BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Tuesday to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea and land operations, and to beef up the defence of its computer networks.
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WASHINGTON — A controversial documentary that claims that a Russian whistleblower whose death in prison had inspired a major U.S. human rights law was responsible for the very fraud he had accused Russian officials of perpetrating was shown in Washington on Monday, drawing harsh criticism from his supporters.
OSLO — The war on extremism is a global one, and finding solutions requires “a lot of soul-searching here in Europe,” Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday.
Mohammad Javad Zarif said the most important first step is to figure out why some are attracted to “perverted ideologies of demigods who are financed by people looking for short-term gain at the expense of others.”
WASHINGTON — Democrats will try forcing a Senate vote on a proposal making it harder for suspected terrorists and people on government terror watch lists to buy guns and explosives, they said Monday as Congress moved toward a possible partisan fight following the weekend’s mass shooting in Orlando.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol grounds honours soldiers of the “secret war” in Laos.
Hundreds gathered Saturday for the dedication of the memorial to the U.S. and Alliance Special Forces in Laos, Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1PUzN2M ) reported.
STOCKHOLM — The global number of nuclear warheads dropped last year, though none of the nine nuclear powers showed any signs of giving up their atomic weapons, an arms watchdog said Monday.
ROME — Pope Francis told thousands of workers and diplomats Monday at the U.N. agency that delivers food to crisis areas it is “a strange paradox” that food often cannot get through to those suffering due to war but weapons can.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Dozens of bodies were slowly removed late Sunday from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence that left 50 dead and devastated a city famous for family-friendly theme parks.
SHELTON, Wash. — The parachutes slowly float down from Chinook helicopters, first carrying boxes of supplies and then the paratroopers who set up a field operations centre as part of a readiness drill for a megaquake and tsunami.
LONDON — Bells rang in celebration from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London Friday to mark the start of the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.
The queen’s milestone birthday is being marked with a three-day series of festivities that will include solemn religious events and street parties in many towns and cities.