Tensions set to rise on Korean peninsula

Kim Jong Un 2015


On the Korean peninsula, the jittery season is here.

Joint military exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States each spring start this week.


North Korea fires two missiles into sea

North Korean missile launch

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North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

The missiles were fired from North…

Last moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Two hundred and thirty-nine people boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 8, 2014 with nothing more than the anticipation of a quick transit across the…

What it was like on Netanyahu's plane

Waiting for Benjamin Netanyahu to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, there was a whole Winston Churchill aspect to it all.

Many Israeli analysts believe Netanyahu…

Moscow: Thousands mourn slain Putin critic

Boris Nemtsov protest rally Moscow

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This was supposed to be a rally led by Boris Nemtsov, had he lived two more days to see it.

But after the Russian opposition figure was gunned down Friday…

'The Sound of Music': Where are they now?

Captain von Trapp The Sound of Music

Fifty years after its premiere, "The Sound of Music" is still among millions of fans' favorite things.

The Julie Andrews film, about the von Trapp family and…

Mixed emotions ahead of MH370 anniversary

Missing Malaysia plane, messages


Australia's transport safety chief has always described himself as a pessimist. But Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau…

Has Netanyahu gone too far?

In Washington's polarized political environment, support for Israel has been a rare area of bipartisan cooperation -- at least until now. Israeli Prime…

Scott Walker reverses immigration stance

Scott Walker

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that his "view has changed" on immigration and he no longer supports reforms that would allow undocumented immigrants…

Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


During his upcoming speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out the details of what he understands to be the nuclear agreement…

Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views

The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.


ISIS releases 19 Assyrian Christian hostages

ISIS file photo

ISIS militants in northern Syria released 19 Assyrian Christian hostages Sunday, an activist group said.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for…

ISIS hostages released

ISIS file photo

ISIS militants in northern Syria released 19 Assyrian Christian hostages Sunday, an activist group said. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for…

Dakota Johnson's mom defends 'SNL' gig

Dakota Johnson, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Don't listen to the haters, Dakota Johnson: You made your famous mother proud.

The "Fifty Shades" actor received mixed reviews for her appearance this weekend…

The secret of #TheDress: Mobile viewing



What matters most about #TheDress isn't the color scheme. It's the popularity of the story.

BuzzFeed's now-famous Thursday story -- simply titled "What Colors…

Obsolete jobs: Meet the guy who fixes Tom Hanks' typewriter

Tom Hanks typewriter app

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When Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard need to get their typewriters fixed, they know exactly where to go: Gramercy Typewriter, a third-generation, family-run shop…

BlackBerry commits to software on any device

BlackBerry unbranded

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The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone. BlackBerry announced plans to make its latest software offerings available on iOS, Android and…

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