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No ‘unicorn arrangement’: Kerry fires back at Senate critics of Iran deal

No ‘unicorn arrangement’: Kerry fires back at Senate critics of Iran deal

Republican lawmakers criticizing the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran are looking for “some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran’s complete capitulation,” Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry blasted the notion that a better deal could have been achieved as a “fantasy, plain and simple.” The marathon hearing was mostly […]

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Condolences are streaming in from across the US after the four Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga were identified. Authorities are still guessing at the motives of the attacker, who they say had no known links to international terrorism. Officials and families have confirmed the names of the four Marines gunned down in the […]

‘No big deal': Senior Iranian commander says Tehran ready for war with US

‘No big deal': Senior Iranian commander says Tehran ready for war with US

He sent a message to the Iranian negotiators, asking that they “never allow the other side to impose its will, exercise force, humiliate or threaten you.” Kerry is not alone in appearing to keep the threat of force alive. Last month Republican Senator Tom Cotton (Arkansas) claimed that it would take Washington just several days […]

ISIS chief ‘critically wounded’ in US air strike on extremist leaders’ convoy – reports

ISIS chief ‘critically wounded’ in US air strike on extremist leaders’ convoy – reports

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reportedly been “critically” injured in a US-led airstrike in Iraq that targeted a convoy of military vehicles allegedly carrying a group of senior ISIS members. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a self-proclaimed as caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (formerly ISIL/ISIS) was “critically […]

Kamikaze robot swarm: US Navy to launch AI-guided unmanned gunboats ‘within a year’ (VIDEO)

Kamikaze robot swarm: US Navy to launch AI-guided unmanned gunboats ‘within a year’ (VIDEO)

The US Navy has successfully completed a test mission for autonomous, unmanned boats that can protect a bigger ship, or swarm an enemy target with co-ordinated kamikaze attacks. Using existing NASA technology, these boats will be deployed within months. “Our sailors and marines can’t fight tomorrow’s battles using yesterday’s technology,” said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, […]

ISIS grand plan: Bribe Putin for Iran’s nuclear secrets

ISIS grand plan: Bribe Putin for Iran’s nuclear secrets

An alleged policy plan of the Islamic State outlines some chilling, if unrealistic, plots of the would-be terrorist state, including bribing Russia with access to oilfields in exchange for nuclear technology, and digging a canal across the UAE. The document reported by Britain’s Sunday Times is believed to have been written by Abdullah Ahmed Meshedani, […]

US considers offering military help to Ukraine – Kerry advisor

US considers offering military help to Ukraine – Kerry advisor

An advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States may decide to send arms to eastern Ukraine as tensions continue to worsen there between pro-Russian protesters and supporters of the country’s interim government. Reuters reported on Monday that US State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon — a senior diplomat and member […]

NSA considers amnesty for Snowden if he stops leaks

NSA considers amnesty for Snowden if he stops leaks

Senior National Security Agency officials in the United States say they’ve considered making a deal with former contractor Edward Snowden that would give amnesty to the leaker charged with espionage if he stops disclosing secret documents. Both the director of the NSA and the government official in charge of the agency’s Snowden task force tell […]

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