Russian region declares state of emergency after mass invasion of polar bears

(MOSCOW) -- Authorities in a remote Russian arctic region have declared a state of emergency after dozens of hungry polar bears overran villages, besieging residents.

A team of specialists is being flown into Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago with... Read More

Acting defense secretary says no orders to reduce forces in Afghanistan

(WASHINGTON) -- En route to Afghanistan on an unannounced trip, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he has not received orders from President Donald Trump to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by half, a Taliban dema... Read More

Berlin Film Festival offers opportunities for women, building on #MeToo momentum

(BERLIN) -- As a young, female movie producer working in Hollywood in the 1980s, Gale Anne Hurd struggled for her talents to be recognized by her male peers.

Although she'd already produced and co-wrote her first feature film, The Term... Read More

Nearly 100 children dead as world's second-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases

(LONDON) -- The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has claimed the lives of nearly 100 children.

At least 97 children, 65 of whom were younger than 5 years old, have died from Ebola virus disease in the eastern Demo... Read More

Prince William, Duchess Kate step out for BAFTAs

(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate walked down the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) red carpet Sunday night in a white asymmetrical dress.

Kate, 37, stepped out for the British Awards show accompanied by her husband, Prince William, 36, who is the BA... Read More

US sails two warships past disputed island chain in South China Sea

(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. Navy ships sailed within 12 miles of a disputed artificial island -- claimed by China -- in the South China Sea early Monday, according to a U.S. Navy statement.

The move is sure to once again draw criticism from China... Read More

Humanitarian aid for Venezuelans stored at bridge crossing border as military blocks passage

(CUCUTA, Columbia) -- The first round of humanitarian aid provided by the United States government to Venezuela was unveiled at the Tienditas Bridge in Colombia on Friday. It was stored only a few miles away from thousands of Venezuelans who desperat... Read More

White House decision looms as US military continues with Syria withdrawal plan

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military is proceeding with its 120-day plan to pull all U.S. troops and equipment out of Syria by the end of April, although so far only equipment and supplies have been removed. However, U.S. officials say the White House w... Read More

Section of Italy's collapsed Genoa bridge being removed

(ROME) -- Nearly six months after the deadly collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, the demolition of the remainder of the span began in earnest Friday.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Danilo Toninelli, the country's minister of ... Read More

Losing grip on power, Venezuela's Maduro leans on Cuban security forces: US officials

(WASHINGTON) -- Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is increasingly leaning on the protection and support of his Cuban backers, amid mounting global pressure to leave office, according to several senior U.S. officials.

Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.... Read More

Ivanka Trump launches Global Women's Initiative targeting developing nations

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Thursday launching a new “Women’s Global Development and Prosperity” Initiative aimed at empowering women in the developing world.

The force behind the initiative:... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle walk red carpet at Endeavour Fund Awards gala

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out Thursday night to recognize the achievements of wounded servicemen and women.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child this spring, attended the Endeavour Fu... Read More

Aid arrives at Venezuela border as US demands Maduro let it in

(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- A convoy carrying American humanitarian aid arrived at the Colombia-Venezuela border on Thursday as the U.S. and Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido pressure President Nicolas Maduro to let the aid in and leave power.Read More

Rome airport closed after World War II-era bombs found

(ROME) -- All flights into Rome’s secondary international airport, Ciampino, were suspended on Thursday after construction workers doing maintenance work on a tarmac uncovered three World War II bombs beneath the asphalt, according to local off... Read More