Parts of a US-built anti-missile system designed to mitigate the threat of North Korean missiles have been moved to the planned deployment site in South Korea as tensions with the nuclear-armed country escalate. Trucks hauling components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system rolled into the site in North...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for shooting on police in Paris

    A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before #police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit just three days before a tense presidential election. Security already has...
  • Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful attack against Syria

    Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Giving Tillerson a chilly reception, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said #Russia was trying to...
  • Movement of US Navy strike group a reaction to North Korea: McMaster

    Command spokesman Dave Benham called diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence” in the volatile Western Pacific. A South Korean official in March said the North is likely to conduct “high-intensity strategic provocations such as a nuclear test” or an...
  • McCain: Russia co-operated with Syria in chemical attack

    BELGRADE, Serbia — U.S. Senator John McCain accused Russia on Monday of having co-operated with Syrian government forces in a chemical weapons attack that has killed more than 80 people, including more than a dozen children. The Republican senator said at a press conference in Belgrade that he believes...
  • Swedish Prime Minister calls Stockholm lorry crash a terror attack as one person arrested

    The Swedish Prime Minister has said a lorry attack that killed at least three people in Stockholm is terror-related. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident outside the well-known Ahlens department store, on a busy shopping street. Stefan Lofven says everything indicates that the crash was deliberate...
  • Dozens suffocate, including children, in suspected Syria gas attack

    A  suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed at least 58 people, including 11 children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitor, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said. A Syrian military source strongly denied the army had used any such weapons. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Deadly blast rocks St. Petersburg subway; explosive device found at other station

    Ten people were killed and more than 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St.Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday in what authorities called a probable #terrorist attack .Russian news media reported that #police were searching for a man recorded on surveillance cameras who...
  • Trump is ending Obama-era emissions cuts. How will CO2 emissions change?

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, #Trump signed an “Energy Independence Executive Order,” a White House official told AFP. The...
  • Police identify Westminster attacker as Khalid Masood

    LONDON — Britain’s prime minister defiantly declared Thursday that “we are not afraid” even as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death at Britain’s Parliament. In...

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