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Big Ben’s Bell Falls Silent for Repairs Until 2021

After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions. The giant bell atop Parliament's... Continue Reading →

U.S. Navy Orders Investigation Into Pacific 7th Fleet

The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S.... Continue Reading →

Spanish Police Shoot Man Wearing Possible Bomb Vest

Police outside Barcelona shot down a man wearing a possible explosives vest, the regional police force said Monday, as the manhunt intensified for the fugitive in the city's van attack. Regional police said officers shot a man wearing a possible... Continue Reading →

French Police Rule Out Terrorism in Van Hitting Bus Stops, Leaving 1 Dead

Police in France say there are ruling out terrorism as a motive for the van that rammed into two Marseille bus stops, killing a woman at one of them. A police official said "the terrorist motive is completely rejected" for... Continue Reading →

Assad Credits Russia, Iran, Hezbollah for Gains Made by Syrian Army

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked Russia, Iran, and Lebanon-based Hezbollah militias on Sunday for helping his army make gains against rebel groups and the Islamic State, saying their "direct support — politically, economically, and militarily — has made possible bigger... Continue Reading →

Anatoly Antonov to Replace Sergei Kislyak as Russia’s Ambassador to Washington

Russia's next ambassador to Washington will be Anatoly Antonov, a former defense official who is subject to European sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin announced on Monday. Antonov takes over from Sergei Kislyak, whose contacts... Continue Reading →

New Mom Killed in Elevator Malfunction Just Moments After Giving Birth

A woman who had just given birth was killed moments later when a hospital elevator in Spain suddenly malfunctioned and cut her “in half,” according to a report. Rocío Cortes Nunez, 26, was being taken on a stretcher to a... Continue Reading →

Fugtive in Barcelona Terror Attack Kills Man in Carjacking; Death Toll Raised to 15

The fugitive in the Barcelona van attack carjacked a man and stabbed him to death Thursday night as he made his getaway, Spanish officials said Monday as they raised the death toll in the country's two vehicle attacks to 15.... Continue Reading →

Search Underway for 10 Missing Sailors After US Destroyer’s Collision With Tanker

Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull. The collision... Continue Reading →

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