The US has been privately telling Tehran that it will attack if Iran makes this one wrong move
As the US military builds up its forces in the Middle East, America's top diplomat has been privately warning the Iranians that the death of even a single US service member at the hands of Iran or one of its proxies would trigger a military response, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing US officials.
Increased privatisation of UK mental health services jeopardises patient care
In England, total bed capacity has been slashed from 160,254 in 2009 to 129,992 in 2019, according to official NHS England figures. Over the same period, available beds for mental illness and learning disability have been cut by a third, from 29,330 to 19,368.
PLO Leader Calls ‘Deal of Century’ a ‘Fictitious Economic Plan’
Hanan Ashrawi, the veteran political activist and executive committee member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) called Jared Kushner’s “deal of the century” a “fictitious economic plan.”
US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash
Millions of dollars raised for “freedom and democracy” in Venezuela ended up spent in Colombia by the aides of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, and were exposed by Colombian spies in yet another blow to his cause.
SYRIA THANKS RUSSIA, IRAN AND CHINA FOR SUPPORT IN WAR, BUT WANTS TURKEY AND U.S. TO LEAVE
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem reiterated on Tuesday his stance that "all foreign troops must leave Syria," specifying that "it concerns, first and foremost, the U.S. and Turkish troops," according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency. He then added: "At the same time, I would like to once again thank Russia and Iran for assisting us in the fight against terrorism."
For Saudi Military Vehicle Deal, Canada Weighs Jobs And Human Rights
About a mile from the museum, workers with the Canadian division of U.S. defense company General Dynamics Corp. are building the eight-wheeled, amphibious vehicles for Saudi Arabia's National Guard.
Norway islanders want to go ‘time-free’ when sun doesn’t set
Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn’t set for 69 days of the year want to go “time-free” and have more flexible school and working hours to make the most of their long summer days.
Trans Mountain: Canada approves $5.5bn oil pipeline project
Canada has approved the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer.The decision could pose a challenge for PM Justin Trudeau as he heads into an election season likely to be fought in part over climate issues.
Indian heatwave kills 92 as temperatures soar to 50C
At least 92 people have died in India’s Bihar as the state remains in the midst of a punishing heatwave that’s affecting much of the country, bringing with it droughts and hundreds of cases of heatstroke.
Pew: World population expected to virtually stop growing by 2100
Pew analyzed data from the United Nations indicating falling global fertility rates will lead to a population of about 10.9 billion people at the end of the century, with what analysts said is annual growth of less than 0.1 percent.