October 17, 2018

Russia says a student’s shooting rampage and bombing killed at least 18 at college in Crimea

iStock/Thinkstock(KERCH, Crimea) -- At least 18 people, most of them young, were killed and over 40 injured in a bomb and shooting attack at a college in Crimea that local officials said was carried out by a student. The attack occurred at a state polytechnic college in the Black Sea city of Kerch on Crimea eastern coast. Investigators said a lone 18 year-old student at the college entered the school on Wednesday afternoon armed with a gun and began shooting people, before killing himself. A hom..
October 17, 2018

Trump: Saudi crown prince ‘totally denied any knowledge’ of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi

Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Saudi Arabia's young crown prince is again denying any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he spoke with him and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday after dispatching the top U.S. diplomat to the region amid international outrage over Khashoggi's possible death. "Answers will be forthcoming shortly," Trump added. In photo-o..
October 16, 2018

Amid questions about Jamal Khashoggi’s death, Saudis weigh accepting culpability: Source

Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Dispatched to Saudi Arabia on a last-minute trip, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with the kingdom's top leaders to press them on the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. In photo ops with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pompeo smiled and greeted them warmly, even as the Saudis weigh whether to accept culpability for Khashoggi's death, a source with knowledge of their di..
October 16, 2018

US service member killed in fighter crash in Ukraine

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. military service member was killed in the crash of a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet in Ukraine on Tuesday. A Ukrainian Air Force pilot was also killed during what the Ukrainian Defense Ministry called "a training and combat flight." The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement that an SU-27 fighter jet had crashed Tuesday afternoon "in the area of Ulanov, between the settlements of Berdychiv and Khmilnyk." According to an English translation of..