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Despite Putin's swagger, Russia struggles to modernize its navy

Thursday  11:55,   21 february 2019

Despite Putin's swagger, Russia struggles to modernize its... >>>

A Syrian family fled to Canada to escape the war. All 7 of the children just died in a house fire

Thursday  11:01,   21 february 2019

The loss of one child is devastating. The loss of seven? Unimaginable. But that's the grim reality the Barho family faces after all seven of the family's children died in a house fire in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The family from Syria sought refuge in... >>>

Historic Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse to begin on Thursday

Thursday  10:00,   21 february 2019

An unprecedented summit in Rome convened by Pope Francis to confront the Catholic Church's clergy abuse scandal is set to begin Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Beijing to wrap up Asia goodwill tour

Thursday  09:00,   21 february 2019

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman touched down in Beijing Thursday to begin the last leg of his Asia tour, designed to build relations as the kingdom faces a diplomatic chill in the West. Bin Salman had already visited India and... >>>

Taiwan unveils Asia's first draft law on same-sex marriage

Thursday  08:55,   21 february 2019

Taiwan unveils Asia's first draft law on same-sex... >>>

Gloves are off for Netanyahu and Gantz in election bout

Thursday  08:15,   21 february 2019

The main challenger to Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's April elections had long sought to fight clean, but the gloves are now off after a series of attacks by the premier. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Macron announces anti-Semitism crackdown

Thursday  08:10,   21 february 2019

France's president tells Jewish leaders that attacks seem to be at their worst level since World War... >>>

Scientists discover the origin of Stonehenge stones – quarries 180 miles away

Thursday  07:00,   21 february 2019

Archaeological evidence suggests a strong connection between Stonehenge and distant parts of Great... >>>

China's desire for close Iran ties unchanged, Xi says ahead of Saudi prince's visit

Thursday  04:30,   21 february 2019

China's desire to develop close ties with Iran will remain unchanged, regardless of the international situation, President Xi Jinping told the speaker of Iran's parliament, ahead of Thursday's visit to Beijing by Saudi Arabia's crown prince.... >>>

Analysis: N.Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

Thursday  03:05,   21 february 2019

Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say.... >>>

Fire kills at least 10 in Bangladesh capital, official says

Thursday  02:30,   21 february 2019

A huge fire that broke out in a building in an old part of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, killed at least 10 people, a fire service official said on Thursday, and the death toll could climb further. The blaze broke out on Wednesday and spread to other >>>

Researchers used fake social media accounts to influence NATO troops during military exercise

Thursday  01:45,   21 february 2019

Researchers were able to use fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to "instill undesirable behavior" among NATO troops participating in an exercise, according to a report published this week. The goal of the experiment, which was conducted by NATO's... >>>

Desperate and alone, Saudi sisters risk everything to flee oppression

Thursday  01:30,   21 february 2019

The night they fled, Reem and Rawan didn't dare sleep. For weeks, they had helped their mother organize a family holiday, feigning excitement at the possibility of two weeks away from Riyadh, but knowing that if all went to plan, they'd never go... >>>

May Races to Escape Brexit Impasse After Tory Defections

Thursday  01:00,   21 february 2019

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is racing to find a way out of the Brexit impasse amid mounting evidence that an agreement is within reach. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay and Attorney General Geoffrey Cox are due in Brussels on Thursday with... >>>

Threatening U.S., Putin Promises Russians Both Missiles and Butter

Thursday  00:25,   21 february 2019

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — facing an economically beleaguered, less-supportive public — used his annual state-of-the-nation speech on Wednesday to promise a raft of social spending, while also doubling down on threats against the United >>>