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Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: family

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:21pm
A retired U.S. Marine detained by Russia on spying charges was visiting Moscow for a wedding and is innocent, his family said on Tuesday.

Manchester stabbings suspect may have mental problems as UK terrorism probe ongoing

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 4:31pm
A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people with a kitchen knife at Manchester Victoria train station on New Year's Eve was being held and assessed for mental health issues on Tuesday, police said.

UK police detain young man in Manchester stabbing, investigation continues

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 4:04pm
A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people in Manchester's Victoria train station has been detained under Britain's mental health act although a counter terrorism probe is still ongoing, Greater Manchester Police said on Tuesday.

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 2:36pm
NASA's New Horizons explorer successfully "phoned home" on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.

Bolsonaro: Brazil 'liberated from socialism' with him in power

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:42pm
Brazil's newly inaugurated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said in his address to the nation on Tuesday that his country had been "liberated from socialism and political correctness" now that he has taken power.

Trump congratulates Brazil's President Bolsonaro

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:49pm
U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Brazil's newly inaugurated far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, telling him on Twitter that "the U.S.A. is with you!"

Baby boy found alive after 35 hours under rubble after Russia blast

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:31pm
A baby boy has been found alive after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion, emergency officials reported, calling it a miracle.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards plan to upgrade speed boats with stealth technology

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 9:54am
(This December 31, 2018 story corrects unit in paragraph 5 to remove words "per hour".)

Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan sees peace opportunity in 2019

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 7:01am
The top U.S general in Afghanistan told NATO troops on Tuesday to prepare themselves to deal with "positive processes or negative consequences" as peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end a 17-year war gain momentum.

Afghanistan's neighbors fear refugee crisis if U.S. pulls out

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 6:41am
Afghanistan's neighbors, caught off-guard by reports of U.S. plans to withdraw thousands of troops, have begun preparing for the risk that a pullout could send hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing across their borders, diplomats say.

NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission  

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 6:08am
A NASA explorer is believed to have reached the solar system's outermost region early Tuesday morning, flying close to a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth on a mission to gather clues about the creation of the solar system.

UK counter-terrorism police probe New Year's Eve stabbings in Manchester

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 6:01am
British counter-terrorism police are investigating an attack by a man armed with a kitchen knife at Manchester Victoria train station that injured three people, including a police officer, on New Year's Eve.

UK police treating Manchester stabbing attack as terrorist investigation

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 6:01am
British police confirmed on Tuesday they were treating a stabbing attack which injured three people at Manchester's Victoria train station as a terrorist investigation, and were searching an address in the Cheetham Hill area of the city.

Exclusive: Netflix poaches CFO from Activision Blizzard - source

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:49am
Netflix Inc is expected to announce in the next few days that it has poached media finance veteran Spencer Neumann from Activision Blizzard to be its chief financial officer, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Vehicle plows into New Year's crowd in Tokyo, injures eight people

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:26am
At least eight people were injured, one seriously, when a vehicle plowed into crowds celebrating New Year's Day in Tokyo early on Tuesday.

NFL: League under scrutiny for lack of minority coaches

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 2:29am
The National Football League is under the microscope for lack of minority head coaches after a recent slew of firings in the league.

Thousands brave rain in New York's Times Square to welcome 2019

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:32am
New York's Times Square erupted with fireworks and cheers at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday as thousands of hardy merrymakers braved pouring rain and watched the glowing New Year's Eve ball complete its midnight descent to mark the start of 2019.

North Korea's Kim says ready to meet Trump but warns of 'new path'

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:52pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued.

Brazil to inaugurate far-right firebrand Bolsonaro president

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 10:04pm
Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, will be sworn in as Brazil's president on Tuesday.

Cooperation best for both China and U.S., Xi tells Trump

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:40pm
History shows that cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump in a congratulatory message on Tuesday to mark 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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