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The 2019 Nobel Prize season started Monday with laureates in Physiology or Medicine announced. This year's prize was awarded jointly to scientists William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Ani…

The U.S. Government on Thursday barred Cuba's former President Raul Castro and his family members from entering the United States, accusing the Communist leader of violating human rights. The State Department announced travel sanctions against Castro and his children, Alejandro Castro Espin,…

Setting aside speculation that a U.S.-Japan trade deal hit a last-minute snag, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said an agreement has been reached between the two sides at an hour-long meeting he had with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the sidelines of the U.N. Gen…

China poses the biggest long-term threat to the United States in all spheres of life, the Defense Department's policy chief said. The warning from John C. Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, came during a panel discussion at the Center for European Policy Analysis Forum in Washingto…

Following President Donald Trump's orders, the Treasury Department announced Friday that the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank in response to the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend. The Treasury Department claims Iran's Central Bank has provided billions of …

Home to 51 million migrants, the United States is hosting the largest number of international migrant populations in the world, a new UN report says. It is also one of the top three countries towards which most migrant journeys are taking place. The other top migrant destinations are Germany…

President Donald Trump said his Administration has reached an initial trade agreement on tariff barriers and digital trade with Japan. The agreement will be signed in the coming weeks. The White House said in a statement that Trump notified the Congress about his plan to initiate trade negot…

The U.S. Government blamed Iran for attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil plants, with President Donald Trump hinting at the possibility of a military strike on the Islamic nation. However, the Iranian foreign ministry dismissed the allegations. "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is rea…

Pyongyang has reacted positively to Washington's repeated calls to resume denuclearization talks by saying they are willing to meet in late September. In a statement published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's first vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui said that the U.…

Russia has accused Facebook and Google of interfering in the just concluded local elections in the country by distributing political advertising on these media platforms, violating Russian election law. "During the monitoring of mass media on voting day, distribution of political advertising…

China announced that its trade representatives will travel to Washington in October to resume the stalled trade talks with their American counterparts. China's state run Xinhua news agency reported that an agreement to this effect was reached in Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's phone talk with …

The Earth's nearest neighbor is Moon. So far, three nations - the United States, Russia, and China - have successfully landed their spacecraft on the Moon. But the U.S. is the only country to have conducted 6 manned Moon landings. Except for China's robotic spacecraft Chang'e-4, all the othe…

Polish President has said that the country's counterintelligence officials have detected certain actions, which might have been of an espionage nature. This was stated by Polish President Andrezj Duda at a joint press conference in Warsaw with visiting Vice President Mike Pence. Duda said hi…

The US Government has imposed new tariffs on certain Chinese products worth $125 billion. This is part of the Trump administration's decision to impose a 15 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese imports by the end of this year. The Chinese products subject to new U.S.…

The U.S. Defense Department launched a Space Command to focus more on the threats posed in space, especially from Russia and China. Speaking at a White House ceremony establishing the U.S. Space Command Thursday, President Donald Trump said it will defend America's vital interests in "the ne…

The government of Honduras agreed to take tough action to fight illegal and irregular immigration to the United States. An agreement regarding a shared commitment to improving security and addressing irregular migration in the western hemisphere was reached during a meeting of the Acting Sec…

Brazilian government refused to accept the major financial aid that G7 countries pledged to douse raging fires in the Amazon region of Brazil. French President Emmanuel Macron had announced on Monday that the G7 summit has agreed to release $22 million to help fight one of the world's worst …

North Korea's Foreign Minister launched a scathing attack on his U.S. counterpart Friday, calling U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy." The state-run Korean Central News Agency published a statement that Ri Yong-Ho issued in response to Pompeo's recen…