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U.S. says it will deploy more long-range missiles in Germany, Russia vows
U.S. says it will deploy more long-range missiles in Germany, Russia vows "a military response"

Multiple Chinese warships spotted near Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard says
Multiple Chinese warships spotted near Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard says

NATO nations agree Ukraine is on
NATO nations agree Ukraine is on "irreversible path" to membership

Manhunt underway after BBC commentator's wife, 2 daughters killed in crossbow attack in U.K.
Manhunt underway after BBC commentator's wife, 2 daughters killed in crossbow attack in U.K.

Hamas says Israel's deadly strike on a Gaza school could put cease-fire talks back to
Hamas says Israel's deadly strike on a Gaza school could put cease-fire talks back to "square one"

Europe launches maiden flight of Ariane 6 rocket
Europe launches maiden flight of Ariane 6 rocket

What Iran's moderate new President Masoud Pezeshkian might try to change — and what he definitely won't
What Iran's moderate new President Masoud Pezeshkian might try to change — and what he definitely won't

Deepfake targets Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenksa with false claim she bought Bugatti
Deepfake targets Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenksa with false claim she bought Bugatti

Dyson to cut 1,000 jobs in the U.K.
Dyson to cut 1,000 jobs in the U.K.

Russia issues arrest warrant for Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Alexey Navalny
Russia issues arrest warrant for Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Alexey Navalny

Biden slams
Biden slams "Russia's brutality" in Ukraine as videos appear to show missile strike on Kyiv children's hospital

French airport worker unions call for strike right before Paris Olympics
French airport worker unions call for strike right before Paris Olympics

Doomsday cult leader Paul Mackenzie goes on trial after deaths of over 400 followers in Kenya
Doomsday cult leader Paul Mackenzie goes on trial after deaths of over 400 followers in Kenya

2024 French election results no big win for far-right, but next steps unclear. Here's what could happen.
2024 French election results no big win for far-right, but next steps unclear. Here's what could happen.

Spanish anti-tourism protesters take aim at Barcelona visitors with water guns
Spanish anti-tourism protesters take aim at Barcelona visitors with water guns

Keir Starmer becomes U.K. prime minister after his Labour Party wins huge majority in general election
Keir Starmer becomes U.K. prime minister after his Labour Party wins huge majority in general election

Israel considers Hamas response to cease-fire proposal
Israel considers Hamas response to cease-fire proposal

Fear of war between Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah grows after Israeli strike kills commander in Lebanon
Fear of war between Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah grows after Israeli strike kills commander in Lebanon

Hurricane Beryl leaves
Hurricane Beryl leaves "Armageddon-like" destruction in Grenada, "field of devastation" on Union Island, Caribbean leaders say

Russia says forces seize part of key Ukraine town of Chasiv Yar as deadly airstrikes continue
Russia says forces seize part of key Ukraine town of Chasiv Yar as deadly airstrikes continue

Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage. Even witnesses to such weddings can face jail time.
Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage. Even witnesses to such weddings can face jail time.

2024 U.K. election is set to overhaul British politics. Here's what to know.
2024 U.K. election is set to overhaul British politics. Here's what to know.

U.S. military heightens security alert level at European bases in response to threats
U.S. military heightens security alert level at European bases in response to threats

Hurricane Beryl severely damages or destroys 90% of homes on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, prime minister says
Hurricane Beryl severely damages or destroys 90% of homes on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, prime minister says

9 killed in overnight strike in Gaza's Khan Younis, hours after Israel ordered mass evacuation
9 killed in overnight strike in Gaza's Khan Younis, hours after Israel ordered mass evacuation

Stampede at religious gathering in India leaves at least 116 people dead
Stampede at religious gathering in India leaves at least 116 people dead

Hurricane Beryl leaves damage strewn across southeast Caribbean islands:
Hurricane Beryl leaves damage strewn across southeast Caribbean islands: "Continue to pray"

Palestinians ordered to flee Khan Younis, signaling likely new Israeli assault on southern Gaza city
Palestinians ordered to flee Khan Younis, signaling likely new Israeli assault on southern Gaza city

Israel releases head of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital after 7-month detention without charge
Israel releases head of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital after 7-month detention without charge

France's far right takes strong lead in first round of high-stakes elections
France's far right takes strong lead in first round of high-stakes elections

Hurricane Beryl, currently a chart-topping Category 5, expected to head for Jamaica
Hurricane Beryl, currently a chart-topping Category 5, expected to head for Jamaica

Massive roof section at Delhi international airport collapses in storm, crushing cars and killing one driver
Massive roof section at Delhi international airport collapses in storm, crushing cars and killing one driver

Second U.S. service member in months charged with rape in Japan's Okinawa:
Second U.S. service member in months charged with rape in Japan's Okinawa: "We are outraged"

Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, leaves hospital after treatment for concussion, minor injuries
Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, leaves hospital after treatment for concussion, minor injuries

U.S. soldier in Japan charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl in Okinawa
U.S. soldier in Japan charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl in Okinawa

Kenya protests resume as President William Ruto's tax hike concession fails to quell anger
Kenya protests resume as President William Ruto's tax hike concession fails to quell anger

Bolivian army leader arrested after apparent coup attempt
Bolivian army leader arrested after apparent coup attempt

South Korea says apparent North Korean hypersonic missile test ends in mid-air explosion
South Korea says apparent North Korean hypersonic missile test ends in mid-air explosion

Deadly protests over Kenya finance bill prompt President William Ruto to drop support for tax hikes
Deadly protests over Kenya finance bill prompt President William Ruto to drop support for tax hikes

Sudan's raging civil war could see 2 million starve to death. Aid agency says
Sudan's raging civil war could see 2 million starve to death. Aid agency says "the world is not watching"

Protests over Kenya tax hike proposal reportedly turn deadly in Nairobi
Protests over Kenya tax hike proposal reportedly turn deadly in Nairobi

Israel's Supreme Court rules that military must start drafting ultra-Orthodox men after years of exemption
Israel's Supreme Court rules that military must start drafting ultra-Orthodox men after years of exemption

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange returns to Australia a free man after pleading guilty to publishing U.S. secrets
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange returns to Australia a free man after pleading guilty to publishing U.S. secrets

Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, hospitalized with concussion
Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, hospitalized with concussion

South Korea summons Russia's ambassador over Moscow's new pact with North as inter-Korean tensions keep rising
South Korea summons Russia's ambassador over Moscow's new pact with North as inter-Korean tensions keep rising

White House perplexed by Netanyahu claims that U.S. is withholding weapons
White House perplexed by Netanyahu claims that U.S. is withholding weapons

Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants adrift in Atlantic
Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants adrift in Atlantic

U.S. fast tracks air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine ahead of other countries
U.S. fast tracks air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine ahead of other countries

Maps show path of Alberto, hurricane season's first named storm, as it moves over Mexico
Maps show path of Alberto, hurricane season's first named storm, as it moves over Mexico

More than 1,000 people die at hajj pilgrimage 2024 amid extreme heat in Saudi Arabia, AFP reports
More than 1,000 people die at hajj pilgrimage 2024 amid extreme heat in Saudi Arabia, AFP reports

