China military tries musical approach to image building
China's military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice. A new recruiting video aimed at Chinese millennials raised on pop tunes and video ...
The Latest: EU moves to extend border controls
Russia says planned truce in Syria's Aleppo disrupted by Nusra Front attacks: agenciesMOSCOW (Reuters) - A "regime of calm" in Syria's Aleppo was planned for May 3 but its introduction was disrupted by attacks by Nusra Front militants, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying on Wednesday. The "regime of calm" in Aleppo and its suburbs was originally planned to last for 24 hours and to be later extended for another two days, Konashenkov said. (Reporting by idia Kelly; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs)
Graceland, home of Elvis, receives 20 millionth paid visitor
Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton ? a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.
Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million
It's a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball ? the largest discovered in over a century ? could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby's said Wednesday. ...
EU moves on granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens
Swiss defense chief says hackers targeted his ministryBERLIN (AP) ? Switzerland's defense minister says his department was targeted by hackers in January and is indicating that the motive was industrial espionage.
Georgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoesATLANTA (AP) ? Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep red state.
Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) ? A fire that forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, could get worse Wednesday, but no injuries have been reported, officials said.