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Kerry, Lavrov Meeting as Syria Talks in Question (2016-01-20 11:30:05 UTC)
STATE DEPARTMENT— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Wednesday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Zurich, Switzerland as part of a trip to Europe, the Middle East and Asia f...
Gunmen Kill at Least 25 at University in NW Pakistan (2016-01-20 11:30:05 UTC)
ISLAMABAD— A gun and bomb attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more, officials and hospital sources said. A group of four “...
Russian Regions on Alert for Dangerous Weather (2016-01-20 11:30:04 UTC)
UBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> Russian Regions on Alert for Dangerous Weather // ...
Official: Liberia Military Ready to Handle Security After UN Mandate Ends (2016-01-20 11:30:04 UTC)
Liberia’s defense minister said the military is ready to take over responsibility for the nation’s security after the United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) mandate ends this...
A Rocky 2016 Expected: New Leaders in Asia Face Economic, Security Issues (2016-01-20 11:30:04 UTC)
HO CHI MINH CITY— This week, communists in Vietnam and Laos are picking leaders to run their countries for the next five years. In Taiwan, the election of the first female president has prompted ...
Slumping China Economy, Oil Prices Send Asian Markets Lower (2016-01-20 11:30:04 UTC)
Asian stock prices took another dive Wednesday, thanks to further drop in global oil prices, China s economic slowdown and a pessimistic outlook for the overall global economy this year. Tokyo&...
Michigan Governor Apologizes to Flint, Promises Water Fixes (2016-01-20 11:30:04 UTC)
The governor of the U.S. state of Michigan apologized Tuesday to residents in the city of Flint who have been dealing with high levels of lead in their water supply for nearly two years. Governor R...
US: 1 Percent of Visitors by Air, Sea Stayed Past 2015 Exit Dates (2016-01-20 11:30:03 UTC)
About 1 percent of visitors who arrived in the country by air or sea remained in the country last year after they were supposed to leave, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said. According to...
US Raises Alarm of Possible Human Rights Violations in Burundi (2016-01-20 11:30:02 UTC)
The U.S. State Department says it is "deeply alarmed" by reports out of Burundi of serious human rights violations stemming from a nine-month political crisis. Spokesman Mark Toner issued...
Experts Warn of Further Provocations by North Korea (2016-01-20 07:30:06 UTC)
SEOUL— North Korea could take further provocative actions after the latest nuclear test that drew strong protests from the international community, experts in Seoul warned. With its fourth nuclea...
US Condemns Well-documented' IS Atrocities (2016-01-20 07:30:06 UTC)
UBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> US Condemns Well-documented IS Atrocities // ...
Supreme Court to Review Obama's Immigration Plan (2016-01-20 07:30:06 UTC)
UBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> Supreme Court to Review Obama s Immigration Plan // ...
Former VP Candidate Palin Endorses Trump (2016-01-20 07:30:05 UTC)
AMES, IOWA— Sarah Palin, the politician-turned-reality TV star offered a passionate endorsement on Tuesday to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the reality TV star-turned-politic...
Oscars in Turmoil as Calls Grow for Boycott Over Lack of Diversity (2016-01-20 07:30:05 UTC)
NEW YORK— Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year s Oscar nominees are forcing stars to choose sides and threatening to throw the movie in...
Gunmen Storm University in Northwestern Pakistan (2016-01-20 07:30:04 UTC)
ISLAMABAD— A group of unknown gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday and opened fire at students and teachers. Witnesses also heard at least two explosions. Pakistani troo...
Nuclear Deal Helped Release Americans, White House Argues (2016-01-20 07:30:04 UTC)
WASHINGTON— A top White House official said the nuclear deal the U.S. reached with Iran has created a new diplomatic tone between both nations that helped in the release last week of 10 American ...
US Condemns 'Well-documented' IS Atrocities (2016-01-20 07:30:04 UTC)
The United States has condemned the deaths and atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in its campaign of terror in Iraq. A State Department official commented on a new United Nations repor...
UN Urges Libyan Support for Unity Government (2016-01-20 07:30:04 UTC)
United Nations officials are urging Libyans to support an agreement among the country s warring factions to create a unity government. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the deal an impo...
Defense Ministers to Discuss Accelerating Islamic State Campaign (2016-01-20 07:30:03 UTC)
Defense ministers from seven nations are meeting Wednesday in Paris to discuss strategy in the military campaign against the Islamic State group. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters he...
US, Seoul Increase Pressure on China Over N. Korea Nuclear Test (2016-01-20 07:30:03 UTC)
The United States said China must join with the rest of the world in imposing strong sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, given its "special relationship" with the ...
Kerry's Trip to Focus on Syria, North Korea, Global Economy (2016-01-20 07:30:03 UTC)
STATE DEPARTMENT— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Europe, the Middle East and Asia for talks on issues including the multinational effort to bring political stability to Syria ...
US Senate to Vote on Syrian, Iraqi Refugees (2016-01-20 07:30:02 UTC)
CAPITOL HILL— The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a test vote later Wednesday on whether to severely restrict America s acceptance of refugees from Syria and Iraq, because of continuing fears...
IS Acknowledges Death of 'Jihadi John' (2016-01-20 03:30:06 UTC)
Islamic State Tuesday acknowledged the death of the brutal terrorist nicknamed Jihadi John, known for beheading Western hostages. The SITE intelligence monitoring website says Islamic State eulogiz...
Supreme Court Split in 'Bizarre' First Amendment Case (2016-01-20 03:30:06 UTC)
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday during oral arguments in what one justice termed a "bizarre" case between a New Jersey town and a former police officer who contends he was...
Turkey's Crackdown on Kurdish Rebels Includes Local Mayors (2016-01-20 03:30:05 UTC)
ISTANBUL— Eighteen mayors and nearly 50 locally elected representatives of the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party are being prosecuted in Turkey. Earlier this month, for example, the...
US Special Forces in Afghanistan Poised to Assume More Active Role (2016-01-20 03:30:05 UTC)
U.S. military officials insist Afghan forces are carrying the burden when it comes to securing and stabilizing the country, but there are questions as to whether U.S. special forces could soon be p...
Forecasters Say Major Winter Storm Is Heading for US East Coast (2016-01-20 03:30:05 UTC)
After a mild start, winter is about to make itself felt along the eastern United States at the end of this week. Forecasters say a major winter snowstorm could affect tens of millions of people fro...
Poll: Growing Number of S. Koreans See N. Korea as Enemy (2016-01-20 03:30:05 UTC)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA— A new government-sponsored survey found an increasing number of South Koreans view North Korea as an enemy. The latest survey commissioned by South Korea’s Unification M...
Saudi Official Won't Rule Out Seeking Nuclear Bomb to Meet Iranian Threat (2016-01-20 03:30:05 UTC)
Saudi Arabia s foreign minister has refused to rule out that it will seek a nuclear weapon if archrival Iran becomes a threat. In an interview Tuesday, Reuters news agency asked Adel al-Jubeir ...
Taiwan President-elect to Face 'Ominous' China (2016-01-20 03:30:04 UTC)
UBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> Taiwan President-elect to Face Ominous China // ...

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