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EU-US Trade Deal Not Quite Dead Despite Reports
News of the death of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, have been largely exaggerated. [ No Comments ]

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Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site
Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday. [ No Comments ]

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UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches
The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. [ No Comments ]

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Kerry Meets With Russian Counterpart to Hammer Out Syria Plan
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began talks in Geneva Friday in an effort to negotiate a peaceful end to the fighting in Syria. [ 1 Comment ]

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U.N. confirms Syria, Islamic State used chemical weapons
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces carried out at least two chemical attacks in Syria in the past two years and the Islamic State also used mustard gas as a weapon, the United Nations reported Wednesday. [ 1 Comment ]

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An explosion near China's embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday was a 'suicide car bombing attack', state news agency Xinhua said, citing a Kyrgyz security official.

Will the United Nations gain control over the Internet under Barack Obama's giveaway plan? That is the question being asked around Washington, D.C., right now. The Wall Street Journal answered with its explosive article, 'An Internet Giveaway to the U.N.'

Iran said Sunday that it will soon start construction on two nuclear plants in the country, as part of a deal with Russia announced two years ago called Bushehr Phase II.

Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday.

Germany's vice-chancellor has warned the future of the EU could be in doubt if the UK's exit is handled badly.

Amid escalating tensions between US and Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday warned any military aggression against the Islamic Republic would be met with a harsh response.

A well-known Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin has been found dead in his Kiev apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.

Britain was today warned of a rising threat from Islamic State fighters sent 'on mission' from Syria.

Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world's economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help.

Recent and apparently successful test launches of ballistic missiles from North Korean submarines has Seoul fearing the weapons may be deployed within months or even weeks.

Already suffering from the earthquake that shook the area Wednesday, two strong aftershock hit the town of Amatrice in central Italy Friday.

Apple urged iPhone owners Thursday to update their devices after security researchers revealed how foreign hackers used previously unknown vulnerabilities to target a well-known human rights activist.

A pair of dangerously close encounters between the Iranian and U.S. navies in the Persian Gulf this week have raised fresh questions about Tehran's intentions, a year after Obama administration officials hoped the much-touted nuclear deal would moderate the behavior of the Islamic republic and its military.

Euro area banks saw their profits fall by a fifth in the first three months of this year as they made less money from trading and most other business areas, European Central Bank data showed on Wednesday.

Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said.

In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most joyful events of the year: the 50th edition of a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana pasta dish, which is made from local ingredients.

Turkish tanks and special forces rolled across the border on Aug. 24 in an unprecedented operation to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of the Syrian town of Jarabulus.

Iran has expressed interest in joining forces with a Chinese company that plans to build a $50 billion canal across Nicaragua that links the Atlantic and Pacific and rivals the Panama Canal.

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose sharply to almost 250 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns.

It's a nightmare scenario: A deadly infection strikes and those antibiotics we've depended on for years no longer work. Even more scary is this life-and-death situation is largely being ignored.

The U.S. State Department on Aug. 22 said that 'it's not clear' that Russian warplanes have stopped using an Iranian air base to carry out bombing runs in Syria.

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history.

Central Italy was hit with a series of earthquakes in the early hours of Wednesday morning that led an Italian mayor to say his town had been destroyed and that he feared major fatalities just in his town.

The UN humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery of desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a 'humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed' in Syria.

Iran revealed Sunday its first long-range, domestically built air defense system, which supposedly has similar characteristics to the Russian made S-300.

Major media outlets in the US have ignored the leak of thousands of emails from billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundation by the activist hacker group DCLeaks. The OSF is the vehicle through which Soros has funneled billions of dollars over the past two decades to non-profit organizations in the US and throughout the world.

A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey on Saturday killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said.

In a strong and unmistakable signal to North Korea and China, the U.S. Air Force has deployed three types of strategic bombers capable of carrying nukes to its base on Guam.

American fighter planes were scrambled in northeast Syria on Thursday after government airstrikes hit close to U.S. and coalition special forces' positions, the Pentagon said.

A Jewish man has been stabbed in France by an attacker heard shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in the latest attack to shake the country.