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Iran Supreme Leader admits mistake over nuclear talks

(Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement.<p>International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with …

South Asia

Italy bridge collapse: furious ministers blame highways firm

Furious ministers from Italy’s coalition government have rounded on the company that manages the country’s motorways, as authorities struggled to quell growing anger over the bridge collapse in Genoa on Tuesday that killed 39 people.<p>A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy …

Transportation

US raises questions over 'abnormal' Russian satellite in row over space arms race

The United States has challenged Russia about a satellite orbiting the earth exhibiting "abnormal behaviour", raising questions about Moscow's intentions to develop space weapons.<p>A US official said the satellite was acting suspiciously, describing its recent launch as “a very troubling development” …

Space Exploration

Parliament crash: man arrested on suspicion of terrorism

A man has been held on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car was driven into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing outside parliament in Westminster, as Downing Street revealed authorities were working on hundreds of live counter-terrorism investigations.<p>The suspect, a 29-year-old British …

Extremism

NATO's East Is Rearming, But It's Because of Putin, Not Trump

Donald Trump has taken credit for a rise in military spending by NATO states, but in the alliance’s eastern reaches, it’s his Russian counterpart, …

Russia

Trump risks creating an unholy 'axis of the sanctioned' between Turkey, Iran, China and Russia

<i>Could the victims of Trump's 'trade war' unite against him?</i><p>“Trade wars are easy to win,” Donald Trump reassured Americans when he launched stiff tariffs on Chinese exports. Then in rapid fire he re-imposed sweeping sanctions on Iran, ramped them up on Russia and sent Turkey’s currency into a …

Exports

West Virginia House Votes To Impeach All 4 State Supreme Court Justices

<b>Updated at 10:25 a.m. ET Tuesday</b><p>West Virginia's House of Delegates voted to impeach all four justices on the state's Supreme Court of Appeals on Monday.<p>Three of them, Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Allen Loughry and Elizabeth Walker, now face impeachment trials in the state Senate.<p>The …

Elections

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

In May, the Justice Department told Americans to reboot their routers. But there's more to do — and NSA says it's up to device makers and the</b> …

Cybersecurity

This Photo Of A Solar Coronal Mass Ejection Is Beyond Comprehension

​The sun is incomprehensibly big, and as such, most of the things it does are also incomprehensibly big. Case in point: this coronal mass ejection, …

Astronomy

Egypt police arrest six over failed church attack

Egyptian authorities have arrested six suspected members of a "terrorist cell" behind a failed suicide attack on a church in the outskirts of Cairo, …

Extremism

What went wrong for Turkey? Its economy is 'in the midst of a perfect storm'

The free fall in the Turkish lira has stoked fears of an economic fallout that could spill over into other emerging markets and the banking systems …

Economy

Syrian rebels build an army with Turkish help, face challenges

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - A "National Army" being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkey's help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al-Assad's recovery of the northwest - if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition.<p>The effort is at the heart of plans by …

Middle East

No one can 'obliterate' Taiwan's existence, president says on departure for U.S.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Vowing that "no one can obliterate Taiwan's existence," President Tsai Ing-wen left on Sunday for the United States and two of Taipei's remaining diplomatic allies, amid pressure from China to try to stamp out references to the island internationally.<p>China, which claims …

China

More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to remain in EU

More than 100 Westminster constituencies that voted to leave the EU have now switched their support to Remain, according to a stark new analysis seen by the <i>Observer</i>.<p>In findings that could have a significant impact on the parliamentary battle of Brexit later this year, the study concludes that most …

Boris Johnson

Opinion: What is happening in Romania is not democracy

In Romania's capital, Bucharest, police are using brutal force against peaceful demonstrators. Those responsible must stand trial, says DW’s Robert …

Europe

'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea<p>Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet …

China

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Saudi Arabia is facing an international outcry after at least 29 children were among dozens of civilians killed by a US-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a bus in Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held north.<p>The attack was the latest coalition bombing raid to hit civilians; previous airstrikes have …

Middle East

U.S. can't be trusted, Iran says, as North Korea slams continued U.S. pressure

SEOUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.<p>North Korea for its part denounced the United …

North Korea

Turkey nears point of no return as lira crisis spreads to the banking system

Turkey’s banks are dangerously reliant on short-term foreign debt and risk a full-blown crisis unless drastic measures are taken to stabilize the plummeting Turkish lira.<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to accept austerity measures or call in the International Monetary Fund to restore …

Foreign Debt

Nigeria's acting president sacks state security chief: spokesman

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's acting leader dismissed the head of the state security agency on Tuesday, his spokesman said on Twitter.<p>The move came hours after Department of State Security (DSS) agents prevented lawmakers from entering parliament.<p>Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's spokesman said DSS head …

Africa

Iranian lawmakers oust minister in victory for hard-liners

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers Wednesday voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani's labor minister, a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate amid a worsening economic crisis.<p>Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 129 of 243 lawmakers present voted to oust Labor Minister Ali …

South Asia

Russia and Israel reach understanding on Golan border line

Israel's ambassador to Russia said Israel insisted on the full withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria.<p>><br>• ><p>An old IDF tank barrel from the Yom Kippur …

Middle East

Astronomers Spot ‘Killer’ Electron Waves Coming From Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

Jupiter's largest moon gives off 'tremendous' electromagnetic waves that could spell trouble for future spacecraft explorations.<p>The magnetic fields …

Astronomy

E.U. threatens firms that stop doing business with Iran over Trump sanctions

LONDON — European firms that stop doing business with Iran because of reimposed U.S. sanctions could in turn be sanctioned by the E.U., a special adviser to the 28-country bloc's top diplomat has warned.<p>“If E.U. companies abide by U.S. secondary sanctions they will, in turn, be sanctioned by the …

South Asia

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired an air-to-air missile while flying over Estonia during an air-policing mission, a NATO official told CNN.<p>"The flight path, location and status of the missile are currently under investigation," the official said of Tuesday's incident. "(The) missile …

Military Aircraft

Pentagon bans military from using GPS apps and fitness trackers

Those on active duty are being told not to use devices and apps with GPS, but the policy may be difficult to impose.<p>US military personnel on active …

Apps

Medics Prepare to Battle New Ebola Outbreak on Congo's Eastern Border

Health workers will begin administering vaccinations Wednesday to combat a new Ebola outbreak that has already claimed dozens of lives in the …

Disease

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada

Saudi Arabia's state airline will suspend all flights to and from Toronto starting next week, amid a intensifying diplomatic row between the two countries following Canada's refusal to back down from comments in defense of human rights inside the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia

"Miracle": Bystander who shot gunman at Fla. peace rally a "hero," police say

<b>TITUSVILLE, Fla. --</b> Police here are calling the bystander who shot a gunman who opened fire at a park full of kids Saturday a "hero," reports CBS …

FLA

Russia warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins NATO

MOSCOW (AP) — An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, "horrible" conflict, Russia's prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war.<p>Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant …

Russia