The US issued another round of sanctions against Iranian organisations and individuals and foreign firms and persons doing business with them on Friday, with Tehran estimating that over 1,500 companies and Iranian nationals have now been sanctioned. The restrictions come amid unprecedented military and political tensions between the two nations.
The Saturday evacuation of Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport was prompted by an alleged "gun threat" after suspicious abandoned baggage was found.
On Saturday, 57-year-old Baron Benjamin de Rothschild unexpectedly died from a heart attack, leaving behind four daughters. He was president of the family-owned Edmond de Rothschild Holding SA and considered one of the richest members of the Rothschild family.
The deployment comes amid the release of a review by the Pentagon’s Operational Test and Evaluation Office this week which found that the advanced US fighter jet still has some 871 hardware and software deficiencies, including 10 "Category 1" problems that could jeopardise pilot or aircraft safety or "degrade mission effectiveness."
On Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued fresh claims against China over its alleged role in the Covid-19 pandemic, saying the US has evidence the virus may have originated among workers of a Chinese biolab long before the first case was officially reported. Beijing has yet to respond, but previously dubbed Pompeo a “real master of lies.”
The US intelligence community spent four years and tens of millions of dollars probing Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election campaign. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller from in 2019 found no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, but officials who started the hysteria have yet to face any consequences.
The United States, India and Brazil remain in the lead in terms of both COVID-19 cases and deaths. To date, more than 93.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide.
The head of the team that performed the experiment is hopeful that similar quantum connections can be created at distances of over 300 km, via drones operating at high altitude. The quantum internet is a theoretical system of interconnected quantum computers that uses quantum signals to send information rather than radio waves.