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The us won’t be able to have a whack-a-mole Iran approach

Chris Coons represents Delaware in the US Senate. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)On January 7, hours after Iran fired missiles at a base in Iraq housing American troops, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, said that was the end of his country's response to the…

Coronavirus: WHO issue at cases outside China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cases of coronavirus have risen sharply in South Korea, where the outbreak is worsening The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the window of opportunity…

Iran plane downing: Iran ends co-operation with Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption All 176 people on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 died when Iranian missile fire hit the plane Iran has ceased co-operation with Ukraine in its investigation into the downing of Ukrainian passenger jet PS752 by Iranian missiles last month.It comes after leaked remarks suggested Iran knew immediately that it had…

8 Republicans be part of Democrats to move Senate evaluate to limit President Trump’s war powers against Iran

CLOSE Fears are mounting around the world following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani - but is World War 3 about to happen? USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Eight Senate Republicans broke with President Donald Trump on Thursday – joining all the chamber's Democrats to support legislation that would restrict the president's ability to wage war with Iran.The 55-45 vote marked a rare bipartisan…

Pentagon: fourteen a lot more U.S. support users diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran missile attack

CLOSE U.S. Central Command reported that several U.S. service members were actually assessed for concussions after the missile blasts. USA TODAYThe Pentagon says 14 more U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury stemming from a Jan. 8 ballistic missiles attack on U.S. troops at Iraqi air bases, raising the total to 64.President Donald Trump said in…

Facebook halts small Iranian group concentrating on U.S. buyers on social community

CLOSE Here are 4 questions and answers you always wanted to know about social media, but were too embarrassed to ask. USA TODAYFacebook has taken down three networks, each of which used "coordinated inauthentic behavior" to exploit other users and spread misinformation across Facebook and Instagram.One of the networks, based in Iran, used six Facebook…

Factbox: Newest on coronavirus spreading in China and over and above

(Reuters) - Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak: -The death toll in China rose by 97 to 1,113 by the end of Tuesday, according to the National Health Commission. There were 2,015 new confirmed cases, the lowest since Jan. 30 when there were 1,982 cases. -The total number of cases on the…

Senate poised to move resolution to control Trump’s war authority on Iran

The resolution underscores that Congress has the sole power to declare war.February 13, 2020, 7:38 PM6 min read The Senate passed a bipartisan war powers resolution on Thursday aimed at reining in President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without prior Congressional approval. The final vote was 55-45. Eight Republican senators supported…

Pentagon suggests Trump ‘very concerned’ about mind harm victims from Iran assault

Esper said he spoke to Trump, and he "understands the nature of these injuries."January 30, 2020, 8:53 PM6 min read A week after President Donald Trump seemed to minimize the traumatic brain injuries (TBI) suffered by service members following Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday that Trump…

Protester killed as Iraq police wrestle to stem unrest

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two protesters died in Iraq on Tuesday as police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse stone-throwing youths demanding reform of what they see as a corrupt political system. An Iraqi demonstrator burns tires to block a road during ongoing anti-government protests…

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Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence from a briefing for lawmakers on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

The us won’t be able to have a whack-a-mole Iran approach

Chris Coons represents Delaware in the US Senate. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)On January 7, hours after Iran fired missiles at a base in Iraq housing American troops, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, said that was the end of his country's response to the…

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus attends a press briefing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “deeply concerned” about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help…