Iran's U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation in the Persian Gulf is "very dangerous" and called talks with the U.S. impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy said the Trump administration's aim is to get Tehran back to negotiations. Recent attacks on tankers and the downing of a U.S. drone played out in comments before and after a closed U.N. Security Council meeting called by the United States that provided sharply different views of the current situation. It took place hours after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and senior Iranian military figures with financial sanctions.
Shown in stunning and rare footage, researchers in the Gulf of Mexico filmed a giant squid in the deep sea as part of an expedition to document elusive marine animals. The video, which lasts less than 30 seconds and was taken about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans, shows what appears at first to be a single tentacle appear from the darkness. "What were once monsters to be feared are now curious and magnificent creatures that delight," the team of researchers wrote in a mission log after viewing the video Wednesday.
Mackenzie Lueck, a 23-year-old University of Utah student, texted her parents on June 17 to let them know she had landed safely at the Salt Lake City airport, her father told Fox News. According to police, Lueck landed home from a trip around 1 a.m. She then ordered a Lyft to an unfamiliar address in North Salt Lake City, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. According to friends, Lueck's phone has been off since she went missing, her car is still at her home, and her luggage hasn't been found.
A US citizen was sentenced Monday to 12 years in Vietnamese prison for "attempting to overthrow the state", a lawyer and state media said, as the one-party country squeezes dissent. Vietnamese-American Michael Nguyen was detained in July last year while travelling in the country with two activists, who were also arrested. The trio were accused of setting up a group to prepare armed protest and the occupation of official "headquarters" in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, according to state-run news site VnExpress.
Here's what happened. Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. On Feb. 26, 2019 Indian planes crossed the line of control at India's border with Pakistan and bombed what New Dehli described as a terrorist training camp near Balakot. The Indian air force defended its decision to send old MiG-21 fighters up against much more modern Pakistani F-16s during recent aerial skirmishes.
Talks between OPEC and its allies next month about whether to extend their pact on cutting oil supplies "won't be easy" and may be complicated by the situation facing Iran and Venezuela, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other large oil producers, including Russia and Kazakhstan, meet in Vienna on July 1-2 to discuss whether the oil output deal, which expires after June 30, should be continued. "I think it won't be easy," Bozumbayev told reporters about the talks, in comments cleared for publication on Monday, citing "different positions" among parties to the deal.
Sheriff's deputies broke up a large gathering of street racers who had taken over a parking lot in Corona, authorities said.
Days ago, a 55-year-old Canadian man and his wife had to be airlifted from Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas cruise ship because the man was suffering from abdominal pain. It's far from the only time an emergency struck on one of these excursions. From 250 passengers with norovirus symptoms to Coast Guard assists, here are just a handful of mishaps and rescues at sea from the past year on popular cruise ships.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year. I underestimated because we were on the outside and we didn't get any information on what was happening on the inside,” Mahathir said in an interview with Bloomberg Television's Haslinda Amin in Bangkok at the 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit. We are having a very tough time dealing with damages in the finances as well as the crimes that were committed.
Donald Trump has said he “doesn't care about the Europeans” when it comes to dealing with Iran as the feud between Washington and Tehran escalates. The US president said he had called off an attack against Iran in response to the shooting down of an American drone because he “didn't think it was proportionate”. “I have so many targets you wouldn't believe … We have targets all over,” he told interviewer Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet the Press.
Indian paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain, an official said Sunday. An administrator of Uttarakhand state, Vijay Jogdande, said the soldiers reached the bodies Sunday, but they had yet to be identified. Veteran British mountaineer Martin Moran led a team of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian on an expedition on Nanda Devi East.
Several thousand protesters took to the streets of Georgian capital Tbilisi for a fourth day on Sunday as tensions rose between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour. Some protest placards took aim at Bidzina Ivanishvili, the oligarch leader of the ruling party, believed by many to be the power behind the scenes in the Western-backed country of 3.7 million people. Others slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin who in response to the protests has banned Russian airlines from flying to Georgia and Georgian air carriers travelling to Russia.
