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2019-05-16T20:02:30.552Z
How the US is reacting to what it sees as a threat from Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration accelerated the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the Middle East and announced the deployment of bombers and other military assets in response to... Here’s a look at where the escalating crisis stands: THE THREAT National security adviser John Bolton announced on May 5 that the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group would be rushed from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf ahead of schedule in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, without going into details THE REACTION U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a quick, unexpected trip to Iraq to discuss the intelligence with Iraqi leaders Europe wants to salvage the 2015 nuclear containment deal with Iran, not ratchet up tensions
2019-05-16T19:54:44.115Z
Perspective | Iranians do want regime change — but not the kind Washington hawks are pushing They saw the nuclear deal as a first step toward reform. National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Trump speaks with reporters on April 9 at the White House (Alex Wong/Getty Images) By Vali Nasr Vali Nasr Bio Follow Vali Nasr, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was a senior adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department during the Obama administration Nonetheless, disgruntlement and sporadic protests have not exploded into the mass uprising Washington has been hoping for
2019-05-16T19:50:28.832Z
UK envoy wants Sudan junta to resume transition talks ASAP Post-Bashir Sudan continues in its state of flux as the military rulers continue to hold on to power despite pressure from protesters and the international community to hand over to civilians. Protesters who are holding an adamant sit-in entering two-weeks have also been assured of security by the military State television and radio played patriotic music, reminding older Sudanese of how military takeovers unfolded during previous episodes of civil unrest
2019-05-16T19:36:51.033Z
Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran The president’s statement came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Tehran, and officials said he was firm in saying he did not want a military clash. He recently described American policy as being calculated to produce domestic political unrest in Iran Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea May 15, 2019 U.S. Sanctions Cut Deep, but Iran Seems Unlikely to Budge May 12, 2019 Iran Appears Ready to Reduce Compliance With Nuclear Deal May 6, 2019 Advertisement
2019-05-16T19:22:06.190Z
Oil prices rise more than 1% as Middle East conflict persists Oil futures were up more than 1% on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East grew... When you’ve got shootings at pipelines, you’ve got drone attacks.. Ghadhan said the next meeting of OPEC’s joint monitoring committee will assess the commitment of member and non-member countries to the production cuts (Graphic: U.S. crude inventories, weekly changes since 2017 - tmsnrt.rs/2XlX17b) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-05-16T19:13:31.165Z
Making Sense Of The South China Sea Dispute BY WILLIAM PESEK- The South China Sea dispute is a complicated and multifaceted saga. It hardly helps that the history of distant, largely uninhabited places with names like the Paracels, Spratleys and Scarborough Shoal differs from nation to nation. Vietnam took the opposite tack, pushing for ASEAN to take slam Xi’s empire-building gambit As Asia lacks a European Union, NATO or other overarching authority to settle grievances, to keep this proxy war from becoming a real one, the rest of 2017 boils down to hope for the best -- but brace for the worst.​
2019-05-16T19:11:05.358Z
Thousands attend funeral of Lebanon's war-era Maronite patriarch Lebanese political leaders and thousands of other people gathered on Thursday fo... Having cast himself as a defender of Christian rights during the 1975-90 civil war, he was instrumental afterwards in effecting reconciliation between Christians and the Druze sect After the withdrawal of Israeli forces in 2000 following an 18-year occupation of south Lebanon, Sfeir demanded that Syria also pull out its troops who had been in the country since 1976 Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-05-16T19:00:03.721Z
US lawmakers demand evidence on Iran threat from White House Adding to nervousness in the region, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday that it had conducted a series of air strikes on Houthi rebels in retaliation for attacks on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure in recent days The Netherlands and Germany said earlier this week that they would be suspending their military training missions in the country
2019-05-16T18:36:28.691Z
Saudi Arabian State Media Urges U.S. To 'Hit Iran Hard' With Punitive Airstrikes On Thursday, Saudi Arabia's Arab News demanded "decisive, punitive" so that "Iran knows that every single move they make will have consequences." As tensions continue to escalate, the danger remains that regional enmity between Iran and Saudi Arabia and Israel will trigger what happens next. A day earlier, the head of Iran's IRGC claimed the country is on the cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy In the region, the concept of my enemy's enemy carries serious weight They need to be shown that the circumstances are now different If and when that happens, though, Iran's response will be markedly different to Syria's
2019-05-16T18:23:01.372Z
