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Trump’s latest Iran war threat ignites firestorm of opposition

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BY MARK GRUENBERG Iranians rescued the sailors and put out the fire, giving the lie to the claim that they had attacked the ships. | AP Originally published at People’s World.
'BY MARK GRUENBERG \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Iranians rescued the sailors and put out the fire, giving the lie to the claim that they had attacked the ships. | AP Originally published at People’s World . WASHINGTON — From presidential hopefuls to peace groups to 86,125 people signing an anti-war petition — so far — the latest Iran war threat concocted by President Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and opposition.Rep.Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told The Washington Post that she had hoped Trump “would kind of not be grabbed up in the claws of the neocon war hawks, of the likes of” Trump National Security Adviser “John Bolton — which, unfortunately, it appears he has.” Even before taking the job with Trump, Bolton loudly and harshly advocated war on Iran, regime change and a victory celebration at the U.S.Embassy in Tehran.Trump stepped up his march toward war yesterday with claims by his Secretary of Defense, Mike Pompeo, that Iran was behind the explosions on two Japanese tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.A third of the world’s oil that is shipped over water goes through that passage.Pompeo produced no proof that appeared credible.Pictures released by the Pentagon, in fact, seemed to show that some of the government assertions were outright falsehoods.Independent Vermont Sen.Bernie Sanders, another of the 24 or so Democratic candidates for president, promised to lead a crusade, if need be, against the latest push for war. “I make no apologies for, as a young man, opposing the war in Vietnam and as a congressman, for doing everything I could to prevent the war in Iraq,” he declared at a MoveOn.org activists conference in San Francisco just days before this latest Trump administration provocation.He connected the fight against the attacks on Iran to the battle against the already dangerous U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war on the people of Yemen which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and mass starvation in the country. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t “I am proud right now to have led the effort to get the U.S. out of an unauthorized, unconstitutional war in Yemen,” said Sanders.Although the senator did not say so, the war in Yemen is, like the provocations in the Strait of Hormuz, part of the administration’s plan for regime change in Iran.The sending of arms to the Saudis for use in Yemen puts the Saudis in an even stronger position against Iran by arming them even more than they have been armed thus far.Iranians, both in Teheran and at the United Nations, vehemently denied they were behind the attacks on the Japanese vessels.Indeed, video released by the Pentagon of the burning vessels showed an Iranian naval vessel spraying tons of water from fire hoses on one of them . Another Iranian naval vessel rescued the tanker’s crew.All of this was going on against the backdrop of a visit to Tehran by Japan’s Prime Minister, who said he was seeking to reduce tensions in the region.He avoided saying anything negative about the United States, including the fact that it is the U.S. that has been banging the war drums in the region. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t In its struggle to survive crushing U.S. sanctions Iran needs all the friends it can get.This renders absurd the U.S. claims that it would attack Japanese ships while that country’s prime minister is visiting in Tehran.Iran’s UN ambassador, at a special U.S.-demanded Security Council session on the tankers, called Pompeo’s screed part of the Trump administration’s “Iranophobic campaign.” “The U.S. economic war and terrorism against the Iranian people as well as its massive military presence in the region have been and continue to be the main sources of insecurity and instability in the wider Persian Gulf region and the most significant threat to its peace and security,” Iran added in a statement yesterday.One of the unsubstantiated claims made by the U.S. is that Iran had attached limpet mines to at least one of the two tankers.Yutaka Katada, CEO of the Japanese firm that owns the tanker named Kokua Courageous, doubts the Trump-Bolton-Pompeo stories.His sailors, he said, told him they saw “flying objects” before the first of two incidents that damaged the ship.Significant also is the fact that the Iranians rushed to rescue the entire crew of 21 sailors who had to abandon the ship.Contrary to reports by the sailors, Pompeo said torpedoes hit the ship, again without providing any evidence.Katada told CBS News that the torpedo story too was “false,” because the damage was above the