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Global warming's melting of polar ice allows 1st commercial container ship to cross Arctic Ocean

(NEW YORK) -- Maritime history was made this month with the passage of the first commercial container ship through the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean, a route made possible by the melting of Arctic ice.The Venta Maersk, a new ship loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics,…... Read More

Australia investigates sewing needles in strawberries as consumers advised to cut fruit before eating

(BRISBANE, Australia) -- Australian authorities have ordered a review into the handling of strawberries after they say fruit containing sewing needles turned up in supermarkets across the country.Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of Queensland state, also offered a reward of roughly $72,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible.“Whoever is…... Read More

2018 World's Strongest Storm: Typhoon Mangkhut barrels through Philippines toward China

(NEW YORK) -- The strongest storm on Earth in 2018 barreled through the northern Philippines before dawn on Saturday, bringing with it ferocious winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, made landfall in Cagayan province on northeast Luzon island at 1:40 a.m. local time, according to the…... Read More

South Korean president to fly to North Korea for first time to continue nuclear talks

(SEOUL) -- South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, is expected to fly to Pyongyang for the first time next week in hopes of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea."At this stage, I believe it is most important to put a complete end to military tensions between North and South, or…... Read More

Bin Laden raid commander resigns from Pentagon board after criticizing Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- Retired Adm. William "Bill" McRaven, who led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, resigned from his post on the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board last month, just days after he publicly criticized President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday."I can confirm that Admiral (Ret.) William H. McRaven resigned…... Read More

China joins the close of Russia's spectacular 'war games'

(TSUGOL, Russia) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday watched a huge simulated battle put on by Russian and Chinese troops, as he attended the largest so-called war games in his country’s history.Putin attended the climax of the Vostok or “East” 2018 exercises that have been held across Russia’s far eastern…... Read More

Russians accused of poisoning Skripals say they were in Salisbury to visit cathedral

(SALISBURY, England) -- Two men accused of poisoning ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury have denied carrying out the attack and said they were just visiting the town to see the cathedral in an interview with Kremlin-funded news channel RT.Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov confirmed they…... Read More

Sen. Chris Murphy: U.S. 'turning a blind eye to likely war crimes' in Yemen

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress late Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are taking "demonstrable actions" to minimize civilian casualties in their war against Houthi rebels in Yemen -- in a certification required by law.But to critics, his words are, to a…... Read More

Pussy Riot member in critical condition after suspected poisoning

(MOSCOW) -- A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot was listed in critical condition on Wednesday after possibly being poisoned, according to the band.Pyotr Verzilov was rushed to a Moscow hospital late Tuesday after he reportedly lost his eyesight and speaking ability."His life is in danger. We think…... Read More

Inside the massive Russian ‘war games’ involving 300,000 troops

(TELEMBA, Russia) -- The huge war games that Russia is holding this week are taking place across the vast wilderness of the country’s Far East, close to the borders of Mongolia and China.The drills —- called Vostok 2018 –- are being touted by Russia's military as the largest in its…... Read More

Putin has a message for the UK spy poisoning suspects he calls 'civilians' with no military ties: 'I hope they will come forward'

(LONDON) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two men whom British authorities charged in the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter have been identified as “civilians” who do not work for the military, according to Russian media."We have found them just to figure out who…... Read More

Widow remembers husband who saved her life during Westminster attack inquest

(LONDON) -- The widow of the American man who died saving her in the Westminster terror attack gave evidence at an inquest in London Tuesday.Melissa and Kurt Cochran were in London March 22, 2017, as part of a trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary."We were just being touristy and we…... Read More

Russia holding largest war games in its history

(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Tuesday announced the start of the largest war games in its history, mobilizing tens of thousands of troops for the drills that will also see Chinese troops take part, and that has prompted complaints from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that it's "a rehearsal for…... Read More

India to unveil world's largest statue

(NEW DELHI, India) -- The prime minister of India is set to unveil the world’s largest statue, dedicated to Sardar Patel, a nationalist who helped unite modern India after its independence from Britain, next month.The Statue of Unity will stand at nearly 600 feet, according to Michael Graves Architecture and…... Read More