Tainted liquor kills more than 30 people in India in the country's latest bootleg alcohol tragedy
Tainted liquor kills more than 30 people in India in the country's latest bootleg alcohol tragedy

North Korea and Russia's deepening ties prompt South Korea to reconsider ban on supplying weapons to Ukraine
North Korea and Russia's deepening ties prompt South Korea to reconsider ban on supplying weapons to Ukraine

Tropical Storm Alberto blamed for several deaths as it moves inland over Mexico
Tropical Storm Alberto blamed for several deaths as it moves inland over Mexico

Hours-long blackout affects millions in Ecuador after transmission line fails
Hours-long blackout affects millions in Ecuador after transmission line fails

Second ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea
Second ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea

Putin-Kim Jong Un summit sees North Korean and Russian leaders cement ties in an anti-U.S. show of solidarity
Putin-Kim Jong Un summit sees North Korean and Russian leaders cement ties in an anti-U.S. show of solidarity

More than 300 Egyptians die from heat during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, diplomats say
More than 300 Egyptians die from heat during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, diplomats say

A deadly bacterial infection is spreading in Japan. Here's what to know about causes and prevention.
A deadly bacterial infection is spreading in Japan. Here's what to know about causes and prevention.

Broken nose to force France's soccer star Kylian Mbappé to wear a mask if he carries on in UEFA championship
Broken nose to force France's soccer star Kylian Mbappé to wear a mask if he carries on in UEFA championship

As Philippines sailor hurt in South China Sea incident, U.S. cites risk of
As Philippines sailor hurt in South China Sea incident, U.S. cites risk of "much more violent" confrontation

Number of children killed in global conflicts tripled in 2023, U.N. human rights chief says
Number of children killed in global conflicts tripled in 2023, U.N. human rights chief says

As Putin heads for North Korea, South fires warning shots at North Korean soldiers who temporarily crossed border
As Putin heads for North Korea, South fires warning shots at North Korean soldiers who temporarily crossed border

U.S. sanctions Israeli group for damaging humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians
U.S. sanctions Israeli group for damaging humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians

Dozens arrested, 8 tons of cocaine seized in major operation in Europe
Dozens arrested, 8 tons of cocaine seized in major operation in Europe

Supporters say China's Sophia Huang Xueqin, #MeToo journalist and activist, sentenced to jail for
Supporters say China's Sophia Huang Xueqin, #MeToo journalist and activist, sentenced to jail for "subversion"

South Africa set for new coalition government as the late Nelson Mandela's ANC is forced to share power
South Africa set for new coalition government as the late Nelson Mandela's ANC is forced to share power

U.N. official says he saw Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians fishing off Gaza coast
U.N. official says he saw Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians fishing off Gaza coast

U.S. does not expect significant Russian breakthrough in Ukraine's Kharkiv region
U.S. does not expect significant Russian breakthrough in Ukraine's Kharkiv region

Russia says U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich to stand trial on espionage charges
Russia says U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich to stand trial on espionage charges

Russia says U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich to stand trial on espionage charges

Russia says U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich to stand trial on espionage charges
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested while on a reporting trip and accused of espionage, stands behind a glass wall of an enclosure for defendants before a court hearing in Moscow on June 22, 2023. EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/REUTERS

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, authorities said Thursday. An indictment of the Wall Street Journal reporter has been finalized and his case was filed to the Sverdlovsky Regional Court in the city about 870 miles east of Moscow, according to Russia's Prosecutor General's...more



 

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U.S. does not expect significant Russian breakthrough in Ukraine's Kharkiv region

U.S. does not expect significant Russian breakthrough in Ukraine's Kharkiv region
United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr. attend a press conference on the day of the NATO defence ministers' meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 13, 2024. JOHANNA GERON / REUTERS

The U.S. does not expect Russia to mount a significant breakthrough in its offensive against the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Thursday.

"A couple of weeks ago, there was concern that would see a significant breakthrough on the part of the Russians," said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. "I...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 1:11pm
 
U.N. official says he saw Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians fishing off Gaza coast

U.N. official says he saw Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians fishing off Gaza coast

Two men fishing in the waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip were killed Wednesday by Israeli troops firing at them with automatic weapons, James Elder, the global spokesperson for the United Nations' children's agency UNICEF, told CBS News.

Elder said he was in a truck attempting to deliver food and medical supplies for 10,000 children in northern Gaza when his team was stopped at an Israeli checkpoint. From his position, he said he could see about 10 men fishing with a single net in knee-deep water.

"I was standing outside the vehicle and suddenly saw a tank coming and then firing, and saw those two men seek to run from their fishing spot and then...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 1:28pm
 
South Africa set for new coalition government as the late Nelson Mandela's ANC is forced to share power

South Africa set for new coalition government as the late Nelson Mandela's ANC is forced to share power
President Cyril Ramaphosa (2nd R) and fellow ANC members are sworn in at the 7th sitting of the South African Parliament, June 14, 2024, at the Cape Town Convention Center in Cape Town, South Africa. PAP/GETTY

After talks that carried on late into Thursday night, Friday morning brought news that South Africa would soon have its first coalition government. Uncertainty had reigned since the late Nelson Mandela's party, the long-ruling African National Congress, lost its majority in May's national election.

The ANC said Thursday that it would partner with other political parties to form a Government of National Unity...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 1:38pm
 
Supporters say China's Sophia Huang Xueqin, #MeToo journalist and activist, sentenced to jail for "subversion"

Supporters say China's Sophia Huang Xueqin, #MeToo journalist and activist, sentenced to jail for subversion
Sophia Huang Xueqin poses with a #MeToo sign at her home in an undated photo. THOMAS YAU/SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST/GETTY

Prominent #MeToo journalist and activist Sophia Huang Xueqin, 36, was convicted by a court in China of "subversion against the state" on Friday and given a five year prison sentence, according to her supporters.

Huang reported groundbreaking stories about sexual abuse victims and survivors in China, and had spoken about misogyny and sexism she faced herself in newsrooms of the state-run media. Her trial was held behind closed doors at the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court in southern China....more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 2:03pm
 
Dozens arrested, 8 tons of cocaine seized in major operation in Europe

Dozens arrested, 8 tons of cocaine seized in major operation in Europe
European police forces have arrested around 40 people in a years-long operation to bust a major drug smuggling ring, Europol said Thursday. EUROPOL

European police forces have arrested around 40 people in a years-long operation to bust a major drug smuggling ring, leading to the seizure of eight tons of cocaine, Europol said Thursday.

The cartel, whose leaders were based in Turkey and Dubai, had been dealt a major blow after a final set of arrests Wednesday, the Hague-based police coordination agency said.

