Retired Russian admiral defends Russian sailors sunbathing during close call with US warship

(WASHINGTON) -- Video of a Russian destroyer coming within about 20 yards of a U.S. warship last Friday showed more than just a close encounter between great powers in the Philippine Sea. Close observers of the video quickly spotted what appeared to ... Read More

Kim Jong Un's assassinated half-brother had contacts with CIA: Report

(WASHINGTON) -- Kim Jong Un's half-brother, who was reportedly assassinated by the North Korean regime, was a CIA source who met with the U.S. spy agency's officials on several occasions, according to a new book.

President Donald Trump sai... Read More

Measles epidemic declared in Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo

(LONDON) — A measles epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country struggling to contain the world's second-largest and second-deadliest Ebola outbreak.

The Congolese health ministry said it has record... Read More

Protests continue in Hong Kong over extradition bill: What's at stake?

(LONDON) — More protesters are expected to take to the streets Tuesday after hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the government’s proposal to change an extradition law.

Protest organizers f... Read More

Canada passes 'Free Willy' ban, making it illegal to hold dolphins, whales in captivity

(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Canada is making strides to help protect marine life.

The country's House of Commons passed a bill Monday that makes it illegal to keep a whale, dolphin or porpoise in captivity.

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Egypt demands halt to London auction of King Tut statue

(CAIRO) -- Egyptian authorities are demanding that the London arm of auction house Christie's halt an auction of a stone sculpture of King Tutankhamun scheduled for next month, Egypt's foreign ministry said.

A 3,000-year-old bust of the f... Read More

Tree planted at White House by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron dies

(WASHINGTON) -- A tree that President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted at the White House last year -- a symbol of the two nations' long friendship -- has died.

The oak tree sapling, imported from France's Belleau ... Read More

Church of England backs medicinal cannabis investments

(LONDON) -- The body responsible for investing the funds of the Church of England has said it is willing to invest in the medicinal cannabis industry for the first time, saying it holds the drug to the same standard as other pharmaceuticals.
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14 lions 'escaped' from South Africa's Kruger National Park were a 'false alarm'

(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A pride of 14 lions that were reported to have escaped from South Africa's Kruger National Park actually weren't from the park at all, officials said.

Residents of Phalaborwa, in the province of Limpopo, were w... Read More

Investigation into American couple's mysterious death in Fiji could take weeks, officials say

(BOSTON) -- The results of an investigation into the death of an American couple in Fiji last month could take weeks, and "possibly longer," according to the country's health ministry.

David Paul, 37, and his wife, Michelle Paul, 35, arrived i... Read More

Search underway in Mediterranean Sea for woman who fell off Norwegian Epic cruise ship

(NEW YORK) --  A search was on in the Mediterranean for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard while on a voyage from the South of France to Spain, officials said Sunday.

Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson confirmed that a woman, whos... Read More

Egypt can demand return of King Tut statue going up for auction: Former antiquities chief

(NEW YORK) -- Egypt has the right to demand the repatriation of a stone sculpture of King Tutankhamun before it goes up for auction at Christie's in London next month, according to the country’s former antiquities chief.

Zahi Hawass, a r... Read More

Russian TV to air its own version of Chernobyl, which implies CIA may be to blame

(MOSCOW) -- Russian state TV is preparing to broadcast its own drama retelling the story of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but unlike the acclaimed HBO series that has captivated audiences worldwide, the Russian version will suggest a CIA agent... Read More

Meghan Markle celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's birthday in first public outing since baby Archie's arrival

(LONDON) -- New mom Meghan Markle took a break from maternity leave on Saturday morning to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd birthday at the Trooping the Colour parade.

It was Duchess of Sussex’s first public outing since sh... Read More