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On World Refugee Day 2018, a record 68.5 million forcibly displaced last year

(NEW YORK) -- Record high numbers of men, women and children were driven from their homes across the world last year due to war, violence and persecution, according to a new report by the United Nations' refugee agency.The UNHCR's annual "Global Trends" study found that a staggering 68.5 million people…... Read More

Canada becomes second country to fully legalize marijuana

(TORONTO) -- Canadian lawmakers approved landmark legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize marijuana.The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug.Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was…... Read More

North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be American service members who died during the Korean War, three U.S. officials confirmed.Planning is underway to receive the remains from North Korea in the coming days, but an actual transfer…... Read More

U.S. loses top spot in World's 50 Best Restaurants rankings

(NEW YORK) -- Bilbao, one of the culinary capitals of the world, hosted the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 unveiling on Tuesday, and American gastronomy was well represented although the U.S. lost the top spot as Eleven Madison Park dropped to fourth place.For the second time, the Italian restaurant…... Read More

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

China hints it may retaliate against US for new tariffs

(BEIJING) -- China’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday criticized President Trump’s latest threat of tariffs, calling it an “act of extreme pressure and blackmail.”Trump on Monday threatened to impose additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods following an announcement last week that he would seek to slap a 25…... Read More

Kim Jong Un makes third surprise visit to China in less than 3 months

(NEW YORK) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing Tuesday morning for his third visit to China in less than three months -- just one week after his historic summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore.Kim will likely meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and debrief him…... Read More

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

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