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Killer asteroids are coming. Can we stop them in time?

Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummeled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to the annihilation of many species. When the next big impact will be, nobody knows. But the pressure is on to predict — and intercept — its ...

Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Jun 29, 2017

Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Syria’s government is taking seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the White House issued a surprise statement ...

Jun 28, 2017

Russian lawmakers mull blocking foreign media broadcasts

Russian lawmakers have started looking at ways to block foreign media broadcasts in Russian if they break the law, but the Kremlin said Wednesday that the move requires careful consideration. The Russian lawmakers’ proposal is a tit-for-tat response to a bill introduced to the ...

Jun 28, 2017

European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

The parents of a terminally-ill baby boy lost the final stage of their legal battle to take him out of a British hospital to receive treatment in the U.S., after a European court agreed with previous rulings that the baby should be taken off ...

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as a foreign agent

/ Jun 28, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as a foreign agent

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. ...