Task and Purpose Security, Middle East We've got the latest. NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — A Navy SEAL sniper testified on Friday that he fired warning shots to scare away a civilian noncombatant in Mosul before Chief Eddie Gallagher fired and told them over the radio, "you guys missed him but I got him." Under direct examination by prosecutors, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Dalton Tolbert recounted the alleged shooting of an old man along the Tigris river during the Battle of Mosul in 2017.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Four bodies, including two infants, were found near the Rio Grande over the weekend, the Hildalgo County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff Eddie Guerra tweeted about the incident Sunday night, saying deputies were in the area where the Border Patrol found four people dead. According to Guerra's tweet, the bodies were found by the water just southeast of Anzalduas Park in the Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area.
Fresh Pixel 4 leak gives us another look at Google's unreleased flagship Leaked Pixel 4 renders could be our best look yet at Google's new flagships Brand new Pixel 4 leak shows the display design and new mint color option It's unclear what is causing half of the internet to go down, but an ominous message from Discord refers to the issue as a “general internet outage,” which doesn't sound like something that should be possible: About an hour ago, internet service company Cloudflare says that it “identified a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges.
Nissan Motor on Tuesday threw cold water on hopes for a quick-fix to its strained relations with France's Renault SA, saying inequality between the partners could unravel their two-decade-old automaking alliance. Speaking at Nissan's annual general meeting in Yokohama, its first since the dramatic ouster of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn last year, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said he wanted to preserve the spirit of equality in the alliance - despite a shareholding structure that Nissan has long seen as lopsided. Tuesday's meeting comes just days after the two partners resolved a highly publicized disagreement between Saikawa and Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard over appointments to Nissan's newly created governance committees.
Five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order after a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias, Syria's oil ministry said Sunday. The damage was discovered after divers checked to see what was behind an oil leakage, the ministry said. The ministry gave no further details about the attack saying that the damage will be fixed within hours, by its experts.
Despite calling off a military strike against Iran, the U.S. is still poised to hit Iran hard after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, President Trump said on Sunday, in what appeared to be a coordinated effort by the administration to keep the pressure on Tehran. Trump in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” said he is “not looking for war” with Iran, but warned of "obliteration like you've never seen before” if Iran resumes its efforts to build nuclear weapons. Vice President Mike Pence told Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that “Iran should not mistake restraint for a lack of resolve.
Conditions in Texas migrant detention centres are the “worst I've ever seen”, a Republican from the state has admitted, after reports from lawyers suggested children were enduring lice infestations, flu infections and nights sleeping on cold concrete floors. Representative Michael McCaul added that “at a minimum”, Congress should create a humanitarian aid package for young people being held near the US-Mexico border. He blamed a lack of action by politicians for the filthy conditions.
Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union "responsible" for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week. The Dutch-flagged rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 has been stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12. While 11 of those on board the Sea-Watch have been allowed to disembark -- including two pregnant women -- the vessel has been denied permission to dock in Italy.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday lashed back at Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) after he suggested she accept an open invitation from a Holocaust remembrance group to tour Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps during summer recess. “@AOC I went to Auschwitz & Birkenau with Eddie Mausberg & Jonny Daniels with In the Depths,” King wrote on Saturday.
A new tanker, which will of course modernize and sustain the refueling mission for the Air Force, is fundamental to the service's air superiority and rapid deployability priorities. The new KC-46A tanker will build upon the mission current tankers currently serve, meaning it will be forward- stationed at strategically vital locations around the globe to increase mission length and effectiveness, as needed, for a wide-range of aircraft, Air Force developers said. Extending the strike range of attack aircraft such as an F-15, F-35 or F-22 brings great tactical significance in a modern threat environment wherein long range strike weapons used by potential adversaries could make it challenging for the Air Force to base and launch fighters within the proper striking proximity.
A court hearing is set for Monday for the man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento police officer in a fierce shootout captured in chilling footage from the bodycam of a fellow officer. Tara O'Sullivan, 26, was among five officers sent to a domestic-violence call Wednesday when a gunman opened fire from behind a door. Brief footage from the bodycam of her training officer, Daniel Chipp, was released over the weekend.
A judge ruled Monday that Missouri's last abortion clinic may continue to perform abortions until Friday afternoon, but left the question of whether its license to operate should be renewed to a state panel. St. Louis Circuit Court judge Michael Stelzer extended the preliminary injunction he'd previously granted to Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, allowing it to continue offering abortions until Friday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had declined to renew the clinic's license on Friday, leading it to mount a legal challenge.