5 Great Places to Visit in June

Deciding where to travel in June can be tough. School is out in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Families are flocking to beaches and national parks, and prices for airfare and accommodations are rising steadily with temperatures in this ...

Putin can't wait for his next photo-op with Trump

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the president of the United States.

China: 'The US has launched a trade war'

The world's two biggest economies are now at war over trade. China accused the United States of firing the first shot on Friday when the White House confirmed that it would impose tariffs of 25% on $50 billion worth of ...

Trump's North Korean gamble ends with 'special bond' with Kim

Nearly five hours of unprecedented and surreal talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un culminated on Tuesday with fulsome declarations of a new friendship but just vague pledges of nuclear disarmament.

Trump says Kim 'trusts me, and I trust him'

President Donald Trump said he trusts Kim Jong Un and that he has received the same trust in return following a historic sitdown with the North Korean leader.

Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

Royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tour Australia and several neighboring countries later this year, Kensington Palace announced.

North Korea: Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization at Singapore summit

North Korea state media reported Monday that leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will discuss denuclearization and establishing a "durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula during their historic summit on Tuesday.

Europe asks US to spare its companies from Iran sanctions

The European Union, France, Germany and United Kingdom have asked the United States not to impose sanctions on EU-based companies over Iran.

Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors

Ethiopia is opening key economic sectors, including the state-owned Ethiopian Airlines and state-run telecoms, to local and international private investors.

Mexico imposes tariffs on $3 billion worth of US exports

The US trade dispute with Mexico is heating up. In retaliation for the Trump administration announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and much of the rest of the world, Mexico Tuesday imposed a series of tariffs against ...

5 things for June 6: Primaries, Guatemala volcano, EU same-sex couples, Kate Spade

Just how hot is the job market in America right now? For the first time in two decades, there are more job openings than people to fill them. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed ...

Tanzanian conjoined twins die at age 21

Few people share as much in life as conjoined twins. For Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti, conjoined twins and orphans from Tanzania, this was certainly the case.

Russian farmers are ditching the ruble for a new cryptocurrency

In a small village outside Moscow, a quiet revolution is underway. Farmers and small businesses around Kolionovo, 80 miles from the capital, are ditching the ruble and switching to a cryptocurrency -- the kolion -- to pay for local trade.

Saudis answer speculation with video of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia released video said to be shot on Tuesday that showed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a meeting, amid recent speculation about his whereabouts.

US sizes up Kim ahead of possible nuclear summit

While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were billed primarily as diplomatic missions, the face-to-face encounters have also served as valuable intelligence gathering opportunities that are helping shape US officials' understanding of ...