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Iran closes down newspaper after expert doubts official coronavirus tolls

Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it quoted a former member of the national coronavirus taskforce as saying the country's tolls from the epidemic could be 20 times higher than official figures, state news agency IRNA reported. "The Jahan-e Sanat newspaper was shut down today for publishing an interview on Sunday," the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mohammadreza Saadi, told IRNA. On Sunday, the newspaper published an interview with Mohammadreza Mahboubfar, in which he said: "The figures...
Tags: News, Iran, IRNA, Sanat, Jahan, Mohammadreza Saadi, Mohammadreza Mahboubfar


Iran Shutters Newspaper After Expert Questions Official Coronavirus Numbers

The paper published remarks by an expert who said the official figures in Iran account for only 5% of the real toll.
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Coronavirus live news: Europe must react fast to new flare-ups, warns WHO emergencies chief

World Health Organization says it has received just 10% of funds it needs for Covid fightGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 1.11pm BST Authorities in Iran have shut down a newspaper after it published remarks by an expert who said that official figures on the country’s coronavirus outbreak only account for 5% of the real toll, according to the Associated Press...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Associated Press, IRNA, Coronavirus outbreak, Mohammad Reza Sadi, Jahane Sanat


Iran says European insurers should pay compensation for downed Ukrainian plane

Iran will not compensate Ukraine International Airlines for its plane Tehran accidentally downed in January because the passenger jet was insured by European firms, the head of Iran's Central Insurance Organisation said on Monday. "The Ukrainian plane is insured by European companies in Ukraine and not by Iranian (insurance) companies," said Gholamreza Soleimani, according to the Young Journalists Club news website affiliated with state TV.
Tags: News, Iran, Ukraine, Tehran, Ukraine International Airlines, Iran s Central Insurance Organisation, Gholamreza Soleimani, Young Journalists Club


Iran sank a replica US aircraft carrier, then left it in the Strait of Hormuz — now it can seriously disrupt ships in a vital oil route worth $878 million a day

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps sunk the replica during a July 28 and July 29 operation meant to show how it would take on a US carrier.
Tags: News, US, Iran, Strait Of Hormuz, Revolutionary Guard Corps


Lebanon government quits amid outrage over Beirut blast

Lebanon's prime minister announced the government's resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result of endemic corruption. "Today we follow the will of the people in their demand to hold accountable those responsible for the disaster that has been in hiding for seven years, and their desire for real change," Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a speech announcing the resignation. President Michel Aoun accepted the resignation and...
Tags: News, Iran, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Michel Aoun, Diab, Hassan Diab


Q&A: what’s the real story behind recent UK refugee arrivals?

Britain takes in very few of the world’s asylum seekers and only a minority of them arrive by boatQ: Media reports suggest that many refugees are making a beeline for the UK. Is this correct?A: The UK is home to just 1% of the world’s 29.6 million refugees. Asylum seekers make up a very small percentage of overall migrants to the UK with study and work cited as the main reasons why people want to come to the country, according to research from Oxford’s Migration Observatory. Asylum applications ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, France, Iraq, European Union, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Migration, Oxford


Opinion: Foreign threats to the US election

Foreign actors still view US politics as a playpen. That's the key takeaway from the updated assessment of the election threat landscape by the US intelligence community's top election security official. It included detailed information on the "the intentions and activities" of China, Russia and Iran with respect to the 2020 election, now less than three months away.
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Lebanon's allies pledge major resources to help rebuild Beirut after deadly blast

Countries including Britain pledged to donate "major resources" to help rebuild Beirut after Tuesday's blast, saying any aid will be "directly delivered to the Lebanese population" amid growing anger over government corruption. The push for aid came as Emmanuel Macron, the French president, warned that the future of the nation hung in the balance in the wake of the explosion, which demolished half of its capital city. “The August 4 explosion sounded like a thunderclap. The time for awakening...
Tags: News, White House, US, Iran, Britain, United States, Donald Trump, Beirut, Lebanon, Daily Telegraph, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Michel Aoun, Foreign Ministry, Aoun, Macron


