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Predicting the Next Pandemic: It Will Likely Be From Bats

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:55
Researchers analyzed a database of wildlife species and viruses known to infect mammals and people in order to try to pinpoint where and how future pandemics might erupt. A likely culprit are bats.

Romania Removes Prime Minister After Monthslong Turbulence

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:59
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was ousted after only six months, dissolving a government that was knocked off balance by one of Europe’s biggest anticorruption movements.

Queen Lays Out U.K.'s Brexit, Counterterrorism Plans in Low-Key Speech

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:23
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II laid out the Conservative government’s legislative agenda, in a speech that confirmed Britain’s negotiating aim in Brexit talks and set out the government’s intention to come up with a new counterterrorism strategy.

Brussels Bomb Initially Failed to Completely Detonate, Police Say

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:19
Police said Wednesday that a 36-year-old Moroccan man who was shot dead by a soldier in a Brussels train station had a nail-packed bomb that initially failed to completely detonate.

America's Staunchest Ally Likes Uncle Sam, Dislikes Donald Trump

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:16
Most Australians harbor a broad dislike for U.S. President Donald Trump and see China as an economic blessing rather than a threat, according to a survey, despite concerns about espionage and political meddling by Beijing.

Russia Considers Options as U.S. Steps Up Sanctions

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:11
The Kremlin said it was formulating “various options” to respond to fresh U.S. sanctions over its military interventions in Ukraine.

Congo's Escalating Political Crisis Sends Millions Into Exile

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:05
A wave of killings reflect the unraveling of a complex network of power trading and patronage, backed by amateur fighters unchecked by the official security apparatus, that has helped secure President Joseph Kabila’s rule over Congo for the past 16 years.

French Justice Minister François Bayrou Quits Government

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:45
Emmanuel Macron’s justice minister, François Bayrou, has quit the government, depriving the French president of a key ally who rallied centrists to his successful election campaign.

EU Discussing Role as Broker on North Korea

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:49
The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort.

Saudi King Salman Ousts Nephew as Crown Prince, Installs Son

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:28
The move carries far-reaching implications for the monarchy and the biggest economy in the Middle East.

Islamic State-Linked Militants Storm New Village in Philippines

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:12
Militants aligned with Islamic State stormed a village and may have taken hostages in the southern Philippines early Wednesday, police and the military said, 50 miles south of where government forces have been waging an urban war against Islamic militants for more than a month.

Trump Says China Failed to Help U.S. With North Korea

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:50
President Donald Trump, under pressure to respond to the death of an American student after his detention by North Korea, said China has been unable to crack down on North Korea, pointing to a new direction for U.S. policies.

Suspected Bomber Shot Dead at Brussels Train Station

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:34
Belgian security forces shot dead a suspected terrorist who authorities said set off an explosion in the Brussels Central station Tuesday evening, but no other casualties were reported.

Russia Sanctions Bill Faces Delay in House

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:41
A bill to expand sanctions against Moscow and wrest greater control over Russia policy from the White House has hit a snag in the House of Representatives after passing in the Senate last week.

State Department Demands Saudis Prove Terror Allegations Against Qatar

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:46
The State Department questioned the motives of Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have imposed an embargo on Qatar, breaking from President Donald Trump’s vocal support for those aligned against the country.

Merkel Signals Openness to Eurozone Reform

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:35
German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time sketched out the outlines of a bargain with France on fixing the governance of Europe’s single currency, in the clearest sign yet that the two biggest eurozone countries are inching closer toward reconciling sharply different views on the matter.

U.S. Jet Downs Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:24
A U.S. fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime armed drone Tuesday after it flew toward coalition troops in southern Syria, according to the U.S.-led coalition.

Ukraine's Poroshenko Meets With Trump, Pence

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:21
Ukraine’s president met Tuesday with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in a U.S. visit that comes as he pushes for more U.S. pressure on Moscow, which backs pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

French Growth Picking Up as Macron Pursues Change

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:05
French economic output is improving and will record its fastest growth in six years in 2017, national statistics agency Insee said Tuesday, giving President Emmanuel Macron a boost as he sets out to shake up the economy.

Russia Clashes With European Court Over 'Gay Propaganda' Ruling

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:52
A Russian law that bans gay “propaganda” is discriminatory and encourages antigay views, the European Court of Human Rights said, in a ruling that provoked an angry rebuke from Moscow.