Iran FM denounces 'unacceptable US escalation' of tensions Javad Zarif says Tehran will show 'maximum restraint', as Washington maintains its own 'maximum pressure' campaign. The Arab News published an editorial which argued that attacks earlier this week against Saudi energy targets, claimed by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels operating in neighbouring Yemen, meant the next logical step for the US should be surgical strikes, without elaborating on what specific targets should be struck
2019-05-16T18:12:15.313Z
Yemen combatants wide apart on sharing vital port revenues Yemen's warring parties on Thursday failed to agree on how to manage revenu... The government delegation at the Amman talks said the insistence of the Houthis not to allow the transfer of port revenues to their central bank office in Aden, the seat of the Riyadh-backed government, meant they had no intention of implementing the economic provisions of the peace deal
2019-05-16T17:55:11.287Z
Cuba, Canada foreign ministers meet in Havana on Venezuela crisis Canada's foreign minister met with her Cuban counterpart in Havana on Thurs... Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s Havana visit comes as representatives of Venezuela’s government and the opposition have traveled to Norway to separately discuss conflict mediation, according to four opposition sources familiar with the situation
2019-05-16T17:31:22.093Z
The 60 best and worst UK Eurovision contestants - ranked Our Eurovision Correspondent spent four hours in a pub with ex-contestants, journalists and super-fans scoring every single United Kingdom Eurovision entry. Here are the results... What happens if you take an expert panel of ex-Eurovision contestants, journalists, super fans and a QI Elf, lock them in a pub for an afternoon, ply them with booze and force them to watch and judge all 60 (or so) existing UK Eurovision entries in order to determine which was one was the best ever Javine was, perhaps, hobbled by having to perform second (the doomed spot), while Blue, despite coming 11th overall, actually ranked a respectable 5th in the televote
2019-05-16T17:20:48.560Z
Samantha Bee debunks abortion myths in scathing 'sex ed for senators' segment 'These laws are designed to oppress and control,' says Bee The freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured AFP/Getty 46/50 1 April 2019 A forensic expert works next to the remains of a small plane that crashed near Erzhausen, Germany
2019-05-16T17:20:46.915Z
Europe must unite to face challenges from China, Russia and US, Merkel says German chancellor says 'simply pointing to seven decades of peace is no longer enough to justify Europe' India is one of the leading producers of tropical and subtropical fruits in the world and is said to be the world's largest mango producer EPA 3/50 13 May 2019 A nurse carries a newborn baby after a fire broke out on the terrace of a children's hospital building in Ahmedabad, India Reuters 4/50 12 May 2019 Members of the action group Extinction Rebellion hold banners in front of the Eiffel Tower after spilling fake blood on the Trocadero esplanade during a demonstration to alert on the state of decline of biodiversity, in Paris
2019-05-16T17:20:31.973Z
Huawei has secret 'backdoor' into major telecoms firm, Dutch spy agency reportedly says Telecoms giant allegedly had access to customer data Polls suggest Vox, which campaigns against illegal immigration and radical feminism, will become the first far-right party to win seats in the Spanish parliament since the late 70s and could emerge as a kingmaker in Spain's increasingly fragmented political landscape AFP/Getty 48/50 29 March 2019 Protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika continue in Algeria despite the announcement on 11 March that he will not run for a fifth Presidential term and postponement of presidential elections previously scheduled for 18 April 2019 until further notice EPA 49/50 28 March 2019 Firefighters on ladders work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka after a huge fire tore through it, killing at least five people with many others feared trapped in the latest major fire to hit the Bangladesh capital AFP/Getty 50/50 27 March 2019 A Palestinian protester moves a burning tire during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Reuters 1/50 15 May 2019 Buildings in Hung Hom district are shrouded in coastal fog in Hong Kong, China
2019-05-16T17:20:30.612Z
Iran blames ‘unacceptable’ US sanctions for spike in tensions US recently sent warships and warplanes into Gulf to counter possible threat from Tehran Iran’s foreign minister has hit out at unacceptable sanctions imposed by the US as an international deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions continues to unravel amid a spike in tensions Mango is regarded as the national fruit of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines
2019-05-16T17:20:13.601Z
Belgium's former king ordered to pay 5,000 euros for every day he refuses to provide DNA over love child claim ‘You are responsible for the child you produce. You do not abandon it’ Polls suggest Vox, which campaigns against illegal immigration and radical feminism, will become the first far-right party to win seats in the Spanish parliament since the late 70s and could emerge as a kingmaker in Spain's increasingly fragmented political landscape AFP/Getty 48/50 29 March 2019 Protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika continue in Algeria despite the announcement on 11 March that he will not run for a fifth Presidential term and postponement of presidential elections previously scheduled for 18 April 2019 until further notice EPA 49/50 28 March 2019 Firefighters on ladders work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka after a huge fire tore through it, killing at least five people with many others feared trapped in the latest major fire to hit the Bangladesh capital AFP/Getty 50/50 27 March 2019 A Palestinian protester moves a burning tire during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Reuters 1/50 15 May 2019 Buildings in Hung Hom district are shrouded in coastal fog in Hong Kong, China
