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Embattled House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes threw a formerly bipartisan investigation of Russian election interference into doubt Tuesday, as he rejected calls for his recusal and stopped the committee's work for the rest of the week.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed bilateral agreements with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday during his first visit to Moscow.
A new 12-sided British pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too easy to counterfeit. The new coin introduced Tuesday is intended to be the most secure in the world, featuring a hologram that changes from the pound ...
The governors of California and New York said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry.
The U.S. Senate has ratified Montenegro's admission into the NATO alliance, an event many lawmakers view through the lens of a deepening struggle between Western nations and Russia.
Will Smith has reunited with his "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" cast mates. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith's Tom Jones-loving cousin Carlton on the 1990s sitcom, posted a picture on Instagram on Monday of the cast getting together.
Across much of Iraq and parts of Syria, the Islamic State terror group is in retreat. Yet, Iraqi and U.S. officials tell VOA they have a creeping fear that the larger war is still very much undecided.
Now that the Trump administration has vowed its North Korea policy will differ from its predecessor's, the question is how it will chart a new course, U.S.
Efforts among North Carolina leaders to take the state's "bathroom bill" off the books before a deadline to stem further economic losses evaporated late Tuesday and devolved into more finger-pointing by Republican lawmakers and the Democratic governor.
Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two children hostage with a knife.
CinemaCon just got a little less dressed. The cast of "Baywatch" took the stage Tuesday afternoon alongside around two dozen scantily clad men and women sporting the classic red bathing suits to preview the film.
South Korea has approved the North Korean women's ice hockey team to compete in an international event next month at Gangneung, a venue for the 2018 Olympics.
The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence ...
For its eighth year, the women in Media-Newark's international Women's History Month Film Festival will educate and advocate for global issues facing women ...
From there his flair for the written word and love of performing drew the 16-year-old into the spotlight, where he discovered for his talent for slam poetry.
The Japan Times had the privilege of welcoming William Hiroyuki Saito, a special advisor to the Cabinet Office on cybersecurity to a lecture held at The Japan Times' Nifco Hall on March 13.
A racy puppet show being performed at Dartmouth College is tackling global issues through the eyes of puppets.
A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said Sunday.
A center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in Bulgaria's parliamentary election, according to near final results Monday.
An actress and producer-writer from "Orange Is The New Black" have married. Actress Samira Wiley, who plays the character Poussey Washington on the Netflix show, and Lauren Morelli wedded Saturday in Palm Springs, where they were engaged.
veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday.
Fidel Castro's government sent the Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo to two years of work camp in the 1960s for preaching the Gospel in a Cuba where atheism was law and the faithful were viewed as suspect.
A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager resigned Sunday from the New York police Department to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force against black men ...
Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S.
A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 other people wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said.
Iran's state TV says a significantly higher number of Iranians are seeking to run in the municipal elections next month. Monday's report says 287,000 hopefuls - or 14 percent more than four years ago - submitted their candidacies, hoping to be ...
At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who'd wielded enormous power over his fellow citizens, to death for murder and corruption, state media hailed the ruling ...
New Delhi Times and The Brahma Kumaris in collaboration with Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) organised a special program for youth with the title, "Spiritual Brotherhood: A program for youth" on March 27.
When the National Endowment for the arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from. They could have looked to the French Ministry of Culture, a cabinet-level institution committed to maintaining France's cultural heritage.
Turkish citizens living abroad have started casting ballots for Turkey's April 16 referendum on ushering in a system that would boost the president's powers.
Azerbaijan and Turkey will hold political consultations today in Ankara, a message posted on the Turkish Foreign Ministry's website says.
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap ever at the Albert Park circuit in the last practice session before qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing almost a half-second clear of Mercedes teammates Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.
Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier - a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye ...
police arrested a 56-year-old man who works for the state Friday on suspicion that he killed two adults and two children in a quiet Northern California neighborhood.
The Lakers have honored Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days.
Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations.
Netflix is doubling down on Adam Sandler. The streaming giant has extended its deal with the comedian for four more feature films.
"The Arrangement" may remind viewers of rumors about the effect of Scientology on the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" before her death following a heart attack in December.
Kensington Palace says Prince George will attend the Thomas's Battersea prep school beginning in September. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their choice Friday.
A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash.
Halfway through European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, there is little to divide some of the teams. Spain and Italy continued their tense battle for top spot in their group with comfortable victories on Friday.
Just before they walked onto the field for a critical World Cup qualifier, American players received a message from Bruce Arena. "I have this copyrighted, but it was something to the effect of: first shot, first tackle, first goal," the returning coach ...
Mexican authorities have rescued 14 crocodiles and found 20 others dead in a squatters' settlement where people were apparently "milking" the crocs for their blood.
How long can political correctness and its attendant censorship stave off a reckoning whose time has come? On the day that the latest Muslim mass murderer did his evil work at Westminster in London, facebook erased a post by this author that had gone ...
Authorities in Belarus say that 26 opposition activists have been arrested in recent days and are facing criminal charges. The former Soviet nation's security agency, the KGB, said Thursday that 26 people had been detained and weapons including ...
police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said.
Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex ...
A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev.
Shareholders of Samsung electronics praised the company Friday for big gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive corruption scandal that brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader.