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Palestinian president will not meet Pence in upcoming trip: foreign minister

(WASHINGTON) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East because of the Trump administration's decision to name... Read More

Tillerson ends Europe trip after wave of rebukes on Trump positions

(WASHINGTON) -- During his week in Europe, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to shoot down any perceptions of distance between him and Trump while answering questions from allies at every turn about the president’s most controversial deci... Read More

White House calls on Saudi-led coalition to end blockade in Yemen, as humanitarian crisis escalates

(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- The White House called on the Saudi-led coalition Friday to allow aid and commercial goods into Yemen, as the humanitarian crisis there continues to escalate.

Two weeks ago, the coalition -- which has been fightin... Read More

$450 million Leonardo painting headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

(NEW YORK) -- The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will soon be home to a rare, privately owned work by Leonardo da Vinci that recently sold for $450.3 million at auction.

The museum Read More

Palestinians, Israeli forces clash after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

(JERUSALEM) -- Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military faced off in the West Bank Thursday -- separated by a line of burning tires spewing black smoke into the air -- a day after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s c... Read More

Dangerous winds, snow come to the UK with Storm Caroline

(LONDON) -- A large storm system named Caroline is moving to the north of the United Kingdom Thursday, with fierce and possibly life-threatening winds that are gusting more than 90 mph.

The U.K.'s national weather service, The Met Office, ... Read More

$450 million Leonardo painting headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

(ABU DHABI, United Arab Emerates) -- The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will soon be home to a rare, privately owned work by Leonardo da Vinci that recently sold for $450.3 million at auction.

The museum tweeted Thursday, ... Read More

Japanese nursery school hit by possible US aircraft part

(OKINAWA, Japan) -- The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, a unit of the U.S. Marine Corps, is investigating reports that an object from a U.S. military aircraft fell onto the roof of the Midorigaoka Nursery School in Okinawa, Japan, Thursday morning.
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Australian Parliament approves same-sex marriage following lengthy national debate

(SYDNEY, Australia) -- Marriage equality is now a reality in Australia. The country's parliament voted on Thursday to allow same-sex marriage in the commonwealth country.

The House of Representatives passed the bill to change the definitio... Read More

Man accused of encouraging terror plot against Prince George

(LONDON) -- A British national accused of encouraging extremists to target Prince George at school pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Wednesday.

Husnain Rashid was charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and one co... Read More

Putin says Russia will not boycott 2018 Winter Olympics after ban

(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the country's authorities will not stop its athletes competing under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ending the prospect that Russia might boycott the games in response to the Internat... Read More