The US may send a Patriot missile system to Iraq after neighboring Iran launched a missile attack on American bases in the Arab country in retaliation for Washington's assassination of senior Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, according to US officials.
At least 11 US forces were injured in Iran’s retaliatory missile strike last week on an Iraqi base housing American troops, the US Central Command said Thursday, although Washington had previously maintained there were no casualties.
A powerful earthquake followed by strong aftershocks struck Puerto Rico early on Tuesday (January 7), killing at least one person, knocking out power, and causing significant damage, authorities and media reported.
Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), have been killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Workers for Portuguese airport handling company Portway have started a three-day strike at Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal airports over the company's refusal to unfreeze salaries after three-years of no pay increases.
The hard-line leader of a French trade union has vowed to persist with a transport strike that has entered its 23rd day, marking the longest-lasting such industrial action in the country in three decades.
The French official leading a controversial pensions overhaul stepped down on Monday over a scandal involving undeclared payments, as a crippling transport strike against the proposals entered its 12th day, imperiling the holiday plans of thousands.
France’s transport turmoil deepened on Monday with unions staging a fifth day of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron and his plans for a pensions overhaul as the government prepared to unveil details of the reform later in the week.