2019-05-16T17:20:12.214Z
Jimmy Carter returns home after hip surgery 'to teach Sunday school and shoot turkeys' Mr Carter had said that he hoped his turkey season limit could be extended until next year after he broke his hip this week Dozens of migrants staged a protest in Athens central train station disrupting all railway services in the hope they will be transported to the Greek border and join other refugees attempting to follow a 2016 migration route towards northern Europe Getty 43/50 4 April 2019 Security agents and police officers hold back migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp at Porte de la Chapelle, in the north of Paris
2019-05-16T17:20:10.654Z
Opinion: Well-rehearsed gunboat diplomacy has given us a startling escalation in US-Iran tensions The actions of the Trump administration may turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy, provoking Iran into doing something which will justify war A threat based on intelligence reports; deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Middle East with reports of ground troops to follow; a dramatic rise in diplomatic tensions and warnings of retribution from Washington Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the head of the country’s National Security Foreign Policy Committee, stated: Iran and the United States can manage the crisis by themselves
2019-05-16T17:20:03.762Z
Iran leader defends his country’s right to respond to ‘unacceptable’ sanctions by U.S. Iranian foreign minister said ‘escalation by the United States is unacceptable and uncalled for.’ The movement of diplomatic personnel is often done in times of conflict, but what is driving the decisions from the White House remains unclear Iraq is home to powerful pro-Iranian militias, while also hosting more than 5,000 American troops We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment
2019-05-16T17:09:33.437Z
Iran Crisis or ‘Circus’? A Weary Middle East Wonders A sudden profusion of incidents and warnings has stirred fears that the Trump administration is trying to gin up a flawed case for war, like the Bush administration did in Iraq in 2003. But when the president reimposed suffocating oil sanctions, they realized they couldn’t wait White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War May 13, 2019 Claim of Attacks on 4 Oil Vessels Raises Tensions in Middle East May 13, 2019 John Bolton’s Plan for Iran May 13, 2019 Advertisement
2019-05-16T16:41:18.829Z
U.S. federal agents arrest protesters occupying Venezuelan Embassy U.S. law enforcement officers raided the Venezuelan Embassy on Thursday to oust ... Neither agency identified what charges the protesters faced Tensions have escalated between the United States and Venezuela as Washington has ratcheted up pressure against the government of Maduro, which it says is illegitimate Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-05-16T16:40:43.744Z
How climate change is fuelling a migration crisis in Bangladesh As Bangladesh recovers from another cyclone, an internal migration crisis is deepening in this country, one of the most vulnerable in the world to the effects of climate change. In Shahajal's right hand he holds a bottle of water collected from the tube well in his village In his left hand he holds a bottle he brought from Barisal The exception is Shahjalal's brother, Mohamed Saidul Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security
2019-05-16T16:35:09.632Z
Trade can no longer anchor America’s relationship with China The world should be worried about that, says David Rennie Special report: China and America China and AmericaTrade can no longer anchor America’s relationship with China The world should be worried about that, says David Rennie SINCE CHINA emerged from the wreckage of Maoism 40 years ago, the profit motive has become a pillar of stability in its relations with America Nothing to lose but your supply chains Few Americans have better access to Chinese leaders than Mr Paulson, a longtime proponent of engagement
2019-05-16T16:10:25.549Z
A new kind of cold war How to manage the growing rivalry between America and a rising China Team Trump has rubbished norms instead of buttressing institutions and attacked the European Union and Japan over trade rather than working with them to press China to change China and America desperately need to create rules to help manage the rapidly evolving era of superpower competition
2019-05-16T16:10:22.498Z
Perspective | Trump won’t stop coining nasty nicknames for his foes — but the media must stop amplifying them. No more headlines, tweets, chyrons or news alerts for his bullying labels. The media, though, largely treats these labels as entertainment, wrote Allsop more recently not the subtle, dangerous manipulation of political discourse they actually represent It’s in those minimalist settings that they do the most harm For more by Margaret Sullivan visit wapo.st/sullivan
2019-05-16T16:08:40.132Z
U.S. House speaker: Congress has not approved war against Iran The Trump administration does not have congressional authorization to go to war ... Pelosi also told reporters that the Republican administration would provide a classified briefing for top lawmakers the so-called Gang of Eight on Iran later on Thursday The Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) law passed in 2001 cannot be used to authorize action in Iran, she added Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-05-16T16:03:55.512Z