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Putin calls Russia-US contacts 'all invented' in annual press conference

(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin took a page out of the playbook of President Donald Trump on Thursday by referring to allegations of contact between U.S. and Russian officials during the ... Read More

Congress skips chance to kill Iran deal, leaves decision to Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- When President Donald Trump announced two months ago that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, he automatically triggered a 60-day review period during which Congress could decide to snap tough economic ... Read More

Tillerson tries to quell anxieties at State Department amid questions about his future

(WASHINGTON) -- Ten months after taking office and seven months after beginning a “redesign” of the department that critics say has hollowed it out, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is making a push to be more transparent and to boost sag... Read More

Marine Corps apologizes after aircraft part falls on Japanese school again

(OKINAWA, Japan) -- For the second time in less than a week, a part from a U.S. military aircraft has fallen on a school in Okinawa, Japan.

A Marine CH-53E helicopter window fell onto the sports field of Daini Futenma Elementary School nea... Read More

Meghan Markle to join Prince Harry, royal family for Christmas Day service

(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle will join Prince Harry and other members of the royal family at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth's estate, on Christmas Day, Kensington Palace said Wednesday.

"You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -... Read More

Landmarks across the globe lit blue and white for Hanukkah's first night

(NEW YORK) -- Buildings and bridges across the world were bathed in blue and white light Tuesday night in honor of the first night of Hanukkah.

From New York City to Winnipeg, Manitoba to Tel Aviv, the eight-day Jewish "festival of lights"... Read More

Tillerson to North Korea: ‘We're ready’ to meet ‘without precondition’

(WASHINGTON) --  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is "ready to talk any time North Korea would like to talk ... without precondition," in a surprising change for a member of the Trump administration.  The offer to North Korea ... Read More

Russia will allow its Olympic athletes to compete as neutral after ban

(MOSCOW) -- Russia’s Olympic Committee has voted to back a plan for its athletes to compete at 2018 Winter Olympics under a neutral flag. The move means that there will now likely be a sizeable Russian contingent competing when the Olympics tak... Read More

Imprisoned Paralympian Oscar Pistorius 'bruised' from inmate fight over phone use, officials say

(JOHANNESBERG) -- Paralympic athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was apparently bruised in a prison fight over a telephone, South African prison authorities said today.

No serious injuries resulted from his altercation with ano... Read More

Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas that have been banned since the 1980s, says crown prince

(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- Cinemas are set to open in Saudi Arabia in March 2018 for the first time since they were banned in in the early 1980s, according to the Saudi minister of culture.

"It's a beautiful day in Saudi Arabia!" tweeted H... Read More

Palestinian president will not meet Pence in upcoming trip: foreign minister

(WASHINGTON) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East because of the Trump administration's decision to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to ... Read More