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SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Nails Rocket Landing in Record-Breaking Flight

SpaceX kicked off 2020 with the record-breaking launch of its third batch of Starlink satellites. Sixty of the internet-beaming satellites launched atop a used Falcon 9 booster on Monday, Jan. 6. The sooty Falcon 9 rocket roared to life at 9:19 p.m. EST (0219 GMT Tuesday), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape […]

EU to explore further enlargement in 2020

Croatia, the youngest EU member, vowed to advocate for the bloc’s Balkan enlargement, and pledged to work for “a strong Europe in a world of challenges” in the upcoming six months, after taking over the European Council’s rotating presidency on Jan. 1. Members of the Croatian government will chair the reunions of the EU’s main […]

Prepare for potential broad war between Iran and US – INSS annual report

As tensions heat up between Iran, the US and Israel following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani last week, the absence of a stable government will harm Jerusalem’s ability to achieve its broader national security and foreign affairs goals, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) said in its annual report on Monday. This lack of […]

Pompeo: We’re Having to Clean Up the Obama Administration’s ‘Mess’ in Iran

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is cleaning up the “mess” the Obama administration created in Iran. Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: There’s also the question going forward if you take any new action against Iran is congressional authorization needed. Former Vice-President Biden spoke about […]

FNC’s Chris Wallace Calls Soleimani Kill a ‘Dramatic Escalation’

On this weekend’s broadcast of  “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace called the Trump administration killing Qasem Soleimani “a dramatic escalation,” in tensions with Iran. Wallace said, “Does the decision to escalate dramatically and I think we would agree it was a dramatic escalation to take out Qasem Soleimani, does it make the U.S. more […]

Trump: If Americans Are Targeted US Will Send ‘Beautiful’ New Military Equipment Iran’s Way

President Trump warned the Iranian regime overnight that in the event of an attack on an American base or an American national, some of the “beautiful” U.S. military equipment acquired over the past three years would be sent its way, “and without hesitation.” In a tweet a few minutes after midnight, Trump said, “The United […]

MSNBC’s McGurk: ‘We Need to Presume that We Are Now at War with Iran’

During a Sunday appearance on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” network foreign affairs analyst Brett McGurk, the former U.S. special envoy for the coalition against the Islamic State, weighed in on the U.S. military’s recent airstrikes in Baghdad to kill Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. McGurk called the action a “big piece of business” that he said […]

Iranian official: We’ll turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust

A former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Sunday threatened his country would turn the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv “to dust” if the US attacks targets in Iran. “If America takes any measures after our military response, we will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust,” Mohsen Rezai, who currently heads the […]

Will It Be War? Khamenei Vows ‘Severe Revenge’ for Soleimani

After President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, leaders in Iran gathered to formulate a response. Many warned of a “major escalation” after the airstrike, even though Trump’s action came in response to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, for which the Pentagon blamed […]

Quds Force Leader Qassem Soleimani’s Death Marks Huge Blow to Iranian Regime

The U.S. military, at the direction of President Donald Trump, killed Iran’s most significant military figure, Qassem Soleimani, in airstrikes in Baghdad early Friday morning in a huge blow to the Islamic Republic. The Pentagon confirmed in a statement that it killed Maj. Gen. Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite military forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds […]