(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea confirmed its named a former army colonel as its top diplomat in what analysts say is the latest sign of a shift away from talks with the U.S. over its nuclear weapons program.Ri Son Gwon has been heavi...

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(BERLIN) -- Six people are dead and two injured after a shooting in the German town of Rot am See on Friday, local police told ABC News.The gunman opened fire on several members of his family, police said. Three men, aged 36, 65 and 69 were k...

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(LONDON) -- More than 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, there lived a priest named Nesyamun who chanted and sang the daily liturgy at the famous temple of Karnak in Thebes.When Nesyamun died in 1069 B.C., his voice went silent, but inscriptio...

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(NEW YORK) -- A 3-year-old boy has officially become the youngest member of the Mensa high IQ society, and even his own mother is blown away.Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a nursery school student, scored 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test. He was als...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to enter China's Hubei province due to the coronavirus, as Chinese authorities announced Thursday that the death toll from the virus has gone up.The U.S. is also pulling out m...

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(LONDON) -- Facial recognition technology is set to be rolled out across London by the Metropolitan Police Service beginning Friday, despite concerns over the technology’s effectiveness and objections from privacy advocates. The use of...

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(WASHINGTON) -- A Libyan man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 terrorist attack on two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans. Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was captured in Li...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has denied an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who police say fatally struck a British teenager with her car as he was walking on the side of the road last August. Sacoolas was f...

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(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top political challenger Benny Gantz will visit Washington next week to discuss peace in the Middle East, the White House announced Thursday.Vice President Mike Pence said he e...

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(NEW YORK) -- The world just got 20 seconds closer to catastrophe.Gauging the duel threats of nuclear warfare and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the minute hand on the metaphorical "Doomsday C...

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(SYDNEY) -- Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains' Monaro region, abou...

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(LONDON) -- The United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Myanmar must “take all measures within its power” to prevent the genocide of its embattled Rohingya minority Thursday, in a move hailed by human rights groups...

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(PARIS) -- French President Emmanuel Macron got into a testy exchange with Israeli security guards at the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem on Wednesday, accusing the guards of violating rules preventing them from entering what is considered French t...

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(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) -- The psychologist credited with devising the C.I.A.'s program of "enhanced interrogation" during the war on terror defended his record at a pretrial hearing for the alleged masterminds of 9/11.James Mitchell, who work...

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