National security adviser: 'Almost nothing' left to sanction 'of the Russians'

CBS News' Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan repeatedly pushed National Security Adviser on Sunday to say whether President Trump has told Russian President Vladimir Putin "to knock it off" when it comes to U.S. election interference. O'Brien said he doesn't get involved with his boss's conservations with other world leaders, but said the Trump administration remains committed to keeping Moscow out of the picture.Trump, O'Brien said, has been tougher than his predecessors....
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, China, Russia, Iran, Beijing, Moscow, Kremlin, Tehran, Trump, Brien, CBS News Face the Nation, Margaret Brennan, National Security Adviser


O’Brien Claims ‘Almost Nothing’ Left On Russia Sanctions Despite DNI’s Dire Warning

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien on Sunday dismissed the notion of imposing additional sanctions against Russia even after the DNI warned for the first time that the country detailed a campaign to “denigrate” former Vice President Joe Biden in the November election. On Friday, counterintelligence chief William Evanina issued a statement warning that the Kremlin “is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate” both Biden and “an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’” Evanina also warned tha...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Joe Biden, Iran, House, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Kremlin, Biden, Trump, Dni, William Evanina, Brien


Intelligence community's top election official: China and Iran don't want Trump to win reelection, Russia working to 'denigrate' Biden

The US intelligence community's top election security official said in a statement Friday that China "prefers" an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to "denigrate" former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid.
Tags: White House, China, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Iran, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump Claims He Is ‘The Last Person’ Russia Wants In Office

President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a finding from a top U.S. intelligence official that found Russia will “primarily denigrate” Joe Biden in the 2020 election. “I think the last person Russia wants to see in office is Donald Trump because nobody’s been tougher on Russia than I have — ever,” Trump said during a news conference at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Friday when asked about the intelligence. Earlier on Friday, the director of the National Counterintelligence and...
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Intelligence community's top election official: China and Iran don't want Trump to win reelection, Russia working against Biden

The US intelligence community's top election security official said in a statement Friday that China "prefers" an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to "denigrate" former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid.
Tags: News, White House, China, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Iran, Stories, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


UN set for showdown over US Iran arms embargo push

The UN Security Council is set next week to roundly reject a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo, diplomats say, setting up a lengthy showdown with repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the United States would put forward its long-awaited resolution despite ardent opposition from Russia and China. "The resolution takes a maximalist position on Iran," one diplomat told AFP.
Tags: News, China, Russia, US, Iran, United States, Un, UN Security Council, State, US Iran, Mike Pompeo


US election 2020: China, Russia and Iran 'trying to influence' vote

Russia wants a second term for President Trump while China does not, a US intelligence chief says.
Tags: News, China, Russia, US, Iran, Trump, China Russia


Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Try to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says

But a new assessment says China would prefer to see the president defeated, though it is not clear Beijing is doing much to meddle in the 2020 campaign to help Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Tags: News, China, Russia, Iran, Beijing, State Department, Biden, Trump, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Joseph R Jr, Classified Information and State Secrets, Presidential Election of 2020, Trump U S Intelligence Says


Trump says he may extend unemployment benefits via executive order – live

President speaks at golf club in New Jersey after talks collapseRussia, China, Iran trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’, official warnsUS added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spikeSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.20am BST Asked whether the press conference, which was attended by members of his golf club, some of whom were not wearing masks and who were not maintaining social distance, was violating New Jersey guidelines for golf clubs, Trump said no, “Because it’s ...
Tags: China, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, US politics, New Jersey, US economy, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, China Iran, US elections 2020


US intel: Russia working to defeat Biden; China and Iran prefer Trump defeat

Russia wants to "denigrate" Joe Biden, while China views Trump as "unpredictable," says the U.S. National Counter-Intelligence and Security Center.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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DNI Warns For The First Time That Russia Wants To Damage Biden In The 2020 Election

