Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...

Mushrooms: The 'morel' of the Northwest post-wildfire story

May 23, 2016

Mushrooms: The 'morel' of the Northwest post-wildfire story

From flames come fungi. That means mushroom hunters are checking maps outlining last year’s many Northwest wildfires before heading into forests this month searching for the easily identifiable and woodsy-tasting morels. “It’s going to be a good season for finding morel mushrooms, there’s no ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

Apr 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in ...

Apr 8, 2016

Czechs charge California man, 23, with quadruple murder of kin

Prosecutors brought murder charges on Thursday against an American man accused of killing four of his relatives in the Czech Republic and then trying to incinerate their bodies. Kevin Dahlgren, 23, was extradited to the Czech Republic last year after fleeing to the United ...

Abe, IAEA chief pledge enhanced cooperation on nuclear security

Mar 31, 2016

Abe, IAEA chief pledge enhanced cooperation on nuclear security

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to enhance cooperation on various nuclear security issues including North Korea’s nuclear programs, Japanese officials said. Abe met with Yukiya Amano, director general of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on ...

Mar 26, 2016

Iran denies supporting U.S. bank hacking

Iran on Saturday denied supporting cyber attacks against the United States after a New York court indicted seven Iranians over hacking dozens of American banks and a major dam. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has never had dangerous cyber actions on its agenda and ...