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March for Science draws massive crowds across US

The march puts scientists - who generally shy away from advocacy and whose work depends on objective experimentation - into a more public position. "Hopefull...


Ready to sink US nuclear aircraft carrier in single strike

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said it would soon arrive in the Sea of Japan, days after vowing an "overwhelming and effective" response to any North ...


North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Australia

The council said North Korea's illegal missile and nuclear activities "are greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and expressed "utmost concer...


U.S. supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

The voyage from Singapore to the Sea of Japan was speculated as taking more than a week. Earlier, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported that the carrier a...


Where's U.S. aircraft carrier going?

On Friday, the U.S. Navy revealed the approximate location of the Vinson in a statement announcing that a pilot of a fighter jet operating from the carrier wa...


Donald Trump hails giant bomb, others question its use

An expert on military airpower and national security at the University of Kentucky says this week's airstrike in Afghanistan was surprising, but media coverage ...


North Korea detains third US citizen

Early Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that North Korea arrested a USA citizen in Pyongyang on Friday, citing two unnamed sources. "We don't comment fur...


Turkish President Erdogan to Meet Trump in May

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington next month. He tweeted, "applications against t...


Huge iceberg towers over Canadian town

According to the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism site , the best time for a trip to see the icebergs is spring and early summer. Over Easter weekend, res...


Skilled Irish people 'still welcome' in Australia after 457 visa programme scrapped

What we're doing is strengthening our multicultural society and strengthening the commitment to Australian values. The new program will offer a two-year vi...


Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

US officials have also said there was an increased level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness. More unusually and ...


Iran's FM says USA not living up to nuke deal

US President Donald Trump said he doesn't believe Iran has lived "up to the spirit" of the 2015 nuclear deal. During his presidential campaign, Trump called ...


Report gives New Hampshire air quality passing grade

This year's report includes data from 2013-2015 - and 2015 was an especially bad fire year. Despite these improvements , many cities hit their highest averag...


France begins voting in presidential poll amid high security

But the polls also showed that decision was largely in the hands of the one-in-three voters who are still undecided. Out of the 11 candidates running for pres...


France tense on the eve of presidential election

Security forces found a note praising the Islamic State group at the scene of the attack, which apparently fell from the gunman's pocket. A torn poster of ind...


Most say Ivanka, Jared's White House roles are inappropriate

And the conflict-of-interest optics for Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner - the triumvirate that seems to be running the White House - could not be...


Thousands join global rallies for science on Earth Day

There were tents set up before the march where participants learned about issues affecting science in fields including climate, health and technology. While M...


North Korea warns against United States 'hysteria'

Pyongyang threatened to launch a strike in response to what it's describing as American provocation. Live coverage of the spectacle by North Korea's official...


Bishop hits back after North Korea threatens 'nuclear strike' against Australia

In April a year ago China said it would ban North Korean coal imports in order to comply with sanctions imposed by the United Nations and aimed at starving th...


Paris Terror Attack Will Have 'Big Effect' on French Presidential Election

The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Two French officials say the gunman, who shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees, had been detained...


USA aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

North Korea was about to test a missile, and the Trump administration was ratcheting up USA rhetoric about a potential standoff. " We are sending an armada , ...


London attack: PC Keith Palmer to lay at rest

Constable Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood inside the gates of Parliament on March 22. A two-minute silence was observed at 2pm in remembran...


French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

Many in the lineup in Montreal said their main motivation in voting was to block candidates they see as "extreme", such as far-right leader Marine Le Pen . "...


March for Science: Worldwide protests begin to support 'evidence'

Jon LaPook, who is covering the march in Washington . The march was billed as a non-partisan defense of science. "I hope it reminds people we vote for th...


Trump issues reforms to H-1B visa system

Because the program authorizes only 85,000 new visas each year and the number of applicants is far greater, selection boils down to a lottery. "We're going to...


North Korea detains US citizen

If confirmed, the Korean-American citizen would become the third U.S. citizen to be detained by the reclusive regime, which is known to dole our harsh punishme...


Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

Pope Francis, who is known as an outspoken advocate for refugee rights, has on numerous occasions spoken about the duty of the European nations to provide " a r...


British Labour will not push for referendum on Brexit terms

In her speech outside Downing Street yesterday, the prime minster said an election was in the country's best interest following last year's vote to leave the ...


UK Votes for June Snap Election

Appearing at a campaign event in central England, May refused to say whether she could rule out higher taxes when asked three times by reporters. Vince Cable,...


Dutton insists refugees began Manus violence

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has dug in behind his account of the origins of a disturbance on Manus Island despite his account being directly contrad...


What Terrorism, Put Options, Sunday's French Election Have in Common

Security in Paris has been stepped up in recent days, but the presence of 50,000 police officers on the streets was not enough to prevent the latest assault, ...


Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

Late Friday afternoon, a mortar landed on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, a short time afterward, two more hit Israel. Rebel groups fighting President ...


Finance leaders defend trade, worry about those left behind

Schaeuble spoke with reporters Friday at the conclusion of two days of talks among finance ministers and central bank presidents from the Group of 20 major worl...


Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

Louis a 4-3 lead. Wainwright secured his first victory of the season himself by driving in four runs, including a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-...


Yonhap: N. Korea detains third US citizen

North Korea, which has been criticized for its human rights record, has in the past used detained Americans to extract high-profile visits from the United State...