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Brexit legal challenge: European Court of Justice has 'ultimate authority' on Article 50, British member says
The European Court of Justice has “ultimate authority” on Brexit, its most senior British member has warned. [ No Comments ]

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Iranian vessel points weapon at U.S. helicopter: officials
A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as "unsafe and unprofessional." [ No Comments ]

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Fidel Castro's death brings about mixed reactions from around the world
As American lawmakers by and large reflected on Fidel Castro’s passing Friday by recalling the negative impact of his decades-long dictatorship, internationally his death has prompted mournful reactions from foreign officials who hold drastically different opinions of the longtime Cuban leader. [ No Comments ]

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Islamic State retreat reveals terror plots against Europe
Intelligence of attack plots across Europe is being uncovered as Islamic State’s caliphate is beaten back, the top British officer in the military coalition fighting the extremists has disclosed. [ No Comments ]

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Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal
Extending U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years would breach the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday, warning that Tehran would retaliate if the sanctions are approved. [ No Comments ]

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday his country and Russia want a ceasefire in Syria, where the two nations support opposing camps in the conflict.

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism.

Russian warships from the Black Sea Fleet reportedly took up positions off the Crimean Peninsula to provide air defense as Kiev conducted its missile launch drills near the Russian border.

A surprising study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease has raised new hopes for a so-called 'functional cure' for HIV - treatments that put their disease in sustained remission - allowing patients to skip the daily cocktail of pills they must take to keep their disease in check.

OPEC confounded its doubters and sent crude oil prices soaring by agreeing to its first production cuts in eight years.

U.N. ambassadors from Britain and France said Tuesday they will seek to punish members of the Syrian regime implicated in the use of chemical weapons during the country's civil war, but Russia's envoy said his country would not support any such action.

A deadly combination of human error, bad intelligence and an increasingly complicated battlefield led to the mistaken bombing of Syrian government troops by American and coalition aircraft in September, according to the findings of a U.S. Central Command investigation.

Now free in the West, recently escaped political dissidents say Iran's regime has grown more oppressive since its nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers that had hoped the agreement would moderate the Islamic-ruled nation.

The international community is increasingly concerned that the Islamic State and other terror groups may be exploiting weakness in Latin America to fund their terrorist activities.

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting.

Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday that the Syrian army had made a breakthrough in Aleppo in the last 24 hours and dramatically altered the situation on the ground, Russian news agencies reported.

The Obama administration famously noted last year that any effort to stop the terror atrocities perpetrated by ISIS involves ... jobs.

Theresa May has been urged not to 'abuse her position to promote Christianity', after revealing how her faith in God is her driving force.

Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Saturday that Tehran may be interested in setting up naval bases in both Syria and Yemen, the semi-official Tasnim reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted fiercely on Friday to what he considers another snub by the European Union, threatening to shred a year-old deal with the EU, open his borders and allow Muslim migrants to flood the continent.

The most senior Chinese Catholic has slammed a potential rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing, saying it would be 'betraying Jesus Christ', amid a thaw in more than six decades of bitter relations.

A volcano in Mexico erupted, sending ash three miles into the air and prompting warnings from government officials for tourists and residents to stay away.

When Donald Trump shocked the world with an upset victory in the U.S. presidential election this month, much of Europe was aghast.

Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is 'too much hostility' towards him.

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook portions of Central American on Thursday afternoon, shortly after Hurricane Otto made landfall on the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

European Parliament lawmakers backed a data-sharing deal on Thursday with the United States for security and terrorism investigations which aims to safeguard data exchanged between national authorities.

An earthquake hit off the coast of Japan near Fukushima for the second time in three days Wednesday, though there was far less cause for concern this time.

One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot (305-meter) American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way northwest to join the fight in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State group.

Russia's deployment of its S-400 air missile defense system and ballistic Iskander missile in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad 'is destabilizing to European security,' the U.S. State Department said on Monday in response to reports citing the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper house of parliament.

The EU's top court could rule over the content of any Brexit deal, Europe's most senior judge has warned.

Iran says it has transferred 11 tons of heavy water, which can be used in the production of nuclear arms, to Oman.

The Islamic State (ISIS) has used chemical weapons more than four dozen times on the battlefield since 2014, according to a new report.

Russia is deploying short-range ballistic missiles to its western European enclave, it emerged yesterday as President Putin threatened 'counter-measures' against Nato expansion.

The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.

A powerful earthquake rocked the east coast of Japan early Tuesday, in the same area a quake-induced tsunami killed more than 15,000 people five years ago.