BEIRUT U.S.-backed Syrian forces said on Thursday they were closing in on Islamic State-held Raqqa and expected to reach the city outskirts in a few weeks, as a U.S. Marines artillery unit deployed to help the campaign.
BEIJING China has put into service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, as senior naval officers said the country was building a “first class” navy and developing a marine corps.
WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. scrambled on Wednesday to assess and contain the damage from the release by WikiLeaks of thousands of documents that cataloged the agency’s cyberspying capabilities, temporarily halting work on some projects while the
DUESSELDORF, Germany German police said they had detained a man who attacked five people at Duesseldorf central train station with an axe on Thursday. A police spokesman said the suspected assailant had been taken into custody.
Tiger Woods has expressed his disappointment at being unable to play in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and revealed he has “no timetable” for his return to golf.
Henrik Stenson bounced back from the stomach virus that curtailed his week in Mexico as he opened the Valspar Championship with a seven-under 64 in Tampa.
LONDON — The London newsroom and studios of RT, the television channel and website formerly known as Russia Today, are ultramodern and spacious, with spectacular views from the 16th floor overlooking the Thames and the London Eye.
Wayne Riley incurred the wrath of several unsuspecting PGA Tour professionals ahead of the Valspar Championship as he ran riot with a fake snake at the Innisbrook Resort.
Others commemorated the day on Twitter: Happy #InternationalWomensDay or, as it’s often called on here, #WhyIsn‘tThereAnInternationalMensDay (There is: November 19th) — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017 Happy #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/sncvQpGNYt — Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) March 8, 2017
Jason Dufner made one of the toughest holes at the Innisbrook Resort look remarkably easy as he made a sensational eagle-two early in his first round at the Valspar Championship.