• Between 2012-2016, arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 percent of global imports, a 7.7 rise compared to the previous 2007-2011 period

    Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday. Between 2012-2016, arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 percent of global imports, a 7.7 rise compared to the …

  • "The Lego Batman Movie" spanked "Fifty Shades Darker" for a second weekend running at North American box offices, an industry group said on Sunday. Featuring the voice of Will Arnett as the caped crusader, the Warner Bros spinoff of the "The Lego Movie" finished on top with a projected $43 million over the long President's …

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 photo, Denise Krohn sits in her living room in Florida, N.Y., with Tedi, sister to one of Krohn's two goldendoodles that were shot dead during a burglary a year ago at her home in rural upstate New York. Krohn is pushing for "Kirby and Quigley's Law," legislation named after her slain pets that would make it a felony punishable by two years in prison and a $5,000 fine to kill a dog or cat while committing another serious crime. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)

    FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.

  • President Donald Trump's baffling remark about Sweden on Saturday was apparently based on a Fox...

  • Priebus Claims Report of Trump Campaign Contacts with Russians Is ‘Garbage’

    White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, during multiple appearances today on the Sunday talk shows, stopped just short of agreeing with his boss President Trump that the media is the “enemy of the American people” and is no longer a credible news source. Contrary to Trump’s unprecedented rants against the news media …

  • US President Donald Trump addresses a rally at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Florida, on February 18, 2017

    US President Donald Trump was speaking to supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to the Scandinavian country as the site of a terror incident -- the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack. "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. …

  • Colombian anti-explosive police inspect the site where a bomb exploded near the La Macarena bullring in downtown Bogota, Colombia, on February 19, 2017

    An explosion in Bogota early Sunday injured about 30 people, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests when it reopened last month, officials said. Mayor Enrique Penalosa had said on Twitter that a police officer was killed in the blast, but officials later said that report was a mistake …

  • BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

  • Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since ...

  • Investors kept close tabs on merger activity after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew its $143 billion bid for Unilever. People familiar with the talks at the weekend said 3G Capital and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. decided Unilever’s negative response made a friendly transaction impossible. With U.S. bond and stock …

  • Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants

    The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS ...

  • The OPEC output has lifted Middle East crude prices, creating a sound opportunity for Russian Urals oil

  • Shabaab militants were driven out of Mogadishu  in 2011 but continue to launch terror attacks inside the Somali capital -- such as this raid on a hotel which killed 28 people in January 2017

    At least 20 people died Sunday when a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital, as Shabaab Islamists threatened to escalate attacks in a "vicious war" against the new government. In the deadliest attack since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed -- nicknamed Farmajo -- the vehicle exploded at an intersection …

  • Former vice President of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza, pictured in 2011, has been named the new mining minister of the country

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro named a new mining minister on Sunday, the latest of several appointments as he seeks to strengthen his position against opposition pressure to quit. Announcing the appointment of Jorge Arreaza, 43, in a television broadcast, Maduro recalled that developing mining was part of his emergency …

  • This undated image obtained from Alexander Historical Auctions shows a phone belonging to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone, later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler's name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader's Berlin …