ISIS leader who planned Istanbul nightclub attack killed in US ground raid

(WASHINGTON) -- A "close associate" of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. ground raid in Syria on April 6, U.S. Central Command said Friday. The raid targeted him for his role in planning the deadly New Years Eve nightclub attack i... Read More

US pilot ejects from jet approaching carrier headed for Korean peninsula

(NEW YORK) — A pilot from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier safely ejected from a fighter jet, according to a st... Read More

Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry share candid conversation on 'life-changing' moment of parenthood, grieving for Princess Diana

(LONDON) -- Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry have released a candid new video for their Heads Together mental health campaign discussing some of the most personal issues they have faced, including parenting and coping with Princess Diana... Read More

Photographer captures plastic pollution 'nightmare' in India ahead of Earth Day

(NEW YORK) -- As photographer Jacques de Lannoy stood on an empty beach last year in Okinawa, Japan, he almost failed to notice a heap of plastic bottles that had washed up on the shore.

"Discarded plastic has become such a common sight on... Read More

ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attack that killed 1 police officer and wounded 2 more

(PARIS) -- ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on police officers on the Champs-Élysées in Paris Thursday evening that left one officer dead and two others wounded.

The terrorist group released a message through its new... Read More

Obama wades into French election before Sunday vote

(PARIS) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, but “an endorsement was not the purpose of the call,” Obama’s spokesman said in a statement.

However, &ldqu... Read More

Princess Kate speaks out on loneliness of motherhood

(LONDON) -- Princess Kate revealed on Thursday that she, like other parents, has struggled with loneliness during motherhood.

The heartfelt confession was made by Kate, the mother of 3-year-old Prince George and nearly 2-year-old Princess ... Read More

China places its bomber aircraft on heightened alert

(WASHINGTON) -- China has placed some of its bomber fleet on heightened alert status, according to U.S. officials, but it is unclear what may have prompted the move. One official said the heightened alert could indicate contingency plans to react to ... Read More

What to know about Air Defense Identification Zones

(WASHINGTON) -- Twice this week, the U.S. intercepted Russian aircraft off the coast of Alaska after they entered the U.S. military’s Air Defense Identification Zone, according to Defense
Department officials.

On Monday, two Ru... Read More

VP Mike Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

(WASHINGTON) -- The United States is not seeking to negotiate with North Korea and it is not in direct talks "at this time" with the rogue Asian nation, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN and the Washington Post Wednesday.

"I think the pat... Read More

Trump administration will review Iran nuclear deal despite compliance

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is reviewing the Obama-era nuclear weapons agreement with Iran to determine whether they will stop the deal's suspension of U.S. sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.

Till... Read More

Asylum applications up 150% in Mexico since US election

(MEXICO CITY) -- Mexico's refugee agency, COMAR, reported a significant increase in the number of asylum applications the country has received since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the United States.

The report showed th... Read More

OPCW says analysis offers 'incontrovertible' evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria

(NEW YORK) -- A series of tests performed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have definitively confirmed the use of Sarin or a Sarin-like substance in Syria's Idlib province.

OPCW Director General Ahmet Üz&uum... Read More

US official: Syrian aircraft moved from base struck by US missiles

(LATAKIA, Syria) -- A U.S. official says that Syria has moved all of the aircraft from the airbase that was struck by U.S. missiles two weeks ago to an airbase used by Russia for missions within Syria.

The aircraft, the official says, have... Read More