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US launched secret cyber strike against Iran after Saudi oil attacks

US launched secret cyber strike against Iran after Saudi oil attacks

Technology
The US launched a secret cyber attack against Iran following the September attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.Two US officials have told the Reuters news agency that the operation took place in late September and was aimed at stopping Tehran from spreading "propaganda." One of the officials said the strike affected physical hardware, but did not provide further details.The operation also follows the downing of an American drone in June and an alleged attack by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on oil tankers in the Gulf in May.Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, the United States and Germany have blamed the September attack on Iran. Advertisement Tehran has denied any involvement, although the Iran-aligned Houth...
Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi scores two stunning goals for England Under-21s in win against Austria

Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi scores two stunning goals for England Under-21s in win against Austria

Sports
Callum Hudson-Odoi scored two brilliant goals for the England Under-21s as they thrashed Austria 5-1 in their European Championship qualifier in Milton Keynes.Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah, who is on loan at Leeds, also netted a hat-trick at Stadium MK but missed a late penalty to add a fourth. Hudson-Odoi was making his first competitive start for the Young Lions and it may be his last as he scored two scintillating first-half goals. Getty Images - Getty Callum Hudson-Odoi starred for the England Under-21s The 18-year-old Chelsea star was involved with Aidy Boothroyd’s side as part of his rehab following an Achilles injury, but it was clear he was a step above this level and seems certain to be back with the senior squad for next month’s Euro 2020 quali
US demands Syria ceasefire as it announces sanctions against Turkey

US demands Syria ceasefire as it announces sanctions against Turkey

World
Donald Trump has told the Turkish leader to end his incursion into northern Syria, as the US announced sanctions against Turkey.Vice President Mike Pence said Mr Trump spoke directly to Recep Tayyip Erdogan to demand an immediate ceasefire and talks with Kurdish forces. "President Trump communicated to him very clearly that the United States of America wants Turkey to stop the invasion, implement an immediate ceasefire and to begin to negotiate with Kurdish forces in Syria to bring an end to the violence," Mr Pence said. Image: Mike Pence is being sent to Turkey to try to negotiate a ceasefire He, along with national security adviser Robert O'Brien, is being sent to Ankara as soon as possible to try to negotiate an end to the fighting...
Trump makes way for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria

Trump makes way for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria

World
The US says it is stepping aside for an imminent Turkish operation against Kurdish-led forces within Syria that have until now been a key US ally.Kurdish militias played a major role in defeating the Islamic State (IS) group, but Turkey regards them as terrorists.The US - which has hundreds of troops in north-eastern Syria - has begun to withdraw them from border areas.The main Kurdish-led force has condemned the pullout and accused the US of abandoning its fighters. In January, President Trump threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacked Kurdish forces. Turkey 'ready to set up Syria safe zone' Why the battle for northern Syria matters However, a White House statement issued on Sunday makes no reference to the Kur...