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Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin meet for first time

(RUSSKY ISLAND, Russia) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong Un, at a summit in the Russian port of Vladivostok on Thursday, the first time the two have met as leaders, amid efforts by the United States to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.…... Read More

Poem comparing migrants to rats draws condemnation in Austria

(NEW YORK) -- The deputy mayor of an Austrian village has caused an uproar across the country's political spectrum after he published a poem that seemed to compare migrants to rats. Christian Schilcher of the village Braunau am Inn, and a member of the Freedom Party, a far-right populist party,…... Read More

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

(WASHINGTON) -- A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world stage.This time, it will be for his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The summit…... Read More

Amal Clooney, Angelina Jolie speak out as US weighed vetoing UN resolution on rape as weapon of war

(NEW YORK) -- Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney added their voices in the calls to support a new United Nations Security Council resolution that included a mechanism to investigate sexual violence as a weapon of war. The resolution also called for full services for victims, including sexual and reproductive health…... Read More

New IRA apologizes for murder of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

(DUBLIN) -- The paramilitary organization New Irish Republican Army (New IRA) apologized for the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, as a third person was arrested in connection with the death.McKee was killed by a "single gunmen" who fired shots during riots in Creggan, Derry/Londonderry on April 18, Northern Irish…... Read More

Radical Muslim group blamed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings, 1 of 4 American victims identified

(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) -- Members of a radical Muslim group have been identified as suspects in a series of Easter suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka.Coordinated explosions erupted near simultaneously Sunday morning across the island nation off the southern tip of India, killing nearly 300 people,…... Read More

US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions, tightening economic pressure on regime

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will no longer grant any waivers to countries to purchase Iranian oil, fully implementing the sanctions that President Donald Trump reimposed nearly a year ago when he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.The end of waivers means that those countries that continue to buy Iranian oil…... Read More

Buckingham Palace responds to report Prince Harry, Meghan may move to Africa

(LONDON) -- As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for the birth of their first child, a new report claims the couple may raise their child for some time outside of the U.K.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly considering heading on a “sabbatical” for six months. Their likely…... Read More

Sri Lanka bombings: 290 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

(NEW YORK) -- At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, sending a wave a terror across the globe.Eight explosions took place miles apart,…... Read More

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential election: Exit poll

(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience who plays the president on TV, has won Ukraine’s presidential election in a landslide, according to a national exit poll. The poll showed Zelenskiy receiving 73 percent of the vote, sweeping away Ukraine’s incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who conceded…... Read More

Sri Lanka bombings: World leaders, prominent figures condemn Easter Sunday bombings

(NEW YORK) -- From the White House to the Vatican, world leaders condemned the string of bombings that killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as many of the victims were in churches celebrating one of most important holidays in the Christian faith.Pakistan Prime Minister Imran…... Read More