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Eying U.S., Iran says to boost military might, showcases new fighter jet

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran announced today that it will increase its military power and will also show a new fighter jet amid increasing tensions with the United States and regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the military prowess of the Islamic Republic was what deterred Washington from attacking it, adding that under …

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Manafort jury says it cannot reach a consensus on at least one count

The jury of the trial against the former president of President Trump's campaign president, Paul Manafort, indicated that it is divided at least into one count and asked the judge for instructions on how to proceed. Around 11 am on the fourth day of the committee's deliberations, a note with a question came from the jury's foreman. "Your honor, if …

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Autostrade approves Genoa relief fund as government eyes penalties

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy Autostrade for Italy has approved on Tuesday the commitment to provide relief funds of 500 million euros (572 million dollars) for the collapse of the bridge to Genoa, while the government presses with intent to deprive it of its concessions. More than 40 people were killed when a bridge over the A10 motorway connecting Genoa and …

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Long Island Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha at Mitchel Athletic Complex

Tuesday morning several thousand Muslims packed the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale to celebrate one of the holiest days of the year in Islam. The faithful mark the beginning of the three-day festival of Eid al-Adha, or the feast of the sacrifice. It falls at the end of the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that all Muslims …

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The Latest: US sanctions more Russians

WASHINGTON – The last on the sanctions of Russia (all times local): 10:30 The Treasury Department is persecuting two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent the US sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow military and intelligence services. The June sanctions were a response to cyberattacks, including last year's …

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US imposes fresh sanctions over Russian cyber attacks

The US Treasury imposed new sanctions against Russian actors in connection with the Kremlin's aggressive cyber attacks Further sanctions were adopted to "stop Russian efforts to evade our sanctions," said the secretary to the United States Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. [19659003] "Today's action against these deceptive actors is essential to ensure that the public is aware of the tactics undertaken by …

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Ex-Nazi Guard in U.S., Now 95, Is Deported to Germany

BERLIN – The Nazi guard lived a quiet life for decades in New York, having lied about his immigration records in the United States in 1949 on the kind of work he did during the Second World War. But Tuesday he was deported to Germany, ending a 14-year battle to remove him from American soil. It is believed that the …

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Rockets hit during Afghan president’s address; no injuries

KABUL, Afghanistan – Tuesday rockets were fired at the presidential palace in Kabul while the Afghan president was delivering his party message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said, causing a ferocious air response , with combat helicopters Initially the police blamed the Taliban, but a branch of the Islamic state later issued a brief statement stating that …

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UK asks for more sanctions on Russia after poisoning case

Britain wants the EU to ensure that its sanctions on Russia are sufficiently complete in response to allegations that Moscow has poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain, using a nerve agent. Previously extracted from his first speech in the United States as UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, states that Russia's foreign policy under President Vladimir Putin "has made the …

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