ship’s waterline, and mines or torpedoes would hit the tanker below it.All this saber-rattling has led 62 organizations to write Congress — even before the tanker incidents — urging lawmakers to stop Trump’s march towards war with Iran.Their letter joins the online anti-war petition.Signers included the Friends Committee for National Legislation, Credo, CodePink, Indivisible, two Jewish peace groups, Americans for Peace Now, seven national church groups, Veterans for Peace, Win Without War, United for Peace and Justice, and VoteVets, a noted pro-worker veterans group. “Congress cannot be complicit as the playbook for the 2003 invasion of Iraq is repeated before our eyes,” their letter said. “The administration has increasingly politicized intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program, and falsely asserts ties between Iran and al-Qaeda,” it adds.Though the letter did not say so, Trump started the rush to war by pulling the U.S. out of the prior multinational agreement with the Iranians to de-nuclearize, and imposed an economic embargo on Iran, too.Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo Co., the Japanese company operating one of two oil tankers attacked.He disputed Pompeo’s claim that the tanker was hit by a torpedo, saying the ship was hit by a flying object. | Jae C.Hong / AP “Worryingly, the administration does not perceive it is constrained by the lack of congressional authorization for war with Iran and has even suggested that the 2001 authorization to use military force could be twisted to green light strikes against Iran,” the groups warned. “As the drumbeat for war grows louder, Congress must fulfill its constitutional duty and enact further constraints to unequivocally prevent the administration from launching an unauthorized war.” Credo’s on-line anti-war petition makes the same points, especially about Bolton and Trump pushing the U.S. into war. “Stop Bolton’s war in Iran.Pass S1039 and HR2354, the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019,” it reads. “A crisis in the Middle East is escalating extremely quickly.For the past few weeks, Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has frantically tried to make war with Iran a foregone conclusion. “A war with Iran would be devastating — likely on a larger scale than even the war in Iraq that Bolton helped engineer 15 years ago.We must stop him from re-using his Iraq playbook to drag us into yet another catastrophic war in the region.” Source link . 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Mike Pompeo Said Congress Doesn’t Need to Approve War With Iran. 2020 Democrats Aren’t Having It.

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'As the Trump administration ratchets up tensions with Iran, escalating fears that the United States is looking for a possible path to another war in the Middle East, several Democratic presidential contenders are standing firm in their rejection of the White House’s attempts to create a legal rationale for war.They were responding to comments Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made in a private meeting that suggested that the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, passed by Congress three days after 9/11 could provide a legal basis for a war with Iran.In interviews with The Intercept, Rep.Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Sen.Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as well as spokespeople for Sens.Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said it would be illegal for the U.S. government to rely on a 2001 law that authorized military force against perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks to go to war with Iran.Five other prominent Democratic senators, including 2016 vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia and Dick Durbin of Illinois, filed a bipartisan amendment on Thursday to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, for the 2020 fiscal year to prohibit funds from being used for military operations against Iran without congressional approval.Republican Sen.Rand Paul of Kentucky also joined the Democrats.Pompeo’s remarks were revealed by Reps.Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., early Thursday in a House Armed Services Committee meeting and confirmed to The Intercept by Gabbard, who was also present.Early this morning [2:42AM ET], GOP Rep. @mattgaetz and Dem.Rep. @ElissaSlotkin said that in private presentation, the Trump admin, specifically Sec.Pompeo, argued how, in Ms.Slotkin's words, \'the 2001 AUMF might authorize war on #Iran .