Vladimir Putin hits campaign trail ahead of Russia's presidential election

(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hit the campaign trail Wednesday, kicking off his re-election bid against a field effectively cleared of serious competitors and amid grumbles of a shaky economy.

Flying in by helicopter, a rela... Read More

State Department overhauls travel warning system for Americans abroad

(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department is overhauling its travel warning system for Americans abroad for the first time in years in an effort to streamline information on threats overseas and present it in a clearer, more direct fashion, it said.
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Pentagon's top enlisted leader suggests fatally beating ISIS fighters with a shovel

(NEW YORK) -- A Facebook post written by a senior enlisted U.S. military leader raised eyebrows this week after it instructed troops to beat ISIS fighters with a shovel if they don't surrender.

Senior Enlisted Adviser to the Chairman of th... Read More

Armed robbery at jewelry store in the Ritz hotel in Paris

(PARIS) -- A jewelry store inside the Ritz hotel in Paris was the victim of an armed robbery Wednesday evening, according to French police.

No one was injured in the heist, officials said.

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Lemurs steal the spotlight from BBC news reporter trying to record zoo piece

(BANHAM, England) -- What should have been a quick and easy TV news piece at the zoo instead became a version of Animal House for one reporter recently.

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Pregnant Duchess Kate visits with schoolchildren a day after celebrating 36th birthday

(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate, pregnant with her third child, was met by flowers and singing while visiting a school today in Feltham, a suburb of London.

Kate, who celebrated her 36th birthday Tuesday, wore a Seraphine dress over her baby bump... Read More

Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' after saying he grew 3 inches in space

(TOKYO) -- After Norishige Kanai, a Japanese astronaut, initially measured over 3 inches taller since arriving in space, he worried he wouldn't be able to return home.

Kanai, who arrived at the ISS on Dec. 19, according to a press release,... Read More

South Korea's Moon credits Trump for 'big' role in North Korea talks

(WASHINGTON) -- South Korean President Moon Jae In credited President Donald Trump for playing a “big” role in facilitating Tuesday’s groundbreaking talks between South and North Korea in a press conference Wednesday.

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As Iran deal deadline approaches, Trump mulls next move

(WASHINGTON) -- In the coming days, President Donald Trump is up against another consequential deadline on the Iran nuclear deal, just months after vowing to tear it up if Congress didn't move to fix it.

By Friday, the president must eithe... Read More

Tsunami advisory in the Caribbean canceled

(NEW YORK) -- A Tsunami warning in the Caribbean has been canceled after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras late Tuesday night.

The warning was in affect for several hours  for Puerto Rico and the V... Read More

Japanese astronaut gets a scare after initially measuring 3 inches taller in space

(TOKYO) -- After Norishige Kanai, a Japanese astronaut, initially measured over 3 inches taller since arriving in space, he worried he wouldn't be able to return ... Read More

Meghan Markle closes social media accounts after engagement to Prince Harry

(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has closed all her social media accounts nearly four months before her May wedding to Prince Harry.

Markle, who once ran a blog and had an active social media presence, had slowly scaled back her activity on the a... Read More

US officials still stumped on mystery illnesses in Cuba, open door to 'viral' or 'ultrasound' cause

(WASHINGTON) -- State Department officials told Congress Tuesday they would not rule out "an acoustic element" in what the U.S. says were attacks on two dozen American diplomats in Cuba, despite a new FBI report that doubts a “sonic attack&rdqu... Read More

Bombing in Syria leaves civilians, including children, buried under rubble

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