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Sessions speaks with reporters ahead of the weekly Senate Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

US Attorney General Visits Guantanamo Bay

Sessions was accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and national intelligence director Dan Coats on his first trip to the prison, where the United States still holds 41 terrorism suspects. “Recent attacks in Europe and elsewhere confirm that the threat to our nation is immediate and real, and it remains essential that we use every lawful tool available to prevent as many attacks as possible,” Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement emailed to dpa.

July 8, 2017

Topics Expected To Top Trump’s Second Day In Saudi Arabia

Trump also plans a major speech on countering radical Muslim extremism aimed at reassuring allies that the US is not at war with Islam, while encouraging them to do more to counter extremism.

May 21, 2017

Rowhani Re-Elected Iranian President In Landslide Win For Moderates

The poll was billed as a referendum on Rowhani’s Western-friendly reformist agenda – in particular his nuclear deal with world powers, which set up international controls over Iran’s nuclear programme in return for the end of economic sanctions.

May 20, 2017
Steam escapes from the cooling tower of the Tihange nuclear power station, one of the two large-scale nuclear power plants in Belgium, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Germany Asks Belgium To Halt Nuclear Reactors Amid Security Questions

Technical problems with Belgium’s ageing nuclear plants have created tensions with neighbouring Germany, which is moving toward clean and sustainable energy sources and has passed legislation that requires the closure of all its commercial nuclear reactors by 2022.

April 20, 2016
Right-wing demonstrators protest against the wave of terrorism in front of the old stock exchange in Brussels, Belgium. March 27. 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Calm Returns To Brussels Memorial After Arrests At ‘Hooligan’ Protest

Police have cleared crowds of self-proclaimed “hooligans” from a makeshift memorial site for the victims of the recent triple bombing attack in Brussels, the Belga news agency reported, while adding that there was still a high security presence.

March 28, 2016
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EU Gives Greece Three Months To Improve Border Controls

Brussels (dpa) – The European Union on Friday issued 50 steps that Greece should implement to better control its borders within three months, in a process that could ultimately allow other European countries to maintain checks on migrants at their frontiers. The continent has been struggling to get a handle on a migration influx that […]

February 12, 2016

The H-Bomb: The Most Destructive Weapon On Earth

The thermonuclear, or hydrogen bomb — of the kind that North Korea said it had tested Wednesday — was developed after the nuclear weapons used on Japan in World War II and is far more destructive.

January 7, 2016

Trump Denies Mocking Reporter’s Disability At Campaign Rally

Kovaleski “should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes,” Trump said in a statement,

November 27, 2015
Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare crazy

Bill Clinton Urges Israelis To Finish What Yitzhak Rabin Started

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged Israelis to continue supporting the moribund peace process with the Palestinians, despite the setbacks of the past two decades.

November 1, 2015

EU, Balkan Leaders Struggle To Overcome Migration Crisis

According to one prime minister, at stake is the future of Europe.

October 27, 2015

Catalonia’s Separatists Win Parliamentary Elections

A coalition of separatists who promised independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia emerged as victors in parliamentary elections Sunday, preliminary results showed.

September 28, 2015

Taliban Appoints New Leader After Mullah Omar’s Death

The Taliban has officially appointed a new leader following the death of its founder, Mullah Omar, officials say.

July 30, 2015
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About 1,250 Perished In Pakistani Heatwave, Officials Say

Pakistan government said on Wednesday that about 1,250 people died in a severe heatwave that last month gripped the country’s southern province of Sindh.

July 1, 2015
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Pakistan Heatwave Toll Crosses 1,000

More than 950 people have died in Karachi, Pakistan, and over 50 in the rest of the province due to a recent heatwave.

June 25, 2015

British Horror Star Christopher Lee Dies At 93

Christopher Lee, one of the world’s best-known horror actors, has died aged 93 after a career that spanned seven decades and nearly 300 films.

June 11, 2015
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Heat Wave In India Kills More Than 2,200

The heat wave in India is the fifth deadliest in the world and second deadliest in India, according to Emergency Events Database.

May 31, 2015
Jason Rezaian

Spy Trial In Iran Of Washington Post Reporter Adjourns

Rezaian, who holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship and is the newspaper’s bureau chief in Tehran, was arrested in July along with his wife.

May 26, 2015
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EU Declares War On People Smugglers, Commissioner Says

The EU finally shores up some responsibility by declaring a “war” against the shady migrant smuggling business in the Mediterranean.

May 21, 2015
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Controversial Friar Who Evangelized California To Be Made A Saint

The controversial 18th Century Californian Friar, Junipero Serra, who is accused of genocide by Native American groups, is set to be canonized by Pope Francis.

May 6, 2015
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Search Area For MH370 To Be Doubled If Necessary

Search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight will extend to a new area of seabed next month, doubling the current area being covered.

April 16, 2015
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Two Journalists In Turkey Face Jail Over Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

Two Turkish journalists were jailed after they ran a satirical cartoon of Mohammed in their newspaper as a sign of solidarity with French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

April 9, 2015

Ukraine Welcomes US Resolution On Arms Shipments

A House resolution passed Monday urges President Obama’s administration to provide “lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine before it is too late.”

March 24, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin (theglobalpanorama via Flickr)

Kremlin Spokesman Rejects Rumors About Putin’s Health

The Kremlin is fighting against rumors that Vladimir Putin is ill.

March 12, 2015
DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN14 - Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel listens during the plenary session 'Israel's Economic and Political Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the Congress Centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. (World Economic Forum via Flickr)

Netanyahu Denies Backtracking On Speech Backing Palestinian State

Benjamin Netanyahu is facing tough questions over his support for a Palestinian state.

March 9, 2015