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U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

World
May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. The message, which was released on Thursday and also sent to diplomats, warned that flying in the region could pose danger to U.S. aircraft. The warning alerted airmen to the "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region which present an increasing inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations due to the potential for miscalculation or misidentification." In addition, the FAA warned aircraft flying over the area "may encounter inadvertent GPS interference and other communications jamming, which could occur with little to no warning." ...
Iran’s ambassador in Britain accuses U.S. of provoking war

Iran’s ambassador in Britain accuses U.S. of provoking war

World
May 14 (UPI) -- Iran's ambassador to Britain accused the United States of dragging Iran "into an unnecessary war" Tuesday, though both U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei both said they're not seeking violence. Tensions between the two countries have been ratcheting up in recent weeks after the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran and moved an aircraft carrier strike team, B-52 bombers and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East. Speaking to Sky News on Tuesday, Iranian Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeidinejad said the U.S. deployments to the Persian Gulf were a "serious miscalculation." "While we have renounced any escalation in the region, I would assure you that Iranian armed forces are fully ready for any eventuality in th...
Desperate Cuban migrants await Mexican exit visas to travel to U.S. border

Desperate Cuban migrants await Mexican exit visas to travel to U.S. border

World
TAPACHULA, Mexico, May 6 (UPI) -- Thousands of anxious, undocumented Cuban migrants lined up Monday outside an immigration office in Tapachula, Mexico, expecting finally to be allowed to apply for exit visas to travel to the U.S. border. Many had been waiting since the office was closed two months ago after a protest by Cuban migrants damaged the facility. Without an exit visa, the migrants could not legally leave the city. "The moment we heard the government was about to reopen this office my wife and I came here to get a place in the line to apply for an exit visa," David Sandino, 28, a migrant from Havana, said Sunday afternoon. "Without the exit visa, Mexico can deport us. Deportation is the worst thing that could happen to us," Sandino said. He and his wife have been waiting in Tap...
K-pop girl group Twice announces three U.S. shows

K-pop girl group Twice announces three U.S. shows

Entertainment
May 1 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Twice on Wednesday announced three U.S. performance dates. The K-pop group's Twicelights world tour will include stops July 17 at The Forum in Los Angeles, July 21 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and July 23 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. "TWICE WORLD TOUR 2019 'TWICELIGHTS' IN LOS ANGELES 2019.07.17 WED 7:30PM (PDT) @ The Forum #TWICE #TWICEWORLDTOUR2019 #TWICELIGHTS," the band posted on Twitter.. Twice shared plans for the world tour in April. The tour is in support of the group's new album, Fancy You, and kicks off May 25 in Seoul. Twice released Fancy You and a music video for "Fancy" on April 22. The "Fancy" video shows Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu against a number of colorful backdrops. ...
Northrup Grumman to integrate countermeasures system on aircraft for U.S., allies

Northrup Grumman to integrate countermeasures system on aircraft for U.S., allies

Business
May 1 (UPI) -- Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded a contract to integrate the U.S. Navy's Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures onto aircraft of the U.S. military and two allies. The Department of Defense announced the contract, to be completed by June 2021 and not to exceed $ 132.2 million, on Tuesday. The contract calls for obtaining the equipment, analysis and technical support required to integrate the Navy's LAIRCM system onto aircraft for the Army and Navy, as well as those of Britain and Norway. LAIRCM is an active countermeasure to defeat threat missile guidance systems by directing a high-intensity laser beam at an incoming missile. It has heat-seeking capabilities, automatically countering an incoming missile system by honing in on its infrared light emission. Under t...