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North Korea planning 'terrorist attacks' against South

A senior South Korean official says the threat of terrorism from the North is "increasing more than ever"<p>North Korea is preparing to threaten “lives and security” by launching terrorist attacks inside the South, a senior official in Seoul warned on Thursday.<p>Kim Jong-un’s regime is becoming …

'Disgraceful': Donald Trump blasts Pope Francis for taking a shot at his faith

"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful," Trump said in a lengthy statement.<p>Trump was responding to a comment from the pope earlier in the day that questioned Trump's faith because of the Republican presidential front-runner's caustic approach to illegal immigration.<p>"A …

Donald Trump

Turkey blames Kurdish rebels, Syrian government for Ankara suicide bombing

Turkey's leaders on Thursday blamed top enemies, including Kurdish militant groups in Turkey and in Syria as well as the Syrian government, for the suicide bombing in Ankara and vowed strong retaliation against the perpetrators, threatening to further complicate the Syria conflict.<p>The rush hour …

Aid Arrives In 5 Besieged Syrian Areas Ahead Of Planned 'Cessation Of Hostilities'

Just shy of a week ago, the U.S. and Russia announced they would work toward a "nationwide cessation of hostilities" in Syria within a week.<p>But as consultations continue, it appears less likely that the world powers supporting the plan will make the self-declared deadline.<p>U.S. State Department …

Remains of at least 100 may have been tossed into sewers under prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colombian authorities are investigating the disappearance and possible dismemberment of at least 100 people whose bodies were allegedly thrown into a sewer system underneath a notorious prison in Bogota.<p>The investigation is focusing on La Modelo, one of Colombia's largest and most …

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Radioactive material missing from Iraqi storage bunker

A Texas-based oil well firm said Thursday it was not at fault after radioactive material was reported missing from a storage bunker in southern Iraq.<p>Iraqi authorities informed the International Atomic Energy Agency of the theft of an "industrial radiography device" in a shielding container in …

Associated Press News

Turkey 'will boost military response' after Ankara bombing

Wednesday’s car bomb attack only a few hundred metres from the parliament in the capital Ankara was a strike at the heart of the Turkish government.<p>The message from the militants who carried it out was undeniable: we have the capability to strike anywhere.<p>The government was quick to announce that a …

Putin's next strike could be anywhere in the world, warns Polish official

Adviser to Poland’s president says Russia’s Syria intervention demonstrated to US that its diplomatic ‘pivot to Asia’ was a mistake<p>Vladimir Putin’s new geopolitical ambitions have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a pivot to Asia, the foreign …

Russia

Austria, Hungary moves highlight EU disarray over migrants

BERLIN (AP) — Austria raised the prospect of even tighter limits on the number of asylum seekers entering the country Friday while Hungary said it is …

Angela Merkel

U.S., Russia hold Syria cease-fire talks as deadline passes without action

The deadline for a cease-fire in Syria’s civil war came and went Friday, as joint diplomatic and military teams from the United States and Russia tried to agree on rules covering where the shooting would stop and where it would be allowed to continue.<p>The closed-door talks in Geneva were the first …

Paris Attacks: Did Fake Passports Stop Other Would-Be Terrorists?

MAINZ, Germany — Two suspected ISIS members arrived in Europe aboard a migrant boat alongside two of the Paris attackers and investigators are examining potential links to the killing spree, officials said Friday.<p>Austrian authorities said a 28-year-old Algerian and a 34-year-old Pakistani reached …

Pentagon says US bombed IS training camp in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — American F-15E fighter-bombers struck an Islamic State training camp in rural Libya near the Tunisian border Friday, killing …

National Security

North Korea planning terror attack on South, spy agency says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea is currently planning a "terrorist attack" on South Korea according to the South's spy agency.<p>A lawmaker, briefed by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), says leader Kim Jong Un himself gave the order to make preparations.<p>"North Korea's terrorist attack could be in the …

North Korea

Pakistan lodges case against alleged perpetrators of Pathankot air base attack

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistan police spokesman said on Friday a case has been lodged against unnamed perpetrators of a deadly attack on an Indian air base last month that has renewed tensions between the rivals.<p>An Indian security personnel stands guard on a building at the Indian Air Force (IAF) …

Pakistan

U.S. airstrike destroys Islamic State training camp in Libya

Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets carried out an airstrike in northwestern Libya early Friday that destroyed what the Pentagon described as a Islamic State training camp for several dozen foreign fighters and a senior terrorist operative, U.S. officials said.<p>"We obliterated the camp," said a U.S. official …

Remains of at least 100 may have been tossed into sewers under prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colombian authorities are investigating the disappearance and possible dismemberment of at least 100 people whose bodies were allegedly thrown into a sewer system underneath a notorious prison in Bogota.<p>The investigation is focusing on La Modelo, one of Colombia's largest and most …

Paramilitary

Russia takes Turkey to UN over Syria

Russia has called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss what it describes as the deteriorating situation on the Turkish-Syrian border and Turkey's plans to send troops into Syria.<p>A statement posted on Friday on the foreign ministry's website said Russia intends to submit a draft …

U.S. Fighter Jets Target ISIS in Libya's Sabratha; Dozens Killed

U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIS compound in Libya overnight as they targeted a terrorist linked to tourist massacres in Tunisia, American military officials said.<p>Dozens of people were killed in the bombing raid on the coastal city of Sabratha, local officials and activists …

French judge summons former Guantanamo chief in torture probe

A French judge has summoned retired US General Geoffrey Miller, the former Guantanamo Bay prison chief, to appear in court on March 1 over allegations of torture, a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs told FRANCE 24 on Thursday.<p>William Bourdon, a lawyer for former Gitmo detainee Mourad Benchellali, …

49 killed in U.S. airstrike targeting terrorists in Libya

<b>(CNN) —</b> American warplanes hit an ISIS camp in Libya where foreign fighters had been engaged in advanced training, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.<p>Noureddine Chouchane, a senior operative in the terrorist group from Tunisia, was believed to be among those from around Africa and …

All eyes on US and Russia as Syria deadline passes

UN Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, says it up to Americans and Russians to agree concrete plan for cessation of hostilities<p>A deadline to secure a cessation of hostilities in Syria has passed, further delaying the resumption of UN-brokered peace talks between the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, …

North Korea escalates war of words in standoff with Seoul

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea responded to an unusually harsh verbal attack by South Korea's president against the North's leader and its …

North Korea

U.S. strikes target top terrorist in Libya, killing dozens in ISIL camp

WASHINGTON — U.S. warplanes on Friday bombed an Islamic State training camp in Libya, targeting a top militant linked to two high-profile terror attacks in Tunisia last year, <i></i>the Pentagon said.<p>"We feel confident that this was a very successful strike," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said.<p>The …

The Latest: Russia's Lavrov discusses Syria with Kerry

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>6 p.m.<p>Russia says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of …

Middle East