With the Syrian rebel factions having been defeated or negotiated surrender deals, the first rebels from the territory around the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have started to evacuate the area, heading north to the rebel-held Idlib Province. Various rebel-held cities, towns, and villages all accepted roughly the same
US diplomats rejected calls by other members of the UN Security Council to have debates on the sanctions against North Korea in light of diplomatic progress. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that all sanctions must remain exactly as they already are until North Korea completes its promised denuclearization. Russia
Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Europe can no longer rely on the United States to impose order worldwide, and that European nations need to be ready to take matters into their own hands. Trump and Angela Merkel Merkel did not elaborate on
Friday protests in the Gaza Strip led to fighting in the evening, and as in previous weeks, Egypt and the UN stepped forward to negotiate a ceasefire. As of early morning Saturday, the ceasefire is holding. Israeli forces firing live bullets at the protesters killed one, and wounded 120 others.
US officials say they will not accept any referendum in breakaway Eastern Ukraine about accepting an offer of autonomy as part of Ukraine. They say no vote would be legitimate unless the rebels surrender first, and the vote is held under the auspices of central government rule. The referendum is
America is on track for an epidemic of addiction and overdoses from anti-anxiety medication, a top clinician warns. With the nation’s attention on prescription painkillers, there has been scant conversation about the climbing rate of people being prescribed benzodiazepines, potent drugs like Xanax and Valium designed to alleviate anxiety and
Being physically active does not only make you physically fit, but also makes you mentally healthy. In a Swedish study of women and fitness, it was revealed that people who have a high level of cardiovascular fitness are 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life. The study, published
The FDA and the CDC – along with state and local officials – are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illness linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants. So far, the reported number of people sickened by the tainted salads is 163 in 10 states. Three of the victims have been