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Turkish Banker Convicted Of Scheming To Aid Iran

A Manhattan federal jury on Wednesday convicted Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker charged with helping Iran evade billions of dollars of US sanctions, finding him guilty on five of six criminal counts after a high-profile trial that roiled Turkish politics.



US To Open Drilling In Previously Protected Zones

Only some waters off Alaska would be excluded. In a new five-year drilling plan it also calls for opening new areas of oil and gas exploration along the East Coast from Georgia to ME, where drilling has been blocked for decades. In total, this means more than a billion acres will be considered for oil and gas production. Diane Hoskins, campaign director at the national environmental organization, said the plan completely disregards the opinions of local stakeholders along the coast.


Trump is the liar, says Pakistan after foreign aid row

Trump is the liar, says Pakistan after foreign aid row

On Tuesday evening, Trump tweeted again about Pakistan , but also lashed out similarly at Palestinians, saying: "It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. " Pakistan has made great efforts and sacrifices for combating terrorism and made prominent contributions to the cause of worldwide counterterrorism, and the global community should fully recognize this", declared Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's foreign ...


Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: state media

Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: state media

Maliki said that "this hostile action by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthis.in clear and explicit violation of United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231". The Houthi rebels later said they fired another missile targeting Saudi-backed forces along Yemen's western coast. Tehran denies arming Yemen's rebels in the war with Saudi Arabia.



Iguana stunned by cold moved to safety

The reptiles are a nuisance in the state, according to the Palm Beach Post . If you haven't heard (or noticed when you step outside), much of the country is experiencing brutally cold temperatures . Green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida known for eating through landscaping and digging burrows that undermine infrastructure. The worst part? Like the "stunned" in "cold-stunned" implies, nearly none of them are actually dead.


Israel has taken a big step to introduce the death penalty

Israel has taken a big step to introduce the death penalty

As the law stands now, a panel of three military judges must unanimously approve any death penalty in military courts . The motion, which would allow the Israeli authorities to use the death penalty in cases where Palestinians were involved in "operations against Israeli targets", was initially brought forward by Avigdor Lieberman , who is Israel's defence minister and is well known for his extreme nationalist views.