Offbeat | Social media abuzz as flying insects swarm part of London

Social media users in London are buzzing about an apparent swarm of flying insects that has descended on one part of the city. Videos posted to

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US-RUSSIA Israeli officials yesterday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was provided by Israel, and

Trump defends sharing terrorism ‘facts’ with Russians 

President Donald Trump yesterday defended his right to share “facts pertaining to terrorism” and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has “an absolute right”

Tax and spend: UK Labour Party releases its election pledges

UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged to raise taxes on businesses and the wealthy to pour more money into health, education and infrastructure. The election

US, Turkey to work toward finding Syria consensus

President Donald Trump is welcoming Turkey’s president to the White House for their first face-to-face meeting, even as Turkish officials fumed over a U.S. decision to

This Day in History | 1974 – Bombs devastate Dublin and Monaghan

Three car bombs have exploded in Dublin, killing 23 people and injuring more than 100 others during rush hour. Five more people died and another

Offbeat | Deliveryman takes pizza to riders on stalled Amtrak train

A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington. Passenger

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CHINA-PHILIPPINES Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping resolved to strengthen their countries’ friendship during their meeting in Beijing, with China pledging

The Buzz | Marathon mistake sends some runners an extra half-mile

Organizers of a Maine marathon are apologizing for a course error that caused many runners to go an extra half-mile, costing some a chance to run in next year’s

Many ‘77 rock kings still touring

It’s more than a feeling: Many of the rock ‘n’ roll bands that were huge in 1977 will comprise a big part of the summer concert

Famine ‘not fake news’: WFP head laments media’s Trump focus

The former South Carolina governor who now heads the U.N.’s World Food Program says the media’s focus on President Donald Trump is taking away attention

USA | Lawmakers urge president to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.

France | Macron wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly yesterday on fronts both foreign and domestic, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as

This Day in History | 1943 – Germans crush Jewish uprising

All resistance in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw has ended after 28 days of fighting. In his operational report, the local SS commander, Brigadier

Offbeat | Looking for treats, black bear gets stuck in car, honks horn

The young black bear was probably looking for treats when he climbed inside a car in Virginia, but it managed to honk the horn. Roanoke police say the 200-pound

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HONG KONG Authorities have rejected asylum requests from a group of refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden four years ago, in what their lawyer said is retaliation for helping