After US offer, Germany unleashes Leopard tanks for Ukraine
The long-awaited decision came after U.S. officials revealed Tuesday a preliminary agreement for the United States to send M1 Abrams tanks to help Ukraine's troops push back Russian forces.
Doomsday Clock hits 90 seconds to midnight, its most dire prediction ever
The world is 90 seconds away from “midnight,” according to the Doomsday Clock, the closest it has ever been to the symbolic hour of apocalypse.
Navalny supporters put replica cell outside Russian embassy in Berlin
Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny placed a replica of the tiny "punishment cell" he has repeatedly been held in outside Russia's embassy in Berlin in an effort to raise awareness of his fate.
Russia meets with European soccer body UEFA as it looks for a path back into world sports
Russian teams are banned from UEFA and FIFA competitions during the war in Ukraine and there currently is no way back from those decisions that were upheld at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine
In what would be a reversal, the Biden administration is poised to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said.
France: More women, children returned from Islamic State camps in Syria
Around 50,000 Syrians and Iraqis are crowded into tents in the fenced-in al-Hol camp. Nearly 20,000 of them are children; the rest are mostly the wives or widows of ISIS fighters.
Algeria's army chief on discreet 1st-ever visit to France
Gen. Said Chanegriha met Monday with President Emmanuel Macron, the Elysee Palace said, ahead of a meeting Tuesday with French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu.
Hazing and bullying take mental toll on deployed soldiers, study finds
The survey of more than 1,400 soldiers, published Tuesday in JAMA Psychiatry, found that one in eight soldiers reported being bullied or hazed during their deployments.
World War II-era map sparks treasure hunt in Dutch village
The treasure hunt began this year when the Dutch National Archive published — as it does every January — thousands of documents for historians to pore over.
Taiwan's president says war with China 'not an option' in letter to pope
Vatican City is the last European government to have diplomatic relations with Taiwan instead of Beijing, although the United States and other Western nations maintain extensive informal ties.
Ukraine corruption scandal claims several top officials
In all, four deputy ministers and five governors of provinces on the war's front line were set to leave their posts, the country's cabinet secretary said on the Telegram messaging app.
Finland’s top diplomat hints at joining NATO without Sweden
Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto later backpedaled, but his comments were the first time a leading government official in either Nordic country appeared to raise doubts about becoming NATO members together.
Germany gives go-ahead for allies to teach Ukrainians to use Leopard tanks
Berlin is also inching toward a decision on sending its own Leopards to Ukraine, Germany’s top defense official said.
Russian warship armed with hypersonic missiles to train with Chinese, S. African navies
A Russian frigate, armed with hypersonic missiles, will exercise off the African coast with the Chinese and South African navies, according to a report by a Russian news agency.
Australia’s sea-mine purchases aim to counter Chinese basing plans in region, experts say
Canberra is accelerating plans to buy high-tech underwater weapons to protect ports, trade routes and communication lines from "potential aggressors," according to the Australian Defence Department.
Russia sending tens of thousands of new troops into Ukraine after losses in the Donbas, Pentagon official says
Recent successes by Ukrainian fighters in the Bakhmut area have prompted Moscow to send in reinforcements, said a senior U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Germany charges suspects in plot to kidnap health minister and trigger civil war
The group had planned to blow up power infrastructure, “trigger civil warlike conditions” and overthrow democracy, Germany’s public prosecutor said.
A look at Leopard 2 tanks that could soon be sent to Ukraine
Germany appears to be inching toward approving deliveries of high-tech Leopard 2 main battle tanks that Ukraine and its biggest Western backers hope will boost Kyiv's fight against Russian invaders.
AFN Now app will livestream NFL championship games, Super Bowl
The network will livestream next weekend’s NFC and AFC championship games and the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 after successfully testing the live function last weekend, AFN officials said.