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American in Russian Prison: I’m Being Abused

May 25, 2019 |

A Russian court on Friday extended the arrest for a former US Marine charged with espionage, who complained in court about abuse in custody. Paul Whelan was arrested at the end of December in a hotel room in the Russian capital of Moscow where he was attending a wedding. He…
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Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos poll

May 23, 2019 |

Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos pollWhile Americans are more concerned about Iran as a security threat to the United States now than they were last year, few would be in favor of a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military. Historically tense relations between Washington and Tehran worsened in May after U.S. President Donald Trump hardened his anti-Iran stance and restored all sanctions on Iranian oil exports following his decision a year ago to pull the United States out of a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran. The United States moved an aircraft carrier and forces to the Gulf region in response to intelligence that Iran may be plotting against U.S. interests, an assertion Iran denies.



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The ‘American Taliban’ Has Just 2 More Days in Prison

May 21, 2019 |

Not much has been heard about the man known as the “American Taliban” in recent years. That changed in a big way this week with the news that John Walker Lindh—who was captured in Afghanistan in November 2001 and pleaded guilty to supporting the Taliban—is set to be…
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American Airlines sues unions, accusing workers of slowdown

May 21, 2019 |

American Airlines Group Inc. is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity.

The airline says mechanics have caused about 900 cancellations or long delays since…


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U.S. Orders American Civilians to Leave Iraq amid Iran Tensions

May 17, 2019 |

U.S. Orders American Civilians to Leave Iraq amid Iran TensionsThe State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-critical government employees to leave Iraq and warned American citizens not to travel to the country over fears that growing tensions between the Trump administration and neighboring Iran could spark a conflict endangering them.In a statement announcing the decision, officials cited a "high risk for violence and kidnapping" and said "normal visa services will be temporarily suspended" at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. consulate in Erbil. Some employees in Baghdad "will continue to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in Basrah," the statement said.The move comes a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Baghdad, meeting with Iraqi officials and discussing the "importance of Iraq ensuring that it's able to adequately protect Americans in their country."Pompeo said he made the visit also to warn Iraq about U.S. intelligence that suggested Iran was planning strikes on U.S. forces in the country."We don't want anyone interfering in their country, certainly not by attacking another nation inside of Iraq, and there was complete agreement," Pompeo said. "These were attacks that were imminent, these were attacks that were going to happen fairly soon. We've learned about them and we're taking every action to deter them."The U.S. deployed four bombers as well as the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier-strike group to the Persian Gulf last Thursday amid fears that Iran was transporting short-range ballistic missiles in the region.Acrimony between the U.S. and Iran has been increasing since April, when the U.S. officially designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization and Pompeo announced an end to the exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil and gas that eight countries had been granted.U.S. Central Command, responsible for Middle Eastern operations, said in a statement Tuesday that troops are "now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible and possibly imminent threats to US forces in Iraq."



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Thousands March on American Embassy

May 12, 2019 |

Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the US Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that America is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust, the AP reports. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic hate speech in public life in Poland…
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French Soldiers Killed Rescuing American Hostage

May 10, 2019 |

An American woman is among four hostages freed by French soldiers during a raid in the African nation of Burkina Faso. Two French soldiers were killed in the overnight raid, which was supported by US intelligence, reports Reuters . Not much is known about the US woman, including her identity, who…
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Secret American Missile: ‘the Flying Ginsu’

May 10, 2019 |

Ever heard of a missile that doesn’t explode? That, the Wall Street Journal reports, is a key feature of a secret weapon adapted by the US military. It’s a modified version of a Hellfire missile that hits pinpoint targets but doesn’t explode on impact, meaning reduced damage and less risk…
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American Victim on Russian Plane Was En Route to Dream Job

May 8, 2019 |

A recent college graduate from New Mexico who had just landed his dream job as a fishing guide in Russia was among those killed when an airliner burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow, the AP reports. Jeremy Brooks, 22, of Santa Fe was remembered Monday as a…
Newser

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American arrested over brutal murder of shopkeeper in Italy

May 6, 2019 |

Italian police have arrested an American citizen on suspicion of brutally murdering a shopkeeper in the city of Viterbo, near Rome, authorities told CNN Sunday.
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