North Korea’s Kim Jong Un fetes nuclear scientists, holds celebration bash

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country’s...

Wife of detained Taiwan activist to attend his trial in China

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The wife and mother of detained Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che were due to arrive in China on Sunday to attend...

With Trump meeting, Malaysia’s PM seeks to put 1MDB scandal behind...

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In a room packed with Malaysian civil servants, foreign ministry secretary general Ramlan Ibrahim raised his right hand as he...

Winds whip Florida Keys as Hurricane Irma turns sights northward

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma turned its fury toward the Florida Keys on Saturday after setting off one of the largest evacuations...

‘Dangerous’ Hurricane Jose pulling away from Leeward Islands

Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Like Irma in front of it, Hurricane Jose will begin its turn to the north Saturday evening, forecasters said. In its...

Pope, in Medellin, recalls ‘painful memory’ of narco wars

MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia’s narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the...

Hingis and Murray win U.S. Open mixed doubles

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Britain’s Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-1...

France, Germany, Italy, Spain seek tax on digital giants’ revenues

PARIS (Reuters) - France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues,...

Floridians scramble for safety as Irma closes in

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma turned its menacing sight toward the Florida Keys on Saturday as it completed a destructive march along...

Florida’s Gulf Coast braces for Irma; tornado watches issued in 9...

Sept. 9 (UPI) -- As Hurricane Irma looms to the south, millions of Florida residents are bracing for the Category 3 storm to run...

U.S.-based UnitedHealth proposes buying Chile’s Banmedica

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA told local regulators late on Friday that it had signed a non-binding agreement to sell all...

Philippine leader says ‘no way’ he’ll do deal with Islamist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ruled out the possibility of allowing Islamic State-linked militants to flee a southern city in...

AUD counter-drone system upgraded by Blighter

Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The AUDS counter-drone system has been enhanced for deployment on vehicles and features new technology to defeat swarm attacks. The AUDS...

Help those who hunger for food, dignity, pope urges Colombians

MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged Colombians to help their fellow citizens who hunger for food, dignity and God, pressing his...

Florida braces for Hurricane Irma as storm rips through Cuba

REMEDIOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation...

Hurricane Irma rips through Cuba as it heads for Florida

REMEDIOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday as it headed for Florida, where millions of residents were told to...

Exclusive: Flying into the eye of Hurricane Irma with U.S. ‘Hurricane...

THE EYE OF HURRICANE IRMA (Reuters) - The sky darkened, lightning flashed and a jolt of turbulence shook the cabin of the hulking Air...

Egypt archaeologists unearth goldsmith’s tomb near Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago, unearthing statues, mummies...

Hurricane Irma downgraded as it tears into Cuba’s northern coast

HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma weakened slightly on Saturday as it battered Cuba’s northern coast while millions of Florida residents were told to evacuate...

U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army advance separately on IS in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on...