BALTIYSK, Russia — Russia held civil defence drills involving 40 million people this month, the largest since the collapse of the Soviet Union. State media broadcast instantly recognizable Soviet imagery, showing school children trying on gas masks, and urge viewers to find the nearest bomb shelter “before it’s too late.”
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LAS VEGAS — The next U.S. president will have to act quickly to chart a course so the Colorado River can continue supplying water to millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and recreational users in the Southwest, according to a university research study made public Monday.
WASHINGTON — Good riddance to Campaign 2016, the election that put the “ugh” in ugly.
Headed for history books a week from Tuesday, the duel between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump became a battle of “nasty women” and “bad hombres” vs. “deplorables” and voters who are “irredeemable.”
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world’s largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.
The agreement comes after years of diplomatic wrangling and high-level talks between the U.S. and Russia, which has rejected the idea in the past.
KABUL — Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt.
CANNON BALL, N.D. — Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a monthslong dispute over Native American rights and the project’s environmental impact.
PARIS — Iraq’s prime minister vowed Thursday to protect civilians displaced by the battle to oust Islamic State extremists from Mosul, as world diplomats met to make a long-term stabilization plan for the city.
WASHINGTON — Sometimes, the answer to a debate question seems obvious.
Donald Trump, will you absolutely accept the results of this presidential election?
He dodged. Twice.
“I will look at it at the time,” Trump bobbed.
Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News pressed the question again.
“I will tell you at the time,” Trump weaved. “I’ll keep you in suspense.”
PARIS — UNESCO’s executive board is voting Tuesday on a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem ‚Äî and that has angered Israel’s government and many Jews around the world.
The board is expected to approve the measure in its morning session at Paris-based UNESCO. A majority of those voting is required for adoption.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn’t get in the way.