Trump tweets on Syria leave Pompeo guessing during Saudi Arabia visit

(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration struggles to clarify confusion over its Syria policy and the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops, the latest tweets from President Donald Trump have even his top diplomat guessing at what they might mean.Read More

Activists say dozens arrested in new gay purge in Chechnya

(MOSCOW) -- LGBT activists have said authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have killed two people and detained nearly 40 in what the activists fear is a renewed campaign of persecution against gay people living there.

The reports... Read More

Rome mayor agrees to keep Trevi Fountain coins going to charity

(ROME) -- Each day, some $3,500 in coins are thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain by tourists making wishes. This scene, made famous by the 1954 film "Three Coins in the Fountain," has been a windfall for a local charity.

But a leaked d... Read More

Canadian air traffic controllers sending support in the form of pizzas to US counterparts during government shutdown

(NEW YORK) -- Canadian air traffic controllers are really leaning in to the stereotypical niceness associated with our neighbors to the north.

As a show of solidarity, a number of air traffic controllers have banded together to get meals f... Read More

Indonesian divers recover recorder from Lion Air plane that crashed into Java Sea

(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- Indonesian Navy divers recovered a cockpit voice recorder from a missing Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board, officials said Monday.

The device, one of two recor... Read More

Pregnant Meghan Markle gives hint about due date

(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle is bringing color into the new year and revealing a new hint about her due date.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, stepped out Monday for her first appearance with the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, in bold color choices ... Read More

Key Brexit vote expected to once again test Theresa May's leadership

(LONDON) -- In December, the House of Commons held five days of debate over the agreement secured by May and European officials that covered the terms of the British withdrawal from the European Union -- but when it looked certain that her plan would... Read More

Teacher in South Africa suspended after controversial photo of students goes viral

(NEW YORK) -- A teacher in South Africa has been suspended and allegations of racism are being investigated in a small town in the country's North West province after a photograph showing black and white children sitting at separate desks went viral.... Read More

US military begins withdrawing equipment from Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military began moving military equipment out of Syria this week, but no U.S. troops have left, two U.S. officials said Friday. Other officials said there is still no timeline for the pullout of the 2,000 U.S. troops from Syri... Read More

American Paul Whelan formally charged with espionage in Russia

(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Friday said American Paul Whelan, who was arrested last month in Moscow, has been formally charged with espionage.

Whelan was charged under Article 276 of Russia's criminal code, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ... Read More

Canada wants one million more immigrants over next three years

(NEW YORK) -- Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than one million immigrants through 2021.

"Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong... Read More

Ocean temperatures rising faster than initially thought, new research shows

(NEW YORK) -- Ocean temperatures are increasing faster than scientists previously thought, according to new research.

An analysis published in the journal Sci... Read More

Astronomers detect mysterious repeated radio signal from faraway galaxy

(NEW YORK) -- Fast radio bursts are short, millisecond-long radio waves that come from billions of light years outside of the Milky Way galaxy, and for the second time ever, scientists have detected one that has been repeated, suggesting that it's co... Read More

Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean cruise ship sickens more than 270 passengers

(NEW YORK) -- The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is cutting its journey short after 277 passengers and crew members have been infected with a norovirus, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced Thursday.

“We think the right t... Read More