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  • Visitors walk past replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (R) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (L) at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.

    North Korea fired what was believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, according to South Korea.

  • US led coalition destroys $500B in ISIS cash

    The air campaign cut the terrorist group's oil revenues in half.

  • *Central bank struggles to curb black market. *With a little innovation, traders still thrive. CAIRO, April 21- Egypt's war on black market currency traders is not going to plan.

  • Alex Salmond, Scottish independence leader, in Toronto's Scottish Public House and Whisky Bar on April 5, 2016

    Smaller countries' historical disadvantages are gone, and their economies enjoy a "triumph of the tiny," said Alex Salmond, Scotland's former first minister.

  • The president nominated Adam Szubin a year ago, but his nomination has languished, caught up in Senate politics. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., objected, citing the possibility that the Obama administration would ease financial restrictions that prohibit U.S. dollars from being used in transactions with Iran. The Senate needs to do its job. "

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other terrorist attacks linked to Iran to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian funds. The decision, issued amid a warming in relations with Iran, is important because it is the first time Iran is being made to feel the sting of...

  • But as President Barack Obama makes his final visit to Riyadh this week, Saudi Arabia's military capabilities remain a work in progress- and the gap in perceptions between Washington and Riyadh has widened dramatically. Frustrated by Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and the U.S. pullback from the region, Riyadh launched an Arab military intervention last year...

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    As China builds up its presence in the South China Sea, the US military is betting on a new technology — submarine drone, the Financial Times reports.

  • Pope Francis (L) waves next to Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II upon his arrival at the airport of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, 2016.

    Pope Francis traveled to Greece Saturday for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees as the EU begins a controversial plan to deport them.

  • King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia is warning that it will sell U.S. assets if a bill holding the kingdom responsible for 9/11 passes. The New York Times reports.

  • Sale sign on retail store

    Russian shares took a double whammy from sanctions and oil, but the market now offers "the bargain of the century," Templeton's Mark Mobius said.

  • Dutch policemen stand guard by a cordoned off area outside Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport late on April 12, 2016

    Heavily armed military police sealed off part of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for hours Tuesday night, the AP reports.

  • John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

    Kerry becomes the first US secretary of state to pay his respects at Hiroshima's memorial.

  • John Kerry paid his respects at Japan's Hiroshima, raising speculation Barack Obama might make a controversial visit in May.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in London December 16, 2014.

    John Kerry will not apologize for the use of the atomic bomb when visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Monday, a senior U.S. official said.

  • The autonomous ship 'Sea Hunter' developed by DARPA docked in Portland, Oregon.

    The U.S. military on Thursday christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday he would seek an emergency appropriation of "multiple billions" of dollars to help Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon as they try to cope with the fallout from the war with Islamic State. "One thing I'm going to talk... about is an emergency appropriation that would help Egypt, Jordan and probably Lebanon to deal with...

  • *Pakistan wants targeting systems for JF-17 jets. PARIS, April 7- Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against Islamist militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said. U.S. ally Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million...

  • DigitalGlobe imagery of the nearly completed construction within the Fiery Cross Reef located in the South China Sea. Fiery Cross is located in the western part of the Spratly Islands group.

    As China seeks to strengthen its control over the South China Sea, a tribunal is about to test Beijing's adherence to international law.

  • *Azerbaijan says will stop fighting in response. BAKU/ YEREVAN, April 3- Azerbaijan said on Sunday it would stop fighting Armenian-backed separatists over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region after two days of clashes, but the other side denounced Baku's gesture as hollow and said violence was continuing. Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but...