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Senate committee considers Trump's authority to launch nuclear weapons

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in 40 years, a Senate committee reviewed the president’s singular authority to launch nuclear weapons — a move which comes amid increased tensions with North Korea.

The Senate Foreign Relation... Read More

Tillerson to visit Myanmar amid violence against Muslim minority

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Myanmar amid continued hostilities towards Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine province.

His visit comes after spending several days with President Donald Trump at the ... Read More

Well-schooled doctor punches shark in the face to escape attack

(SYDNEY) -- Amateur surfer Charlie Frye is lucky to be alive after punching a shark in the face using a maneuver he once saw a surf champion use, he said.

“I feel [like] there was a hand grabbing me, shaking me. I feel like I was goi... Read More

Innuendo and speculation swirl around resignation of Lebanon's prime minister

(NEW YORK) -- The shocking announcement by Lebanon's prime minister earlier this month that he would step down, followed by a bizarre television interview he gave this week from his home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have generated rumors and innuendo acr... Read More

Over 500 killed, thousands injured in earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

(BAGHDAD) --The death toll in Iran has climbed to 530 after a powerful earthquake struck the Iran and Iraq border region Sunday, Iran's state-run news agency said.

Over 7,400 others in Iran were injured, the IRNA news agency said.

The U... Read More

American investigators visit scene of deadly ambush in Niger

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. military investigators visited a remote area of northern Niger on Sunday that was the scene of a deadly Oct. 4 ISIS ambush that killed four American soldiers and four Nigerien soldiers.

The U.S. military's investigatio... Read More

A tale of two US delegations at climate talks

(NEW YORK) -- While the world meets in Bonn, Germany, to hammer out the final details of the historic Paris climate accord and lay the path forward on combating climate change, there may be some confusion over who speaks for America.

The T... Read More

Marine shocks mom with surprise visit home from Japan

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Rekita Lee got the surprise of a lifetime when her son, Tre’Vaughn Lee, a marine, surprised her when he came home from his deployment to Japan.

She hadn’t seen him since August 2016 and wasn’t expe... Read More

President Trump appears to be caught off guard by ASEAN summit's group handshake

(MANILA) -- President Donald Trump, who is known for his trademark, prolonged and at times aggressive, handshakes with world leaders, was momentarily caught off guard executing a different kind of handshake, at an international summit in the Philippi... Read More

American man arrested attempting to cross into North Korea

(NEW YORK) --  A 58-year-old Louisiana man was arrested while trying to cross the border from South Korea into North Korea, according to the Korean Ministry of Defense in South Korea.

The man was apprehended by South Korean police after c... Read More

Human rights ‘briefly came up’ during Trump-Duterte meeting: White House

(NEW YORK) -- Human rights was discussed "briefly" during President Trump's first one-on-one meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Monday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, according to the White Ho... Read More

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Pacific coast of Costa Rica, USGS says

(SAN JOSE) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Costa Rica on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck at 8:28 p.m. local time about 10 miles southeast of Jaco, a city on the Pacific Coast in th... Read More

Nationalist protestors stage massive demonstration on Polish Independence Day

(WARSAW, Poland) -- Tens of thousands of Poles descended on Warsaw on Saturday, some to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the rebirth of their country, some to demonstrate in favor of nationalism.

The demonstration was organized by a number of... Read More

Prince Charles takes lead at Remembrance Day service

(LONDON) -- Prince Charles laid his nation's wreath at Remembrance Day services as Queen Elizabeth stood by her husband Prince Philip’s side and observed from a balcony.

It was announced by Buckingham Palace last month that Queen Eli... Read More