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We Shot Down Passenger Plane Due To Human Error, Iran Admits

Iran said on Saturday it unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane killing 176 people on board due to human error, after initially denying it brought down the plane in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Wednesday’s crash heightened international pressure on Iran after months of friction with the United States and tit-for-tat military ...

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Ukraine Airlines Jet With 176 People Crashes In Iran

A Ukrainian International Airlines plane carrying around 176 people crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Iran killing everyone on board. The Boeing 737 is said to have been struck by technical problems just three minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. Engine failure caused the crash, according to the Ukrainian Embassy. However, the flight did ...

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In Iran Showdown, Conflict Could Explode Quickly – And Disastrously

Mourners at the funeral for Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani burn Israeli and U.S. flags. Hamid Vakili/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bear F. Braumoeller, The Ohio State University Despite the claims of optimists, the odds that an international conflict will snowball into a bloody war haven’t gone down significantly since the end of World War II. Trump administration officials’ confidence that the ...

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Killing Of Iranian Commander: Iran Attacks U.S. Forces In Iraq

Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory against at least two Iraqi facilities hosting U.S.-led coalition ...

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Refrain From Further Violence, Provocations, NATO Warns Iran

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, on Monday called on Iran to “refrain from further violence and provocations” after Tehran threatened retaliation over a U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. “At our meeting today, in Brussels, allies called for restraint and de-escalation following an urgent meeting of NATO ambassadors. “New conflict will be in no one’s interest. So, Iran ...

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History As US House Of Reps Impeaches Trump

The deeply divided House of Representatives took the historic step to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, charging a president with high crimes and misdemeanors for just the third time in American history. The House voted almost entirely along party lines for two articles of impeachment to remove the President from office — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — sending ...

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Impeachment Charges Against Trump: US Lawmakers Clash

A deep partisan rift was on full display yesterday as US lawmakers slogged towards a fateful vote to advance the impeachment of Donald Trump for his alleged misconduct involving his dealings with Ukraine. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee bitterly denounced the process, framing it as an illegitimate attack on the president and his supporters, while Democrats rejected their opponents’ ...

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Prime Minister Johnson Wins Parliamentary Majority

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday won a parliamentary majority, according to Sky News and BBC television, after a snap election was called over Brexit. Results show that the Tories have won 326 of the 650 seats in the lower House of Commons, meaning they could not be beaten. Exit polls from Thursday’s vote indicated they could win 368 ...

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