United States

Multiple 2020 Democratic candidates won't attend AIPAC

Seven candidates running in the 2020 presidential race said they will not attend next week's AIPAC conference.

Multiple 2020 Democratic candidates won't attend AIPAC

Mueller Probe

Mueller ends the Russia investigation: What happens next?

What is the attorney general expected to do? Will Trump see it? What can the Democrats do? Here's what to expect next.

Mueller ends the Russia investigation: What happens next?

Podcast

From US to New Zealand: The far right's global reach

In this episode of the Take, a Christchurch shooting survivor shares his story, and a former neo-Nazi explains his past.

From US to New Zealand: The far right's global reach

Inside Story

What will be the outcome of Trump's Golan Heights tweet?

US president says it is time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied territory.

Lebanon

In Beirut, Pompeo at odds with Lebanese leaders over Hezbollah

Pompeo warns of group's 'destabilising' actions but officials respond group is part and parcel of Lebanese politics.

In Beirut, Pompeo at odds with Lebanese leaders over Hezbollah

Syria's War

ISIL territory '100 percent eliminated' in Syria: White House

US Defense Department tells Trump ISIL no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman says.

ISIL territory '100 percent eliminated' in Syria: White House

Racism

US: Racist violence threat keeps Charlottesville schools closed

Police arrest 17-year-old man in connection with threat made on 4chan, an anonymous online message board.

US: Racist violence threat keeps Charlottesville schools closed

United States

Las Vegas: Homeless youth most vulnerable to sex trafficking

Survivors of the illegal sex trade say the city's culture and high rates of homelessness give traffickers the advantage.

Las Vegas: Homeless youth most vulnerable to sex trafficking

United States

US opioid epidemic: Study warns about 'third wave' of fentanyl

While most victims are white, overdose deaths are rising faster among black people and Latino Americans.

United States

Nazi survivors protest Holocaust Museum's ties with Trump's aide

Elliott Abrams is on the board of the US Holocaust Museum's Committee on Conscience, which aims to prevent genocides.

Asia Pacific

Seoul: North Korea withdrew staff from liaison office

Weeks after Kim-Trump summit ended without agreement, Pyongyang abandons the liaison office in Kaesong.

Seoul: North Korea withdrew staff from inter-Korea liaison office

North Korea

US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies for helping North Korea

In first such step since US-North Korean summit failed last month, two Chinese companies are slapped with new sanctions.

US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies for helping North Korea

Social media

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Security website's report forces social media giant to admit its servers stored millions of passwords in plain text.

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Afghanistan

US soldiers killed during Afghan operation

At least two US service members killed, NATO spokesperson confirms, as the US holds talks with Taliban to end the war.

US soldiers killed during Afghan operation

Crime

Suspect who mailed pipe bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

Cesar Sayoc faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction.

Suspect who mailed pipe bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty