Iran promises ‘crushing response’ after Trump’s tweet threat

President Donald Trump addresses the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo, in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump is using the same hardline rhetoric against Iran that he used a year ago, as new tensions flare between Washington and Tehran. Trump tweeted a firm threat [...]

2019-05-20T15:02:21+00:00May 20th, 2019|

Beijing to punish passengers who eat on subway with lower credit score

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Chinese passengers riding the Beijing subway are facing new restrictions on trains that went into effect on Wednesday. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo May 16 (UPI) -- The city of Beijing is using its system of social credit to police the public behavior of citizens riding the city's subway. Chinese [...]

2019-05-17T19:20:48+00:00May 17th, 2019|

North Korea women in China trapped in sex trade

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Chinese women dressed in Korean dress pose for pictures in Dandong, China. North Korean women refugees are easily exploited by crime rings in northeast China, according to researchers in Britain. File Photo by Stephen Shaver | License Photo NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Human traffickers are increasingly targeting young North Korean women, [...]

2019-05-16T16:51:56+00:00May 16th, 2019|

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy

By Clyde Hughes  (0) U.S. officials said Wednesday non-emergency staff in Baghdad, Iraq, should leave due to rising tensions in the region. File Photo by Maryam Rahmanian/UPI | License Photo May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, [...]

2019-05-15T15:44:48+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Iran military boss: Armed forces stronger, U.S aircraft carriers vulnerable

IRGC Commander Hossein Salami said that a war between Iran and the United States is "not possible" while addressing parliament on Sunday. Photo courtesy Ali Khamenei/Wikimedia Commons May 12 (UPI) -- The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corpssaid Sunday that the United States "does not have the ability" to wage war against Iran. During a visit to [...]

2019-05-13T14:58:47+00:00May 13th, 2019|

China calls on U.S. to remove extra tariffs; more talks planned

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He called for the United States to remove all tariffs on goods coming from the Asian super power during a trade negotiation in Washington, D.C. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo May 11 (UPI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu He called for the United States to remove all tariffs on goods [...]

2019-05-12T15:44:10+00:00May 12th, 2019|

Iranians rally in show of force against U.S. sanctions

Demonstrators burn a U.S. flag in Tehran, Iran, Friday amid national rallies supporting Iran's rejection of U.S. sanctions. Photo by Abedin Takerkenareh/EPA-EFE May 10 (UPI) -- Rallies across Iran on Friday showed widespread public support for Tehran's hardline posture in the face of new U.S. sanctions -- and new tensions that stem from fallout over the [...]

2019-05-11T14:23:51+00:00May 11th, 2019|

Restrictive Mexican visas keep Central American migrants away from U.S. border

By Patrick Timmons  (0) Brayan Rosales Hidalgo from Honduras holds his and his son Antony's regional visitor visa cards -- valid only for southern Mexico -- near a makeshift detention center in Mapastepec, Mexico, on Tuesday. Photo by Ariana Drehsler/UPI | License Photo MAPASTEPEC, Mexico, May 9 (UPI) -- Mexico has released hundreds of Central American migrants [...]

2019-05-09T15:25:02+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Singapore passes controversial anti-fake news law

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Singapore's parliament passed a sweeping anti-fake news law Wednesday that gives government officials wide-ranging powers against alleged bogus news sites and misinformation. Photo by Harish Tyagi/EPA-EFE May 9 (UPI) -- Singapore's parliament has passed a wide-ranging anti-fake news law that some fear could lead to censorship and abuse of power. The Protection [...]

2019-05-09T15:17:34+00:00May 9th, 2019|

EU, 3 nations reject Iran demands over nuclear deal, U.S. sanctions

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) An Iranian newspaper depicts Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Donald Trump on its April 8 front page. File Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE May 9 (UPI) -- The European Union, Britain, France and Germany on Thursday rejected an ultimatum from Iran that gave the nations two months to protect Tehran from [...]

2019-05-09T15:04:40+00:00May 9th, 2019|