In one of the Islamic State’s first responses to President Barack Obama’s declaration that he would “degrade and ultimately destroy” it, the group released a short video late Tuesday in which it appeared to say that its militants would kill U.S. ground forces should Obama deploy them.
While independence-minded Basques, Catalonians, and Corsicans may view Scotland's referendum as something to emulate, the Scottish first minister has distanced himself from their causes.Sara Miller Llana
An American was arrested Tuesday night on a river that borders North Korea, the South Korean media reported Wednesday. The South Korean news agency Yonhap, quoting a government source, said the American man had attempted to swim to North Korea.Choe San-Hung
In aid-dependent South Sudan, politicians have fed on popular anger that jobs from executives to waiters are being filled by outsiders who largely keep the nation running amid a civil war. Authorities have now limited the policy.Mike Pflanz
The United States will significantly boost its efforts to block the spread of Ebola across West Africa, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, casting the disease as a national security concern as he embarked on a brief tour intended to burnish his image as commander in chief.Christi Parsons