Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Saturday proposed holding early elections as protesters angry over the Beirut port blast stormed ministries, shots were heard and a police officer was killed during clashes that left at least 238 injured.
President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including continued expanded unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy.
BEIRUT – Those responsible for the oversight of the ammonium nitrate believed to have sparked the deadly blast at a Beirut port should be placed under house arrest, the Lebanese Cabinet said Wednesday.
BEIRUT – A massive explosion at Lebanon’s main port rocked Beirut on Tuesday, overwhelming hospitals dealing with the injured and dying. The blast was so large it blew out windows across the capital and was even heard from Cyprus.
NEW YORK – North Korea appears to be making progress in the development of nuclear weapons, according to a classified United Nations report, details of which were confirmed to dpa on Monday.
Isaias downgraded to tropical-storm strength Saturday afternoon but its wind strength is expected to rise again into a hurricane as it approaches southeast Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. EDT update.
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Wednesday it would withdraw nearly 12,000 U.S. troops from Germany, carrying out an order from President Donald Trump to punish Berlin for failing to meet NATO defense spending targets.
As part of an investigation into the spread of coronavirus at U.S. meat plants, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker released responses from major producers that defended their operations during the pandemic.
The political calendar says Joe Biden and Donald Trump have, as of Sunday, exactly 100 days left to convince Americans they're the right man to be president.
Wearing a mask without covering your nose is like applying your first round of sunscreen at the end of a beach day -- pointless.
Regis Philbin, the effervescent broadcast personality whose everyman shtick, pithy one-liners and ability to relate to a live studio audience on talk shows such as "Live! With Regis and Kelly" kept him face-to-face with America for seven decades, has died.
Not since 1989, and the massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, have Chinese leaders looked out at the world and seen so much hostility.
European Union governments extended a travel ban for U.S. residents, deeming the American response to the coronavirus pandemic insufficient to allow its citizens to enter the bloc for non-essential reasons.
To prevent a dangerous new virus from having its way with humankind, you might take a page from the Chinese warrior king Sun Tzu, and think like the enemy.
One country largely untouched by anti-racism protests so far has been Brazil, a striking fact for a society so scarred by the history of slavery and economically divided along race lines.
Princeton University Saturday announced it would strip the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public and international affairs and one of its residential colleges, following letters and calls from students and alumni.
MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake has left 10 people dead, authorities said Wednesday, with 23 people reported injured and more than 2,000 buildings damaged.
DUBAI -- The UK has called for drastic action to avoid "a humanitarian catastrophe" in Yemen, which is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic and a debilitating conflict.
SINGAPORE – The footage is stomach-churning: a half-dozen uniformed officers holding a man face down for several minutes as he gulps for air and screams, again and again, “I can’t breathe.” He falls unconscious and is pronounced dead a short time later.
Hong Kong’s leader blasted the U.S. for “double standards” in the way it handles protests after the Trump administration vocally supported sometimes-violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.
Spain’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed Italy as Europe’s two main epicenters continue to grapple with curtailing the virus. A slower pace of fatalities and new cases though is offering hope that Spain’s outbreak may be edging toward a peak.
WASHINGTON – Confronted with criticism about the lagging federal response to the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump often boasts about his Jan. 31 decision to restrict travel from China, where the outbreak began, claiming he saved thousands of American lives.
WASHINGTON — In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a $2-trillion economic stimulus package – the largest ever – designed to pump money directly into Americans’ pockets while also shoring up hospitals, businesses and state and local governments struggling against …
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Americans to avoid flying to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and expanded the U.S. ban on travel from Europe to include the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Two passengers were evacuated Saturday off the stricken Grand Princess cruise ship, which has been held off the coast of Northern California after 21 of its passengers tested positive for coronavirus, according to news reports.
Twenty-one people on the Grand Princess off the San Francisco coast have tested positive for coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday, an announcement that angered and deflated many passengers on the cruise ship.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a $7.8 billion emergency coronavirus spending bill on Friday after the number of infections continued to rise and stocks tumbled.
DOHA, Qatar – The landmark agreement signed Saturday to end the United States' longest war calls for the U.S. to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within 14 months, but it is less demanding about what the Taliban needs to do to fight terrorism.
GENEVA – The number of new coronavirus infections in China appears to be declining, the World Health Organization said Monday, citing new data analyzing more than 44,000 COVID-19 cases in the epicenter of the epidemic.
BEIJING – The World Health Organization described the new coronavirus as a major global threat Tuesday while speaking out against some of the extreme measures that have been taken to contain it.
The federal government has issued an emergency order allowing its coronavirus test to be used by state health labs nationwide, speeding up efforts to detect and contain new cases of the mysterious new illness.
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted narrowly Friday to bring the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to a close without issuing subpoenas for witnesses or evidence, rejecting Democrats’ principal demand and clearing the way for an all-but-certain acquittal to take place Wednesday afternoon.
BERLIN – Britain, Russia and Sweden reported their first cases of the quickly spreading coronavirus Friday as more countries tightened travel and border crossings with China.
LONDON – When Britain departs the European Union on Friday, it will be a moment of paradox: a historic rupture with profound implications for the postwar order – but one that will have very little tangible effect on people’s daily lives.
WASHINGTON – The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is set to begin in earnest on Tuesday and the president has selected these nine people to defend him.
BAGHDAD – Anti-government protests continued for a second day across Iran amid fury over the military’s admission it had downed a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner near Tehran last week, killing all 176 of its passengers.
SAN DIEGO – Researchers backed by the San Diego Zoo are scrambling to save koalas threatened by the rampaging brush fires in Australia.
LONDON – British lawmakers gave approval on Thursday to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, marking a major step toward Brexit.
WASHINGTON – Faced with the possibility of a full-scale war with Iran, President Donald Trump chose Wednesday to de-escalate, wrapping a conciliatory message in bellicose rhetoric as he denounced the country’s leaders but ordered no new military action in response to Tehran’s missile attacks…
Puerto Rico – Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans remained in the dark Tuesday evening, hours after a powerful predawn earthquake tore up roads throughout the southwestern coast, damaged electrical generators and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
WASHINGTON – Iran launched 15 ballistic missiles at two military bases used by U.S. forces in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday night, as long-simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran erupted into fiery explosions and fears of all-out war after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. and Iran traded threats after the killing of the Islamic Republic’s most prominent military man by an American drone, with Tehran promising a protracted response and Washington warning against reprisals.
MELBOURNE, Australia – A mysterious lung infection in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is being monitored by the World Health Organization, which said it’s in active communication with its counterparts in China, where an investigation is underway to determine the cause.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that he ordered the drone strikes that killed Iran’s top military leader to prevent future attacks against Americans.
BAGHDAD – Influential Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in an attack near Baghdad airport on Friday, in what the United States described as “defensive action” strikes.
AMMAN, Jordan – Thousands of protesters aligned with an Iraqi paramilitary group stormed the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, surrounding some of its buildings and setting fire to one of its gates.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Almost 100 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday that left part of the Somali capital littered with destroyed vehicles and rubble.