The Russian government is supporting efforts to damage Joe Biden and boost President Trump, counterintelligence chief William Evanina said on Friday. The statement from Evanina also says that China”prefers” for Trump to lose re-election to Biden. The new announcement comes two weeks after Evanina released a similar, but less specific statement warning of interference by Russia, China, and Iran in the November elections. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly chastised Evanina las...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Beijing, House, Moscow, Nancy Pelosi, Kremlin, Biden


Intelligence official says Russia and China are lining up on opposite sides of the U.S. election

A top intelligence official says Russia is using a "range of measures" to take down former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential election, while China prefers that President Trump doesn't win.William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, released a statement on Friday detailing the "intentions and activities" of U.S. adversaries in the presidential election, which describes how intelligence officials are "concerned" primarily about China...
Tags: News, Congress, China, Russia, Joe Biden, Iran, Beijing, Marco Rubio, Kremlin, Biden, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, China Russia, William Evanina, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Fla


Intelligence community warns Russia wants to hurt Biden, while China 'prefers' Trump not be reelected

Following a push from Democratic lawmakers to be more forthcoming in declassifying evidence of foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election, a top counterintelligence official on Friday published new, specific details about how Russia, China and Iran are seeking to manipulate American voters.
Tags: News, China, Russia, Iran, Biden, Trump, Democratic, Russia China


Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says

But a new assessment says China would prefer to see the president defeated, though it is less clear how much Beijing is doing to meddle in the 2020 campaign to help Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Tags: News, China, Russia, Iran, Beijing, State Department, Biden, Trump, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Joseph R Jr, Classified Information and State Secrets, Presidential Election of 2020, Trump U S Intelligence Says


US election 2020: China, Russia and Iran 'trying to influence' vote

Russia wants a second term for President Trump while China does not, a US intelligence chief says.
Tags: News, China, Russia, US, Iran, Trump, China Russia


White House duo urge Trump to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief as talks collapse – live

Executive orders recommended after talks with Democrats stallODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’Report says China would prefer ‘unpredictable’ Trump to loseUS added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spikeSign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.21pm BST Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh, reporting from the West Coast. The Biden campaign’s Tony Blinken, in light of the ODNI report, said that “Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly invited, emboldened, and e...
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White House duo urge Trump to sign executive orders on coronavirus relief – live

Executive orders recommended after talks with Democrats stallODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’Report says China would prefer ‘unpredictable’ Trump to loseUS added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 spikeSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.09pm BST Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said they would urge Trump to issue executive orders on coronavirus relief after an unproductive meeting with Democratic cong...
Tags: Putin, Obama Administration, White House, China, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Ukraine, US politics, Moscow, US economy, Kremlin, Biden, Donald Trump


Intelligence community's top election official: China and Iran don't want Trump to win, and Russia is working against Biden

The US intelligence community's top election security official said in a statement Friday that China "prefers" an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid.
Tags: News, White House, China, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Iran, Stories, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Russia targets Biden in election-meddling effort, U.S. intelligence says

In a preelection report, the director of national intelligence's office says Russia is actively trying to denigrate Joe Biden, China "prefers" that President Trump loses reelection, and Iran is seeking to undermine U.S. democracy.
Tags: News, China, Russia, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Trump


Intelligence community's top election official's statement warning of threats from China, Russia and Iran

The US intelligence community's top election security official said in a statement Friday that China "prefers" an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid.
Tags: White House, China, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Iran, Cnn, Donald Trump, China Russia


US intelligence warns of election meddling by Russia, China and Iran – live

ODNI says foreign trio trying to ‘sway voters’ preferences’ US added 1.8m jobs in July as states grapple with Covid-19 resurgenceTrump claims Biden is ‘against God’Karen Bass: progressive congresswoman could be Biden’s vice-presidentSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.22pm BST The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement in support of the new ODNI warning on election interference. Acting committee chairman Marco Rubio and vice chairma...
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