The network had "the capacity to transport tons and tons of cocaine all over the world", Oscar Esteban Remacha, head of the anti-drug trafficking unit at Spain's...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 2:13pm
 
U.S. sanctions Israeli group for damaging humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians

U.S. sanctions Israeli group for damaging humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians
Humanitarian aid supplies dumped by Jewish settlers near a military checkpoint in Hebron, West Bank, on May 13, 2024. IBRAHIM HAMAD/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES

The State Department sanctioned an Israeli extremist group that it said has been mounting attacks aimed at thwarting the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza, it announced Friday.

The U.S. accused members of the group, called Tsav 9, of blocking, harassing and damaging convoys carrying assistance to Palestinians in Gaza for several months. The group has blocked roads along a route from Jordan to Gaza, damaged aid trucks and thrown food supplies onto the ground, according to the State...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 5:07pm
 
As Putin heads for North Korea, South fires warning shots at North Korean soldiers who temporarily crossed border

As Putin heads for North Korea, South fires warning shots at North Korean soldiers who temporarily crossed border
In this undated photo provided on June 18, 2024 by South Korea's Defense Ministry, North Korean soldiers work at an undisclosed location near the border area, as seen from a South Korean guard area. South Korean soldiers fired warning shots to repel North Korean soldiers who temporarily crossed the rivals' land border Tuesday for the second time this month, South Korea's military said. SOUTH KOREA DEFENSE MINISTRY VIA AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked North Korea for supporting his actions in Ukraine and said their countries will cooperate closely to overcome U.S.-led sanctions as he headed to Pyongyang on Tuesday for a summit...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 1:33pm
 
Number of children killed in global conflicts tripled in 2023, U.N. human rights chief says

Number of children killed in global conflicts tripled in 2023, U.N. human rights chief says
Doctors treat 16-year-old Palestinian Moamen Mattar at a hospital in central Gaza for a gunshot wound his family says he sustained during Israel's June 8, 2024 operation to rescue four hostages. CBS NEWS

Global conflicts killed three times as many children and twice as many women in 2023 than in the previous year, as overall civilian fatalities swelled 72%, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Warring parties were increasingly "pushing beyond boundaries of what is acceptable — and legal," U.N. human rights chief Volker Turk told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:08pm
 
As Philippines sailor hurt in South China Sea incident, U.S. cites risk of "much more violent" confrontation

As Philippines sailor hurt in South China Sea incident, U.S. cites risk of much more violent confrontation
A Chinese Coast Guard ship fires a water cannon at a Philippine Navy chartered vessel conducting a routine resupply mission to troops stationed at Second Thomas Shoal, March 5, 2024, in the South China Sea. GETTY

The White House condemned China on Monday over what the Philippines called an "intentional high-speed ramming" by the Chinese Coast Guard of one of its resupply ships in the South China Sea. One Filipino sailor was seriously wounded in the collision, the Philippine military said.

"We're deeply concerned about the injuries suffered by the Philippine sailor, obviously wishing him the best in terms of his recovery,"...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:16pm
 
Broken nose to force France's soccer star Kylian Mbappé to wear a mask if he carries on in UEFA championship

Broken nose to force France's soccer star Kylian Mbappé to wear a mask if he carries on in UEFA championship
Medical staff help Kylian Mbappe of France after he hits his nose to his rival's shoulder during the 2024 European Football Championship (EURO 2024) Group D football match between France and Austria at Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, June 17, 2024. EMIN SANSAR/ANADOLU/GETTY

Kylian Mbappé suffered a broken nose during France's opening game at the European Championship and will have to wear a face mask if he plays on at the tournament. The French Football Federation said Tuesday it had received "positive" news about Mbappé's chances of continuing at Euro 2024 as he will not need immediate surgery. But it did not specify how long...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:42pm
 
A deadly bacterial infection is spreading in Japan. Here's what to know about causes and prevention.

A deadly bacterial infection is spreading in Japan. Here's what to know about causes and prevention.

A potentially deadly bacterial infection called streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, or STSS, is spreading in Japan, prompting questions about what causes it and how to prevent it.

Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases issued a statement in March warning that STSS was increasing in the country. As of June 2, Japan's health ministry reports 977 cases since the start of 2024 — surpassing last year's 941 cases.

That's almost two and a half times the number reported in the U.S. so far this year.

STSS is a "rare, but serious" bacterial infection that can "develop very quickly into a life-threatening emergency,"...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:51pm
 
More than 300 Egyptians die from heat during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, diplomats say

More than 300 Egyptians die from heat during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, diplomats say
Muslim pilgrims perform the farewell circumambulation, or "tawaf," circling seven times around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on June 18, at the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

At least 323 Egyptian pilgrims died during the Hajj pilgrimage in western Saudi Arabia, most of them succumbing to heat-related illnesses, two Arab diplomats coordinating their countries' responses told AFP on Tuesday.

"All of them died because of heat" except for one who sustained fatal injuries during a minor crowd crush, one of the diplomats said, adding that the total figure came from the...more



 

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Putin-Kim Jong Un summit sees North Korean and Russian leaders cement ties in an anti-U.S. show of solidarity

Putin-Kim Jong Un summit sees North Korean and Russian leaders cement ties in an anti-U.S. show of solidarity
A pool photograph distributed by the Russian state agency Sputnik shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin shaking hands after a welcoming ceremony at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, June 19, 2024. GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL/AFP/GETTY

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement Wednesday during a summit in Pyongyang in a bid to expand their economic and military cooperation and cement a united front against Washington.

CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer says that while the...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 3:28pm
 
Second ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea

Second ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea
Sailors from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group assist distressed mariners rescued from the Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier M/V Tutor that was attacked by Houthis in the Red Sea, June 15, 2024. U.S. NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND/U.S. 5TH FLEET/HANDOUT

A cargo ship sank in the Red Sea Wednesday after being attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels, the U.K. military's Maritime Trade Operations center (UKMTO) said in a notice to other sailors in the region. One mariner on board was believed to have died in the attack, The Associated Press reported, which would make it the second deadly attack by the Houthis on international shipping.

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Thu, June 20, 2024 1:33pm
 
Hours-long blackout affects millions in Ecuador after transmission line fails


Two buses travel on a main road during a blackout in Quito, Ecuador, on June 19, 2024. GALO PAGUAY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

A failure in an energy transmission line on Wednesday produced an unexpected blackout throughout Ecuador, the government said, days after announcing that there would be power outages in the country due to production problems.

Ecuador's Minister of Energy Roberto Luque said in a message posted on X, formerly Twitter, that the failure was reported by the country's National Electricity Operator and caused "a cascade disconnection," leaving the nation without energy service for several hours.

By Wednesday evening, power had been restored to 95% of the country, Luque wrote in an update on X, calling the...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 1:45pm
 
Tropical Storm Alberto blamed for several deaths as it moves inland over Mexico

Tropical Storm Alberto blamed for several deaths as it moves inland over Mexico

Tropical Storm Alberto was moving inland over Mexico on Thursday, carrying heavy rains that left at least three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought. It is the first named storm of the season.

