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Le Pen stepping down from her party's leadership as she fights for presidency

(PARIS) -- French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Monday that she is temporarily stepping down from her party's leadership as she battles for the presidency. She will face off against Emmanuel Macron during the second round of the elec... Read More

Canadian bride and groom hit the slopes after wedding ceremony for 'quiet moment together'

(TORONTO) -- This Canadian bride and groom hit the slopes after their wedding ceremony, using the few hours before their reception for a “quiet moment together to reflect.”

“It was super sentimental,” Andrew Leonard... Read More

US sanctions 271 Syrian government workers after chemical attack

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency believed to be responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country earlier this... Read More

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: Chinese pressure on North Korea 'working'

(NEW YORK) -- North Korea is trying to show strength at home by detaining another U.S. citizen while overall Chinese pressure on the East Asian nation is “working,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday morning.Read More

Emissary to the president: Ivanka Trump makes debut foreign trip

(BERLIN) -- Ivanka Trump is set to make her debut on the world stage Tuesday with her first official foreign trip to attend the W20 Summit in Germany, where she will be received not only as first daughter but as one of the closest, most trusted advis... Read More

Far-right Le Pen, centrist Macron advance in French election

(PARIS) -- Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron claimed victory in Sunday's first-round vote in the French presidential election.

Besting nine other candidates, the two will now face off in a second and final round... Read More

France’s choice: European globalism or populist nationalism

(PARIS) -- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen appear to have won the first round of France’s presidential election.

They now advance to a second round vote that will held on May 7.

And the choice... Read More

North Korea detained a professor who is US citizen; at least 3rd American held

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. citizen and academic was detained in North Korea while trying to leave the country with his wife on Saturday, a spokesperson for the university that employed him has confirmed.

Tony Kim, 58, who goes by his Korean na... Read More

Antarctica is melting faster than originally thought, new study finds

(NEW YORK) -- While it's no secret that the ice on Earth's poles is melting, scientists are still learning about how rapidly these changes are happening.

Now a new study of water across the surface of Antarctica finds that the melting is o... Read More

William, Kate and Harry carry message on mental health to London Marathon

(LONDON) -- Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry put their hands together to push the red button that started the London Marathon. The royal trio, who founded a charity that aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health, were on hand ... Read More

Mike Pence takes a break from diplomacy to go sightseeing in Sydney with his family

(SYDNEY) -- Vice President Mike Pence took a brief break from being a statesman on Sunday, instead opting to be a tourist on his last full day in Australia.

And like any camera-toting tourist in a foreign land, he was quick to share photos... Read More

What's at stake in the French election

(PARIS) -- Some 47 million French voters are set to head to the polls on Sunday in what could be one of the most consequential elections France has held in decades.

On the ballot are 11 candidates who span the political spectrum; if no sin... Read More

Father of US-Egyptian teen jailed in Egypt says US should do more to help free him

(NEW YORK) -- The family of a 17-year-old New Jersey boy who has been imprisoned in Egypt since December are calling on U.S. authorities to do more to secure his release.

Ahmed Hassan was arrested on Dec. 1, 2016 while staying with his ext... Read More

Taliban leader killed in US airstrike

(NEW YORK) -- A Taliban leader once known as a shadow governor of an Afghanistan province has been killed in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. forces in that country said.

Quari Tayib, at one time known as the Taliban shadow governor of Takhar Provin... Read More