Federal weather workers are furious at the NOAA’s ‘utterly disgusting’ statement defending Trump’s claim Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama
Federal weather workers have reacted furiously to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) defence of US President Donald Trump's repeated assertions that Hurricane Dorian was set to hit Alabama, saying they have been "thrown under the bus" by the agency. The NOAA on Friday said that its information about how Alabama could be impacted…
Iran activates advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear move
Iran has begun injecting gas into advanced centrifuges to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium, an official has announced, warning that time is running out for other signatories to save a multilateral 2015 nuclear deal. Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, said on Saturday the agency had started up advanced centrifuges at Iran's enrichment facility in Natanz as…
Trump’s hardline campaign against Iran is failing to check its nuclear ambitions and risking a ‘catastrophic’ war
President Donald Trump's strategy of exerting "maximum pressure" against Iran is faltering as Tehran appears emboldened to stand up against the West and takes steps closer to building a nuclear bomb, former US officials warn. Since withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal— also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — last year,…
Hurricane Dorian death toll tops 40, hundreds remain missing
The death toll from the devastating Hurricane Dorian has risen to at least 43 across the Bahamas, but authorities warn they expect a "staggering" number of casualties as hundreds of people remain missing. The most powerful hurricane on record to hit the Bahamas swept through the islands earlier this week, levelling neighbourhoods, destroying livelihoods and leaving thousands…
Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange under way
A widely anticipated exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine is under way, according to several sources. Planes arrived at the Russian and Ukrainian capitals to collect inmates on Saturday, according to Russian Interfax news agency and flightradar data. A government source in the Ukrainian capital Kiev also confirmed to the AFP news agency the swap involving…