Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, the global aid organization confirmed on Tuesday. “It’s utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence,” the ICRC said in a statement,
In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida’s Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive.
Australia will consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Australia’s Prime Minister said on Tuesday. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has taken his place on the top U.S. court, but the ramifications of his contentious confirmation may spill over into the Nov. 6 midterms and possibly stymie a Democratic “blue wave.” The judge’s confirmation amid sexual assault allegations has so enraged Democrat voters that it could motivate them to come out in droves
U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if humans are causing global warming, and he suggests that the climate will “change back again.” In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday for a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific, just hours before Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple are expecting a child in the spring. The trip is their only international tour since the Duke and Duchess of
Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see the recovery effort for himself.
The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain’s point person did not result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. Michel Barnier said: “Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open” in the divorce talks between the EU and Britain. Britain’s Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, made a rush visit to Brussels on
The hunt for missing people in the aftermath of Michael is turning into a search for the dead Sunday. Hope that more people will be found alive is fading in the Florida Panhandle, according to U.S. officials. Authorities say there is little doubt the death toll will rise. “We’re going into recovery mode, unfortunately,”
A number of international business leaders and media companies are distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia ahead of an investment summit in the kingdom later this month. The pullback from projects with the Saudi government or attendance at the three-day event that begins Oct. 23 in Riyadh follows the disappearance of