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UPDATE 9-As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy

UPDATE 9-As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. EmbassyA rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said. The attack came two weeks after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iraqi leaders during a surprise visit to Baghdad that if they failed to keep in check Iran-backed militias, which are expanding their power in Iraq and now form part of its security apparatus, the United States would respond with force.




POSTED MAY 19, 2019 1:49 PM

Missing girl Salem Sabatka found safe after 'heroes' lead Texas police to her kidnapper

Missing girl Salem Sabatka found safe after 'heroes' lead Texas police to her kidnapperSalem Sabatka, 8, was found safe and the 51-year-old man accused of abducting her was taken into custody, according to Texas police.




POSTED MAY 19, 2019 1:59 PM

Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust report

Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust reportQatari state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera suspended two journalists on Sunday over a video they produced claiming the extent of the Holocaust was being misrepresented by Jews. The clip, posted by Al Jazeera's online AJ+ Arabic service, claimed "the narrative" that the Nazis killed six million Jews was "adopted by the Zionist movement". The video said that "along with others, the Jews faced a policy of systematic persecution which culminated in the Final Solution".




POSTED MAY 19, 2019 2:00 PM

9 Cool Things We Learned Driving the Spectre Land Rover Defender

9 Cool Things We Learned Driving the Spectre Land Rover Defender




POSTED MAY 20, 2019 11:00 AM

Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

Google and Android system start to cut ties with HuaweiUS internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with foreign companies said to threaten American national security. The measure targets Huawei, a Chinese telecoms giant in Washington's sights that is listed by the Commerce Department among firms with which American companies can only engage in trade after obtaining the green light from the authorities.




POSTED MAY 20, 2019 12:50 AM

Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent

Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascentRescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police. Television channels ran live shots as rescuers perched on the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower's wrought-iron struts, just below the highest viewing platform, tried to persuade the unknown man to give himself up. The lattice tower, named after its designer and builder Gustave Eiffel, is one of the world's most recognisable landmarks.




POSTED MAY 20, 2019 6:38 PM

'DM me': Warren wins over comedian with Twitter quip

'DM me': Warren wins over comedian with Twitter quip"Do you think Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix my love life?" comedian Ashley Nicole Black tweeted, probably not expecting the response she got from the senator and presidential candidate.




POSTED MAY 19, 2019 2:11 PM

Columbine Survivor Austin Eubanks, 37, Dies at Home

Columbine Survivor Austin Eubanks, 37, Dies at HomeAustin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting, has died. He was 37. According to Austin's family, he lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face.




POSTED MAY 20, 2019 1:35 PM

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sourcesAn explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said. South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting the bus in Giza, according to the sources. Sunday's incident comes after three Vietnamese holidaymakers and their Egyptian guide were killed when a roadside bomb hit their bus as it travelled near the pyramids outside Cairo in December.




POSTED MAY 19, 2019 10:05 AM

The World Agrees With Trump on One Thing When It Comes to Iran

The World Agrees With Trump on One Thing When It Comes to IranGovernments worldwide are alarmed at the tension between Washington and Tehran, concerned about the risk of escalation or military miscalculation and frustrated at a lack of communication about U.S. goals. What keeps the anxiety in check from Berlin to Moscow to Ankara is President Donald Trump’s oft-stated aversion to starting fresh wars.




POSTED MAY 19, 2019 4:42 PM

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