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  • Producer and DJ known as Avicii found dead

    Producer and DJ known as Avicii found dead

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:32:47 GMT

    Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

     

    Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

     
  • Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

    Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:03:14 GMT

    Raul Castro handed over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a hand-picked 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most people on the island.

     

    Raul Castro handed over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a hand-picked 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most people on the island.

     
  • Mexico's Slim worried by leftist candidate opposing airport

    Mexico's Slim worried by leftist candidate opposing airport

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:35:19 GMT
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim gives a press conference in Mexico City, Monday, April 16, 2018. Slim says he would be concerned if leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins on July 1 and cancels the new Mexico City airport project.Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim gives a press conference in Mexico City, Monday, April 16, 2018. Slim says he would be concerned if leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins on July 1 and cancels the new Mexico City airport project.

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said Monday that he would be "concerned and afraid" if leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins and cancels the new Mexico City airport project.

     

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said Monday that he would be "concerned and afraid" if leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins and cancels the new Mexico City airport project.

     
  • Trump: All lawyers 'deflated' by FBI raid on Michael Cohen

    Trump: All lawyers 'deflated' by FBI raid on Michael Cohen

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-16 12:11:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). Attorney Joanna Hendon representing President Trump, right, talks to Michael Avenatti, attorney and spokesperson for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, center, at the Federal court, Friday, April 13, 2018, in New York. A hear...(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). Attorney Joanna Hendon representing President Trump, right, talks to Michael Avenatti, attorney and spokesperson for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, center, at the Federal court, Friday, April 13, 2018, in New York. A hear...
    President Donald Trump says all lawyers are now "deflated and concerned" by the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen's home and office. 
    President Donald Trump says all lawyers are now "deflated and concerned" by the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen's home and office. 
  • Syria's allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

    Syria's allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:51 AM EDT2018-04-16 07:51:28 GMT
    (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe via AP). This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Facility in Syria on Saturday, April 14, 2018, following a U.S.-led allied missile attack. U.S., French and Briti...(Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe via AP). This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Facility in Syria on Saturday, April 14, 2018, following a U.S.-led allied missile attack. U.S., French and Briti...
    France is urging Russia to join a push for a political solution in Syria after joint U.S., French and British attacks on Syrian chemical weapons sites. 
    France is urging Russia to join a push for a political solution in Syria after joint U.S., French and British attacks on Syrian chemical weapons sites. 
  • Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

    Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-04-14 18:49:45 GMT

    Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.

     

    Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.

     
  • Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

    Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-04-14 06:00:21 GMT

    The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

     

    The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

     
  • China president's conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

    China president's conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-04-10 19:48:21 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his opening speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. Xi promised to cut auto import taxes, open China's markets further and improve conditions for foreign companies. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his opening speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. Xi promised to cut auto import taxes, open China's markets further and improve conditions for foreign companies. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)

    Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping's pledge Tuesday to open his country's market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has unsettled financial markets and could jeopardize a global economic expansion.

     

    Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping's pledge Tuesday to open his country's market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has unsettled financial markets and could jeopardize a global economic expansion.

     
  • Syrian troops on alert after US threatens military action

    Syrian troops on alert after US threatens military action

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:38:42 GMT
    Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April. 7, 2018.Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April. 7, 2018.

    Syrian government forces were on high alert and taking precautionary measures Tuesday at military positions across the country amid fears of a U.S. strike in the aftermath of an apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

     

    Syrian government forces were on high alert and taking precautionary measures Tuesday at military positions across the country amid fears of a U.S. strike in the aftermath of an apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

     
  • Trump promises decision 'very quickly' on Syria response

    Trump promises decision 'very quickly' on Syria response

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:16:47 GMT

    President Donald Trump said Monday he will decide on a U.S. response to the apparent chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians "probably by the end of today."

     

    President Donald Trump said Monday he will decide on a U.S. response to the apparent chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians "probably by the end of today."

     
  • Canada town's arena focus of mourning after crash kills 15

    Canada town's arena focus of mourning after crash kills 15

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:40:53 GMT
    (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP). Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday, April, 7, 2018. A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey ...(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP). Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday, April, 7, 2018. A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey ...
    Canadian police say 15 people were killed in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team in western Canada. 
    Canadian police say 15 people were killed in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team in western Canada. 
  • German van driver had run-ins with police, suicidal thoughts

