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Nuclear war with North Korea not 'likely': Former CIA director Petraeus

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Nuclear war with North Korea is not "likely" despite the heightened rhetoric between President Donald Trump and the regime of Kim Jong Un, said former ...

World Health Organization rescinds Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's 'goodwill ambassador' appointment amid scathing criticism

Kevin Hagen/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) rescinded its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" for health after days of searing ...

New details from Niger ambush: when US troops sensed something wrong

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- More than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush in Niger, new details about how the events unfolded have emerged.A senior U.S. ...

US Navy prepares to defend allies amid heightened tensions with North Korea

ABC News (SEOUL, South Korea) -- Off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean Navy ships prepared for an event they hope will never happen: a ...

After Raqqa's liberation, 'a tough fight still lies ahead' against ISIS

BaderKhan Ahmad / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The liberation of Raqqa on Friday marked a historic end to the physical caliphate declared by ...

Half a million Rohingya refugee children in desperate need of assistance: IRC

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 450,000 Rohingya refugee children are in urgent need of assistance and the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar continues to become more dire, according ...

Four injured, one arrested in stabbing at Munich train station

@BFMuenchen/Twitter (MUNICH) -- One person has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of four people in a train station in Munich, Germany, police said.The unidentified suspect attempted to ...

Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier fights Republican demand to open its books

Double Exposure: Investigative Film Festival and Symposium (WASHINGTON) -- A powerful Republican is trying to force the identity of the person who first financed the infamous dossier of alleged ...

Confusion sparks Pentagon investigation of Niger ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Confusion over what happened during an ambush of U.S. Special Forces in Niger earlier this month apparently sparked a full Pentagon probe of the incident ...

Afghan soldiers in US for training are going AWOL

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Facing a tense security situation at home and few apparent repercussions in the U.S., dozens of Afghan soldiers and security personnel who came to the U.S. ...

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over ISIS in its former 'capital,' Raqqa

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces declared victory over ISIS in the terror group's former de facto capital of Raqqa.“We proudly announce today from the heart of the ...

Drone footage captures aftermath of ISIS in Raqqa

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Though victory has been declared in the battle against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa, drone footage and photos show a city decimated by ...

Pilots grounded amid investigation into 'fly-around maneuver' in Germany, airline says

mikdam/iStock/Thinkstock (DUSSELDORF, Germany) -- The pilots who were flying the Air Berlin plane that buzzed a control tower in Dusseldorf, Germany, have been suspended, according to the airline.Air Berlin ...

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia's autonomy amid independence disagreement

donfiore/iStock/Thinkstock (MADRID) -- Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont has missed the deadline to offer a final answer on whether the region is declaring independence. Now, Spain is deciding whether it ...

Meet ‘Russia’s Paris Hilton,’ who plans to take on Vladimir Putin

Photo by Gennadiy Gulyaev/Kommersant via Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal TV journalist and the daughter of a political mentor to Russian president Vladimir Putin, has announced ...

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