\' Chilling. https://t.co/2wjXwo1HTX pic.twitter.com/crqFpwJB88 — Benjamin Armbruster (@benjaminja) June 13, 2019 “We were all in that meeting with Pompeo where those statements were made,” Gabbard said.The 2001 AUMF provided the president with authority to wage war against anyone who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” the attacks “or harbored such organizations or persons.” During an April 10 appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Pompeo claimed Iran has “very real” connections with al Qaeda.When asked by Paul whether the AUMF applies to Iran, Pompeo declined to say.The State Department did not return a request for comment.Pompeo’s comments carried new urgency on Thursday, when the secretary of state said that Iran was behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, implicating the nation in the second set of attacks on tankers in the region in two months.Late Thursday night, U.S.Central Command released a video it says shows Iran removing an unexploded mine from one of the tankers it’s suspected to have attacked on Thursday.The owner of that ship on Friday  denied that it was damaged by mines, claiming instead that it was hit by “flying objects.”  The Trump administration has already stoked fear of a potential conflict with Iran, withdrawing from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in May 2018.More recently, National Security Adviser John Bolton asked the Pentagon to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran . Asked for her response to the suggestion that the AUMF might extend to Iran, Warren said Pompeo was “wrong.” “If the administration doesn’t believe that they can withstand a debate, then they shouldn’t be aiming themselves toward war.” “If the administration wants to go to war against Iran, then the Constitution requires them to come to Congress to ask for an authorization for the use of military force.This is Constitutional Law 101, that it is Congress, not the president, that declares war,” Warren, a former law professor, said. “We would have to have a debate on the floor of the Senate.And if the administration doesn’t believe that they can withstand a debate, then they shouldn’t be aiming themselves toward war.” Asked if there was any way that the 2001 AUMF could be construed to extend to Iran, Warren said, “None, nope.” Gabbard, for her part, said of Pompeo’s suggestion, “I completely disagree, 100% disagree.That’s one of the reasons why I have been so concerned about what this administration is doing.Because in their mind, they could unilaterally start a war with Iran, without congressional authorization, which would be unconstitutional and illegal.” Sen.Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said she wasn’t familiar with Pompeo’s comments.Kristin Lynch, spokesperson for Booker, said his co-sponsorship of a Senate bill that would prohibit the U.S. from spending money on military intervention in Iran without congressional authorization “speaks for itself.” Booker does not believe the 2001 AUMF can be used to authorize war with Iran, Lynch added.A spokesperson for Gillibrand, Evan Lukaske, said that the senator “has consistently and forcefully pushed for the repeal of the AUMF, an eighteen-year old authorization that has been stretched far past its original intent.” Gillbrand “believes Congress must do its job and exercise oversight of the executive branch, particularly with the current administration, and believes President Trump, and all presidents for that matter, should seek Congressional approval before engaging in proactive military action,” Lukaske said in a statement.Sens.Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have signed onto the bill but did not respond to a request for comment on Pompeo’s remarks.A spokesperson for Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg said he hadn’t heard about Pompeo’s comments.The Senate bill , introduced by Sen.Tom Udall, D-N.M., now has 25 co-sponsors , including Sanders and 10 others who backed the original bill.Every other Democratic senatorial presidential candidate has signed on to back the bill since mid-May . In response to news of Pompeo’s comments, Udall tweeted Thursday: The answer is no: the 2001 AUMF does not authorize war with Iran.After the 9/11 attacks, Congress authorized action against Al Qaeda & the Taliban.No one thought they were authorizing war with a completely different country, 18 years later. https://t.co/v9kVgAZM0y — Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) June 13, 2019 Gabbard, who has positioned herself as a pro-peace candidate but generally supports the global war on terror spurred by the 2001 AUMF, has not signed onto the House companion measure to the Udall bill, introduced in April by California Democratic Rep.Anna Eshoo.Gabbard said she’d want to read the bill, “but in theory, that’s exactly what we’re going for.” In its first 10 days, the Eshoo bill had only five co-sponsors ; it now has 59, including Ohio Democratic Rep.Tim Ryan, another presidential candidate.The remaining Democratic presidential candidates in the House, Reps.Eric Swalwell of California and Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, have not signed on.During a classified briefing in May, a senior intelligence official told members of Congress that there is no evidence that Al Qaeda has cooperated with Iran on the Gulf attacks, the Daily Beast reported . That information would