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An oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the
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June 13, 2019 - 6:23 pm
The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz
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June 05, 2019 - 11:18 am
President Woodrow Wilson established June 14th as Flag Day in 1916. Flag Day has always had a strong connection to our Commonwealth and City of Pittsburgh.
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Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, right, shakes hands with his visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 26, 2019
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May 27, 2019 - 10:44 am
Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels.
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May 22, 2019 - 7:48 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified...
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workers walk in the Nihran Bin Omar field north near Basra, Iraq. An Iraqi oil official says employees of energy giant Exxon Mobil have started evacuating an oil field in the southern province of Basra, amid rising tensions between the United States and I
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May 18, 2019 - 12:24 pm
The evacuation comes amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran.
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 Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization forces fire artillery during fight against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq. When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad earlier this month as tensions w
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May 18, 2019 - 11:47 am
As tensions escalate, there are concerns that Baghdad could once again get caught in the middle, just as it is on the path to recovery.
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May 15, 2019 - 3:54 am
By JON GAMBRELL and NASSER KARIMI Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war," saying it wouldn't be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels...
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May 15, 2019 - 1:22 am
By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the...
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May 15, 2019 - 12:48 am
The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.
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May 14, 2019 - 1:17 pm
U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to "fight to the finish" in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global economic growth.
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