Britain condemns Iran’s ‘reckless and dangerous’ attacks after US bases are struck by Iranian missiles

Britain condemned Iran’s “reckless and dangerous” attacks on two airbases in Iraq where UK and US troops are stationed. The attacks were a response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the powerful Iranian military commander, in a drone strike ordered by US President Donald Trump. The move appears to be a calculated attempt by Iran to placate its hardliners while avoiding actions that would cause the crisis to spiral out of control. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned Iran’s “reckless and dangerous” missile attacks on two military bases in Iraq where British and American soldiers are stationed, as tensions in… Read More

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Stefanos Tsitsipas went on a racket-smashing rampage at the ATP Cup, accidentally whacked his dad, got told off by his mom, and now fears he could be grounded

Stefano Tsitsipas suffered a mid-match meltdown at the ATP Cup on Tuesday in which he accidentally whacked his father with his racket. Tsitsipas had just conceded the first set to Nick Kyrgios when he lost his cool, swiping his racket at his chair, and inadvertently hitting his dad, Apostolos Tsitsipas, in the process. His mother then jumped from her seat to give the 21-year-old a dressing down on the side of the court. “It happened accidentally, I didn’t mean to do it,” Tsitsipas told reporters. “Maybe I’ll stay in my room for three days. Grounded by my father.” The Greek tennis player recovered from the meltdown to take the second… Read More

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Photos show the devastating aftermath of the Ukraine International Airlines crash that killed 176 people

176 people were killed after a Ukrainian International Airlines plane crashed shortly after taking off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran on Wednesday morning local time. Photos show the devastation from the aftermath of the crash in Tehran, which left no survivors. The plane was carrying nationals from Iran, Canada, Ukraine and Britain among others, according to The Associated Press The plane reported to have crashed is a Boeing 737-800—the previous generation of Boeing’s 737 family of jets. The current generation, the 737 Max, has been grounded worldwide since March, 2019. Ukrainian and Iranian officials said they suspected a mechanical issue was the cause for the crash, according to… Read More

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How Lea & Perrins makes Worcestershire sauce using a 185-year-old recipe

Worcestershire sauce is made using three main ingredients, anchovies, red onions and garlic. Each ingredient is left to mature between 18-24 months before being used. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Insider visited the Lea & Perrins factory to see how Worcestershire sauce is made. It has been making the sauce for nearly 200 years. The sauce was made by chemists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins in 1835, and was originally a failure due to its horrendous taste. The pair left the sauce in their chemist basement, came back to it a few years later and had decided to taste it again. To their amazement, they found out… Read More

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The Nationalism That Trump Can’t See

Iran’s missile attack last night on bases where American forces in Iraq are stationed offered the latest evidence that the Trump administration has done something extraordinary. By killing Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful military leader, at a Baghdad airport, it has turned both Iranian and Iraqi nationalism against the United States. “Just a few weeks earlier,” notes The New York Times, Iran’s “streets were filled with protesters angry with their leaders over the flailing economy and the country’s international isolation. But at least for now, Iran is united—in anger at the United States.” Even some of the Iranians who hate their government most have temporarily subordinated that feeling to hatred… Read More

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Why markets are oddly subdued after Iran’s attack on US bases in Iraq: ‘You call that a knife?’

Oil and gold surged and stocks fell initially as Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at US bases in Iraq. But markets are now more subdued. “So we know the Iranian response at last — this could actually reduce uncertainty unless we see escalation,” says one analyst. “It’ll be a fragile truce,” a fund manager told Bloomberg. Watch oil trade live here. Watch gold trade live here. Visit Business Insider for more stories. Oil and gold surged and stocks fell as Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at US bases in Iraq, in what appears to be a retaliation for the US assassination of Iranian military chief Qassem… Read More

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