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Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the defense ministry said. Turkey's coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter,...

China and the European Space Agency discuss collaborating on a human outpost on the moon

Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong,...

U.S. sets up missile defense in South Korea as North shows power

Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North. South Korea's trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or...

France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack 

France's foreign minister said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault. According to Foreign Minister Jean-Marc...

Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq and Syria, drawing condemnation

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting Islamic State and is allied with Kurdish factions in both countries. The Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection...

Thai man kills his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live, then himself

A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said Tuesday. Police Col. Jirasak Siemsak said officers found the bodies of 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province after receiving...

Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women while defending her father

Ivanka Trump pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father’s attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday as a White House advisor. Trump told an audience at a conference on women in Berlin that she’s still...

3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

A Swedish court has sentenced three men for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. The Uppsala District Court said one of the men was given a sentence of 27 months for rape and assistance to rape. The others were given respectively one year — which was halved...

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of National Front party

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping down as head of the far right National Front party. Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between herself and Emmanuel Macron, the independent...

American monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blasts vehicle

A land mine blew up a vehicle carrying an OSCE monitoring team in the separatist Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, killing an American observer and wounding two European members of the mission, officials reported. The mission's deputy head, Alexander Hug, said the member killed was from...

Divisions, protests erupt at nationalist convention in Cologne, Germany

Divisions among German nationalists erupted Saturday as delegates from the far-right Alternative for Germany party rejected an appeal by one of their leaders to seek a pragmatic political path instead of turning into a "fundamental opposition" party. While tensions brewed inside the AfD party convention...

French officials identify gunman in Paris shooting, heighten security for Sunday's presidential vote

French investigators said Friday they think a gunman was alone in killing one police officer and wounding two others and a female German tourist the night before on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Officials identified the 39-year-old gunman as Frenchman Karim Cheurfi. Cheurfi was shot and killed by...

20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

Emergency responders said Friday that at least 20 children were killed when a minibus in which they were riding collided with a truck northeast of South Africa's capital. Images posted by the ER24 medical service on Twitter showed the minibus smoking and twisted on its side next to the truck. ER24...

Death toll in Venezuela protests rises to 9

Authorities in Venezuela said Friday that a young man has been shot and killed in a street protest, becoming the ninth person to die this month during demonstrations in the South American country. Vicente Paez, a city council member, said Melvin Guitan was wounded when he was struck by a bullet...

U.S. Defense Secretary says Syria still has chemical weapons

Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. The implication...

Dortmund bus attack suspect acted out of greed, prosecutors say

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said Friday. The suspect, identified only as Sergej...

Iraq officials say 26 hostages, including Qatari royals, have been freed 

Two Iraqi officials say that 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, have been released after 16 months in captivity in Iraq. The two — a government and a security official — told The Associated Press that the hostages were released on Friday into the custody of the Iraqi Interior...

French media report 2 police have been shot in Paris

Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard. Many police vehicles can be seen on the avenue that passes many of the city's most iconic landmarks....

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif avoids ouster as court delays decision in corruption case

Pakistan's top court on Thursday asked the government to investigate corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family, delaying for two months a decision that could have jeopardized his political future. The Supreme Court had widely been expected to announce punitive measures...

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans march against President Nicolas Maduro

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Caracas on Wednesday for what they've dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled socialist leader. Clashes between protesters, police and government supporters started early. Shortly after the march kicked off, state security...

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