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January 6, 2019 4:03 PM World War 3: Iran and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea

IRAN and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea for “peace and stability”, says the commander of the Iranian navy. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has been quoted by semi-official news agency Mehr as saying the two countries are planning “war games” that will be implemented in the “near future”. Iran and Russia have held several 118

January 3, 2019 11:28 AM North Korea diplomat in Italy defected and is now missing – Kim Jong-un retaliation fear

A North Korean diplomat who was until recently acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing, a South Korean member of parliament said on Thursday, after a South Korean newspaper reported he was seeking asylum in the West. The diplomat, Jo Song Gil, disappeared with his wife after leaving the embassy without notice in early November, according to Kim Min-ki 109

December 25, 2018 7:45 AM Abbas Edalat: British professor returns to UK after detention in Iran

A British-Iranian academic who was arrested and detained in Iran on security charges has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Prof Abbas Edalat, who works at Imperial College London, was detained in Tehran in April. The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran said he was released last week. British-Iranian charity 93

December 24, 2018 4:49 PM World War 3: Iran says it’s ready for offensive against US as navy ship enters Gulf

IRAN has said Tehran is prepared to respond to any hostile US action after a navy ship entered the Gulf and fears of World War Three heighten. The USS John C. Stennis entered the Gulf on Friday as tensions continue to rise and reach unprecedented levels between Tehran and Washington. A war of words began between the two countries after President Donald 111

December 20, 2018 4:44 PM 'EU would exterminate pensioners!' Italian reporter in SHOCK outburst after budget defeat

ITALIAN journalist Marco Travaglio claimed the European Commission would be happy to "exterminate all pensioners and the unemployed" to protect their "policies of social massacre" during a tense interview after the Italian Government appeared to reach a compromise on its proposed budget. The Italian Government and the European Commission repeatedly clashed 111

December 12, 2018 4:33 AM US sends Iraq PROVOCATIVE demand as nuclear sanctions bite

PRESIDENT Trump’s energy secretary has visited Iraq to demand the country end its reliance on Iranian gas and electricity, and open its energy sector to US investment, as the Trump administration steps up pressure on Iran after quitting the nuclear deal. Rick Perry accompanied the largest ever US trade delegation during a visit to Iraq. Iraq was granted 98

December 4, 2018 8:42 AM Rail chaos: GTR ordered to spend £15m on improvements for passengers

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) must contribute £15m towards improvements in services for rail passengers and will make no profit in 2018, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said. The company has already spent a similar amount in passenger compensation after chaos following May's new timetables. The DfT said: "Performance after the May timetable change 62

November 30, 2018 6:26 PM Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year's Africa Cup of Nations, says the Confederation of African Football. African football's governing body (Caf) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon's preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Officials made the decision at a meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana, that lasted more than 10 hours 57

November 30, 2018 3:03 PM An Indonesian city has banned gay sex to ‘eradicate LGBT’

Pariaman in Indonesia has passed a law banning gay sex and other “acts that are considered LGBT.” The city on Sumatra island, which is home to more than 80,000 people, will issue one million rupiah (£55) fines to same-sex couples convicted of committing “immoral acts” and anyone who is found to be “acting as a transvestite,” according to AFP. Fitri Nora, head of the local 54

November 29, 2018 12:02 AM World War 3 fears INTENSIFY as Ukraine vows MILITARY response to ‘Russian aggression’

FEARS of major conflict are growing after the Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin vowed the country would respond militarily to “Russian aggression”, following the seizure of three Ukrainian ships. Mr Klimkin issued the extraordinary warning during an interview with Sky News. It follows the seizure of three Ukrainian vessels by Russian forces on Sunday 91