The storm is expected to rapidly weaken over land as it moves west and dissipate later in the day or Thursday night, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Rain from Alberto was falling on both sides of the border, extending up much of the south Texas coast and south to Mexico's Veracruz state. Rainfall and gusty winds were starting to subside for the Texas coast but were forecast to continue...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 1:49pm
 
North Korea and Russia's deepening ties prompt South Korea to reconsider ban on supplying weapons to Ukraine

North Korea and Russia's deepening ties prompt South Korea to reconsider ban on supplying weapons to Ukraine

Major weapons exporter South Korea will "reconsider" a longstanding policy that bars it from supplying arms directly to Ukraine, a presidential official said Thursday, after North Korea and Russia signed a defense deal. Russia's President Vladimir Putin was in Pyongyang Wednesday for a high-profile state visit that underscored his growing ties with leader Kim Jong Un, as the two signed a "breakthrough" agreement that included a pledge to come to each other's aid if attacked.

Hours later, Seoul said it was "planning to reconsider the issue of providing weapons support to Ukraine," a presidential official told...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 2:17pm
 
Tainted liquor kills more than 30 people in India in the country's latest bootleg alcohol tragedy

Tainted liquor kills more than 30 people in India in the country's latest bootleg alcohol tragedy
Family members perform the last rites for people who died after consuming tainted liquor in the Kallakurichi district of India's Tamil Nadu state, June 20, 2024. R.SATISH BABU/AFP/GETTY

At least 34 people have died in India after consuming illegally brewed liquor in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. More than 100 others were still being treated in hospitals Thursday for stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea after consuming the methanol tainted liquor, according to state officials.

Tamil Nadu's top official, Chief Minister M. K. Stalin, said he was "shocked and saddened" by the deaths and promised to take action against anyone...more



 

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Fri, June 21, 2024 12:48pm
 
More than 1,000 people die at hajj pilgrimage 2024 amid extreme heat in Saudi Arabia, AFP reports

More than 1,000 people die at hajj pilgrimage 2024 amid extreme heat in Saudi Arabia, AFP reports
Pilgrims worship and circumambulate around the Kaaba, a stone building at the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, after fulfilling the hajj pilgrimage, June 19, 2024. ISSAM RIMAWI/ANADOLU/GETTY

The death toll from this year's hajj has exceeded 1,000, an AFP tally said on Thursday, more than half of them unregistered worshippers who performed the pilgrimage in extreme heat in Saudi Arabia. The new deaths reported Thursday included 58 from Egypt, according to an Arab diplomat who provided a breakdown showing that of 658 total dead from that country, 630 were unregistered.

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Fri, June 21, 2024 1:00pm
 
Maps show path of Alberto, hurricane season's first named storm, as it moves over Mexico

Maps show path of Alberto, hurricane season's first named storm, as it moves over Mexico
The path of Tropical Storm Alberto over Mexico. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, is bringing rain, wind and potential flooding to parts of Texas as it moves inland over Mexico. The system was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression on Thursday morning.

Alberto has already been blamed for three deaths in Mexico. Authorities have said they hope the powerful system, which is forecast to bring as much as 20 inches of rain to some parts of Mexico, can relieve drought in the region as it moves west.

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Fri, June 21, 2024 1:09pm
 
U.S. fast tracks air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine ahead of other countries

U.S. fast tracks air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine ahead of other countries
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy poses with soldiers during his visit to a military training area to find out about the training of Ukrainian soldiers on the "Patriot" anti-aircraft missile system, at an undisclosed location, in Germany, June 11, 2024.
JENS BUTTNER/POOL VIA REUTERS


The U.S. is moving Ukraine to the top of the list to receive air defense interceptors to defend its cities against the onslaught of Russian missile attacks. The policy decision applies to interceptors the Patriot and other air defense systems use to shoot down incoming missiles and drones.

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Fri, June 21, 2024 1:42pm
 
Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants adrift in Atlantic

Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants adrift in Atlantic
A photograph taken by a passenger of the cruise ship Insignia shows a boat packed with migrants that was adrift off the Canary Islands. The cruise operator said June 20, 2024, the Insignia rescued 68 people from the boat. HENRY TOM

A cruise ship rescued 68 people adrift on a fishing boat off the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the cruise operator, Oceania Cruises, said Thursday.

The ship, the Insignia, was near the end of a 180-day trip around the world when it received a distress call about the boat.

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Fri, June 21, 2024 2:14pm
 
White House perplexed by Netanyahu claims that U.S. is withholding weapons

White House perplexed by Netanyahu claims that U.S. is withholding weapons

The White House, State Department, and Pentagon say they do not know what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was talking about when he said this week that Secretary of State Antony Blinken was working to remove "bottlenecks" holding up weapons shipments to Israel. But one U.S. official offered an explanation for the Israeli leader's accusation.

Netanyahu, in a video released Tuesday, said he told Blinken it's inconceivable that in the past few months, the administration has been withholding weapons and ammunition from Israel.

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Fri, June 21, 2024 2:24pm
 
South Korea summons Russia's ambassador over Moscow's new pact with North as inter-Korean tensions keep rising

South Korea summons Russia's ambassador over Moscow's new pact with North as inter-Korean tensions keep rising
A pool photograph distributed by the Russian state news agency Sputnik shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin shaking hands after a welcoming ceremony at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on June 19, 2024. GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL / AFP/GETTY

South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador to protest Moscow's new defense pact with North Korea on Friday as tensions at the Koreas' heavily fortified border continued to rise with vague threats from Pyongyang and brief, seemingly accidental incursions by North Korean troops.

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Fri, June 21, 2024 2:28pm
 
Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, hospitalized with concussion

Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, hospitalized with concussion
Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends the Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Dec. 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk. MARK CUTHBERT/UK PRESS VIA GETTY IMAGES

Princess Anne, the 73-year-old sister of King Charles III, has been hospitalized after being injured on Sunday while at her country home, the Gatcombe Park estate, Buckingham Palace said Monday.

"The Princess Royal has sustained minor injuries and concussion following an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate yesterday evening. Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery. The King has...more



 

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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange returns to Australia a free man after pleading guilty to publishing U.S. secrets

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange returns to Australia a free man after pleading guilty to publishing U.S. secrets
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hugs his wife Stella Assange after arriving at Canberra Airport in Canberra, Australia, June 26, 2024, after he pleaded guilty at a U.S. court in Saipan to a single count of conspiracy to obtain and disseminate U.S. national defense information. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GETTY

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single felony charge for publishing U.S. military secrets as part of a deal with the Justice Department that secured his freedom and concluded a drawn-out legal saga that raised divisive questions about press freedom and national security.

