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US scales back visa services in Russia after Putin cuts its staff

Reacting to new US sanctions, President Vladimir Putin ordered Washington in July to cut diplomatic and technical staff in Russia by about 60%.

August 21, 2017

Big Ben bell to go silent until 2021

The landmark of London is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for almost four years of repair work.

August 21, 2017

Millions of Americans await awe-inspiring total solar eclipse

Americans staked out viewing spots to watch the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.

August 21, 2017

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency.

August 21, 2017