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Masterpieces renamed at new art exhibition to highlight the role of people of color

(PARIS) -- Paintings by some of France’s best known artists have been re-named to highlight the role of people of color in art history, part of a new exhibition in Paris that opened Tuesday.The new names, which are displayed at the exhibition "Le modèle noir de géricault à Matisse" (Black…... Read More

How to help tropical cyclone victims in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

(NEW YORK) -- The United States military will support humanitarian relief efforts in Mozambique after a powerful cyclone slammed into the country more than a week ago.President Donald Trump on Sunday directed the military to do so, according to a statement from the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), a unified combatant…... Read More

North Korean staff return to Kaesong inter-Korean liaison office without explanation

(KAESONG, North Korea) -- Several North Korean officials returned to the inter-Korean liaison office on Monday, just three days after the entire North Korean staff was withdrawn due to unspecified orders from "superiors."North Korea's seemingly sudden decision to pull its officials from the Kaesong office alarmed the region, causing speculation…... Read More

Prince Charles has been a rock for Prince Harry and Meghan during 1st year of marriage, director says

(LONDON) -- Prince Charles has helped his son and daughter-in-law, Prince Harry and Meghan, “soldier on” in their first year of marriage, according to the director of a documentary about the Prince of Wales.During the past year, Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have gotten married and…... Read More

Kremlin declines to comment on Mueller report findings

(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin has responded cautiously to the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that found no evidence of a conspiracy by Donald Trump's presidential campaign to help Russia interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday he couldn't comment…... Read More

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000 cases

(NEW YORK) -- The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 1,000 cases in less than nine months.A total of 1,009 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri since ‪Aug. 1.‬ Among those cases, 944…... Read More

Viking Cruises ship docks safely in Norway after major rescue efforts

(MOLDE, Norway) -- After an engine failure and major evacuation efforts, the Viking Sky cruise ship safely docked in the port of Molde, Norway, on Sunday, bringing a high-seas nightmare to an end.A mayday signal was received from the ship on Saturday at around 2 p.m. local time, according to…... Read More

Norwegian cruise engine failure off Norway coast prompts rescue operation for 1,300 people on board

(MOLDE, Norway) -- Rescue helicopters were battling severe winds on Saturday to airlift more than 1,300 people off a Norwegian cruise ship that issued a distressed call after an engine failure. Of the 1,300 stranded, 900 were passengers on the Viking Cruises' ship called The Viking Sky, Norway's Rescue Coordination…... Read More

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to military officials.The two were killed "while conducting an operation," according to a statement from NATO's Resolute Support. They have been identified as Spc. Joseph P. Collette and Sergeant First Class Will D. Lindsay. Collette, 29…... Read More

As olive oil woes increase, Italian producers step up the fight

(ROME) -- Italy's production of olive oil fell to a 25-year low of 185,000 tons last year -- a more than 57 percent drop in quantity from the preceding year.Amid the decline, which experts principally attribute to climate change-related problems, Italian producers are innovating to combat those problems while improving…... Read More

Syrian Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

(BAGHOUZ, Syria) -- Syrian Kurdish forces declared victory over the Islamic State on Saturday, after a years-long fight to reclaim territory that once belonged to the terror group’s self-declared caliphate."Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF…... Read More