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Israel's Supreme Court rules that military must start drafting ultra-Orthodox men after years of exemption

Israel's Supreme Court rules that military must start drafting ultra-Orthodox men after years of exemption
Israeli police grapple with protesters as they try to disperse ultra-Orthodox Jews blocking a highway during a protest against changes regarding the laws on the military draft from which the ultra-Orthodox community has traditionally been exempt, in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak, June 20, 2024. JACK GUEZ/AFP/GETTY

Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously that the military must begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men for compulsory service, a landmark decision that could lead to the collapse of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition as Israel continues to wage war against Hamas in...more



 

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Protests over Kenya tax hike proposal reportedly turn deadly in Nairobi

Protests over Kenya tax hike proposal reportedly turn deadly in Nairobi
A protester is seen perched on a police water cannon as it attempts to repel demonstrators with chemically treated water jets next to an advertisement featuring a photo of Kenya's President, William Ruto, during a nationwide protest against tax hikes, in downtown Nairobi, June 25, 2024. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GETTY

There was chaos outside the Parliament of Kenya on Tuesday as police opened fire with live ammunition and tear gas at young protesters amid demonstrations against proposed tax hikes. Protesters overwhelmed police and managed to break into part of the parliament building in Nairobi and start a fire.

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Wed, June 26, 2024 2:26pm
 
Sudan's raging civil war could see 2 million starve to death. Aid agency says "the world is not watching"

Sudan's raging civil war could see 2 million starve to death. Aid agency says the world is not watching
Sudanese children suffering from malnutrition are treated at an MSF clinic in Metche Camp, Chad, near the Sudanese border, on April 6, 2024. PATRICIA SIMON/AP

An aid agency issued a "crisis alert" Tuesday over war-torn Sudan, calling out the international community for its failure to address the civil war that has raged there for over a year.

The International Rescue Committee warned that a risk of famine is looming and said the lack of any political solution has left Sudan on the brink of a "catastrophe of historic scale."

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Deadly protests over Kenya finance bill prompt President William Ruto to drop support for tax hikes

Deadly protests over Kenya finance bill prompt President William Ruto to drop support for tax hikes
President of Kenya William Ruto addresses journalists during a press conference at the State House in Nairobi, June 26, 2024. SIMON MAINA/AFP/GETTY

Human rights groups say at least 22 protesters were killed and scores more wounded on the streets of Kenya Tuesday as they clashed with police in chaotic demonstrations over a contentious finance bill laden with tax hikes that was passed by the country's parliament. With the deaths and injuries still being counted, the protesters' message appeared to have convinced Kenya's president to back down, and he said Wednesday that he would not sign the bill into law.

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South Korea says apparent North Korean hypersonic missile test ends in mid-air explosion

South Korea says apparent North Korean hypersonic missile test ends in mid-air explosion
A suspected North Korean hypersonic missile flight wake is seen from the seaside in Yantai, China, June 26, 2024, at 5:36 am North Korean time. COSTFOTO/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a hypersonic missile on Wednesday, but the launch ended in a mid-air explosion, an official from Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The early morning launch came just hours after Pyongyang sent another flurry of trash-bearing balloons southward, this time forcing a three-hour halt to flights in and out of South Korea's Incheon airport.

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Thu, June 27, 2024 12:51pm
 
Bolivian army leader arrested after apparent coup attempt

Bolivian army leader arrested after apparent coup attempt
Crowd is seen as Bolivian President Luis Arce addresses it in La Paz after alleged coup attempt on June 26, 2024. BOLIVIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT / ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES

Led by a top general vowing to "restore democracy," armored vehicles rammed the doors of Bolivia's government palace Wednesday in what the president called a coup attempt, then quickly retreated - the latest crisis in the South American country facing a political battle and an economic crisis.

Within hours, the nation of 12 million people saw a rapidly moving scenario in which the troops seemed to take control of the government of President Luis Arce. He vowed to stand firm and named a new army commander,...more



 

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Thu, June 27, 2024 1:35pm
 
Kenya protests resume as President William Ruto's tax hike concession fails to quell anger

Kenya protests resume as President William Ruto's tax hike concession fails to quell anger
Kenyan anti riot police detain a young man during a planned demonstration called after nationwide protests against a controversial, now-withdrawn tax bill left over 20 people dead, in downtown Nairobi, June 27, 2024. SIMON MAINA/AFP/GETTY

Protesters took to the streets again in Kenya Thursday morning, two days after human rights groups said more than 20 people were killed as demonstrators clashed with security forces. The protests on Thursday did not draw the same huge numbers as Tuesday's chaos, which prompted the country's president to back down and say on Wednesday that he would not sign a controversial finance bill, with major tax hikes, that has...more



 

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Thu, June 27, 2024 4:45pm
 
U.S. soldier in Japan charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl in Okinawa

U.S. soldier in Japan charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl in Okinawa
The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is seen from Kakazutakadai Park in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, August 23, 2022. PHILIP FONG/AFP/GETTY

Japan's government is calling for stricter oversight of U.S. troops stationed in the country after a soldier was charged over the alleged sexual assault of a Japanese teenager in Okinawa. Prosecutors in the southern island region charged the U.S. soldier in March, top government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi told reporters on Tuesday.

Local media said the 25-year-old man had been accused of assault, adding that he knew the girl was under 16, the age of consent in Japan.

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Fri, June 28, 2024 2:38pm
 
Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, leaves hospital after treatment for concussion, minor injuries

Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, leaves hospital after treatment for concussion, minor injuries

Princess Anne, the 73-year-old sister of King Charles III, returned home Friday morning after spending five nights in a hospital with minor injuries and a concussion.

Anna was hurt on Sunday during a walk on her Gatcombe Park country estate in Gloucestershire, England. Her medical team said her injuries were consistent with being hit in the head by a horses leg or head, but details of the incident were not clear.

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Fri, June 28, 2024 2:43pm
 
Second U.S. service member in months charged with rape in Japan's Okinawa: "We are outraged"

Second U.S. service member in months charged with rape in Japan's Okinawa: We are outraged

Japan's government protested Friday to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo over at least two sexual assault cases involving American servicemembers on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa that were only recently made public.

In one case, an Air Force member is accused in March of assaulting a teenage girl in December, while the other, which dates from May, involves a Marine accused of assaulting a 21-year-old woman.

The case involving the assault of the teenager is a reminder to many Okinawans of the high-profile 1995 rape of a 12-year-old girl by three U.S. servicemembers, which sparked massive protests against the heavy U.S. troop presence on...more



 

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Fri, June 28, 2024 2:46pm
 
Massive roof section at Delhi international airport collapses in storm, crushing cars and killing one driver

Massive roof section at Delhi international airport collapses in storm, crushing cars and killing one driver
Cars are seen crushed under part of a roof that collapsed outside Terminal 1 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, June 28, 2024. ANI/REUTERS

One person was killed and six others injured early Friday morning when a large section of an exterior roof at Delhi's main international airport collapsed as heavy rain and strong wind lashed the Indian capital.

The canopy roof and massive metallic support beams that held it up crumpled onto the Terminal 1 departure forecourt at Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 5:00 a.m. local time, landing on at least four parked cars and killing a taxi driver in one of...more



 

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Fri, June 28, 2024 3:19pm
 
Hurricane Beryl, currently a chart-topping Category 5, expected to head for Jamaica

Hurricane Beryl, currently a chart-topping Category 5, expected to head for Jamaica
Hurricane Beryl as seen from space early on July 2, 2024. NOAA / NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Hurricane Beryl strengthened to scale-topping Category 5 status late Monday after it ripped doors, windows and roofs off homes across the southeastern Caribbean with devastating winds and storm surge fueled by the Atlantic's record warmth and was still a Cat 5 early Monday as it started to put Jamaica in its sights, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Beryl could bring "life-threatening winds and storm surge" to the island, the center stressed.

