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Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam's top Communist Party leader, dead at 80

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 09:30:47 -0400

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong died on July 19, 2024, after holding the country's most powerful position for 13 years. He was 80 years old.

Russia sentences journalist Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in prison on espionage charges

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 08:18:24 -0400

A Russian court sentenced Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in prison on Friday on charges of espionage.

Deadly explosion in Tel Aviv leaves one dead, more wounded

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 05:46:16 -0400

A deadly drone attack in Tel Aviv Thursday has left one person dead and four more injured. Military officials are investigating the origin of the drone.

Large explosion rocks Tel Aviv in middle of the night

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 21:54:27 -0400

A large explosion in Tel Aviv has left builds near the U.S. embassy damaged. It's not yet clear what the cause of the blast was.

South Korea's top court issues landmark ruling recognizing some rights for same-sex couples

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 13:16:25 -0400

South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples are eligible to receive the same health insurance benefits as heterosexual couples in a landmark verdict.

Biden's $230 million Gaza pier quietly shuts down, US senator labels project 'national embarrassment'

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 13:11:57 -0400

President Biden promised the Gaza humanitarian pier as a means of increasing assistance into the area, but months later the military has announced that it will cease operation.

WATCH: Helicopter rescues plane from snowy mountain after emergency landing

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:17:04 -0400

A Piper PA-18, a small plane, that had to make an emergency landing on a snowy mountain in Argentina was rescued by specialized personnel and a helicopter.

ISIS threat rising in Syria, Iraq as US military warns terror attacks could double in 2024

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:07:32 -0400

ISIS attacks across Iraq and Syria are ramping up as the terrorist organization looks to boost its capabilities even as the U.S. and its allies continue to employ 'Defeat ISIS Missions'.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes final bid for second term before vote

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 08:24:15 -0400

Ursula von der Leyen is running for a second five-year term as president of the European Union's executive commission. She is popular, but her re-election is not a foregone conclusion.

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich seen at second Russia hearing on bogus espionage charges

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:50:41 -0400

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich appeared in court on Thursday to resume his trial on espionage charges, charges his employer the U.S. government and his employer say are bogus.

Bus crash in popular tourist spot kills 25 in mountain region, investigation ongoing

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:47:40 -0400

Authorities and officials in Peru have lamented the significant human factor in several bus crashes throughout the Andes, mostly tourism buses that speed along narrow roads.

Paraguay finds 4 tons of cocaine hidden in sugar in 'Operation Sweetness'

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:12:28 -0400

“Operation Sweetness," Paraguay's largest cocaine seizure, turned up more than 4 tons of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of sugar bound for Belgium.

Parliament for new UK Labour government opens with King's Speech, plans for 'national renewal'

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:24:48 -0400

Britain’s new Labour Party government set out its plans for "national renewal" at the grand State Opening of Parliament, centering on stabilizing the country's finances.

Iran's assassination plot against Trump latest attempt to kill Americans on US soil

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 10:31:24 -0400

Amid Iran’s long-standing attempts to murder Americans, the plot to assassinate former President Trump adds greater urgency to confront the rogue regime in Tehran.

Paris mayor swims in Seine River to prove it's clean ahead of Olympic Games

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 09:02:11 -0400

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo swam in the Seine River on Wednesday, fulfilling a promise to show the river was clean enough to host open Olympic swimming competitions.

Bangladesh urges universities to close after 6 die in protests, bombs and weapons found

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 08:57:19 -0400

Bangladeshi authorities urged universities to close after six people died in protests against a quota that reserves some jobs for relatives of Bangladesh’s independence war veterans.

Trump shooting plays into Russia, China plans to divide US ahead of elections

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 11:17:51 -0400

Security experts warn that the assassination attempt on Donald Trump will only play into the hands of adversaries like Russia and China that seek to sow division.

Yemen's Houthi rebels use missiles, drones to attack 2 more ships in Red Sea

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:48:53 -0400

Three Houthi vessels, one of which was uncrewed, attacked the Panama-flagged, Israeli-owned MT Bently I as well as the MT Chios Lion off the coast of Yemen.

Suspect arrested after dismembered bodies of 9 women found in quarry in Kenya's capital

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 13:30:06 -0400

Police in Kenya said they arrested the main suspect after nine dismembered bodies of women were found in a quarry in the capital, Nairobi.

Grenade thrown at Ukrainian military draft office

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 11:18:00 -0400

An unidentified individual threw a grenade at a military draft office in Busk, Ukraine. The grenade exploded but no one was injured, police said on Monday.

Ukraine's drone startups create affordable air, land and sea robots in secret to fight Russia

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 09:26:17 -0400

Facing an enemy with more resources, Ukraine's military is assessing the use of new drones built by a gritty new startup sector that can produce them cheaply.

World leaders react to shooting at Trump rally: 'Shocked' at assassination attempt

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 21:56:37 -0400

Secret Service rushed Donald Trump off stage after shots rang out at his rally in Pennsylvania, with photos showing the former president with blood on his ear and across his face.

British prison reform will release convicts after serving 40% of term to combat overcrowding: reports

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 14:57:00 -0400

The new Justice minister Shabana Mahmood has argued that prisons face imminent collapse, claiming the total prison population could reach nearly 100,000 by next year.

Israel confirms strike on compound in civilian area of Gaza targeting Oct. 7 mastermind

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 10:19:47 -0400

Officials with the Israeli Defense Force confirmed a strike was launched on an alleged Hamas compound in a civilian area of al-Mawasi in Gaza, targeting a mastermind of the Oct. 7 attacks.

NATO's Stoltenberg sidesteps Biden, Trump spat, champions nations hitting spending targets

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 06:00:45 -0400

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sidestepped debate over who is to thank for the increase in NATO nations meeting their defense spending pledges as Biden and Trump champion successes.