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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the US of “savagery” Saturday for imposing sanctions that have caused Iranians $150 billion in damages. He also urged Iranians to aim their fury at the White House. “With their illegal and inhuman sanctions, and terrorist actions, the Americans have inflicted $150 billion of damage on the people of Iran,”...
    Nick Turse September 26, 2020 5:00PM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Whether you're reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch, or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it's 100 seconds to midnight. That's just over a minute and a half. And that should be...
    BARNWELL, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit against the state of South Carolina said a $600 million federal settlement over nuclear waste should go to the seven counties near the Savannah River Site instead of the whole state budget. The lawsuit said those counties were the most hurt when the federal government failed to follow its...
    The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history this week, revealing that the ship's commanding officer noted a "dangerous condition" on the vessel before it was lost. The first of the documents released were 300 pages from the official inquiry into the sinking of the USS Thresher...
    BYRON, Ill. (AP) — A local panel was recently formed in an Illinois community in hopes of preventing a nuclear energy company from closing its plant. Byron Station Response Committee plans to develop a “collaborative, broad-based response” to Exelon’s announcement of its intent to close the company's Byron Station in September 2021. Superintendent Buster Barton...
    (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Saturday of "savagery" after Washington imposed new sanctions on Tehran, and said Iranians should direct their anger at the White House. "The Americans have inflicted tens of millions of dollars of damage on Iran," Rouhani said in televised remarks, his voice shaking with anger....
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — There are potential catastrophes so dire, only an approach that blurs the realist and the utopian seems appropriate. Take for example the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Adopted by the United Nations in 2017, it seeks to completely get rid of the most satanic arms ever created.  The treaty’s already been...
            by Jon Miltimore  The organization Black Lives Matter has removed from its website a page that included language condemning America’s “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” The page, titled “What We Believe,” included various public policy positions unrelated to police brutality and police reform. The Washington Examiner discovered on Monday the page had been removed....
    (CNN) — En el mundo hay actualmente 13.400 armas nucleares, según la ONU. Y aunque lograr el desarme nuclear mundial ha sido uno de los objetivos más antiguos de las Naciones Unidas, desde 1946, aún hoy hay una «frustración debido a la lentitud del desarme nuclear». En el Día Internacional para la Eliminación Total de...
    In the first year of the Trump presidency, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis would sleep in his gym clothes to save critical minutes in the event that he was awakened to news of an incoming missile from North Korea. President Trump had delegated to Mattis the authority to shoot down any missile that threatened the...
    Whether you’re reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch, or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it’s 100 seconds to midnight. That’s just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It’s the closest to that witching hour we’ve ever been. Since 1947,...
    China is using the prospect of access to technology related to a nuclear weapons program to lure American allies into Beijing’s geopolitical orbit, U.S. officials and lawmakers fear. “I’m sure that they are,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Washington Examiner during an interview this week. “Certainly, when it comes to missile systems,...
    Black Lives Matter scrubbed a page on its website this week that disparaged the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure,” prompting a former NFL lineman to blast critics who accused of him of previously misinterpreting the organization’s incendiary message. The group, whose co-founder Patrisse Cullors has described herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza as “trained Marxists” removed...
    EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, the United States will sanction foreign judges and a court for gross violations of human rights, as it targets Iran’s Revolutionary Court system for the execution of a 27-year-old wrestler and other abuses, according to a U.S. official.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce Thursday afternoon sanctions against Judge Seyyed...
              Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed to block the payment of nuclear bailout money from House Bill (HB) 6. HB 6, a bill that bailed out of the nuclear company First Energy, is at the center of the corruption scandal that led to the ousting and arrest of...
    Marcellus Wiley, a former NFL defensive lineman and current member of Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself,” unleashed on the Black Lives Matter movement after the group removed a page from its site that reprimanded “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” “Heard too many people tell me that I was wrong for misinterpreting BLM’s mission statement and...
    Russia’s new nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, took its maiden voyage out of St. Petersburg on Tuesday for a two-week journey to the northern port of Murmansk. The move comes as leaders of the U.S., Russia and China have turned their focus to Arctic Ocean, its shipping lanes and its natural resources. It may include as...
    Russia’s new nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, took its maiden voyage out of St. Petersburg on Tuesday for a two-week journey to the northern port of Murmansk. The move comes as leaders of the U.S., Russia and China have turned their focus to Arctic Ocean, its shipping lanes and its natural resources. It may include as...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general sued Wednesday in an attempt to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe involving the former speaker of the Ohio House. Attorney General Dave Yost filed the...
    By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico is strongly objecting to federal nuclear regulators' preliminary recommendation that a license be granted to build a multibillion-dollar storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. State officials, in a letter submitted Tuesday to the...
    SPOKANE, Wash. – Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday afternoon announced the settlement involving the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Manhattan Project-era facility...
    By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday afternoon announced the settlement involving the...
    A MISSILE launcher appears to have been spotted at a North Korean military camp - days after it was revealed Kim Jong-un is planning to showcase his deadliest ever nuke. Satellite images show a "probable missile-related vehicle" at the Mirim Parade Training Ground in the capital Pyongyang, say experts at the 38 North monitoring group....
            by Seamus Bruner  A whistleblower lawsuit filed by former workers at an Ohio nuclear plant has revealed new details about disturbing practices during the plaintiffs’ tenures at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS), including the alarming process — dubbed “midnight rockets” — of releasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere. According to the suit, “PORTS...
    By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - A vehicle that may be carrying a ballistic missile has been spotted at a parade training ground in North Korea amid signs it is preparing a big military display for an Oct. 10 holiday, a U.S. think-tank said. Commercial satellite imagery taken on Tuesday showed a "probable missile-related vehicle"...
    RIYADH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said that any nuclear deal with Iran has to preserve non-proliferation and continue efforts aimed at making the Middle East a zone free of mass destruction weapons, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The agreement “has to address Iran’s destabilising behaviours and its sponsorship of terrorism in...
    The American military threw cold water on Moscow's claim its supersonic nuclear-capable strategic bomber broke a world record for longest flight. Over the weekend, Russian media reported that two Tu-160 'Blackjack' bombers set 'a world record for [the] longest non-stop flight' on Saturday totaling more than 25 hours. 'Two crews of the Long-Range Aviation have...
    China has no right to “undermine" an international tribunal’s rejection of Beijing’s claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, according to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. “The award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dispute, diminish, or abolish,” Duterte said during a...
    European intelligence agencies will partner with the United States to enforce an arms embargo on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo predicted, despite disputes within the alliance about the legal basis for that ban. “We think the network will cooperate,” Pompeo told the Washington Examiner. “We think there is a shared understanding about the...
    By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to the...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The United States' maximum pressure campaign on Iran has so far failed, France's president said on Tuesday, and he dismissed U.S. efforts to restore U.N. sanctions against Tehran because Washington had left the 2015 nuclear deal. "The maximum pressure strategy, which has been under way for several years, has not at this...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to the resilience of Iran. He...
    Getty Everson Griffen Jeff Cavanaugh, a radio personality with 105.3 The Fan, made the mistake of calling out Dallas Cowboys defensive end Everson Griffen, albeit innocuously. “Everson Griffen hasn’t been good for the Cowboys at all yet,” Cavanaugh tweeted Tuesday morning. Griffen — who has eight tackles and a sack through two games...
    By Aya Batrawy | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to the...
    Former NFL defensive lineman Marcellus Wiley lambasted Black Lives Matter after the group removed a page from its site that rebuked “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." “Heard too many people tell me that I was wrong for misinterpreting BLM’s mission statement and I took their words out of context,” Wiley tweeted Monday. “You were saying??? #factsoverfeelings...
    The Trump administration announced on Monday a host of sanctions against Iran aimed at continuing a conventional weapons ban that is set to expire, amid the start of the annual U.N. General Assembly. Under the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a conventional weapons...
    Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika leaves the port of Saint Petersburg on September 22, 2020 for its maiden voyage to its future home port of Murmansk in northwestern Russia, where it is expected in two weeks after undergoing tests of its performance en route. / Credit: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty St. Petersburg — Russia’s new flagship nuclear-powered icebreaker,...
    Russia's nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika leaves the port of Saint Petersburg on September 22, 2020 for its maiden voyage to its future home port of Murmansk in northwestern Russia, where it is expected in two weeks after undergoing tests of its performance en route. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty St. Petersburg — Russia's new flagship nuclear-powered icebreaker, said to...
    The national page for the Black Lives Matter movement has updated several sections of their website, including the removal of a page that features a paragraph about the disruption of the 'Western nuclear family.' The grassroot organization - that works mostly in local, chapter-based, groups - removed several pages from their about section in the...
    The "What We Believe" page on the Black Lives Matter website, which contained content many viewed as radical or unrelated to the fight against police brutality, was deleted from the site and later restored with a significantly scaled-down "About" section, according to the Washington Examiner. Black Lives Matter, which was founded in 2013 in...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. sanctions against Iran would have no political or practical consequences for Moscow's cooperation with Tehran, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defence ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chilly relations between the U.S. and China and ongoing threats from North Korea and Iran — all during a heated campaign for reelection. Trump...
    BLACK Lives Matter’s belief statement calling for an end to the nuclear family structure has disappeared from its website, drawing accusations that it is trying to cover up its aims. The movement’s “What We Believe” page now states, “Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist.” While the mission statement of...