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Tue, July 02, 2024 11:09am
 
France's far right takes strong lead in first round of high-stakes elections

France's far right takes strong lead in first round of high-stakes elections
A voter casts their ballot at a polling station during the first round of parliamentary elections on June 30, 2024 in Paris, France. OWEN FRANKEN - CORBIS/GETTY IMAGES

French voters propelled the far-right National Rally to a strong lead in first-round legislative elections Sunday and plunged the country into political uncertainty, according to polling projections.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who called the surprise elections just three weeks ago, urged voters to rally against the far right in the second round of balloting.

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Tue, July 02, 2024 1:05pm
 
Israel releases head of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital after 7-month detention without charge

Israel releases head of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital after 7-month detention without charge
Al-Shifa hospital director Mohammed Abu Salmiya is welcomed by relatives after his release alongside other detainees, at Nasser hopsital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip July 1, 2024. BASHAR TALEB/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Israel released the director of Gaza's main hospital on Monday after holding him for seven months without charge or trial over allegations the facility had been used as a Hamas command center. He said he and other detainees were held under harsh conditions and tortured.

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Tue, July 02, 2024 1:18pm
 
Palestinians ordered to flee Khan Younis, signaling likely new Israeli assault on southern Gaza city

Palestinians ordered to flee Khan Younis, signaling likely new Israeli assault on southern Gaza city
Wastewater, rubble and completely destroyed residential buildings are seen after Israeli army withdrew from the regions following its attacks in Khan Yunis, Gaza on July 1, 2024. ABED RAHIM KHATIB/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Israeli army ordered a mass evacuation of Palestinians from much of Khan Younis on Monday, a sign that troops are likely to launch a new ground assault in the Gaza Strip's second largest city.

The order suggested Khan Younis will be the target in the latest of Israel's repeated raids into parts of Gaza it had previously invaded during the past nearly nine months, pursuing Hamas militants as they regroup. Much of...more



 

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Tue, July 02, 2024 1:38pm
 
Hurricane Beryl leaves damage strewn across southeast Caribbean islands: "Continue to pray"

Hurricane Beryl leaves damage strewn across southeast Caribbean islands: Continue to pray
Fishing vessels damaged by Hurricane Beryl at the Bridgetown Fisheries in Barbados, Monday, July 1, 2024. RICARDO MAZALAN / AP

Hurricane Beryl ripped off doors, windows and roofs in homes across the southeastern Caribbean on Monday after making landfall on the island of Carriacou as the earliest storm of Category 4 strength to form in the Atlantic, fueled by record warm waters.

NBC Radio in St. Vincent and the Grenadines reported one death on the island of Bequia, as well as extensive damage to schools, homes, buildings and farmland nationwide. Communications remained largely down across the region.

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Tue, July 02, 2024 1:50pm
 
Stampede at religious gathering in India leaves at least 116 people dead

Stampede at religious gathering in India leaves at least 116 people dead
Women mourn next to the body of a relative outside the Sikandrarao hospital in Hathras district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, July 2, 2024, after dozens of people were killed and scores injured in a stampede at a religious gathering. MANOJ ALIGADI/AP

At least 116 people were killed in a stampede at a religious gathering in central India's Uttar Pradesh state Tuesday, police said. Most of the victims appeared to have been women, but authorities were still racing to confirm the number of casualties brought in to different hospitals in the region.

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Wed, July 03, 2024 1:20pm
 
9 killed in overnight strike in Gaza's Khan Younis, hours after Israel ordered mass evacuation

9 killed in overnight strike in Gaza's Khan Younis, hours after Israel ordered mass evacuation
Palestinians evacuate Khan Younis on July 2. CBS/ODAI AL-GHOUL

An Israeli strike has killed at least nine people in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, Palestinian health officials said Tuesday, within a day of Israel ordering parts of the city to evacuate ahead of a likely ground operation.

The overnight strike hit a home near the European Hospital, which is inside the zone that Israel said should be evacuated. Records at Nasser Hospital, where the dead and wounded were taken, show that three children and two women were among those killed. Associated Press reporters at the hospital counted the bodies.

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Hurricane Beryl severely damages or destroys 90% of homes on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, prime minister says

Hurricane Beryl severely damages or destroys 90% of homes on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, prime minister says

Hurricane Beryl's historic rampage across the Caribbean left "immense destruction" when it passed St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the prime minister said. On the Caribbean country's Union Island, 90% of the houses have been "severely damaged or destroyed."

"Union Island has been devastated," Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said during a press briefing Monday.

"Their roofs ... the Union Island airport's roof is gone. It's no more."

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Wed, July 03, 2024 1:29pm
 
U.S. military heightens security alert level at European bases in response to threats

U.S. military heightens security alert level at European bases in response to threats

The U.S. military has raised the security protection measures it is taking at its bases throughout Europe, asking service members to be more vigilant and keep a lower profile due to a combination of threats it is seeing across the region.

U.S. European Command said in a statement Sunday that a "variety of factors play into the safety of U.S. military community abroad."

Increasing the threat level to Charlie — the second-highest of five levels for service members — is the result of a combination of events occurring across Europe, including elections in France and the U.K., the upcoming Olympics and other major sporting events, and the ongoing wars in...more



 

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2024 U.K. election is set to overhaul British politics. Here's what to know.

2024 U.K. election is set to overhaul British politics. Here's what to know.
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks during a live TV debate with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, seen in the background, in Nottingham, England, on June 26, 2024, in the build-up to the U.K. general election. PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP / GETTY

British voters will head to the polls Thursday to vote in the country's first general election since 2019. Here's what to know.

Who is up for election in the U.K.?
British voters will not be directly electing a new leader on Thursday. Under the United Kingdom's parliamentary system, voters choose their local representatives for the lower house of Parliament, the House of Commons.

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Wed, July 03, 2024 2:25pm
 
Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage. Even witnesses to such weddings can face jail time.

Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage. Even witnesses to such weddings can face jail time.


A bill that bans child marriage in Sierra Leone has been signed into law, President Julius Maada Bio said late Tuesday, in an effort to protect girls in the West African nation where about a third are married before adulthood.

The law is being celebrated widely. It criminalizes marrying any girl who is under 18 years old. Offenders face up to 15 years in prison or a fine of around $4,000 or both. Witnesses to such marriages will also face jail or a fine.

"I have always believed that the future of Sierra Leone is female," Bio said on social media. "This and future generations of girls must thrive in Sierra Leone in which they're protected, equal and empowered."

