Hearing set for American student detained by Israel

(JERUSALEM) -- An American student detained in Israel for over a week was expected to appear in court Thursday to appeal authorities' decision to block her entry to the country over her suspected political views, as her lawyer expected a compromise d... Read More

Woman faces corruption charges after allegedly spending $21M at Harrods

(LONDON) -- A woman is battling corruption charges in London after allegedly racking up $21 million at Harrods department store using 35 credit cards during a decades-long spending spree.

Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of a jailed banker from A... Read More

US arrests alleged Chinese national for targeting major aviation companies

(NEW YORK) -- Federal authorities have charged a Chinese national for his alleged efforts to steal sensitive technology from major U.S. aerospace firms by recruiting employees at those firms.

The Chinese Ministry of State Security operativ... Read More

Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, who compiled controversial dossier, breaks silence to criticize Trump

(LONDON) -- The former British intelligence officer who wrote the explosive dossier alleging links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials has broken an 18-month silence to criticize the governance of the U.S. president, though not by... Read More

Researchers identify second suspect in nerve agent poisoning as Russian doctor for military intelligence

(MOSCOW) -- The UK-based investigative website Bellingcat has said it has identified the second suspect in the Salisbury nerve agent poisonings as a doctor belonging to Russia’s military intelligence agency the GRU.

In a detailed rep... Read More

Is Santa Claus a ninja? Well, he does have a black belt

(NEW YORK) -- An international team of Santa Clauses are training with ninjas in Japan to hone their gift-delivery skills in time for the holiday season.

Nearly a dozen Santas from the Greenland International Santa Claus Association turned... Read More

Publisher of bizarre Drew Barrymore interview says interview was real, writer well regarded

(NEW YORK) -- The Egyptian publisher of a now-viral in-flight magazine interview with Drew Barrymore issued a statement on Tuesday insisting the interview was real.

According to the statement, Aida Takla, the writer, is a member of the Hol... Read More

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

(PYONGYANG, N.K.) -- Kim Jong Un, the once-reclusive leader of one of the world's most closed nations, appears to be continuing his recent international outreach by relaying an invitation for Pope Francis to visit North Korea.

The invitati... Read More

Economist who won Nobel Prize thought early morning call was a telemarketer, let it go to voicemail twice

(NEW YORK) -- When the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences called New York University professor Paul Romer early this morning to inform him that he was co-recipient of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics, the veteran professor let the call go to voice... Read More

Next Trump-Kim summit 'pretty close,' Mike Pompeo says

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said logistics for the next summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are getting “pretty close.”

“Sometimes that last inch is hard to cl... Read More

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova found raped and murdered

(NEW YORK) -- Bulgarian authorities are investigating the rape and murder of a reporter in the northern city of Ruse.

On Saturday, the body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian TV reporter, was found in a park.

Mladen M... Read More

UN climate report warns of 'irreversible' damage by 2030 if there are not 'far-reaching' changes in society

(NEW YORK) -- Scientists with the United Nations issued an alarming report on Monday, warning that global temperatures could reach an irreversible tipping point as soon as 2030.

The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change re... Read More

Vatican cardinal defends Pope Francis against allegations that he covered up sexual misconduct accusations

(VATICAN CITY) -- The prelate of the congregation of bishops at the Vatican has written a letter denying accusations that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, were aware of sexual misconduct accusations against a prominent American ca... Read More

Israeli PM's wife goes on trial for fraud

(JERUSALEM, Israel) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara's trail for alleged fraug and breach of trust has begun.

Sara Netanyahu appeared before the Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Sunday. She's been charged for allegedly overs... Read More