waters....
2019-07-04 13:45

UAE Assures India Supply Of Oil, LPG Despite Tanker Attacks UAE's Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has assured India of uninterrupted supply of oil and liquefied petroleum gas despite disruptions in the Strait of Hormuz, Oil Minister......
2019-06-18 00:30

Iran 'may have seized' oil tanker that went off radar at weekend Iran may have seized a small oil tanker travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after its tracker stopped transmitting its location, a US official has said....
2019-07-17 00:30

Nigeria oil tanker explosion kills at least 50 people At least 50 people died, and 101 people were injured after they rushed to scoop fuel from an overturned tanker and the vehicle exploded in central Nigeria, officials said Tuesday....
2019-07-02 17:45

| At least 10 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded as people gathered fuel, the emergency services said....
2019-07-03 02:30

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA....
2019-07-16 22:45

Nobody Wants War After Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman: China Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to......
2019-06-15 02:00

State sponsor behind May tanker attacks, says UAE minister The UAE's foreign minister said on Saturday a "state sponsor" was involved in a May 12 attack on oil tankers in the Gulf, but did not name any particular country....
2019-06-16 09:30

Iranian gunboats backed away in a showdown with a Royal Navy frigate after staring down the barrel of the 'perfect weapon' During a stand-off involving a Royal Navy frigate, an oil tanker, and three Iranian gunboats on Wednesday, the British warship HMS Montrose trained its deck guns on the Iranian vessels, CNN first reported, citing US and UK officials. The HMS Montrose...
2019-07-12 14:15

Iranian atomic agency spokesman says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment levels ‘based on the country’s needs’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian atomic agency spokesman says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment levels ‘based on the country’s needs’ The post Iranian atomic agency spokesman says Tehran will increase uranium enrichment levels R...
2019-06-17 10:45

Trump sanctions on Iranian foreign minister could expose the real face of the country's 'charmer-in-chief' The Trump administration is expected to sanction Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, any day now, and the announcement could offer a rare glimpse into the internal dealings of the country's most traveled official....
2019-06-29 11:30

Police in Gibraltar arrest captain and chief officer of Iranian supertanker Grace 1 for breaching EU sanctions Police in Gibraltar have arrested the captain and chief officer of the detained Iranian Grace 1 supertanker accused of violating EU sanctions on Syria....
2019-07-11 20:45

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British-Iranian woman ends hunger strike in Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, told British media that his wife had eaten some food in prison. The 40-year-old Iranian activist was detained by Iranian authorities on sedition charges....
2019-06-30 07:30

US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in 'unprovoked attack,' central command says U.S. military officials returned fire -- verbally -- hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the "unprovoked" strike and Tehran's subsequent ...
2019-06-20 23:15

Britain's May says she will step down on June 7 Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would step down on June 7, succumbing to calls in her governing Conservative Party to make way for a new leader to try to break an impasse over Britain's departure from the European Union....
2019-05-24 11:30

|FromJamieOlivertoHSBC,Britain'sconsumercasualtylistgrows The past months have been brutal for the UK’s retail and consumer industries. Last week, TV celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s casual-dining chain was placed into protection from creditors....
2019-05-27 00:15

The new face of Britain's £50 note Alan Turing, a crack code-breaker and visionary mathematician who was convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will be the face of Britain's new £50 note....
2019-07-15 20:00

Britain's new net zero emissions target becomes law Britain's new target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 became law on Thursday, making it the first among the major G7 countries to set such a goal....
2019-06-27 21:00

Senators ask CBP to block imports of cocoa made with forced labor Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon urged the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to block the import of cocoa made with forced labor in a letter published on Tuesday....
2019-07-17 01:15

Abortion rights groups sue to block Alabama's near-total ban The near-total abortion ban in Alabama is scheduled to go into effect in November, but Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing to block it.        ...
2019-05-24 18:15