The U.S. and Chinese militaries have reduced the risk of encounters between them having "unintended consequences", a top U.S. official said on Monday, while China reiterated it would not accept interference in the South China Sea. There have been a series of incidents in recent years, most
Russia on Monday rejected allegations by Bulgaria that its aircraft had been involved in violations of Bulgarian airspace, Russian news agencies reported. On Sunday, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said there had been a rise in violations of its airspace by Russian military and commercial
By Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) - When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighborhood of Venezuela's Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next. The drawings and texts at the Padre Jose
It's a common refrain after any recent high-profile breach into federal computers and corporate networks: There aren't enough skilled cybersecurity professionals to outwit criminal hackers. The issue has become such a priority that President Obama made increasing the number of cybersecurity
“They called me and said, ‘They are killing us,’ ” says Jeremy Courtney, founder of the US group Preemptive Love, adding that the Iraqi and US air strikes were close enough to damage the relief vehicles and the hearing of one of the aid workers huddled in the sand. The anti-IS security operation trapped
Donald Trump appears to have received a decent-sized bump in the polls from the Republican National Convention. The RealClearPolitics rolling average of a two-way matchup shows a Trump jump of about three and half percentage points. Before the RNC he trailed Hillary Clinton by 3.2 points.
A South Korean agreement with the United States to deploy an antimissile system against its neighbor to the north has upset not just Pyongyang, North Korea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), scheduled to be in place by 2017, has left China distrustful
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations aid chief asked the Security Council on Monday to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Around 250,000 to 275,000 people in
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile's north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.
The Israeli air force struck a target in Syria Monday in response to stray fire from its war-wracked neighbour that hit the disputed Golan Heights, an army statement said. "Initial reports suggest that... fire from the internal fighting in Syria hit an open area near the security fence in the central
New York (AFP) - "Lazarus," the science-fiction musical co-written by David Bowie in one of his final works, will return to the stage, this time in London, the production announced Monday. The rock legend wrote the music for "Lazarus" which premiered in November at a small theater
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England dismissed Pakistan for 234 on Monday to win the second test by 330 runs with a day to spare and level the four-match series 1-1.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its warplanes have hit a position in Syria from where mortars were fired into the Israeli-held Golan Heights.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists at Mexico's Mayan ruin site of Palenque have discovered an underground water tunnel built under the Temple of Inscriptions, which houses the tomb of Mayan ruler Pakal.
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses are urgently needed in Syria's Aleppo city where fighting has left over a quarter of a million people trapped and in desperate need of aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.
CAIRO (AP) — The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian church warned on Monday of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being "defaced."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The killing of a Connecticut woman by a Haitian man has led to federal legislation that would crack down on countries that refuse U.S. officials' attempts to deport dangerous criminals.
The UN Security Council on Monday backed a call by the UN's top aid official for a humanitarian truce in Aleppo after four hospitals were bombed and civilians were killed by air strikes in the Syrian city. Warning that food will soon run out in Aleppo, UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien called for
James Anderson marked his return to international duty with three wickets as England beat Pakistan by a massive 330 runs to win the second Test at his Old Trafford home ground on Monday. Pakistan, set a mammoth 565 for victory, were bowled out for 234 in their second innings after tea on the fourth
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday paved the way for new curbs on emissions from passenger jets by ruling that greenhouse gases from airplanes endanger public health. The finding, which requires the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions