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U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington's differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue.<p>Later, a second, …

Israel

Volcano observatory warns of further 'explosive eruptions' in Hawaii

The threat of dangerous volcanic activity in Hawaii could continue for weeks and violent explosions could occur with "very little warning," the …

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli forces unleashed a heavy bombardment against Iranian military installations in Syria on Thursday in what Israel called retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights, the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter …

Middle East

Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Islamic State suicide bombers struck in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.<p>An Agence France-Presse …

Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills 52 at voter registration center in Afghan capital Kabul

A suicide bomber carried out an ISIS-inspired attack at a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, according to officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries.<p>Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said …

Extremism

Trump to Impose New Sanctions on Russia Over Support for Syria

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to impose new sanctions against Russia on Monday to punish it for enabling the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in its civil war, the latest in a series of actions by both sides underscoring the deterioration in relations between Moscow and the …

The Latest: UN nixes Russian text on Syria gas attack probe

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the developments in Syria (all times local):<p>1:15 a.m.<p>The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian resolution that would have welcomed an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into a suspected poison gas attack in the suburbs of …

Middle East

Saudis Claim to Intercept 7 Missiles Fired at Cities From Yemen

AL MUKALLA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia said its air defenses destroyed seven ballistic missiles late Sunday, fired from neighboring Yemen and targeting at least four Saudi cities including the capital, Riyadh.<p>The reported barrage was said to have been launched by Houthi insurgents in Yemen, the Arab …

Saudis shoot down seven missiles fired on cities by Yemen's Houthi rebels

Saudi Arabia on Monday threatened retaliation against Iran, accusing the Shiite power of being behind multiple Yemeni rebel missile attacks on the kingdom that led to three deaths. Seven missiles were fired at the Saudi capital Riyadh on the third anniversary of the Saudi military intervention in …

Middle East

Militants Carry Out Deadly Attacks in Burkina Faso

Militants carried out simultaneous attacks on Friday morning on the military headquarters of Burkina Faso and the French Embassy in the nation’s capital, the government said.<p>It appeared to be another stunning assault by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso, a West African nation that has suffered two …

Africa

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Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime ­Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust, police recommended Tuesday, ramping up pressure on the leader who has served more than a decade in office.<p>After more than a year of …

Israel

The nation’s top spies said Russia is continuing to target the U.S. political system

The nation’s top intelligence chiefs were united Tuesday in declaring that Russia is continuing efforts to disrupt the U.S. political system and is targeting the 2018 midterm elections, following its successful operation to sow discord in the most recent presidential campaign.<p>Their assessment …

Surveillance

Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

In the <i>Matrix</i> series, Keanu Reeves wears futuristic sunglasses to look cool when fighting against machines. But in China, police are now wearing sunglasses equipped with facial-recognition technology to catch criminal suspects.<p>Railway police in Zhengzhou, a central Chinese city, are the first in the …

Russian plane shot down in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Russian warplane was shot down Saturday in Syria, according to Russian state-run news agencies.<p>The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed one of its Su-25 warplanes was downed in Idlib province in northwest Syria, state media outlet RIA Novosti reported.<p>Militants shot down the plane in an …

Floods peak in Paris as France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS (AP) — Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy …

Taliban attacker driving ambulance packed with explosives kills 95 in Kabul

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving 95 people dead and 191 others injured, Afghan officials said.<p>Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes a …

Afghanistan

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

WASHINGTON — Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come.<p>At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters took off in an exercise that practiced moving troops and equipment under live artillery …

North Korea

Source: Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot killed by police

<b>Caracas (CNN) —</b> Oscar Perez, a Venezuelan police pilot accused of stealing a helicopter and using it to attack the country's Supreme Court in June, was killed Monday in Caracas, a government official told CNN.<p>The high-ranking member of the Venezuelan government asked to remain anonymous. CNN has …

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.<p>The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of …

Net Neutrality

Trump’s words can be used against him in suit to block DACA order, judge says

The federal judge who blocked President Trump from eliminating a program that protects nearly 700,000 young immigrants from deportation issued a follow-up ruling Friday saying the lawsuits challenging the president’s order can seek to prove discrimination, based on Trump’s disparaging comments …

Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most …

Strong earthquake strikes Indonesia; 3 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three people were killed and seven others injured when a strong earthquake hit Indonesia late Friday, authorities said.<p>The 6.5-magnitude quake was centered in Cipatujah, in the western part of Java, the US Geological Survey said, at a depth of 91.9 kilometers (about 57 miles).<p>Residents felt …

Rex Tillerson offers olive branch as North Korean ambassador makes rare appearance at UN

The US secretary of state came face-to-face with North Korea’s ambassador to the UN for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Rex Tillerson confronted Ja Song Nam at a Security Council meeting in New York.<p>Mr Tillerson offered an olive branch to the North Koreans, telling them that “all options …

Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court's high-stakes consideration of …

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, is cooperating with Mueller

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador and disclosed that he is cooperating with the special counsel's office.<p>Flynn is the first person inside President Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

Republican Tax Bill Hits Snag Over Deficit Concerns

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican tax bill, which had appeared to be cruising to victory, suffered a setback late on Thursday as lawmakers were forced to contemplate significant changes, including future tax increases, to help pay for the legislation.<p>The bill had gained momentum in the morning …

Mount Agung: Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

<b>About 100,000 people near Bali's Mount Agung have been ordered to evacuate as officials fear a major eruption.</b><p>Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level, and expanded the exclusion zone around the rumbling volcano.<p>The island's airport has now closed, leaving …

Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

Republicans have been selling their tax overhaul plan as a major booster for the U.S. economy. In fact, they have argued that it would grow the economy so much that cuts would largely pay for themselves.<p>But on both counts, top economists are doubtful.<p>In a new poll from the University of Chicago's …

Economics