Just weeks ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish North Korea's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on.
California researchers monitoring work at site.
Billions could be affected by damage to world's staple food, experts warn.
A U.S. cybersecurity company says the hacking group behind a worrying breed of destructive software is operating well beyond the Middle East, raising the possibility that it is laying the groundwork for dangerous cyberattacks around the world.
Britain's Foreign Office on Thursday criticized "childish" Russian pranksters who phoned Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson posing as the leader of Armenia.
Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing.
Automaker Daimler says it is being told to recall models of its Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van by Germany's motor vehicle authority, which has ruled that the vehicle's diesel emissions controls do not meet legal requirements.
Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation's foreign minister said Thursday, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the United States is seeking to boost its partnership with Balkan nations in fighting extremism and organized crime.
Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.
China's biggest tech company says the industry needs to tackle users' privacy concerns and the risks posed by advancing technologies.
Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has underscored Sudan's commitment to a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen, three weeks after Khartoum said it's reconsidering its participation in the war.
The conviction of more than two dozen Spanish businesspeople and officials in a major corruption scandal triggered political turmoil Thursday after the court ruled that the country's governing party benefited from the biggest kickbacks-for-contracts scheme in four decades of democratic rule.
The car-sharing service car2go says it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.
Israel's defense minister said Thursday he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018, an announcement likely to further ratchet up tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard.
A jury in Winchester has found an army sergeant guilty of attempted murder of his wife by sabotaging her parachute and tampering with a gas valve at her home.
A Turkish media report says an explosion has occurred at a government-owned explosives factory in the outskirts of Ankara.
Saudi authorities have released two prominent women's rights activists, but continue to hold at least eight others in a sweep targeting prominent icons of the women's rights movement, activists and rights groups said Thursday.
French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe.