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US pastor held for two years freed by Turkish court

(ISMIR, Turkey) -- A Turkish court has freed American pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in detention, according to Turkish state media.His case had created a deep rift in U.S.-Turkish relations, with the Trump administration heavily committed to securing his freedom and punishing its NATO ally with economic penalties for…... Read More

Russian investigators 'clear' on what caused failed launched of Soyuz spacecraft

(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) -- Officials investigating the failed launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft believe they are "clear" on what caused the accident.The rocket lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday on what was scheduled to be a six-hour flight to the International Space Station. But roughly…... Read More

German far-right party launches website encouraging kids to spy on teachers

(BERLIN) -- Politicians have harsely condemned a new online portal launched by Germany's far-right populist party, Alternative for Deutschland, or AfD, encouraging students to report on teachers who share political views.The site, launched for the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Thursday, encourages students to speak up against teachers who criticiae AfD,…... Read More

Princess Eugenie weds Jack Brooksbank in same chapel where Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tied the knot

(LONDON) -- Britain’s royal family gathered Friday for another wedding, this one the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.Eugenie, 28, and Brooksbank, 32, wed less than six months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's high-profile wedding, and in the same chapel, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the…... Read More

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

(NEW YORK) -- Police have mobilized across Tanzania to search for a man described as Africa's youngest billionaire after he was kidnapped by gunmen Thursday morning in the nation's capital, Dar es Salaam.Mohammed Dewji, the 43-year-old owner and president of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd. (METL) and a former member of…... Read More

US military grounds entire fleet of F-35s in wake of crash

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35s in the wake of one of the planes crashing in South Carolina two weeks ago.As a result of an initial investigation, the 245 F-35s being used in the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will be grounded…... Read More

American student remains in Israeli detention as judge considers deportation case

(JERUSALEM) -- An Israeli judge said Thursday that he would rule in the coming days on whether an American student, who allegedly supported a boycott on Israeli goods and has been detained for more than a week, could enter Israel.Lara Alqasem, 22, appeared in Tel Aviv District Court this morning…... Read More

American, Russian cosmonaut bound for ISS make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) -- A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut are in "good condition" after a booster rocket on their spacecraft failed and forced them to make an emergency landing Thursday.The Soyuz MS-10 rocket took off at 4:40 a.m. local time on what was supposed to be a six-hour journey…... Read More

Trump spoke to Saudis about journalist's disappearance: 'We'll get to the bottom of it'

(WASHINGTON) -- More than a week after a prominent Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist went missing, President Donald Trump has spoken to Saudi officials "at the highest level" to press them on his disappearance, he said Wednesday.Trump declined to comment on whether he would hold the Saudis responsible, saying,…... Read More

Hearing set for American student detained by Israel

(JERUSALEM) -- An American student detained in Israel for over a week was expected to appear in court Thursday to appeal authorities' decision to block her entry to the country over her suspected political views, as her lawyer expected a compromise deal to be offered.Lara Alqasem, 22, had a valid…... Read More

Woman faces corruption charges after allegedly spending $21M at Harrods

(LONDON) -- A woman is battling corruption charges in London after allegedly racking up $21 million at Harrods department store using 35 credit cards during a decades-long spending spree.Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of a jailed banker from Azerbaijan, is being asked to explain her "unexplained wealth" thanks to a new…... Read More

US arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companies

(NEW YORK) -- Federal authorities have charged a Chinese national for his alleged efforts to steal sensitive technology from major U.S. aerospace firms by recruiting employees at those firms.The Chinese Ministry of State Security operative, Yanjun Xu, has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage…... Read More

Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, who compiled controversial dossier, breaks silence to criticize Trump

(LONDON) -- The former British intelligence officer who wrote the explosive dossier alleging links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials has broken an 18-month silence to criticize the governance of the U.S. president, though not by name.Writing to Vanity Fair magazine after he was included in their 2018…... Read More

Researchers identify second suspect in nerve agent poisoning as Russian doctor for military intelligence

(MOSCOW) -- The UK-based investigative website Bellingcat has said it has identified the second suspect in the Salisbury nerve agent poisonings as a doctor belonging to Russia’s military intelligence agency the GRU.In a detailed report unveiled at an a press conference in Britain’s parliament on Tuesday, researchers from Bellingcat said…... Read More