    German van driver had run-ins with police, suicidal thoughts

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-04-09 01:30:19 GMT
    (Friso Gensch/dpa via AP). In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo people light candles in Muenster, western Germany where a van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar von on Saturday afternoon, killing two people and injuring 20 others befor...(Friso Gensch/dpa via AP). In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo people light candles in Muenster, western Germany where a van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar von on Saturday afternoon, killing two people and injuring 20 others befor...
    Prosecutors say they still have no indication why a 48-year-old man drove a van into a crowd of people in the western German city of Muenster, killing two and injuring 20 before he shot himself to death inside the... 
    Prosecutors say they still have no indication why a 48-year-old man drove a van into a crowd of people in the western German city of Muenster, killing two and injuring 20 before he shot himself to death inside the van. 
  • Suspected poison gas kills at least 40 in Damascus suburb

    Suspected poison gas kills at least 40 in Damascus suburb

    Sunday, April 8 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-04-08 21:44:21 GMT
    Image shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2018 (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)Image shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2018 (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    Suspected poison gas was used to attack the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, killing at least 40 people, including families found in their homes and shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said Sunday.

     

    Suspected poison gas was used to attack the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, killing at least 40 people, including families found in their homes and shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said Sunday.

     
  • The Latest: German pub owners express sadness over crash

    The Latest: German pub owners express sadness over crash

    Sunday, April 8 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-04-08 07:32:14 GMT
    (dpa via AP). Police vans stand in downtown Muenster, Germany, Saturday, April 7, 2018. German news agency dpa says several people killed after car crashes into crowd in city of Muenster.(dpa via AP). Police vans stand in downtown Muenster, Germany, Saturday, April 7, 2018. German news agency dpa says several people killed after car crashes into crowd in city of Muenster.
    A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "our thoughts are with the victims and their families" who were killed and injured when a vehicle crashed into a crowd in the western German city of Muenster. 
    A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "our thoughts are with the victims and their families" who were killed and injured when a vehicle crashed into a crowd in the western German city of Muenster. 
  • 15 die when truck collides with hockey team's bus in Canada

    15 die when truck collides with hockey team's bus in Canada

    Saturday, April 7 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-07 22:00:29 GMT

    A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves of grief through the team's small hometown and a country united by the national sport.

     

    A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves of grief through the team's small hometown and a country united by the national sport.

     
  • Migrant caravan winds up, Mexico calls in US ambassador

    Migrant caravan winds up, Mexico calls in US ambassador

    Saturday, April 7 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-04-07 06:04:05 GMT
    Central American migrants traveling with the annual "Stations of the Cross" caravan wait in line to receive food at the sports club where they have been camping out in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Thursday, April 5, 2018.Central American migrants traveling with the annual "Stations of the Cross" caravan wait in line to receive food at the sports club where they have been camping out in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Thursday, April 5, 2018.

    Central American migrants headed to Mexico City late Friday to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the last stop for many on a caravan that drew criticism from President Donald Trump.

     

    Central American migrants headed to Mexico City late Friday to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the last stop for many on a caravan that drew criticism from President Donald Trump.

     
  • Trump scales back US goals in Syria, leaves future to others

    Trump scales back US goals in Syria, leaves future to others

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-05 03:05:06 GMT
    A U.S. soldier sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018A U.S. soldier sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    President Donald Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, Trump administration officials said Wednesday, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging.

     

    President Donald Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, Trump administration officials said Wednesday, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging.

     
  • Caravan migrants confused by President Trump's angry tweets

    Caravan migrants confused by President Trump's angry tweets

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-04-05 00:52:07 GMT

    President Donald Trump's angry comments about a caravan of migrants ricochet around like a soccer ball in the dusty athletic complex in southern Mexico where the 1,000 or so Central Americans have camped since the weekend.

     

    President Donald Trump's angry comments about a caravan of migrants ricochet around like a soccer ball in the dusty athletic complex in southern Mexico where the 1,000 or so Central Americans have camped since the weekend.

     
  • Cool jazz: Bowhead whales improvise when singing, study says

    Cool jazz: Bowhead whales improvise when singing, study says

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-04-04 04:31:02 GMT
    This June 2017 photo provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute shows a bowhead whale in the Fram Strait between Greenland and Svalbard.(Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen/Norwegian Polar Institute via AP)This June 2017 photo provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute shows a bowhead whale in the Fram Strait between Greenland and Svalbard.(Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen/Norwegian Polar Institute via AP)

    Some whales are taking jazz riffs to new depths.

     

    Some whales are taking jazz riffs to new depths.

     
  • US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

    US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-04-04 03:52:20 GMT
    A delivery man calls for directions while pulling a cart of goods past a U.S. apparel store in Beijing Friday, March 23, 2018.A delivery man calls for directions while pulling a cart of goods past a U.S. apparel store in Beijing Friday, March 23, 2018.

    The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing's policies that require foreign companies to hand over their technology.

     

    The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing's policies that require foreign companies to hand over their technology.

