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Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. [ No Comments ]

U.S. hits Syria with new sanctions
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced new sanctions Monday against Syria for its chemical weapon attack, targeting 271 Syrian individuals involved in the Bashar Assad regime’s chemical weapons program. [ 1 Comment ]

Terror Strikes Paris as 'ISIS' Fighter Attacks Police with AK-47
A police officer was shot dead and two others were seriously wounded Thursday in the Champs-Elysées area of Paris – and ISIS is claiming its “fighter” carried out the AK-47 ambush just three days before the French presidential election. [ 3 Comments ]

U.S. confirms: ISIS launched chemical attack on advancing Iraqi forces in Mosul
Islamic State fighters launched a chemical attack against advancing Iraqi security forces in the besieged city of Mosul, injuring a number of local troops amid heavy fighting, the senior U.S. ground commander confirmed Wednesday. [ 2 Comments ]

Attempted North Korean missile launch fails, U.S. confirms
North Korea attempted and failed to launch a missile, the U.S. Pacific Command confirmed on Saturday. [ 2 Comments ]

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina.

A woman has been shot by police and four people were arrested during an anti-terror operation in north west London and Kent.

China will continue to conduct live fire drills and test new weapons to safeguard its national security, the country's defence ministry said on Thursday when asked about the deployment of the U.S. anti-missile defence system THAAD in South Korea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program is deepening after the issue dominated talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow.

China threatened to sanction North Korea's government if it conducts under nuclear weapons test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday.

President Donald Trump said Thursday he's still ready to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if he can't renegotiate better terms for the U.S. but that he decided to hold off on a decision after appeals from the leaders of Canada and Mexico.

Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.

U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House said.

The French government has proof indicating the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing the nerve gas Sarin on a civilian population, it said Wednesday.

The Islamic State group and al Qaeda, long rivals for supremacy in the jihadi struggle, are feeling more pressure to combine as the Islamic State loses its territorial base in Syria and Iraq and the still-potent terrorist network founded by Osama bin Laden prepares to welcome legions of foreign fighters fleeing the advancing U.S.-backed coalition, analysts and officials in the region say.

U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

In his Sunday morning address to the American people, Obama portrayed the seven men he freed as 'civilians.' The senior official described them as businessmen convicted of or awaiting trial for mere 'sanctions-related offenses, violations of the trade embargo.'

In reality, some of them were accused by Obama's own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. Three allegedly were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles like the kind Tehran test-fired recently, prompting a still-escalating exchange of threats with the Trump administration. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. As part of the deal, U.S. officials even dropped their demand for $10 million that a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Tehran.

The number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50 percent in 2016, data from the Interior Ministry showed on Monday - a statistic that could boost support for the anti-immigration party five months ahead of a federal election.

North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.

President Trump spoke Sunday night with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as tensions intensify with North Korea amid expectations that the reclusive nation plans a sixth nuclear test.

The Trump administration is facing pressure to definitively rule out a longstanding request by Iran to import 950 tons of natural uranium, according to government sources and proliferation experts who spoke to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Tehran has signaled it will petition again for the yellowcake next week at a quarterly meeting in Vienna regarding implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

North Korea threatened Sunday to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military prowess as two Japanese Navy ships joined a U.S. strike group for exercises in the Philippine Sea.

Russian aircraft on Friday reportedly flew near Alaska for the fourth time in four days.

Iran is failing to fulfill the 'spirit' of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the US out of the landmark agreement.

Syria's military has moved its aircraft from a base targeted by the United States two weeks ago to an air base in the port city of Latakia used by Russia's military, according to a U.S. official. Most of Syria's operational fixed-wing military aircraft have been moved to the base, ABC News reported.

General Motors (GM) says it has halted operations in Venezuela after authorities seized a factory.

A police officer was shot dead and two others were seriously wounded Thursday in the Champs-Elysées area of Paris - and ISIS is claiming its 'fighter' carried out the AK-47 ambush just three days before the French presidential election.

As Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues to consolidate power in the formerly secular nation, one of the foremost experts on Middle East geopolitics is sounding a desperate warning.

The Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four.

The space rock the size of the Rock of Gibraltar, per AFP, or six NFL football fields, per CNN, will make a harmless fly-by on Wednesday.

U.S. military officials said a pair of American fighter jets intercepted and escorted two Russian bombers away from Alaska's coastline during a high-stakes encounter in international airspace Monday.

Can threatening war crimes charges persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? What about guaranteeing his safety in exile? These long-shot proposals are at the center of the Trump administration's new effort to resolve Syria's six-year civil war.

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US.

China and Russia have dispatched spy vessels to shadow Donald Trump's 'armada' as it steams to North Korean waters, amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.