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Russia may have upgraded nuclear bunker in Kaliningrad, report says

On Monday, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) published aerial photographs that the group says show the facility in the Baltic outpost has been under major renovation since 2016. FAS said the images document refurbishments at the site back in 2016, when one of three underground bunkers at the location was excavated and deepened before […]

Brexit dividend? New reports show UK will suffer for years

How Brexit could end flights in and out of the UK Two new reports show just how much economic pain Britain’s exit from the European Union is causing. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday slashed its growth forecast for the UK economy this year to 1.3%, which would be its weakest performance since […]

Has the US finally won the fight for Okinawa?

She’s spent her life in the shadow of a vast complex of US military bases in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture. She doesn’t, however, associate them with danger. “We see the base as another space of life, not a space for preparing for war — we don’t see that part,” Urasaki, now a rapper who goes […]

Shot and left for dead by the Taliban, 'Afghanistan's Malala' just graduated college

When she took her diploma and turned to look at the audience, she was shocked to see the crowd standing for her as she crossed the stage. “It was a very proud moment for me,” Musazai told CNN. Musazai’s graduation from college last month — she earned a bachelor’s degree in law — was a […]

Eid celebrations in Afghanistan marred by deadly bombing

The Afghan Taliban called last week for its fighters to observe a three-day truce — except against foreign forces — to coincide with a 10-day ceasefire declared by the Afghan government for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Afghan journalists, students and diplomats have all reported witnessing […]

Woman's forced labor for Salvadoran guerrillas means she must leave US, court rules

The main appellate body of the immigration courts issued a divided opinion Wednesday with broad implications, finding that a woman from El Salvador is ineligible for status in the US because her 1990 abduction and forced labor amount to “material support” of a terrorist organization. According to the court documents, the woman was kidnapped by […]

Gangs in El Salvador are using women's bodies for 'revenge and control'

San Salvador, El Salvador — From afar, it looked like a breakdown. A few cars gathered at the side of a highway on a Tuesday morning. But this gathering, made up of police patrolmen and photographers, disguised a ghastly but all too common fact of daily life in El Salvador — the murder of a […]

US Navy rescues migrants at sea off the coast of Libya

The expeditionary fast transport ship “USNS Trenton, in accordance with its obligations under international law, rendered assistance to mariners in distress that it encountered while conducting routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea,” US Navy Lt. Cmdr. Amelia Umayam, a spokesperson for US Sixth Fleet told CNN in a statement. “Forty people have been recovered and […]

'Exhausted' migrants rescued from ship begin four-day journey to Spain

According to aid organization SOS Méditerranée, 250 people were transferred to the Italian Navy’s Orione and a further 274 to the Coast Guard’s Dattilo ship Tuesday. The Aquarius — which had been stranded between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily since Sunday — now has just 106 survivors on board. The move was part […]

Stranded migrant ship reveals a fractured Europe

A source close to the Spanish government told CNN that the migrants on board the Aquarius would be given a 15-day permit to stay, during which they would be able to start the process of seeking asylum. Left to drift for two days in the waters between the Italian and Maltese coasts, the Aquarius search-and-rescue […]