Thursday, February 20, 2020

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‘New dawn’ Brexit to do checklist: revenue, charming Trump and producing mates

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a bulging to-do list for what he has cast as a “new dawn” for the country. Below are the biggest issues he has to deal with. TRADE As soon as the United Kingdom formally…

The Terrifying Science Guiding the Locust Plagues of Africa

Tearing across East Africa right now is a plague of biblical proportions: Hundreds of billions of locusts in swarms the size of major cities are laying waste to the crops in their path. It’s the worst outbreak in 25 years in Ethiopia. In Kenya, make that the worst in seven decades.Fueling the locusts’ destruction is…

Iranian factory can make U.S. and Israeli flags to melt away

KHOMEIN, Iran (Reuters) - Business is booming at Iran's largest flag factory which makes U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn.At the factory in the town of Khomein, southwest of the capital Tehran, young men and women print the flags by hand then hang them up to dry. The factory produces about…

President Trump Should Try to remember That Iran Appreciates How To Battle The U.S. Armed service

overlooked, but arguably are even more important. Iran has increasingly precise land-attack versions like those used against Abqaiq, and some can range the entire Middle East. It produces longer-range anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) launchable from mobile land batteries or missile boats swarms, which a recent Pentagon report called the “capital ships” of Iran’s Persian Gulf…

Iran prepares web site for satellite launch that U.S. claims is include for ballistic missile enhancement

Iran is preparing a site for launching a satellite, a government minister said on Monday, highlighting a program the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development.

Main Veterans Group Calls On Trump To Apologize For Downplaying Troops’ Accidents

A prominent veterans organization is calling on Donald Trump to apologize for a Wednesday press conference in which he downplayed injuries sustained by troops during a recent attack on an Iraqi military base where they were housed.  In a statement posted Friday on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website, the VFW’s national commander said the…

Sad online person Ted Cruz tells Twitter to ban Iran’s Supreme Chief

Sad sips. Image: SAUL LOEB / mashable By Jack Morse2020-02-07 22:23:09 UTC Known Twitter-porn fan Ted Cruz is upset about something on the internet. Or, more specifically, someone.  The Texas senator and official beard boy signed a letter yesterday addressed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey complaining about the presence of certain unsavory characters on the…

Iran: President Trump Is Wrong to Feel Tehran Routine Will Collapse

(MUNICH) — Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American “maximum pressure” campaign against his country will cause the government in Tehran to collapse. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a group of top defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference that…

Iran Could Have A Nuclear Weapon By This Time Next 12 months

wrote Kelsey Davenport, an expert with the Arms Control Association in the United States.“Currently, due to restrictions put in place by the nuclear deal, the United States estimates that timeline at 12 months,” Davenport explained in a July 2019 assessment.But the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal, a signature accomplishment of former U.S. president…

Some celebrities made use of their Grammys outfits to make political statements about everything from Iran to Trump

The 2020 Grammys saw some political red-carpet outfits on Sunday. Singer Joy Villa, who wore a "Build the Wall" gown at the 2019 Grammys, arrived at this year's red carpet in a gown emblazoned with "Trump 2020."Actress Megan Pormer wore a dress showcasing her opinion on relations between the US and Iran.Musician Ricky Rebel, who also…

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Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…