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      Ukraine lists missile strike and terrorism as Iran plane crash theories
      Jan09

      Ukraine lists missile strike and terrorism as Iran plane crash theories

      Kiev – A top Ukrainian security official on Thursday set out what he said were the four main theories for why a Ukrainian airliner crashed in Iran the previous day killing 176 people, including a possible missile strike and terrorism. Oleksiy Danylov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council, made his statement as...

      Iran investigators say doomed Ukrainian plane never called for help
      Jan09

      Iran investigators say doomed Ukrainian plane never called for help

      Tehran — The crew of a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed in Iran never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back for the airport when the plane went down, according to an initial Iranian report released Thursday on the disaster that killed 176 people. The report suggested a sudden emergency struck the Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian...

      Iran investigation says Ukrainian jet was on fire before deadly crash
      Jan09

      Iran investigation says Ukrainian jet was on fire before deadly crash

      Dubai – A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran, killing all 176 on board, according to an initial report by Iranian investigators. The Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800, flying to Kiev and carrying mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians, crashed shortly after taking off on Wednesday...

      Iranian leader calls missile attack a ‘slap’ at US bases
      Jan08

      Iranian leader calls missile attack a ‘slap’ at US bases

      Tehran, Iran – Iran struck back at the United States early on Wednesday for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops in what the Iranian supreme leader said was a “slap” against the US military presence in the region. The dramatic blast of more than...

      63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash
      Jan08

      63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash

      TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital. The flight included many international students and a family of four. Trudeau said Wednesday his foreign minister is in touch with the...

      LOOK: Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Iran, killing all on board
      Jan08

      LOOK: Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Iran, killing all on board

      Tehran, Iran – A Ukrainian aeroplane carrying at least 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all on board, state TV reported. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, the...

      Trump impeachment: Bolton’s willingness to testify piles pressure on Republicans
      Jan07

      Trump impeachment: Bolton’s willingness to testify piles pressure on Republicans

      Washington – John Bolton complicated Senate Republicans’ impeachment strategy on Monday, declaring his willingness to testify and upping the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his party to summon the former national security adviser as a witness in President Donald Trump’s trial. Bolton last fall rebuffed...

      Former Trump advisor Bolton willing to comply with impeachment subpoena
      Jan06

      Former Trump advisor Bolton willing to comply with impeachment subpoena

      Washington – John Bolton, former national security advisor to US President Donald Trump, said Monday that he would comply with a subpoena to testify in a Senate impeachment trial. “I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify,” Bolton said in a statement on his website. The...

      Iran Supreme Leader wars of ‘harsh retaliation’ after Iranian general killed in US strike
      Jan03

      Iran Supreme Leader wars of ‘harsh retaliation’ after Iranian general killed in US strike

      Baghdad — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S. after the airstrike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. The Iranian state TV carried a statement by Khamenei also calling Soleimani “the international face...

      How Trump’s impeachment trial would differ from a criminal one
      Dec31

      How Trump’s impeachment trial would differ from a criminal one

      U.S. President Donald Trump on December 19 became the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Republican-controlled Senate is due to weigh these charges in a trial in January. In the unlikely event he is found guilty,...