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|Iran general says Pakistan backs group behind suicide bomb
Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in remarks state TV aired Saturday. "Pakistan's government, who has housed these anti-revolutionaries and threats to Islam, knows where they are and they are supported by Pakistan's security forces," said Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist group Jaish al-Adl ("Army of Justice").
POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2019 4:00 AM
|Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 8:54 PM
|U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift
The U.S. Treasury said it sanctioned PDVSA chief Manuel Quevedo, three top intelligence officials and Rafael Bastardo, who U.S. officials say is the head of a national police unit responsible for dozens of extrajudicial killings carried out in nighttime raids on Maduro's behalf. Separately, a U.S. official said U.S. military aircraft are expected to deliver more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, with the shipment likely to take place on Saturday. The steps are part of a wider effort by the United States to undermine Maduro, whose 2018 election it views as illegitimate and whose government it has disavowed, and to strengthen opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 4:43 PM
|It Looks Like the Land Rover Discovery SVX Is Dead
This looks like another miss from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 5:54 PM
|Amazon invests in electric vehicle startup Rivian
Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Friday announced a $700 million investment round led by Amazon, which recently pumped money into a young self-driving car technology firm. Details of Amazon's stake in US-based Rivian were not disclosed, but the company said it will remain independent. The potential Tesla rival late last year unveiled an electric pickup truck and an electric sport utility vehicle at an auto show in Los Angeles.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 2:45 PM
|New Jersey Makes Bid for Amazon HQ2 After Company Pulls Out of New York
On the first full day after Amazon scrapped its plans to open its second headquarters in Queens, New Jersey made it very clear that it wants as many of the company`s jobs as possible to be added in the Garden State.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 10:24 PM
|More rain, snow expected in storm-battered California, following days of mudslides and floods
Californians were in clean-up mode Friday as the state slowly recovers from an onslaught of rain, wind and snow, which brought widespread flooding and mudslides.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 2:47 PM
|The 20 Most Powerful Crossovers and SUVs You Can Buy in 2019
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 2:35 PM
|Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior.
POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2019 4:12 PM
|US ‘tells India it respects its right to self-defence’ after cross-border militant attack kills 44 paramilitary police
The US has supported India’s right to “self defence” against cross-border terrorism after an attack claimed by Pakistan-based militants killed at least 44 police officers in the disputed territory of Kashmir. In comments that will please Indian hawks but also raise fears that tensions between India and Pakistan could escalate yet further, US national security advisor John Bolton reportedly told his counterpart in Delhi, that America “offered all assistance to India” to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. Mr Bolton and Ajit Doval also “resolved to hold Pakistan to account for its obligations under UN resolutions”, India’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2019 2:35 PM