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Russia may be aiding Taliban in Afghanistan, top US general says

Russia may be aiding Taliban in Afghanistan, top US general says

The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that he sees evidence Russia might be supplying the Taliban in an effort to undermine the United States, in what could be a significant turning point in the Afghanistan conflict.  "I've seen...

10 min. ago in World News
 

Senate Moves to Permanently Kill the FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules

The Senate Thursday voted to roll back the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers (ISPs) collect, share, and sell personal information.  The rules, s

41 min. ago in Science &Technology
 

German parliament considers changing 'father of house' rules

BERLIN –  The president of the German parliament is suggesting changing the rules on who can become 'father of the house' amid fears that a nationalist politician could be entitled to the job after the next election. The role of father — or mother — of t

today, 18:52 in World News
 

CBO report: ObamaCare replacement bill changes cut deficit reduction

The changes Republican leaders have proposed in their health care bill to win House votes have cut the measure's deficit reduction by more than half, according to Congressional nonpartisan budget analysts. The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday th

today, 18:38 in Politics
 

UN condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes

UNITED NATIONS –  The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and engine test as "grave" violations of U.N. sanctions that contribute to development of its nuclear weapons delivery systems. The...

today, 18:37 in World News
 

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this wee

today, 18:23 in Politics
 

Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone

DAKAR, Senegal –  Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo. The group said several other were arrested Thursday in Bo. It

today, 18:17 in World News
 

Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances amid a dire economic crisis announced Thursday that it appointed Ukraine's former finance minister as its executive director. The board's chairman said Natalie Jaresko ser

today, 18:17 in World News
 
Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

LIMA, Peru –  Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband. The furious mudslide that had swept away the Peruvian family's pigs and cows was quickly pulling her in too. "I...

today, 18:03 in World News
 

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

LIMA, Peru –  Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband. The furious mudslide that had swept away the Peruvian family's pigs and cows was quickly pulling her in too. "I...

today, 17:53 in World News
 

Italian court: No rape happened since woman didn't scream

ROME –  Italy's justice minister has reportedly asked officials to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she didn't scream. The Italian news agency ANSA said Thursday that Minister Andrea Orlando has asked ministry i

today, 17:48 in World News
 

ISIS' next steps after Mosul fight

Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder al-Abadi said on March 14, “The battle now is in the final stages. They are cornered, and if they will not surrender they will definitely get killed.” But the fight for the remainder of the city of Mosul will certainly be a ha

today, 17:40 in World News
 

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

BIRMINGHAM, England –  The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions — including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses — spanning two decades, London police said. Khalid Masood, a U.K.-born

today, 17:30 in World News
 
Teen's sex assault emerges on social media, report shows

Teen's sex assault emerges on social media, report shows

The exclusive Sydney school where students shared footage of an alleged sex attack insists the “safety and wellbeing” of pupils is its biggest concern. Teachers from Cranbrook School discovered dozens of students had distributed mobile phone footage of a

today, 17:11 in World News
 

UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famine

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is accusing South Sudan's government of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and...

today, 17:11 in World News
 

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