Putin: Russia must build up defenses amid NATO's military activities

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday emphasized the need to strengthen the country’s air defenses amid NATO’s military activities near Russia’s borders.  Speaking during a meeting with military officials and arms makers in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin specifically noted

21-story building collapses in Nigeria, at least 3 dead

A 21-story apartment building under construction collapsed in an upscale area of Nigeria’s largest city, killing at least three people and leaving dozens more missing, officials and witnesses said on Monday. Lagos Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu confirmed the deaths, but added that

Britain issues 48-hour deadline in France fishing dispute

Britain has issued a hardline stance in a fishing dispute with France, stating that the European nation has 48 hours to back down or face an escalating trade dispute.  The initial dispute culminated in French authorities detaining the Cornelis Gert Jan, a

Mexican officers fire on pickup carrying migrants, killing 1

Mexico’s National Guard said Monday that its officers opened fire when a pickup truck carrying migrants tried to avoid an immigration checkpoint and ram a patrol vehicle, and the gunfire killed one migrant and wounded four others. Prosecutors in the southern state

Explosion near Kabul hospital kills 3 and wounds 16

An explosion went off Tuesday at the entrance of a military hospital in Kabul, killing three people and wounding at least 16, health officials said.  The blast went off at the entrance to the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan military hospital, the spokesman

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