Khamenei: Missile attacks major blow to U.S. ‘superpower image’

By Don Jacobson  (0) Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayers Friday in Tehran, Iran. Photo by Office of Iran's Supreme Leader Office/EPA-EFE Jan. 17 (UPI) -- In a rare Friday address, Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed the missile strikes that damaged two U.S. bases in Iraq last week and injured nearly a dozen American [...]

2020-01-17T14:36:41+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Trump, Chinese leader sign ‘phase one’ trade deal in 1st step to end conflict

By UPI Staff & Don Jacobson  (0) U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He hold the "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China they signed Wednesday in the East Room of the White House. Photo by Alex Wroblewski/UPI | License Photo Jan. 15 (UPI) -- After a year and a half [...]

2020-01-16T02:56:52+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Iran arrests several over shootdown of Ukrainian airliner

By Don Jacobson  (0) A sign on a street in Tehran, Iran, reads in Persian, "We are all in pain and sympathize" -- a reference to the crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet accidentally shot down last week. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities have arrested several people in connection with the [...]

2020-01-15T01:02:20+00:00January 15th, 2020|

U.S. Air Force investigating deaths of 2 airmen at Germany base

The airmen were part of the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the west German base. File Photo by Boris Roessler/EPA Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force said Monday it's investigating the circumstances of two airmen who turned up dead in their dorm room at the Spangdahlem base in Germany. The men were identified as [...]

2020-01-13T19:55:51+00:00January 13th, 2020|

U.S. Navy: Russian warship ‘aggressively’ approached in Arabian Sea

Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Russian warship "aggressively" approached a U.S. destroyer, the USS Farragut, while in the North Arabian Sea, the U.S. military announced Friday. The interaction took place Thursday and nearly caused a collision between the two "While conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by [...]

2020-01-11T19:39:18+00:00January 11th, 2020|

Officials order 250,000 in Victoria to evacuate as bushfires approach

By Clyde Hughes  (0) An aerial view of a bushfire near Bairnsdale in Victoria's East Gippsland region Dec. 31. Victoria authorities Friday urged 250,000 to evacuate because of approaching fires. Photo by State Government of Victoria/EPA-EFE Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Victoria braced for more Australian bushfires Saturday after authorities urged 250,000 people to leave in advance [...]

2020-01-10T16:29:15+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Iraq asks Trump administration to start planning U.S. troop withdrawal

By Don Jacobson  (0) The office of the Iraqi prime minister said Mahdi advised the Trump administration to plan for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, which have been in Iraq since 2003. File Photo by Spc. Middleton/U.S. Army National Guard/UPI Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi wants U.S. President Donald Trump's chief diplomat to send [...]

2020-01-10T16:22:08+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Senators introduce resolution stressing Congress has not authorized war with Iran

By Darryl Coote  (0) Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Senators have introduced a bipartisan resolution underscoring that President Donald Trump does not have congressional authorization to pursue military action against Iran. Announced Wednesday by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., the resolution stresses that neither the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists nor the 2002 AUMF Against Iraq legally permits the [...]

2020-01-09T17:22:21+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Trump vows new sanctions, punishment for Iran after missile attacks

By Don Jacobson  (2) President Donald Trump responds to missile attacks by Iran against U.S. military bases in Iraq in a national address Wednesday. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo Jan. 8 (UPI) -- In a national address Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump responded to Iranian missile attacks on two bases in Iraq by saying Americans should be [...]

2020-01-08T22:19:27+00:00January 8th, 2020|

Boeing 737 airliner crashes after takeoff in Iran, killing 176

By Darryl Coote & Don Jacobson  (0) Workers are seen Wednesday amid wreckage from a Boeing 737 jetliner about 30 miles south of Tehran, Iran. Photo by Morteza Nikoubazi/UPI | License Photo Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Investigators have located the "black boxes" from a Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran Wednesday and killed all 176 people aboard, [...]

2020-01-08T22:09:33+00:00January 8th, 2020|