     
  • First person sentenced in Russia probe draws 30 days, fine

    First person sentenced in Russia probe draws 30 days, fine

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-03 17:44:46 GMT

    A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in special counsel's Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

     

    A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in special counsel's Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

     
  • Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, dies at 81

    Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, dies at 81

    Monday, April 2 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-04-02 14:50:16 GMT

    South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. She was 81.

     

    South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. She was 81.

     
  • US official says American killed in Syria attack

    US official says American killed in Syria attack

    Friday, March 30 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-03-30 14:05:15 GMT
    In this picture taken on Thursday, March 29, 2018, U.S. troop's humvee passes vehicles of fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council.In this picture taken on Thursday, March 29, 2018, U.S. troop's humvee passes vehicles of fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council.

    The U.S. military said Friday that two coalition personnel were killed and five others wounded by a roadside bomb in Syria in a rare attack since the U.S.-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn country.

     

    The U.S. military said Friday that two coalition personnel were killed and five others wounded by a roadside bomb in Syria in a rare attack since the U.S.-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn country.

     
  • Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels more UK diplomats

    Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels more UK diplomats

    Friday, March 30 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-03-30 13:51:08 GMT
    A van leaves the U.S. consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 30, 2018.A van leaves the U.S. consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 30, 2018.

    Russia ordered new cuts Friday to the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.

     

    Russia ordered new cuts Friday to the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.

     
  • Could enemies sabotage undersea cables linking the world?

    Could enemies sabotage undersea cables linking the world?

    Friday, March 30 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-03-30 05:17:22 GMT
    In this 2018 photo provided by Gonzalo Mórtola, the Russian research vessel Yantar is shown docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, worrying the U.S. and its allies the Kremlin might be takingIn this 2018 photo provided by Gonzalo Mórtola, the Russian research vessel Yantar is shown docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, worrying the U.S. and its allies the Kremlin might be taking

    Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths.

     

    Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths.

     
  • Russia responds quid pro quo to diplomats' expulsions

    Russia responds quid pro quo to diplomats' expulsions

    Thursday, March 29 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-03-29 19:19:46 GMT
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prepares to speak in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 29, 2018.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prepares to speak in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 29, 2018.

    Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlin's rupture with the United States and Europe.

     

    Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlin's rupture with the United States and Europe.

     
  • Malala says she will continue fight for girls’ education

    Malala says she will continue fight for girls’ education

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:32:18 GMT
    In this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, a Pakistani customer reads the book written by Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack, in Islamabad, Pakistan.In this Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, a Pakistani customer reads the book written by Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Thursday said she was excited to be back in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

     

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Thursday said she was excited to be back in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

     
  • Relatives await bodies after fire kills 68 at Venezuela jail

    Relatives await bodies after fire kills 68 at Venezuela jail

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:23:57 GMT
    Relatives cry after learning their loved ones died in a fast-moving fire a day prior that swept through a police station where prisoners were being kept in crowded cells, in Valencia, Venezuela, Thursday, March 29, 2018.Relatives cry after learning their loved ones died in a fast-moving fire a day prior that swept through a police station where prisoners were being kept in crowded cells, in Valencia, Venezuela, Thursday, March 29, 2018.

    Relatives of 68 people killed in a fire at a Venezuelan police station jail waited Thursday for officials to turn over the remains of their loved ones, after having spent much of the previous day clamoring for information and clashing with police.

     

    Relatives of 68 people killed in a fire at a Venezuelan police station jail waited Thursday for officials to turn over the remains of their loved ones, after having spent much of the previous day clamoring for information and clashing with police.

     
  • Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for 1st time since she was shot

    Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for 1st time since she was shot

    Thursday, March 29 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-03-29 04:41:11 GMT

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan early Thursday for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

     

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan early Thursday for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

     
  • Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Assange's internet at embassy

    Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Assange's internet at embassy

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-03-28 21:33:34 GMT

    Ecuador's government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet connection at the nation's London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalan separatist politician.

     

    Ecuador's government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet connection at the nation's London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalan separatist politician.

     
  • Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader's China trip

    Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader's China trip

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-03-28 13:52:53 GMT
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

    With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor.

     

    With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor.

     
  • 'Beginning of the end?' No new babies for endangered whales

    'Beginning of the end?' No new babies for endangered whales

    Monday, March 26 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-03-26 19:06:01 GMT

    The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a reproductive drought unseen for three decades that experts say brings the rare species a perilous step closer to extinction.

     

    The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales is ending without a single newborn being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast, a reproductive drought unseen for three decades that experts say brings the rare species a perilous step closer to extinction.