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Thu, July 04, 2024 1:43pm
 
Russia says forces seize part of key Ukraine town of Chasiv Yar as deadly airstrikes continue

Russia says forces seize part of key Ukraine town of Chasiv Yar as deadly airstrikes continue
Medics help a wounded Ukrainian serviceman at a triage station of the 5th Separate Assault Kyiv Brigade, amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, near the town of Chasiv Yar, in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, July 1, 2024. ALINA SMUTKO/REUTERS

Russia said Wednesday its forces had captured a district in the key hilltop town of Chasiv Yar near Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, where Moscow has been pressing for months. The claim from Moscow came just after Kyiv said Russian strikes on the industrial city of Dnipro had killed five people and wounded nearly three dozen more, including a 14-year-old girl.

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Thu, July 04, 2024 2:02pm
 
Hurricane Beryl leaves "Armageddon-like" destruction in Grenada, "field of devastation" on Union Island, Caribbean leaders say

Hurricane Beryl leaves Armageddon-like destruction in Grenada, field of devastation on Union Island, Caribbean leaders say

Caribbean leaders are taking to social media in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, sharing shocking images and video of widespread destruction.

Grenada's prime minister described sweeping destruction on the Caribbean nation's island of Carriacou as "almost Armageddon-like," while the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines called the damage to Union Island "a devastating spectacle."

The storm made landfall on the tiny island of Grenada on Monday as a Category 4, wiping out much of the island's electrical infrastructure, homes and agriculture.

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Fear of war between Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah grows after Israeli strike kills commander in Lebanon

Fear of war between Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah grows after Israeli strike kills commander in Lebanon
Rockets fired from southern Lebanon are intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defense system over the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel, July 3, 2024. JALAA MAREY/AFP/GETTY

Fear of a possible full-scale war between Israel and the Hamas-allied militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon was stoked Thursday after an Israeli airstrike killed a senior Hezbollah commander.

Israel said the commander it killed Wednesday, Mohammad Naameh Nasser, was responsible for firing rockets into Israel. Hezbollah — a group which, like Hamas, is backed by Iran but believed to be larger and much better armed — responded...more



 

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Thu, July 04, 2024 4:01pm
 
Russia sentences U.S. man Robert Woodland to prison on drug charges

Russia sentences U.S. man Robert Woodland to prison on drug charges
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A Russian court has sentenced an American man to 12 and a half years in prison on drug charges, his lawyer told the Reuters news agency on Thursday. Robert Woodland, who's believed to be a U.S.-Russian dual national who was living outside Moscow and working as a teacher, was detained in January and has been in custody ever since.

Russia's state-run media said Woodland was found guilty of attempted trafficking of large quantities of illegal drugs and being part of an organized criminal group. Reuters quoted Woodland's lawyer, Stanislav Kshevitsky, as saying he had...more



 

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Fri, July 05, 2024 4:30pm
 
Israel considers Hamas response to cease-fire proposal

Israel considers Hamas response to cease-fire proposal
An Israeli army vehicle leaves the Gaza Strip as seen from a position on the Israeli side of the border on July 3, 2024, in southern Israel. AMIR LEVY / GETTY IMAGES

Israel's Cabinet was expected to discuss Hamas' latest response to a U.S.-backed proposal for a phased cease-fire in Gaza, as diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the nine-month war stirred back to life after a weekslong hiatus.

Fighting, meanwhile, intensified between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah, with the militant group saying it fired more than 200 rockets and exploding drones into northern Israel to avenge the killing of a senior commander in an Israeli airstrike the day before.

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Fri, July 05, 2024 4:34pm
 
Keir Starmer becomes U.K. prime minister after his Labour Party wins huge majority in general election

Keir Starmer becomes U.K. prime minister after his Labour Party wins huge majority in general election
Labour leader Keir Starmer reacts after winning the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras during the U.K. general election on July 5, 2024, in London, England. LEON NEAL / GETTY IMAGES

Britain's Labour Party swept to power Friday after more than a decade in opposition, as a jaded electorate handed the party a landslide victory — but also a mammoth task of reinvigorating a stagnant economy and dispirited nation. Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer officially became prime minister later Friday, leading his party back to government less than five years after it suffered its worst defeat in almost a century.

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Fri, July 05, 2024 4:51pm
 
Spanish anti-tourism protesters take aim at Barcelona visitors with water guns

Spanish anti-tourism protesters take aim at Barcelona visitors with water guns
An anti-tourism placard is seen during the demonstration. More than 3,000 people demonstrated against the tourist overcrowding suffered by the city of Barcelona and in favor of tourism reduction policies. The demonstration involved symbolically closing hotel establishments, bars and restaurants while heading towards Barceloneta, one of the neighborhoods that suffers the most from the presence of tourism. PACO FREIRE/SOPA IMAGES/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES

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Tue, July 09, 2024 12:46pm
 
2024 French election results no big win for far-right, but next steps unclear. Here's what could happen.

2024 French election results no big win for far-right, but next steps unclear. Here's what could happen.
French President Emmanuel Macron casts his ballot flanked by French First Lady Brigitte Macron at a polling station, to vote in the second round of French parliamentary elections in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France, July 7, 2024. MOHAMMED BADRA/POOL

Election results show French voters have chosen to give a broad leftist coalition the most parliamentary seats in pivotal legislative elections, keeping the far right away from power. Yet no party won an outright majority, putting France in an uncertain, unprecedented situation.

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Doomsday cult leader Paul Mackenzie goes on trial after deaths of over 400 followers in Kenya

Doomsday cult leader Paul Mackenzie goes on trial after deaths of over 400 followers in Kenya
Mortuary personnel pull a cart with the remains of a victim of a Kenyan starvation cult at the Malindi Sub-County Hospital Mortuary in Malindi on March 26, 2024. LUIS TATO/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The leader of a doomsday cult in Kenya went on trial on Monday on charges of terrorism over the deaths of more than 400 of his followers in a macabre case that shocked the world.

Self-proclaimed pastor Paul Nthenge Mackenzie appeared in a packed courtroom in the Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa along with 94 co-defendants.

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French airport worker unions call for strike right before Paris Olympics

French airport worker unions call for strike right before Paris Olympics
CEO of Paris airports Group ADP Augustin de Romanet, French President of the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics Organising Committee Tony Estanguet and France's Minister for Sports and Olympics Amelie Oudea-Castera pose near Phryge mascots and in front of the Olympic rings on Terminal 1 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, during a presentation of preparations for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games, April 23, 2024 in Paris, France. MARC PIASECKI/GETTY

Unions representing workers at Paris' airports said Monday they had called for a strike the week before the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics over a dispute about bonuses for staff.

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Tue, July 09, 2024 2:00pm
 
Biden slams "Russia's brutality" in Ukraine as videos appear to show missile strike on Kyiv children's hospital

Biden slams Russia's brutality in Ukraine as videos appear to show missile strike on Kyiv children's hospital
People watch as rescuers work at Ohmatdyt Children's Hospital that was damaged during a Russian missile strikes, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 8, 2024. GLEB GARANICH/REUTER

The United Nations on Tuesday said there was a "high likelihood" a children's hospital in Kyiv suffered "a direct hit" from a Russian missile Monday. Ukrainian officials accused Russia of hitting the Okhmatdyt children's hospital with a cruise missile — part of a wave of daytime strikes that killed at least 40 people across the country on Monday.