undermine any attempts to establish grounds for military action against Iran under the current AUMF.Democratic senators have been discussing possible updates to the AUMF during negotiations to reauthorize the NDAA.While Gabbard has not signed onto the Eshoo bill, she said that during Wednesday’s Armed Services Committee markup of the NDAA, she included a provision to address the escalating situation with Iran.That measure “specifically said nothing in this bill can be misconstrued to authorize the use of military force against Iran.I also wanted the same language against Venezuela.So covering both of these countries where this administration is hyping up tensions, threatening the use of military force, and so on.That’s something that we’ve got to remain vigilant on,” Gabbard said.   “Obviously our role is to exercise oversight over the administration.As you well know, executive branch has overstepped their authority time and again when it comes to the use of military force.The major check and balance we have is the power of the purse strings, which is where the National Defense Authorization Act comes into play, because it prohibits the use of funding to carry out these things.And it sets policy,” she said.Gabbard said a “conclusion that found bipartisan support” during the markup was “putting forward a very explicit amendment that says the 2001 AUMF shall not be misconstrued as an authorization to use military force against Iran.Because as even [Rep.] Mac Thornberry said, it wouldn’t.This Iran thing has no correlation to Al Qaeda.” Gabbard said she’d also just reintroduced the No More Presidential Wars Resolution, which “seeks to get at the heart of this problem where Congress is not fulfilling its responsibility, the executive is overstepping its boundaries, and it makes it an impeachable offense for a president to unilaterally start a war without congressional authorization or declaration of war.” . The post Mike Pompeo Said Congress Doesn’t Need to Approve War With Iran. 2020 Democrats Aren’t Having It. appeared first on The Intercept .'

Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran

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LONDON (REUTERS) – Oil prices jumped as much as 4 per cent on Thursday (June 13) after a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil consumption passes.
'LONDON (REUTERS) – Oil prices jumped as much as 4 per cent on Thursday (June 13) after a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil consumption passes.The Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair carrying naphtha and the Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous carrying methanol have been evacuated and the crews were safe, shipping sources said.The charterer of Front Altair said the vessel was “suspected of being hit by a torpedo”. The manager of Kokuka Courageous said it had been damaged as a result of a “suspected attack”, but that its cargo was intact.The incident followed last month’s nearby sabotage attacks on vessels off the Fujairah emirate, one of the world’s largest bunkering hubs.Brent crude futures were up US$1.71, or 2.85 per cent, at US$61.68 a barrel by 5.08pm Singapore time (0908 GMT), having risen as much as 4.45 per cent to US$62.64.US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up US$1.25, or 2.44 per cent, at US$52.39 a barrel.WTI earlier rose as much as 3.85 per cent to US$53.11.Both benchmarks are nevertheless headed for a weekly loss.Oil prices had slumped in the previous session on an unexpected rise in US crude stockpiles and a dimming outlook for global oil demand. “This could be the catalyst that takes oil out of the bear market that it has been in (in) recent weeks,” said Nitesh Shah, research director at investment fund manager WisdomTree. “Markets have been focused on rising US inventories and threat to demand from trade wars and ignoring supply threats.” The Bahrain-based US Navy Fifth Fleet said it was assisting the tankers after receiving distress calls following “reported attacks”. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, part of the Royal Navy, said it was investigating.Iranian search and rescue teams have picked up 44 sailors from two damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on May 29 that naval mines “almost certainly from Iran” were used to attack the tankers off the United Arab Emirates last month, and warned Teheran against conducting new operations.Tensions in the Middle East have escalated since US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 multinational nuclear pact with Iran and reimposed sanctions, notably targeting Teheran’s key oil exports.Iran, which has distanced itself from the previous attacks, has said it would not be cowed by what it called psychological warfare.Also supporting oil bulls were signs that OPEC members were close to agreeing on continued production cuts.Source: Read Full Article . The post Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran appeared first on Best World News .'

