Mike Corder, The Associated Press

  • Spectators watch a mass parachute drop at Ginkel Heath, eastern Netherlands, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, as part of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, an ultimately unsuccessful airborne and land offensive that Allied leaders hoped would bring a swift end to World War II by capturing key Dutch bridges and opening a path to Berlin. (Peter Dejong/AP)
    75th anniversary of daring WWII Allied operation marked in the Netherlands

    Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to World War II.

  • In this Jan. 16, 2019, image, a person leaves the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. (Peter Dejong/AP)
    International court judges reject Afghanistan war crimes probe; cite lack of cooperation

    In a decision decried as “deeply flawed” and a “devastating blow for victims,” International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces linked to the conflict.

  • Police hailed the success of an operation that led to the arrest on Tuesday of the administrators of the website webstresser.org, a provider of Distributed Denial of Service attacks. (Senior Airman Ryan Lackey/Air Force).
    International probe shuts down cyberattack provider

    In a major hit against cybercriminals, an international police operation has taken down what investigators called the world’s biggest provider of potentially crippling Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017. (SANA via AP)
    Syria, Russia slammed at chemical weapons watchdog meeting

    Syria and its close ally Russia faced harsh criticism on Thursday at a meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons following an investigation that blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime for a sarin attack that killed about 100 people in April.

  • In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, the head of the European Union's police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, answers questions during an interview in The Hague, Netherlands. The European Union's police agency is calling for better awareness and tougher, targeted legislation to tackle cybercrime in the wake of devastating malware and ransomware attacks in recent months. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
    EU police agency calls for better action against cybercrime

    Events such as the global “WannaCry” attack in May have “taken the threat from cybercrime to another level,” Europol Executive Director Rob Wainwright told delegates at an international conference.

  • TOPSHOT - Syrians ride a motorcycle amid the destruction in a rebel-held neighbourhood in the rebel-held area of Daraa, in southern Syria, on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMAD ABAZEED (Photo credit should read MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
    US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syria chemical attack

    Syrian authorities — "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" — still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday.