Secretary of Defense Mattis: 'Opportunity for talks' if North Korea stops testing, developing and exporting nuclear weapons

(WASHINGTON) -- There could be an "opportunity for talks" between the United States and North Korea, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday, if North Korea halts its nuclear tests, development and exports.

Speaking to reporters du... Read More

Australian police seize $186 million worth of cocaine on yacht

(NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia) -- More than 1,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $186 million, were seized from a yacht in the state of New South Wales, Australian police said.

Three men were also arrested in Australia as part of a mu... Read More

More French women are reporting incidents of sexual misconduct

(PARIS) -- The fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal has been reverberating far beyond the United States’ borders, and in France, where male chauvinism is ingrained in the culture, the allegations of sexual misconduct have inspired women he... Read More

Prince William releases first-ever online code of conduct to combat cyberbullying

(LONDON) -- Prince William announced recommendations Thursday for combating cyberbullying after convening a task force of leading tech companies to look at the issue.

The online code of conduct, called "Stop, Speak, Support," is the first ... Read More

Police: Grenfell Tower fire killed 71 people, including a stillborn baby

(LONDON) -- The Grenfell Tower fire killed a total of 71 people, including a stillborn baby, London’s police said on Thursday after recovering and identifying all those believed to have died in the blaze.

In June, London’s Metr... Read More

Tillerson 'deeply concerned' about violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

( NEW YORK ) -- Secretary of state Rex Tillerson stated that he is “deeply concerned” about the continuing atrocities involving the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. His comments came during a press conference wit... Read More

Trump administration to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

(NEW YORK) -- The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser... Read More

Scientists discover Earth-sized planet that 'could potentially sustain life'

(NEW YORK) -- A newly discovered Earth-sized planet that "could potentially sustain life" is poised to become Earth's closest stellar neighbor in a cosmic "blink of the eye," scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced in a press releas... Read More

Pope Francis sticks with popemobile instead of $200K Lamborghini

(VATICAN CITY) -- Billionaires, get out your checkbooks. A one-of-a-kind Lamborghini -- blessed and signed by Pope Francis -- is coming to auction soon.

The Italian sportscar maker designed and built a special Huracan for the pope, who off... Read More

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe 'confined to his home' as military seizes control

(HARARE, Zimbabwe) -- Zimbabwe's military apparently seized control of the southern African nation overnight, deploying tanks to the capital, taking control of the state-run broadcaster and confining longtime leader Robert Mugabe to his residence.Read More

Another South Korea earthquake more cause for alarm about seismic activity

(SEOUL) -- A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook southeastern South Korea on Wednesday, marking the largest in the nation since last year’s trembler in nearby Gyeongju.

Today’s earthquake, which caused minor injuries, struck around ... Read More

Fear and paranoia grip Egypt’s LGBT community: ‘I want to be forgotten’

(NEW YORK) -- When the crackdown began, LGBT people across Egypt began dropping off dating apps, stopped meeting friends and charted their escape.

As police in the conservative, Muslim country rounded up dozens of people over the past two ... Read More

China, South Korea grapple with Trump trip effect

(NEW YORK) -- As President Donald Trump returned home Tuesday after a five-nation, 13-day tour of Asia, the region took stock of the lasting effects he left behind.

Here's how the tenuous relationship of the three most powerful countries T... Read More

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