Oil prices jump as Trump administration puts Iran ‘on notice’

The senior administration official refused to rule out any options for a US response, including military intervention. With the lifting of international sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran has been rapidly boosting oil exports in recent months exacerbating global overproduction.

‘Nonsense & downright lie:’ Mexico denies Trump threatened to send troops against ‘bad hombres’

The statement “did not happen during that call,” the Mexican government said on Twitter. “I know it with absolute certainty, there was no threat. The things that have been said are nonsense and a downright lie,” Peña Nieto’s spokesman, Eduardo Sanchez, said in a radio interview.

Stunning space station image captures Earth’s natural ‘checkerboard’

A photo taken on board the ISS this week shows how the intermingling of the natural world and mankind can accidentally create some stunning aerial photos. Photographed from above the Priest River in Idaho’s Bonner County, the giant checkerboard is made up of sections of deforested ground covered in snow, alternating with forested land.