Donald Trump has criticized the Obama administration for failing to use the element of surprise in the current military offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul. But is that a valid complaint? And does it even make a difference?
Eighty years ago, the East End of London had one of the biggest riots in the city's history. Tens of thousands of Londoners clashed with police after right-wing extremists attempted to march through a Jewish neighborhood.
Archaeologists have found a huge monument buried in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. Petra is well known as the backdrop for dozens of Hollywood movies from Indiana Jones to the Mummy Returns. Now there appears to be a real life secret temple.
Tens of thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are being stripped of their citizenship and deported. And most are of Haitian descent. It's the latest chapter in a long history of 'anti-Haitianismo' in the Dominican Republic.
The early history of Ireland has long been shrouded in mystery. But a new study of the DNA of the ancient Irish has cast some light into the darkness. The first headline is that Ireland's first farmers originated in the Middle East. The second headline is that all those stone rings and tombs that we associate with Ireland appear to have nothing to do with the Celts.
NATO says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is "highly probable." The Ukrainian government says a large convoy of humanitarian aid coming from Russia is just a "Trojan horse." If the humanitarian crisis is indeed a pretext for an invasion, it certainly wouldn't be Moscow's first time.
A new exhibition opened on Friday in Plymouth, Massachusetts, telling the story of how Europeans raided the area for slaves long before the Pilgrims arrived. The exhibit was made by a Native American crew, giving them the chance to tell their peoples' story.
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation. The US has long had close, though not always happy, ties with the island nation.
Most people already know that Justice Antonin Scalia died earlier this month while a guest at a ranch in Texas. What's less known is that many of the other guests at this ranch belonged to a secretive, ancient aristocratic society.
Belgium has just minted a special euro coin. The denomination? 2.5 euros. But that's not the part that's got France in a fit. It's the fact that the coin depicts France's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
Scientists are pleased with preliminary tests for a new cure for MRSA, the deadly antibiotic-resistant infection. But it's not a fancy new technology: The new remedy was found in an Anglo-Saxon medical book that's more than 1000 years old.