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Royal mill creates world's-first woollen coffins

A British mill has created the world's first woolen coffins to satisfy an unusual gap in the funeral market.

Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday.

Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo.

Americans, Canadians are warned: Don't eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.

WTO should restore capacity for settling disputes: Chinese official

A senior Chinese trade official on Tuesday stressed here that the World Trade Organization (WTO) should restore its capacity to settle disputes.

Trump provides written responses to Mueller questions

U.S. President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel's office with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump used the power of his office Tuesday to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table.

Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer's death

President Donald Trump has declared he will not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 50 killed

A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Free phone plan used to target voters in Indian state: report

A New York Times report is the ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is giving out free smartphones to win votes in the central state of Chhattisgarh.

Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

President Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump, first lady accept official White House Christmas tree

​As strains of "O Christmas Tree" wafted through the cool air, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Monday accepted the official White House Christmas tree.

Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, killing 4

​A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, killing four people, including a police officer and two hospital employees. The suspect was also dead.

Russian cargo craft docks to ISS

The Russian cargo craft Progress MS-10/71P has docked to the International Space Station and delivered about 2.5 tons of goods.

Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3

Three people were killed and over a dozen injured on Sunday when two men on a motorbike targeted a prayer hall with a grenade in northern India, police said.

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump's visit in Northern California community.

Russia says it has no wish to transfer controversial islands to Japan

The return to the 1956 Joint Declaration in the Russia-Japan peace treaty talks in no way implies an automatic transfer of Russian territories to Japan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday.

Merkel and Macron comment on EU reform in Berlin

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a joint statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin on Sunday.

U.S. tightens measures as migrant caravans arrive at border

Officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have tightened preparations at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California, for the arrival of massive caravans of Central American migrants.

Hundreds wounded in violence at French protest against higher fuel tax

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said more than 400 protestors had been injured countrywide as discontent people gridlocked motorways across French cities to oppose an increase on fuel tax.

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