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Iran 'never seeks war' with US, says Rouhani

Iran 'never seeks war' with US, says RouhaniPresident Hassan Rouhani said Iran "never seeks war" with the US, state media reported Wednesday amid a spike in tensions between the two countries. "Iran has no interest to increase tension in the region and it never seeks war with any country, including (the) US," the president said, quoted by state news agency IRNA. Rouhani was speaking by phone to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, as Tehran and Washington engaged in an escalating war of words following Iran shooting down a US drone last week.




POSTED JUNE 26, 2019 2:24 AM

'Pray for baby Fayth': 10-month-old girl shot in head after mom rejects suspected gunman at party, police say

'Pray for baby Fayth': 10-month-old girl shot in head after mom rejects suspected gunman at party, police sayA 10-month-old girl is in critical condition after a California man who Fresno police say has "no regard for human life" shot her in the head.




POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 1:59 AM

UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with Iran

UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with IranBritain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday. "The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war," Hunt told parliament.




POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 7:13 AM

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers about the Admiral Gorshkov's travels through the Caribbean. WHAT IS THE ADMIRAL GORSHKOV?




POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 5:11 PM

2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator

2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts ConfiguratorMulti-line retailer Canadian Tire inadvertently revealed the future Bronco's engine on its website.




POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 12:30 PM

Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. Why?

Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. Why?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.(This first appeared in March 2019.)Several days of aerial fighting followed the bombing raid. On Feb. 27, 2019, Pakistani F-16s and other planes crossed the line of control to attack Indian forces, New Delhi claimed.Indian MiG-21s and other fighters intercepted the Pakistanis and shot down one F-16, killing its pilot, according to the Indian government. Islamabad claimed its forces shot down two MiG-21s, but New Delhi copped to losing just one jet.Pakistani forces captured the MiG-21 pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, and held him for two days before handing him over to Indian officials.India's MiG-21s, while featuring some key upgrades, still are more than 30 years old. The Pakistani F-16 that the Indians shot down reportedly was a Block 52D model that Islamabad in 2005 ordered from the United States."The MiG-21 is in our inventory, why will we not use it?" Indian Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa rhetorically asked reporters when questioned about the aerial disparity.To be fair, India in the 1990s upgraded its MiG-21s to the "Bison" standard with Western-style avionics, a new radar and radar warning receiver and compatibility with modern weapons. "[It] has got better weapons system, better air-to-air missiles," Dhanoa pointed out.But the main reason India sent the MiG-21 into battle is that the type is still one of the most numerous in Indian air force service. "We fight with all the aircraft in our inventory," Dhanoa said.Indeed, the aerial battle in which the MiG-21 and F-16 were shot down involved, on both sides, mixed formations of old and new fighters."The MiG-21 that was shot down on Feb. 27, 2019, was part of a formation of eight Indian fighters which included four Sukhoi 30s, two upgraded Mirage 2000s and two MiG-21 Bisons that were dispatched to engage a package of 24 [Pakistani air force] jets that included eight F-16s, four Mirage III aircraft, four JF-17 Thunders," David Cenciotti reported at The Aviationist.India for years has been struggling to replace a large fleet of old, Russian-made warplanes. In 2018 the Indian air force operated 244 1960s-vintage MiG-21s and 84 MiG-27s that are only slightly younger.The MiG-21s, in particular, are accident-prone. Since the first of 874 MiG-21s entered Indian service in 1963, around 490 have crashed, killing around 200 pilots.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 6:57 AM

2 Infants, a Toddler and a Woman Found Dead Near Border in Texas

2 Infants, a Toddler and a Woman Found Dead Near Border in TexasPolice say they may have been dead for days before being found




POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 9:11 AM

FedEx sues US government over shipment restrictions

FedEx sues US government over shipment restrictionsAmerican logistics giant FedEx sued the US government on Monday, saying Washington's restrictions on exports and imports due to growing trade disputes and sanctions created an "impossible burden" for delivery firms. The announcement of the lawsuit comes as Beijing and Washington face off in a trade war that has seen both sides exchange steep tariffs on hundreds of billions in exports. A statement by the delivery firm said the restrictions placed "an unreasonable burden on FedEx to police the millions of shipments that transit our network every day" or face heavy fines.




POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 4:09 AM

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.




POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 2:41 PM

Kellyanne Conway scoffs at ethics watchdog: 'They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth'

Kellyanne Conway scoffs at ethics watchdog: 'They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth'President Trump’s counselor said Monday that the White House isn’t sure that the Hatch Act — which prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in political activities — applies to her.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 11:30 AM

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