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South Korea calls for 'corresponding measures' from the North after military exercise with US suspended

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea Tuesday confirmed the Pentagon's announcement of the suspension of a major joint military exercise in August and called for North Korea to reciprocate.The U.S. Department of Defense and the South Korean defense ministry said the annual Freedom Guardian exercise would be suspended, and South…... Read More

Over 30 killed after multiple bombs hit end-of-Ramadan celebration in Nigeria

(NEW YORK) -- A terror attack in northeast Nigeria has left more than 30 dead and scores injured despite ongoing military efforts to restore peace in the region.Multiple bombs went off during a celebration for the end of Ramadan over the weekend, and were reportedly followed by artillery strikes by…... Read More

Meghan Markle's father breaks silence on wedding: 'I really wanted to walk her down the aisle'

(LONDON) -- Thomas Markle, father of newly married Duchess Meghan Markle, apologized for staging photos before his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry and expressed regret at not being able to walk her down the aisle in his first interview since the wedding."She was beautiful. I cried a little watching her,"…... Read More

Greece and Macedonia hope to end decades-long dispute over name

(ATHENS) -- Since its independence in 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has been fighting with neighboring Greece over the country’s name.On Sunday, Macedonia and Greece signed a historic deal aimed at settling the name dispute that has lasted longer than the 14 years it took Alexander the Great to conquer…... Read More

Peace, economy top concerns as Colombians head to polls in presidential runoff

(BOGOTA, Columbia) -- Colombians are heading to the polls for the second time in less than a month — this time in a runoff to elect the country’s next president.This year’s is the first presidential contest since the 2016 peace accord was signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary…... Read More

Pakistani terrorist who ordered Malala shooting reportedly killed in drone strike

(ISLAMABAD) -- The Pakistani terrorist leader who ordered the assassination of Malala Yousafzai was killed in a drone strike, according to Afghan officials.Mullah Fazlullah was allegedly killed in a strike on June 13 in the Dangam district of Kunar province in Afghanistan. Fazlullah had been the leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan…... Read More

State Department 'deeply concerned' over arrest of US citizen during a protest in Vietnam

(HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam) -- The American who was arrested while protesting in Vietnam has been visited by at least one U.S. diplomat since he was taken into custody, the State Department said Friday.Will Nguyen, a 32-year-old masters degree student at Singapore University, was on vacation in Vietnam when…... Read More

For some North Korean defectors, Trump-Kim summit offers hope; others don't buy it

(NEW YORK) -- Back in January, Ji Seong-ho was President Trump's special guest at his State of the Union address, where the president told the story of Ji’s harrowing escape from North Korea.Having lost an arm and a leg after being hit by a train years before, Ji managed to…... Read More

'Gifted' clarinetist whose dreams were sabotaged by ex-girlfriend awarded $266K: Court

(QUEBEC) -- When some musicians go through a harrowing break up, they write sad love songs.One Canadian clarinetist got a court-awarded $266,000 payout instead.A Canadian court determined this week that the alleged deceptions of Eric Abramovitz's ex-girlfriend were worth a hefty sum.Eric Abramovitz was a student at McGill University in…... Read More

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried at Westminster Abbey

(LONDON) -- Stephen Hawking, a giant of science and celebrated British physicist who died in March, was honored Friday before more than 1,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey, where his ashes were buried.Hawking, who died at 76 after a lifelong battle against terminal motor neuron disease, was a groundbreaking physicist…... Read More

China retaliates immediately after US announces tariffs

(BEIJING) -- China said Friday it is retaliating against U.S. tariffs by imposing penalties on the same scale against the United States.China's commerce ministry announced the tariffs after President Donald Trump said earlier Friday the United will hit $50 billion of goods from China with a 25 percent tariff.The ministry…... Read More