SDF will keep fighting Islamic State sleeper cells

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announced the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria on Saturday but said it would continue its military and security campaigns against jihadist sleeper cells.


Posted 2019/03/23 14:19:53

Chinese rescuers pull survivor from factory blast rubble, death toll reaches 64

Rescuers in eastern China pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday, two days after a massive explosion at a pesticide plant killed at least 64 people, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows more than a mile away.


Posted 2019/03/23 14:15:00

Explainer: Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

U.S.-backed fighters say they have captured Islamic State's last shred of ground in eastern Syria - but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now, there is near universal agreement that IS remains a threat.


Posted 2019/03/23 14:08:15

Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other federal prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia and whether the president unlawfully tried to obstruct the inquiry.


Posted 2019/03/23 13:39:35

Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian nationals and companies.


Posted 2019/03/23 13:39:35

Boeing to mandate safety feature in MAX software upgrade: sources

Boeing Co will mandate on MAX jets a previously optional cockpit warning light, which might have warned of problems that possibly played a role in the recent crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes, two officials briefed on the matter said.


Posted 2019/03/22 06:54:47

Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

The Syrian government condemned on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and said Syria was determined to recover the area "through all available means".


Posted 2019/03/22 06:50:32

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.


Posted 2019/03/22 06:45:20

Explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures 640

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.


Posted 2019/03/22 06:04:00

Friday sermon by the imam of New Zealand mosque attacked by gunman

The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago.


Posted 2019/03/22 05:50:19

In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.


Posted 2019/03/22 05:00:44

American Airlines pilots expect to test 737 MAX software fix in Boeing simulator

American Airlines pilots expect to test Boeing Co's 737 MAX software fix on simulators this weekend, the pilots' union told Reuters on Thursday, a key step in restoring their confidence in the jet after two fatal crashes.


Posted 2019/03/22 04:54:33

Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month high on tech hopes, U.S. data

Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month highs on Friday after upbeat U.S. data and optimism in the tech sector lifted Wall Street stocks, helping calm some of the jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve's cautious outlook on the world's biggest economy.


Posted 2019/03/22 03:20:34

May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU

European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels.


Posted 2019/03/22 03:13:15

U.S. imposes first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since a U.S.-North Korean summit collapsed last month.


Posted 2019/03/22 02:18:58

New Zealand women don headscarves to support Muslims after shootings

Women all over New Zealand put on headscarves on Friday to show solidarity with Muslims a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.


Posted 2019/03/22 01:33:06

U.S. warns China meddling in Hong Kong hurting business confidence

The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub.


Posted 2019/03/22 01:28:31

Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using weapons of mass destruction and other crimes in connection with mailing explosives to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.


Posted 2019/03/22 01:23:05

Text of EU summit agreement on Brexit

1. The European Council takes note of the letter of Prime Minister Theresa May of 20 March 2019.


Posted 2019/03/22 01:22:48

Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags

Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America's longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees.


Posted 2019/03/22 01:04:29