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August 21, 2017 8:27 PM This Is How the Solar Eclipse Looked From Space

As viewers gathered to watch the total solar eclipse cross the sky in the U.S. on Monday, the astronauts on the International Space Station had multiple opportunities to see the moon cover the sun from space. Crew members on Expedition 52 had their cameras outfitted with special filters to allow them to photograph the solar eclipse aboard the station 1

August 21, 2017 6:04 PM U.S. and South Korea start military drills amid heightened tension with North Korea

A mock war erupts on the Korean peninsula each year, largely in secret, with thousands of military troops and their commanders tracking and repelling a North Korean attack. It’s all a drill, a large-scale theoretical exercise aimed at protecting democratic South Korea, a U.S. ally. The military exercises — known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian — have been in the works

August 19, 2017 9:00 PM Raila Odinga’s win could have confronted excesses of capitalism

The greatest fear over Raila victory was economic. There was a morbid fear that his regime would dismantle the economic systems that have been gelling in the last 122 years, since 1895 when Kenya became a British protectorate. In that period, economic classes have crystallised, and it seemed Raila would have spent no time dismantling them. The social 3

August 19, 2017 2:46 PM Siberia Stabbing Attack Suspect Fatally Shot After Wounding 7

(MOSCOW) — A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage Saturday in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State's Aamaq news agency hours later claimed the attacker was "an Islamic State soldier." There was no immediate Russian comment and it was unclear if the IS claim was opportunistic. A statement 4

August 18, 2017 12:42 PM Russian triple jumper Pystykh banned for doping

PARIS, France, Aug 18 – Russian triple jumper Anna Pystykh was on Friday handed a four year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 world championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced. The now 36-year-old Russian finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third after the disqualification of Chrysopiyi Devetzi 3

August 16, 2017 7:47 PM Pence cuts short Latin America trip and pressures Chile to sever all ties to North Korea

SANTIAGO, Chile — Vice President Pence is cutting short his Latin America trip by one day to return to Washington for a strategy meeting Friday at Camp David with President Trump and the national security team. Pence also has canceled two scheduled political appearances on Saturday in Virginia — a campaign stop with Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie 3

August 11, 2017 7:58 PM North Korea warns of nuclear war, Donald Trump says US is locked and loaded

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the US military was "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war and world powers expressed alarm. US President Donald Trump delivered another warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday that the U.S. is ready 2

August 11, 2017 11:53 AM Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets

Caracas/Houston (Reuters) - Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. As Caracas struggles to contain an economic meltdown and violent street protests, Moscow 2

August 10, 2017 11:41 PM Trump steps up war of words against North Korea, while his Defense secretary stresses diplomacy

President Trump reinforced his threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea despite widespread criticism of his bellicosity, saying Thursday that his initial statement maybe “wasn't tough enough.” The strong language — Trump used versions of the word “tough” four times during one seven-minute exchange with reporters, while downplaying the potential 1

August 10, 2017 7:16 PM Donald Trump's nuclear fixation

Donald Trump's warning that North Korea could face "fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen" has been widely interpreted as a threat backed by destructive power of the US nuclear arsenal. In case that message wasn't clear, the following morning the president boasted that US nuclear weapons were "far stronger and more powerful than ever before" 8