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A year later, Grenfell Tower fire victims remembered

(LONDON) -- Londoners who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire marked the anniversary at the remnants of the building Thursday with a moment of silence to remember the 72 victims who died.Many wiped away tears and carried white flowers in their hands. Some wore green as part of…... Read More

Trump seen in awkward exchange of salutes with North Korean general on state TV

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- President Donald Trump saluted a North Korean general in an awkward moment captured on video and broadcast by North Korean state media on Thursday.The brief interaction was featured in a 42-minute-long program about Tuesday's unprecedented summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The…... Read More

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy from constitution

(DUBLIN) -- Less than a month after Ireland held a remarkable referendum vote that legalized abortion, government officials announced plans this week to hold a referendum on removing the offense of blasphemy from its constitution.Ireland’s constitution, which was written in 1937 following its independence from the United Kingdom, states that…... Read More

US Ambassador returns letter written by Christopher Columbus to the Vatican

(ROME) -- The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican returned a letter written by Christopher Columbus after it was stolen and replaced with a forgery, officials said.“The Columbus Letter, as it is known, is an account of the explorer’s discovery of America written in 1493 to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella…... Read More

Senators move to prevent Trump from removing US troops in South Korea

(WASHINGTON) -- A pair of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally drawing down the American troop presence on the Korean peninsula – not necessarily because he’s said he will, but because they don’t want to rely on his word that he won’t.Other…... Read More

A year later, survivors of London's Grenfell Tower fire try to cope

(LONDON) -- Omar Alhaj Ali recently had a dream about his brother Mohammad, who died in last year’s fire in London's Grenfell Tower apartment complex where they both lived.In the dream, Mohammad told him, ‘don’t worry, everything will be fine. The family will be good. Your life will be good.’“That…... Read More

Assault on Yemen's largest port threatens to increase mass starvation

(SANAA, Yemen) -- A military coalition led by Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates forces, with vital guidance and supplies provided by the United States, has launched the largest assault of Yemen's war, with an attack on the massive port city of Hodeidah.As many as 22 million people -- three-quarters…... Read More

How North Korea is portraying Kim Jong Un's historic summit with Trump

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- The portrayal of Tuesday's historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is following predictable patterns in the U.S., often falling along party lines. But how is it playing out inside Kim's kingdom?All of the media, limited as it may be,…... Read More

Trump proclaims 'there is no longer a nuclear threat' upon return from summit

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump took to Twitter to reassure Americans to "sleep well tonight" upon landing in Washington, D.C., early Wednesday morning after the landmark summit in Singapore between the United States and North Korea.He tweeted out a few congratulations to candidates running in primary races on Tuesday, in…... Read More

Trump's pledge to stop 'war games' with South Korea throws critical exercises into question

(WASHINGTON) -- The biggest surprise to emerge from President Donald Trump's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore was not included in the final agreement: Trump's pledge to stop U.S. military exercises routinely held with South Korea. Trump's pledge has drawn criticism as giving North Korea too much…... Read More

Mattis not surprised by Trump's call to end military exercises: Pentagon

(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not surprised by President Donald Trump’s call to end U.S. military exercises with South Korea and had been consulted beforehand, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.As reports emerged that the South Korean government was surprised by the announcement, questions were raised about whether Mattis…... Read More

The world watched: Trump-Kim summit drew global reaction, with many expressing cautious hope

(LONDON) -- At all hours of the night, from all corners of the globe, the world watched.China praised the outcome of the summit, in which President Donald Trump pledged security guarantees to the North and and Kim Jong Un appeared to endorse complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.“A new history…... Read More

Trump courts Kim Jong Un with Hollywood-style trailer: 'You could have the best hotels in the world'

(SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) -- President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that he showed Kim Jong Un a "tape that was done on the highest level of future development" and made the pitch to the North Korea dictator that his country, which is struggling financially, "could have the best hotels in…... Read More

5 moments you missed from the North Korea summit: The biggest developments from overnight

(NEW YORK) -- They came. They shook. They made history.President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state on Tuesday.The controversial summit, held in neutral Singapore, appeared to go off without any major or noticeable hitches.Trump and Kim Jong Un have…... Read More