Russia's Investigative Committee on Wednesday detained five former police officers involved in a controversial drug arrest of a prominent investigative journalist last year and said they will be charged with fabricating evidence.
Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | PostedJan 29th - 3:10am
Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to quickly act on the Trump administration's Mideast plan despite fierce Palestinian opposition.
Penny By Wang, Associated Press | PostedJan 29th - 2:08am
Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a new, dangerous virus.
As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move that worries its international partners who are working to strengthen the fight in the tumultuous Sahel region.
Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | PostedJan 29th - 1:32am
Syrian government forces captured one of the largest and most strategic rebel-held towns in the country's northwest, the Syrian military and opposition activists said Wednesday, part of a Russian-backed military assault that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to safer areas.
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses. Republican senators are straining for ways to deal with fallout from former national security adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book. That leaves them facing a potential setback in their hope of ending the trial with a quick acquittal. Trump's defense team rested Tuesday with a plea to “end now,” but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell privately told senators he doesn't yet have the votes to thwart Democratic demands for witnesses. Bolton asserts that Trump tied military aid from Ukraine to investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump says Bolton's book is “nasty & untrue.”
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJan 28th - 10:34pm
A family of four Chinese tourists in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday became the first cases in the Mideast of a new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, with an Emirati doctor saying the first to fall ill only showed symptoms after over a week on vacation.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | PostedJan 28th - 5:34pm
World health officials, back from a visit to Beijing, expressed great concern Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is spreading between people outside of China, even as the number of illnesses continue to grow dramatically inside that Asian nation.