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Tue, July 09, 2024 4:17pm
 
Russia issues arrest warrant for Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Alexey Navalny

Russia issues arrest warrant for Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Alexey Navalny
Yulia Navalnaya outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin, Germany, March 17, 2024. ANNEGRET HILSE/REUTERS

Russia on Tuesday announced an arrest warrant for Yulia Navalnaya, the exiled widow of the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

The country accused Navalnaya of participating in an "extremist organization." A court said it had "approved the request of the investigators and decided a preventive measure in the form of detention for two months." Little information about the charges was shared.

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Dyson to cut 1,000 jobs in the U.K.

Dyson to cut 1,000 jobs in the U.K.

Dyson is planning to lay off 1,000 workers in the U.K., the home appliance maker told employees on Tuesday.

Best known for its high-end vacuum cleaners, fans and other appliances, Dyson announced the cuts as it faces growing competition, including from manufacturers that release copycat designs in Asia, the company's largest market.

In a statement to CBS MoneyWatch, Dyson CEO Hanno Kirner cited increased competition as a reason for the layoffs. "We have grown quickly and, like all companies, we review our global structures from time to time to ensure we are prepared for the future," he said. "As such, we are proposing changes to our organization, which may result in...more



 

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Wed, July 10, 2024 2:45pm
 
Deepfake targets Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenksa with false claim she bought Bugatti

Deepfake targets Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenksa with false claim she bought Bugatti

A new deepfake video that falsely claims the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, purchased a $4.8 million Bugatti sports car has racked up millions of views on social media, CBS News has found. The video is part of a Russian disinformation campaign aimed at degrading Western support for Ukraine, researchers said.

CBS News determined the video was created using artificial intelligence. It shows a man claiming to be a French luxury car dealership employee sharing "exclusive" information about the fabricated sale. The man doesn't move his neck, rarely blinks and his head barely moves — telltale signs of being manipulated using AI.

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What Iran's moderate new President Masoud Pezeshkian might try to change — and what he definitely won't

What Iran's moderate new President Masoud Pezeshkian might try to change — and what he definitely won't
Supporters cheer as newly-elected Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian arrives at the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, July 6, 2024. ATTA KENARE/AFP/GETTY

At 69, Masoud Pezeshkian is the oldest man ever to be elected president of Iran. During decades as a member of Parliament and a cabinet minister, he's had plenty of time to hone his political survival skills.

As a moderate in a system dominated by hardliners, he will need them.

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Europe launches maiden flight of Ariane 6 rocket

Europe launches maiden flight of Ariane 6 rocket
Liftoff! A powerful new Ariane 6 rocket blasts off on its long-awaited maiden flight, ending a European launch drought and restoring access to space for the European Space Agency's 13 member states. ESA WEBCAST

Running years behind schedule, Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket blasted off on its maiden flight Tuesday, thundering away from the European Space Agency's jungle launch site in French Guiana in a bid to restore independent European access to space.

Facing increasingly stiff international competition, Europe's space agencies see the Ariane 6 as critical to re-establishing and maintaining their foothold in low-Earth orbit and beyond, launching European military satellites, science missions,...more



 

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Hamas says Israel's deadly strike on a Gaza school could put cease-fire talks back to "square one"

Hamas says Israel's deadly strike on a Gaza school could put cease-fire talks back to square one
A youth wounded during Israeli bombardment is carried to the emergency ward at Al-Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, July 9, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. BASHAR TALEB/AFP/GETTY

A surge of hope for a breakthrough in Israel-Hamas cease-fire talks drew CIA Director William Burns back to the Middle East this week, but the hopes have been tempered by a blistering Israeli airstrike on a school sheltering displaced Palestinians in southern Gaza. The attack killed at least 29 people at the Al Awda school in Khan Younis, according to an official at the nearby...more



 

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Wed, July 10, 2024 3:34pm
 
Manhunt underway after BBC commentator's wife, 2 daughters killed in crossbow attack in U.K.

Manhunt underway after BBC commentator's wife, 2 daughters killed in crossbow attack in U.K.
A forensic officer at the scene in Ashlyn Close, Bushey, Hertfordshire, where three women, who police believe to be related, were found with serious injuries and died at the scene a short time after police and paramedics were called just before 7 p.m. on July 9, 2024. JAMES MANNING/PA IMAGES/GETTY

Police in England were searching Wednesday for a 26-year-old man they believe could be armed with a crossbow in connection with a triple murder. CBS News' partner network BBC News said the victims of the murder were the wife and two adult daughters of John Hunt, a commentator on the network's horse racing radio channel, BBC Racing.

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Wed, July 10, 2024 3:39pm
 
NATO nations agree Ukraine is on "irreversible path" to membership

NATO nations agree Ukraine is on irreversible path to membership
UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer, President Joe Biden and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 10, 2024, in Washington, D.C. KEVIN DIETSCH/GETTY IMAGES

NATO nation leaders, in a Washington summit declaration released Wednesday, said Ukraine is on an "irreversible path" to NATO membership.

The summit declaration, signed by all 32 NATO nations, offers some of the strongest language yet about the organization's intent to eventually include Ukraine in its membership.

Ukraine and its protection are a central part of this year's NATO summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by President Biden. The declaration, which encompasses NATO's beliefs...more



 

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Multiple Chinese warships spotted near Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard says

Multiple Chinese warships spotted near Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard says
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball off the coast of Japan in 2023. U.S. COAST GUARD

Multiple Chinese military ships were spotted by the U.S. Coast Guard in the waters off Alaska, officials said in a news release on Wednesday.

Three vessels were detected about 124 miles north of the Amchitka Pass in the Aleutian Islands, and a fourth ship was spotted about 84 miles north of the state's Amukta Pass. The ships were seen on Saturday and Sunday.

All four ships were in international waters, the Coast Guard said, but were inside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, which extends 200 nautical miles from the U.S. shoreline. In these areas, the...more



 

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U.S. says it will deploy more long-range missiles in Germany, Russia vows "a military response"

U.S. says it will deploy more long-range missiles in Germany, Russia vows a military response
President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg greet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on stage before a group photo during the 2024 NATO summit on July 10, 2024, in Washington, D.C. ANDREW HARNIK / GETTY IMAGES

The U.S. and Germany have announced together that the U.S. military will deploy more — and more advanced — long-range missiles in Germany in 2026, plans the countries say demonstrate the American "commitment to NATO and its contribution" to European defense. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov vowed that his country would respond, calling the planned deployment "damaging" to Russia's security.

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Hungary's far right Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visits Trump in Mar-a-Lago after NATO summit

Hungary's far right Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visits Trump in Mar-a-Lago after NATO summit

Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, traveled to Florida on Thursday and met with former President Donald Trump following the NATO summit in Washington, a move likely to aggravate frustrations among Western allies over similar secretive trips he made to Russia and China in recent days.

Orbán met with Trump at the former president's beachside compound Mar-a-Lago and shared a photo of the two on social media with the caption: "We discussed ways to make peace. The good news of the day: he's going to solve it!"

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