     
  • 'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap

    'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap

    Saturday, March 24 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-03-24 19:42:17 GMT

    The French police officer who swapped himself for a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman.

     

    The French police officer who swapped himself for a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman.

     
  • UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

    UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

    Friday, March 23 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-03-23 18:49:27 GMT

    Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity.

     

    Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity.

     
  • Most of over 150 stranded whales die on Australian beach

    Most of over 150 stranded whales die on Australian beach

    Friday, March 23 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-03-23 18:12:47 GMT
    Supplied image of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales who became beached at Hamelin Bay, in Western Australia’s south, Friday, March 23, 2018.Supplied image of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales who became beached at Hamelin Bay, in Western Australia’s south, Friday, March 23, 2018.

    More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive on Friday, authorities said.

     

    More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive on Friday, authorities said.

     
  • 2 killed, dozen hurt in French supermarket hostage-taking

    2 killed, dozen hurt in French supermarket hostage-taking

    Friday, March 23 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-03-23 13:03:52 GMT
    French police and firefighters secure the entrance of Trebes, southern France, where an armed man took hostages in a supermarket, Friday, March 23, 2018. French national police say two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded.(AP Photo/Jean-Paul)French police and firefighters secure the entrance of Trebes, southern France, where an armed man took hostages in a supermarket, Friday, March 23, 2018. French national police say two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded.(AP Photo/Jean-Paul)

    An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France on Friday, killing two and injuring about a dozen others, police said. He had earlier opened fire on officers nearby.

     

    An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France on Friday, killing two and injuring about a dozen others, police said. He had earlier opened fire on officers nearby.

     
  • China says it may hike tariffs on US pork, other goods

    China says it may hike tariffs on US pork, other goods

    Thursday, March 22 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-03-23 03:09:12 GMT

    China announced a list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday on which it might raise tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with President Donald Trump.

     

    China announced a list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday on which it might raise tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with President Donald Trump.

     
  • Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

    Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-03-21 21:13:08 GMT

    Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."

     

    Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."

     
  • Yes, this cruise ship just got cut in half

    Yes, this cruise ship just got cut in half

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-03-21 20:23:13 GMT

    One of luxury line Silversea Cruises' ships is about to get bigger, thanks to an unusual lengthening project taking place at a shipyard in Italy.

     

    One of luxury line Silversea Cruises' ships is about to get bigger, thanks to an unusual lengthening project taking place at a shipyard in Italy.

     
  • World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

    World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-03-20 16:49:10 GMT

    The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."

     

    The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."

     
  • Crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover on grand US tour

    Crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover on grand US tour

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 1:40 AM EDT2018-03-20 05:40:56 GMT
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    Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country's image in the eyes of Americans.

     

    Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country's image in the eyes of Americans.

     
  • Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term

    Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-03-17 22:25:45 GMT
    Two men cast their ballots at a polling station in Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Far East, Russia. Polls have opened in Russia's Far East for the presidential election in which Vladimir Putin seeks a 4th term. (AP Photo/Alexander Petpov)Two men cast their ballots at a polling station in Yelizovo, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Far East, Russia. Polls have opened in Russia's Far East for the presidential election in which Vladimir Putin seeks a 4th term. (AP Photo/Alexander Petpov)

    Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.

     

    Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.

     
  • WATCH: Terrifying video of people flying off out-of-control ski lift

    WATCH: Terrifying video of people flying off out-of-control ski lift

    Friday, March 16 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-03-16 21:31:03 GMT

    An out-of-control ski lift raced backwards and tossed panicked skiers through the air at a resort in the country of Georgia on Friday, according to witness video and media reports. 

     

    An out-of-control ski lift raced backwards and tossed panicked skiers through the air at a resort in the country of Georgia on Friday, according to witness video and media reports. 

     
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  • European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

    European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:15:45 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 frame from video, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in P...(NTSB via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 frame from video, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in P...
    The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. 
    The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. 
  • UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

    UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:15:42 GMT
    ( Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP). Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, left and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hold a joint press conference ahead of a UN Security Council meeting at Backakra, outside Ystad, southern Sweden, ...( Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP). Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, left and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hold a joint press conference ahead of a UN Security Council meeting at Backakra, outside Ystad, southern Sweden, ...
    The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials are meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international topics with the developments on the Korean Peninsula and the Syrian crisis dominating... 
    The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials are meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international topics with the developments on the Korean Peninsula and the Syrian crisis dominating the agenda. 
  • First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:15:34 GMT
    (Alexandre Meneghini/Pool via AP). Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, and former president Raul Castro, salutes, after Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19,...(Alexandre Meneghini/Pool via AP). Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, and former president Raul Castro, salutes, after Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19,...
    First clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge. 
    First clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge. 
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