MOSCOW — Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.
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LOS ANGELES—Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offence was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the L.A. Rams already knew this was a classic.
KAMPALA, Uganda — Campaigners are urging governments and businesses to invest more to improve sanitation in poor countries facing a dangerous shortage of toilets.
The toilet crisis is severe in parts of Africa and Asia battling extreme poverty.
SEVRES, France—The kilogram is getting an update.
No, your bathroom scales won't suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit still will weigh a kilo. But the way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about to change.
BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian man was surprised to find 95,000 euros ($107,000) stashed inside a secondhand cupboard he’d bought ‚Äî and promptly returned the money.
PARIS — Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.
PARIS — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone.
At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a “nationalist” stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded gunman dressed all in black opened fire during “college night” at a country music bar in southern California last night, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror, authorities said today.
The gunman then apparently killed himself.
Authorities said the motive for the attack was under investigation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.
The tenant described the 150-pound reptile as “gentle as a puppy” after animal control workers were called to the Kansas City home yesterday.
The workers also found two boa constrictors and a rabbit.
WASHINGTON—Scientists have found the oldest-known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave.
The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain.