• Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 9, 2019

    Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There Since 2007

    Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over what happened to him. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” without elaborating.

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Offering Talks With US

    North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new proposals were apparently aimed at pressuring the United States to make concessions when the North...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2019

    Report: Iran Seizes Tanker Carrying ‘Smuggled Fuel' in Gulf

    Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions. State TV and the semi-official Fars news agency reported that seven crew members were...

  • United States Jun 23, 2019

    Ethiopia Says Military Chief Killed, Regional Coup Failed

    Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others in the armed forces, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who addressed the nation...

  • United States Jun 9, 2019

    China May Restrict Tech Access in Spiraling US Trade Dispute

    China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People’s Daily newspaper said Sunday that the system will build a strong firewall to strengthen the nation’s ability to innovate and to accelerate the development of key technologies. “China...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    US Seizes Ship After N. Korea Missile Launch

    The U.S. said Thursday that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes amid a tense moment in relations between the two countries. The “Wise Honest,” North Korea’s second largest cargo ship, was detained in April 2018 as it traveled toward Indonesia. It’s now in the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 17, 2019

    Lawyer: US Navy Veteran Held in Iran Sentenced to 10 Years

    A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office. Though the case against Michael R. White remains unclear, it comes as Trump has taken a hard-line approach to Iran by pulling the U.S. out...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    White House Manages Expectations for Second Kim Summit

    President Donald Trump is trying to manage expectations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, predicting a “continuation of the progress” made last time. Trump tweeted Sunday that he was leaving early the next day for the meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, adding a tantalizing nod to “Denuclearization?” He also said Kim knows that “without nuclear weapons,...

  • Donald Trump Feb 24, 2019

    North Korea Confirms Leader Kim Jong Un on Train to Summit

    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media confirmed. Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the U.S., and Kim Yo Jong, the leader’s sister, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported. Late Saturday,...

  • Donald Trump Feb 7, 2019

    Images Suggest Iran Launched Satellite Despite US Criticism

    Iran appears to have attempted a second satellite launch despite U.S. criticism that its space program helps the country develop ballistic missiles, satellite images released Thursday suggest. Iran did not immediately acknowledge conducting such a launch. Images released by the Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe show a rocket at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran’s Semnan province on Tuesday. Images from...

  • Cuba Jan 7, 2019

    Ex-Cuban Vice President, Bay of Pigs Commander, Dies at 95

    Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country’s new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, has died, state media reported. He was 95. Tall and spindly with the rigid posture of a military man, Fernandez in his final years remained a legendary figure and served for a time as...

  • China Jan 3, 2019

    China Lands Spacecraft on ‘Dark' Side of Moon in World First

    China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this is the first-ever landing on the far side. The China National...

  • The Associated Press Dec 7, 2018

    Russian Rappers, Other Artists Targeted in Crackdown

    When the Russian “dark rave” duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platform. They were asked for their passports, Kostylev was handcuffed and they were whisked away to the local police station. There, the police claimed they’d received an anonymous call...

  • driver Nov 22, 2018

    Car Strikes Crowd at China School, Killing 5 and Hurting 18

    A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, state media reported. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Eighteen people were hospitalized with injuries, the reports said. The...

  • DIRECTOR Oct 18, 2018

    Film With Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis Canceled After Tax Case

    The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film’s release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.

  • Asher Klein Jul 24, 2018

    Hundreds Missing in Laos Amid Flooding From Hydroelectric Dam

    Massive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid.

  • Facebook May 30, 2018

    A Look at Some Russian Journalists Attacked or Killed

    Before Ukraine’s Security Service shocked the world by saying it had faked the death of exiled Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev on Tuesday evening, the news of his now-fabricated demise highlighted the dangers of working as a journalist in Russia. Dozens of Russian journalists have been killed or brutally beaten in recent years, in clear retribution for their work....

  • Donald Trump May 8, 2018

    China's Exports Rebound, Trade Surplus With US Swells

    China’s exports rebounded in April and its politically sensitive monthly trade surplus with the United States grew for the first time in five months at a time of escalating friction between Beijing and Washington over the imbalance. Data released Tuesday show exports jumped 21.5 percent from the same month the year before, bouncing back from a contraction the previous month...

  • NBC Apr 9, 2018

    Commercial Plane Crashes in Southern Iran, Killing 65 People

    An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, likely killing all 65 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran....

  • president Mar 19, 2018

    Russia and Syria Clash With US and West on Syria Cease-Fire

    Russia and Syria clashed with the U.S. and its Western allies Wednesday over responsibility for the failure of a cease-fire to take hold in Syria as the U.N. said humanitarian convoys are ready to head to 10 locations including besieged eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus. The contentious Security Council meeting four days after members adopted a resolution demanding a...

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