113-year-old Russian shipwreck found in waters off East Sea

- A South Korean salvage company said it's found a Russian warship that sank in the East Sea during the Russo-Japanese war in 1905. The Shinil Group said it discovered the Russian cruiser Dmitri Donskoii of the Baltic Fleet in waters off South Korea's eastern Ulleung Island on Sunday. The company released photos and videos [...]

2018-07-18T12:11:11+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

Lawmakers eye possible new leads after hearing with FBI attorney

Last week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill questioned FBI agent Peter Strzok. This week, it was bureau attorney Lisa Page. Lawmakers from the House judiciary and oversight and reform committees questioned Page in a closed-door hearing Monday, during which they said they obtained new leads to follow in the Justice Department's Russia investigation. Committee member Rep. [...]

2018-07-17T18:39:52+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Just 84 highly Amur leopards remain in the wild, study finds

- Scientists estimate there are only 84 Amur leopards left in the wild in China and Russia. The leopards live along the southernmost border of the Primorskii Province in Russia and the Jilin Province of China, and they're highly endangered. This new estimate was recently reported in the scientific journal Conservation Letters by scientists from [...]

2018-07-17T02:47:17+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Russian woman charged with conspiracy against the United States

A Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., was charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent, the Justice Department announced Monday. Federal authorities arrested Maria Butina, 29, on Sunday for allegedly working under the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government to develop relationships in the United States and infiltrate organizations with [...]

2018-07-17T02:39:48+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Presidents Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday for the first U.S.-Russia summit in nearly a decade. The leaders were scheduled to meet for three separate sessions over five hours Monday. The two were supposed to start with a bilateral one-on-one meeting at 6:20 a.m. [...]

2018-07-16T13:00:13+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

Pentagon: China spying on U.S-led military exercises near Hawaii

-- The U.S. Navy is watching a Chinese spy ship in international waters where 25 nations are participating in RIMPAC, a major international naval warfare exercise. Navy officials said they are keeping an eye on the Chinese ship, which arrived in the waters off Hawaii Wednesday. A U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet spokesperson said the officials [...]

2018-07-14T22:11:28+00:00 July 14th, 2018|

North Korea could propose military restrictions with U.S. over weekend

South Korean soldiers stand guard at the joint security area of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone near Paju, South Korea. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo Sign up for our weekly Korea Now newsletter An exclusive report putting perspective on the week's most important developments. Enter your email address here.. July 13 (UPI) [...]

2018-07-13T13:48:46+00:00 July 13th, 2018|

Trump meets with Theresa May after candid British tabloid interview

-- U.S. President Donald Trump began talks Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her retreat in Chequers, after a rather frank interview he gave to a newspaper that renounced her Brexit plan. Trump held nothing back during the interview with Britain's The Sun, saying a new trade deal with the United States was [...]

2018-07-13T13:40:45+00:00 July 13th, 2018|

Damage from Mexico quake leads scientists to ancient temple

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico September 9 caused serious damage to the Teopanzolco archaeological site. Additional checks this week, though, uncovered what archaeologists believe are remnants of an ancient Tlahuica temple. File Photo by Tony Rivera/EPA-EFE July 12 (UPI) -- Archaeologists assessing damage caused by an earthquake in Mexico last summer have stumbled onto traces [...]

2018-07-13T13:35:12+00:00 July 13th, 2018|

Trade war: Trump again threatens China with $200B in new tariffs

- Electronics, fish, produce and beauty products are part of $200 billion in new 10-percent tariffs on Chinese goods proposed by the Trump administration. The additional duties are the latest part of President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing, which was started to pressure China into abandoning what the administration considers unfair practices. Last week, [...]

2018-07-11T14:02:49+00:00 July 11th, 2018|