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Underwear hung around British politician's offices after he blocks 'upskirting' ban

(LONDON) -- After a British legislator blocked a proposed bill to ban taking photos up women's skirts without their knowledge, some protesters expressed their anger by hanging women's underwear around his offices.The proposed ban on "upskirting," which is supported by Britain's Conservative government, was blocked on Friday when Conservative Member…... 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

South Korea, US begin discussing end to military drills

(SEOUL) -- South Korea and the United States have begun discussions to end joint military displays that have long angered North Korean leadership.President Donald Trump surprised many with his announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. "will be stopping the war games" because the drills with South Korea were "expensive" and…... Read More

Eiffel Tower installing bulletproof glass walls to protect monument from terror attacks

(PARIS) -- The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls to protect the iconic monument from terrorist threats.Since the terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris and Saint-Denis on Nov. 13, 2015, the iconic tower has been under constant surveillance. French soldiers and policemen patrol the…... Read More

'Aquarius' ship carrying hundreds of migrants set to arrive in Spain after international controversy

(VALENCIA, Spain) -- For 629 migrants on board a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, this weekend could mark the end of an international controversy over their final destination.On Saturday, Spain plans to welcome the Aquarius ship, which has been making an 800-mile humanitarian journey with international supervision due to safety…... Read More