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Poland offers Theresa May backing over Brexit deal amid rift with EU

Poland’s prime minister has signalled his country will back the UK on a bespoke Brexit deal, at a meeting with Theresa May in Warsaw in which he warned against “very dangerous” EU protectionism.<p>Five senior cabinet ministers accompanied May on her visit to Warsaw, proof of the growing strategic …


Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year

American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.<p>The United States has not seen two years of declining life expectancy …


Ukraine, allies fear escalation after Russia exits ceasefire group

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian officials, security monitors and Kiev’s foreign backers warned on Wednesday that Moscow’s decision to withdraw from a Ukrainian-Russian ceasefire control group could worsen the fighting in eastern Ukraine.<p>Russian military officers serving at the Joint Centre for Control …


Australian submarine found after 103 years - CNN Video

Australia's first submarine, HMAS AE1, disappeared off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 1914. Now it has finally been found, solving a century-old maritime mystery.

Papua New Guinea

Argentina submarine: Police raid navy and German company offices

Argentine police have raided navy shipyards as a probe into repair irregularities deepens. One of the two German companies implicated in the sub's …


Second North Korean soldier defects over the DMZ in 40 days

A North Korean soldier has appeared out of thick fog at a South Korean border post. Unlike his fellow countryman who defected in November, he escaped …

North Korea

With future of military prison in doubt, Mattis visits Guantanamo Bay

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with troops at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday, the first time an American defense chief has visited the U.S. naval outpost since scores of terrorism suspects were imprisoned there in 2002.<p>Then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was among senior officials to …

National Security

All significant California wildfire evacuation orders lifted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All remaining significant evacuation orders for areas around the smoldering remnants of Southern California's huge wildfire were …

Southern California