US ‘Cannot Expect To Stay Safe’

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'Politics World News \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Atta Kenare / AFP / Getty Images Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at a news conference with his German counterpart in Tehran on June 10, 2019. (Atta Kenare / AFP / Getty Images) A top Iranian official hurled threats America’s way on Monday, adding tough talk aimed at Israel for good measure.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sounded off about the United States and Israel during a joint news conference in Tehran with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.Maas visited Iran as part of an effort by European nations that are part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program to reach some type of alternative agreement now that the U.S. has pulled out of the pact.President Donald Trump has rejected the Iran deal negotiated under his predecessor, former President Barack Obama . Trump and his administration have labeled Iran a major source of terrorism. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Iran is spending its money to fund & conduct terrorism, resulting in serious economic problems that will only get worse.The President has given Iran the opportunity to pursue a better future, but first the regime must end its 40-year reign of terror. https://t.co/jdSesXyT1G — John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) June 7, 2019 TRENDING: Bob Ehrlich: This ‘Murderers Row’ Lineup Is Set on Destroying Donald Trump in 2020 \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Zarif said the U.S. “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he called an “economic war” against Iran.The Trump administration has imposed ever-tougher sanctions against Iran. “Mr.Trump himself has announced that the U.S. has launched an economic war against Iran.The only solution for reducing tensions in this region is stopping that economic war,” he said. “Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it,” Zarif said, according to USA Today . If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.Never threaten the United States again! — Donald J.Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 Maas had begun the news conference talking about efforts to put together some type of agreement with Iran. “We won’t be able to do miracles, but we are trying as best as we can to do prevent its failure,” he said.However, Maas then changed the tone of the event by focusing on Israel, Iran’s bitter enemy. “Israel’s right to exist is part of Germany’s founding principle and is completely non-negotiable,” he said. “It is a result of our history and it’s irrevocable and doesn’t just change because I am currently in Tehran.” Zarif appeared to be irked at the comment.He then criticized the U.S. and its regional allies, including Saudi Arabia.RELATED: Iran Stepping Back After Preparing To Attack US Forces Do you approve of the Trump administration’s stance toward Iran? 0% (0 Votes) 0% (0 Votes) “If one seeks to talk about instability in this region, those are the other parties who should be held responsible,” Zarif said, according to The Associated Press . He then lashed out at Israel. “You should ask a regime possessing nuclear weapons about how [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu stands next to the Dimona [reactor], a nuclear weapons site, and says Iran should be destroyed,” Zarif said, according to the Times of Israel . Last August, Netanyahu, while speaking at Israel’s Dimona reactor, warned Iran that Israel could do vast damage to Iran if it chose to. “Of course, no one can act against our people without receiving a decisive response,” Zarif said Monday, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency . We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism.Read our editorial standards . Source link . The post US ‘Cannot Expect To Stay Safe’ appeared first on EPeak World News .'

Three Mobile customers finally get the boost many have been waiting for

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EE has already launched its 5G network and Vodafone customers will get access to these faster speeds next month – now Three has announced its plans to join this speedy revolution.The UK firm has just announced that its customers will be able to take
'EE has already launched its 5G network and Vodafone customers will get access to these faster speeds next month – now Three has announced its plans to join this speedy revolution.The UK firm has just announced that its customers will be able to take advantage of 5G from August 2019.Three says that it will begin its rollout with London getting a 5G home broadband service first.This will then be followed by both mobile and home broadband offerings in 25 towns and cities across the UK before the end of the year.Along with launching this new service, Three is also boasting that it has more than twice as much 5G spectrum as its closest competitor which, it says, will deliver significantly faster speeds for its customers.There’s also another big claim from Three with the network confident that it will deliver the fastest 5G network in the UK du etc its investment in high capacity smart antennas.Three’s 5G home broadband customers will also benefit from the simplicity of plugging a hub into the wall to immediately become connected, without lengthy engineer wait times or a long-term contract.This ‘plug and play’ 5G service is set to offer comparable speeds to fibre while offering more flexibility and better value for money.Along with those new 5G speeds, Three also says that it is investing in its 4G network as well which is expected to deliver up to 400 per cent improvements in speed and capacity.Speaking about the update, Dave Dyson, CEO at Three, said: “It’s clear that consumers and businesses want more and more data.  “We have the UK’s best network for data and we have led the market on customer usage on both 3G and 4G technologies. “We have worked hard over a long period of time to be able to offer the best end to end 5G experience. 5G is a game changer for Three, and of course I am excited that we will be the only operator in the UK who can offer true 5G.” Three will be announcing more detail around handset range and pricing in July and here’s the full list of cities which Three will begin rolling out 5G.London • Birmingham • Bolton • Bradford • Brighton • Bristol • Cardiff • Coventry • Derby • Edinburgh • Glasgow • Hull • Leeds • Leicester Liverpool Manchester Middlesbrough • Milton Keynes • Nottingham • Reading • Rotherham • Sheffield • Slough Sunderland • Wolverhampton HOW MUCH FASTER WILL IT ACTUALLY BE?Depending on where you are in the country it’s possible to get an average 4G speed of around 20-30Mbps.That’s as fast as most fixed-line broadband and would allow you to download an HD movie in around 20 minutes.If you are very lucky, it is possible to get 4G speeds of around 400Mbps although this isn’t something many consumers will have ever experienced. 5G takes things to a new level with average speeds expected to exceed 100Mbps.It’s also very likely that some users will experience speeds nearing 1Gbps with an HD movie downloading in under 40 seconds.On a recent test Express.co.uk managed to see speeds of over £300Mbps.WILL MY CURRENT PHONE WORK WITH 5G?The simple answer is no.There’s very few 5G compatible smartphones available right now so it’s likely you’ll have to upgrade your device before you can gain access to this fast technology.Source: Read Full Article . The post Three Mobile customers finally get the boost many have been waiting for appeared first on Best World News .'

‘I think he’s got back to his best… it’s such a shame’

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PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 June 2019 Andy Warren Mick McCarthy believes Alan Judge is back to his best. Picture: PA Archant Ipswich Town midfielder Alan Judge is set to undergo surgery on a broken wrist tomorrow. Republic of Ireland’s Alan Judge receives
'PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 June 2019 Andy Warren Mick McCarthy believes Alan Judge is back to his best. Picture: PA Archant Ipswich Town midfielder Alan Judge is set to undergo surgery on a broken wrist tomorrow. Republic of Ireland’s Alan Judge receives treatment at Parken. Picture: PA The creative midfielder fell awkwardly in the final seconds of the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw in Denmark on Friday night, having previously inspired his side with an impressive display off the bench. The Ipswich playmaker first won a free-kick and then delivered a sumptuous delivery for Shane Duffy to head home, earning the Irish a point in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Copenhagen. “They managed to put it back in place in Denmark,” Ireland boss Mick McCarthy said. MORE: Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Blues linked with versatile Bolton defender Alan Judge’s delivery created Shane Duffy’s goal in Copenhagen. Picture: PA “They were conscious of any nerve damage if they didn’t and he may have had to stay. Thankfully he came back and he’s having it done on Monday. “He’s a groomsman at a wedding (on Sunday), which he was going to anyway, but I’m not sure how his suit is going to fit him now. “It’s a shame because I thought he was terrific, I think he helped change the game for us.” McCarthy, the former Ipswich boss, was disappointed for Judge and believes the midfielder is back to his best having spent so long on the sidelines due to the nasty broken leg he suffered at Portman Road in 2016. MORE: Mike Bacon: Ipswich Town in League One. Is your glass half full or half empty? “Everybody knows about that having watched him, his delivery from a free-kick, but prior to that just his energy and his ability when he got on the ball,” the Irish manager continued. “He just caused a threat. It’s such a shame because I thought he did really well. “He’s been training really, really well. “I think he’s got back to his best, since he broke his leg with Brentford, ironically when he was playing against my team, Ipswich. “And he’s looked really good, so it’s a shame for him to get that injury, he had a real chance of playing on Monday (Ireland face Gibraltar in Dublin tomorrow night). MORE: Watch Ipswich Town boss Lambert in action for Borussia Dortmund legends against Liverpool “He’s going to have the op on Monday morning and he wants to be at the game on Monday night.” The Ipswich squad return to Playford Road for pre-season training on Monday, June 24, but it remains to be seen how much the injury will disrupt Judge’s preparations for the new campaign. Ipswich captain Luke Chambers played with a broken wrist last season, suffered in the win over Rotherham.'