Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between
U.S. life expectancy is declining, new calculations show.
Czech President shows up at press conference with AK-47 replica marked 'for journalists'
Zeman showed AK-47 replica at an event as Czechs voted to elect billionaire Andrej Babis as prime minister.
Japan's Shinzo Abe clinches two-third majority and promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's gamble paid off as his ruling bloc secured two-thirds of majority in the Lower House in the snap election. Following the results, Abe promised to "deal firmly" with North Korea amid the rising tensions in the region.
Pyongyang accuses Japan of plotting ‘reinvasion of Korea’
North Korea has taken aim at the Japanese Government, accusing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his fellow “reactionaries” of laying the “groundwork for the reinvasion of the Korean peninsula.”
F-35s Hobbled by Parts Shortages, Slow Repairs, Audit Finds
The Pentagon is accelerating production of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet even though the planes already delivered are facing “significantly longer repair times” than planned because maintenance facilities are six years behind schedule, according to a draft audit.
Tillerson Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraq
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Monday just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting the top political leaders in each of the embattled countries.
‘Interference’: Iraq PM’s office rejects Tillerson’s call for Iran-backed militias to ‘go home’
In a tight-lipped statement, Baghdad rejected a call by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iran-backed Shia militias to “go home” after the demise of Islamic State in Iraq.
Isis massacre of civilians discovered in recaptured Syrian town of Qaryatayn
The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria retaken from IS by government troops over the weekend, activists said Monday.
Colombia's ELN Meets with FARC Ahead of Government Talks in Ecuador
The ELN and a Colombian government delegation will review the bilateral ceasefire signed on Oct. 1, and discuss prospects for a peace accord.
China building massive voice database of citizens - HRW
The Chinese government is collecting thousands of “voice pattern” samples from unsuspecting citizens for a national biometric voice database, adding to an already-indepth biometric profile of many individuals.