WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) Yemeni government forces backed by the United Arab Emirates say they have seized the southern runway of the international airport near the Yemeni city of Hodeida.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) The liveliest selection debate swirling around Brazil's national team heading into the World Cup has become more intense one game into the tournament.
PARIS (AP) Asylum claims rose sharply in the United States last year but migration declined overall in the developed world for the first time since 2011, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries.
BERLIN (AP) Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies responded skeptically Wednesday to the German leader's agreement to a future eurozone budget, adding to a conflict over migration that has shaken the government.
The Kilauea eruption has wiped out rare sites and whole ecosystems. As the island mourns a tragedy, it also accepts the brutal cycle of nature In Puna, the area of Hawaii island that's been hardest hit by the Kilauea volcano eruption, those who lived nearest to the lava flows watched the forest around their homes begin to die first. They said the fruit trees, flowers and ferns began turning brown, languishing in the noxious, sulfur-dioxide-filled air.
It will take more than the cries of babies to make President Donald Trump back down on immigration, an issue that has animated his most ardent political supporters since he first stepped into politics.
While President Donald Trump doubles down on the incendiary immigration rhetoric that excited his base in 2016, the most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 find themselves under renewed attack from Democrats over the administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the border.
Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the US border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill.
As the Trump administration has ramped up the practice of separating children from their parents at the border with no clear plan for reuniting them, critics have been unsparing, calling it "government-sanctioned child abuse."
Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
Markets dropped across the world after Trump threatened to impose $200bn more in levies on Chinese goodsBusiness live: trade war fears escalate. The trade dispute between the US and China escalated on Tuesday, with a senior Trump official accusing China of theft and Beijing accusing the US of blackmail. The news roiled global stock markets as investors feared that escalating tensions could trigger an international trade war.
John McDonnell will call for major changes to UK's financial system based on broad review The Bank of England could be given a mandate to boost productivity growth under a Labour government as part of opposition plans to overhaul the country's economic architecture. Revealing the findings from a review of the UK financial system, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, will on Wednesday make the case for a fundamental transformation that could include a revamp of the Bank's remit in order to help drive economic growth. Continue reading.
Reaction to policy disquiets Republicans facing re-electionFamilies divided: 'The most horrific policy I've ever seen'. Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon facing an extraordinary backlash from his own party - and the American public - over his policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border. Related: Image of sobbing toddler at US border: 'It was hard for me to photograph' Continue reading.
Report warns that swift progress in our ability to manufacture viruses is making us vulnerable to biological attacks The rapid rise of synthetic biology, a futuristic field of science that seeks to master the machinery of life, has raised the risk of a new generation of bioweapons, according a major US report into the state of the art. Advances in the area mean that scientists now have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body. Continue reading.
150,000 bees stolen near Tessenderlo in latest incident, as interest in hobby grows Dirty tricks by rival beekeepers have been blamed for a rise in hive thefts in Belgium after huge growth in interest in the hobby. Following the disappearance of 150,000 bees from hives near the Flemish town of Tessenderlo, keepers have been advised to keep a keen eye on their insects and alert the police to suspicious activity. Continue reading.
West Point graduate Spenser Rapone's views raised red flags after he posted the message 'communism will win' on Twitter A West Point cadet who wore a Che Guevara T-shirt to his graduation and posted a message online saying communism will win has been discharged from the US army. The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his May 2016 West Point graduation were meant to shock: in one, he opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a red image of the socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over his cap to reveal the hand-scrawled message: Communism will win.
The tasteless coating's formulation can be modified for strawberries, mangoes, apples, bananas, kumquats and asparagus Avocados that stay ripe for twice as long as usual thanks to an edible barrier made from plant materials will be sold in the US for the first time this week. The tasteless coating, developed by Santa Barbara company Apeel Sciences, controls the two main factors that cause fresh produce to go bad: the rate at which water escapes the surface of fruit and vegetables and the rate at which oxygen enters. This allows treated produce to stay fresh for longer.
As immigration advocates struggle to help more than 1,600 children taken from their parents, Trump refuses to back down One month before Donald Trump's administration enacted a policy that allowed the government to take thousands of migrant children from their parents, the president twice told crowds at his rallies that immigrant gang members were not people. These are animals, he said in May. Over the weekend, video and photos emerged of the cage-like detention centers where children, separated from their parents, are housed.
In the wake of the Toronto van murders, Jack Peterson was the most prominent defender of the anti-feminist 'incels' - until the community turned on him When news broke in April that a rental van had plowed through throngs of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 people, Jack Peterson never imagined that it would have anything to do with him. The 19-year-old Chicago native was single, a college dropout and a self-identified incel. Short for involuntary celibate, the term was originally coined for a website support forum for singles.