International

(Moscow) -- Russia's central bank has raised its key interest rate up to 17 percent as the rouble fell to record lows. Monday saw the largest one-day fall for the currency since 1998. That makes the ruble the world's worst-performing currency this year, having fallen over 49...
(Cupertino, CA) -- Things are rotten for Apple customers in Russia. The company has stopped online sales in Russia because of extreme fluctuations in the value of the ruble. Apple has released a statement saying its online store in Russia is currently unavailable while the...
(Washington, DC) -- The State Department is calling today's terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan a cowardly attack against children. Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said she would not give any new assessment of the strength of the Taliban in Pakistan but said "broadly...
(Peshawar) -- Officials in Pakistan are calling it the deadliest attack ever by the Taliban. More than 140 people were killed, most of them children in Tuesday's attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in Peshawar. Military officials say all seven militants who staged the...
(Undated) -- Vladimir Putin is Russia's "Man Of The Year" for the 15th time in a row. Russian media outlet "Interfax" says the Russian president won by a landslide by claiming almost 70-percent of votes. His closest runner-up in the 2014 poll was the "hard to say, no answer"...
(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama will likely sign a bill slapping more sanctions on Russia by week's end. Earnest told a briefing that the costs on Moscow will continue to increase as a result of Russian incursions in Ukraine. He said...
(Peshawar) -- Pakistani officials are counting the dead following a horrific massacre at a school this morning. Reports indicate Taliban terrorists burned a teacher alive in front of students and beheaded children during the attack. At least six militants entered the building...
(New York, NY) -- North Korea wants the UN to investigate the CIA's use of torture. The North Korean delegation asked the United Nations Security Council on Monday to add the issue to its agenda. The request comes as the council considers whether to review North Korea's human...
(Undated) -- Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is condemning a Taliban attack on schoolchildren in Pakistan. At least 130 people, mostly children, were killed in today's attack at a school in Peshawar. The 17-year-old Malala says she is "...