SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North’s seemingly endless bluffs. But from Pyongyang’s perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have already won this round.
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ISLAMABAD — The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday released an “open letter” to President Donald Trump, reiterating their calls for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after 16 years of war.
BEIJING — The top U.S. military officer told his Chinese counterpart Tuesday that the U.S. and China have “many difficult issues” to work through, during a visit that comes amid tensions over North Korea’s missile program, Taiwan and China’s claims in the South China Sea.
WASHINGTON—One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot, it's melting.
Glaciers, sea ice, and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below.
The northern polar region is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet—and that's setting off alarm bells.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The top U.S. military officer said Monday that the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the “full range” of its military capabilities in case of provocation.
PHOENIX — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico.
Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said yesterday.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats in two separate “deeply troubling” incidents were hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn Yemen.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.
They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it.
So it's time to rustle up special eclipse eyewear to use Aug. 21, when the U.S. has its first full solar eclipse spanning coast to coast in 99 years.
OKLAHOMA CITY—A tiger cub who was rejected by her mother at the Philadelphia Zoo can be seen bonding with her adoptive mother and brothers in Oklahoma via live-streaming video.
The Oklahoma City Zoo launched the “Tiger Cub Cam ” yesterday, showing Zoya with her new mother, Lola, and brothers, Eko, Ramah and Gusti playing, feeding and sleeping indoors.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Consider this weekend's Perseid meteor shower an opening act for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Astronomers are projecting a slightly higher than normal rate of 150 meteors per hour across North America.
But the bright moon will wash out the finer Perseids. So the viewing rate will be more like 30 to 40 meteors an hour.