Mar 19, 2015

U.S. student fraternities under fire after bad behavior

Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities, as social groups of male college students are known at American universities, seem to be coming under fire as never before. Despite a major push to reduce drinking and sexual assault ...

Mar 19, 2015

U.S. begins destroying its largest chemical weapons cache

The U.S. Army began destroying the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons Wednesday, using explosives to rip open a container of mustard agent inside a sealed chamber and then flooding it with another chemical to neutralize it. It was the first few pounds ...

Mar 19, 2015

China welcomes U.S. role in planned infrastructure bank

Chinese deputy finance minister Shi Yaobin has told the German media that his country would welcome a U.S. role in a Beijing-backed multinational lender, hours after state media described Washington as “petulant and cynical.” “We would welcome the United States into the Asian Infrastructure ...

Mar 19, 2015

Iran plays down likelihood of nuclear deal this week

Marathon talks to draw up the outlines of a landmark Iran nuclear deal by March 31 looked set Wednesday to go down to the wire as Tehran’s foreign minister played down chances of finishing the job this week. Mohammad Javad Zarif, in talks in ...

Mar 19, 2015

U.S. drone kills Somali militant linked to Kenya mall attack

A drone strike in Somalia last week killed a senior al-Shabab figure linked to the notorious 2013 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The U.S. drone raid on March 12 struck a vehicle carrying Adan Garar, who was ...

Will Iran deal mean acceptance by the rest of the world?

Mar 18, 2015

Will Iran deal mean acceptance by the rest of the world?

As world powers edge toward a possible nuclear deal with Iran, the debate has been dominated by the question of whether it leaves an opening for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. But an accord could have another profound impact: Is this the beginning ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. teen accused of killing mother in Bali gives birth

An American teenager imprisoned in Bali on accusations of killing her mother has given birth to a baby girl, her lawyer said on Tuesday. Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean section on Tuesday in an Indonesian hospital, Anthony Scifo, ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. Navy urges joint Southeast Asia patrols of South China Sea

The commander of the U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet called on Southeast Asian nations to form a combined maritime force to patrol areas of the South China Sea where territorial tensions flare with China. Countries could streamline cooperation on maritime security while respecting sovereignty and ...