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Iraq launches offensive to 'liberate' western Mosul from ISIS

(NEW YORK) --  Iraq launched on Sunday an offensive to retake western Mosul from ISIS, prime minister Haider al-Abadi said in a televised address.

"We announce the start of a new chapt... Read More

Pence says US 'strongly supports NATO,' will hold Russia 'accountable' for Ukraine actions

(MUNICH) --  Mike Pence affirmed the United States' support for NATO and urged Russia to deescalate violence in eastern Ukraine while speaking Saturday at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, which marked his first overseas trip as vice pr... Read More

Fourth arrest announced in murder of North Korean leader's half-brother

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother.

Malaysian police said the suspect, identified as Ri Jong Chol, is a 46-year-old male and a North Korean citizen.... Read More

'Blind Sheikh' bombing suspect Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US federal prison

(NEW YORK) -- The alleged mastermind behind the planned 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center has died in prison.

Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind cleric, was sentenced in New York in 1996 for planning numerous attacks in the 1990s.

H... Read More

McCain says Trump administration in 'disarray' at Munich Security Conference

(MUNICH) -- In a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday, Sen. John McCain said President Trump's administration was in "disarray," without mentioning the president's name.

McCain specifically referred to President Trump'... Read More

Suspect in Kim Jong Nam assassination says she thought it was a TV prank

(KUALA LUMPUR) -- According to police in Indonesia, Malaysian officials said one of the suspects in the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother thought she was taking part in a TV prank.

The woman, an Indonesian national who had reportedly... Read More

High school students to launch biology research into space

(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- When the next Space-X rocket is launched on Saturday, the research of two Kentucky high school students will be on its way to outer space.

The research, conducted by students Will Casto and Danielle Gibsonon with a biolo... Read More

Earth has a new continent called 'Zealandia'

(NEW YORK) -- We're taught in elementary school that there are seven continents on Earth -- Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

But geography textbooks across the world might have to add one more t... Read More

Italy makes move towards criminalizing fake news

(ROME) -- The Senate in Italy has proposed a bill to slap fines and prison sentences on those behind fake news and hate campaigns.

If passed, those found guilty of creating -- or spreading -- fake news would face fines of up to $5,000. If... Read More

Russian spy ship now off Virginia coast

(NORFOLK, Va.) -- The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov is no longer off the coast of Connecticut, but has moved southward to a position northeast of Norfolk, Virginia.

The vessel's presence 30 miles south of a U.S. Navy submarine base in New... Read More

Three suspects arrested in connection with assassination of Kim Jong Un's half brother

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s exiled half-brother, Kim Jong Nam.

The suspects — two women and a man —... Read More