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From #ThatMexicanThing to an ‘avalanche of insults,’ five can’t-miss moments from the VP debate The face-off between Tim Kaine, the Democrat running alongside Hillary Clinton, and Mike Pence, Republican Donald Trump’s running mate, is the kind of thing you feel like you have to watch because everyone’s going to be talking about it, but it was as dry as over-cooked...

India’s final frontier for military modernization: ‘Space is considered a fourth dimension of warfare’ India is laying the groundwork for the formation of a space command to give it a military edge in the tense South Asia region, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pursues a broader upgrade of the armed forces. Signaling a shift in focus from civil to military use...

Jets from four countries intercept supersonic Russian bombers known as ‘White Swans’ over the Atlantic Aircraft from four different countries scrambled two Russian fighter jets that skirted their airspace in late September, according to a recent report by French defence officials. Norway, the U.K., France and Spain scrambled the jets on Sept. 22. The Russian bombers’ route took them along the...

Powerful Mafia boss listed as one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives arrested — at his own home Polizia di StatoA photo from 2008 when he was last arrested before escaping After five years of being listed as one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives, a powerful Mafia boss was finally arrested Wednesday — at his own home. To his apparent dismay, Antonio Pelle,...

Historian tortured, killed for K first edition of Wind in the Willows, prosecutor tells British jury The Wind in the Willows, first published in 1908, is a lovely tale by Kenneth Grahame of camaraderie, friendship and overcoming greed and excess. The beloved children’s novel features four anthropomorphized animals — a mole, water vole, badger and toad — who become close friends...

North Korean defectors planning to create a government in exile in the U.S., report says A group of high-profile defectors are planning to establish a North Korean government in exile in the U.S. early next year, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday, citing one the of the group’s leaders. The defectors — some of whom are based in South Korea —...

‘Buy-bust’ or execution? How this man survived when a ‘death squad’ came after him in the Philippines MANILA — Francisco Santiago is a rare and dangerous thing in a state-led killing rampage: a witness. In the early hours of Sept. 13, on a dark street in the heart of the city, Santiago was shot through the chest and arms in what...

Belgian police suspect terrorist link after man stabs two officers, breaks nose of a third before being arrested BRUSSELS — A knife-wielding man stabbed two police officers in Brussels on Wednesday in an attack that may be terror-related, Belgian prosecutors said. It was the latest attack on law enforcement officials in a nation that has been on high alert since 32...

Top U.S. military aide charged government for thousand-dollar visit to Italian strip club, Pentagon says For the past year, one of the biggest secrets at the Pentagon has been what prompted Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to suddenly fire his top military aide. Carter unexpectedly removed Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Lewis from his post in November for unspecified “misconduct” and ordered the...

‘A very delicate issue’: Chinese leader Xi Jinping may not step down as expected after party congress next year BEIJING — The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, appears prepared to defy the Communist Party’s established script for transferring power and delay the designation of his successor until after a party congress next year, unsettling the party elite and stirring speculation that he wants...

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