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China Launches Second Aircraft Carrier

China Launches Second Aircraft Carrier

BEIJING — China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, marking an important military milestone. The vessel will become the second carrier in the country’s expanding naval fleet. Analysts say the launch highlights the strides China has made in advancing its carrier program, as well as its ambitions…

Report: Media Freedom ‘Has Never Been So Threatened’

Report: Media Freedom ‘Has Never Been So Threatened’

Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday that globally “media freedom has never been so threatened,” as it released its annual press freedom index. The media rights group pointed in particular to democratic countries as places where press freedoms declined during the past year. “In sickening statements, Draconian laws, conflicts…

US Rejects Italy’s Request to Help Stabilize Libya

US Rejects Italy’s Request to Help Stabilize Libya

Efforts to enlist more help from the United States in addressing Europe’s migrant crisis appear to be falling short, with the Italian prime minister seemingly rebuffed during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. “I do not see a role in Libya,”…

US Strike Force Delay Complicates North Korea Policy

US Strike Force Delay Complicates North Korea Policy

SEOUL — Analysts say confusing or deceptive messages about a U.S. naval “armada” heading to waters off the Korean…

Tillerson Heads to Russia as Relations Dip Over Syria Attacks

Tillerson Heads to Russia as Relations Dip Over Syria Attacks

MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Moscow for talks Wednesday with Russian leaders amid…

Syria Faces Panic, Bluster and Uncertainty in Wake of US Retaliation

Syria Faces Panic, Bluster and Uncertainty in Wake of US Retaliation

First there was panic, then bluster. The alert the U.S. military gave Russia on Thursday of an upcoming…

Russia’s Suspension of US Cooperation on Syrian Airspace Elevates Risk of Clash

Russia’s Suspension of US Cooperation on Syrian Airspace Elevates Risk of Clash

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday condemned the U.S. strike on a government-controlled air base in Syria, saying it would…

US Strikes Syrian Air Base in Retaliation for Chemical Weapons Attack

US Strikes Syrian Air Base in Retaliation for Chemical Weapons Attack

WHITE HOUSE, PENTAGON — The U.S. military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria early Friday in retaliation for…

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