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Few believe summit meetings with rival South Korea and the US will improve their lives, sources say.
Authorities are watching citizens for signs of prohibited money and movies from the South.
The domestic propaganda campaign includes phrasing that indicates Pyongyang will not give up its nuclear capabilities.
At least seven people, including three children, were killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in over four decades, officials said. Fuego volcano, whose name means “fire” in English, spewed an 8-kilometer (5-mile) stream of red hot lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke …
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) said on Monday, June 4, it would pay a penalty of $700 million to settle money laundering charges brought by Australia’s financial intelligence agency. “This agreement, while it still needs to be approved by the Federal Court, brings certainty to one of the most significant issues we have faced,” CBA …
GUATEMALA CITY—At least six people were killed and another 20 injured on Sunday when Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted violently, spewing a stream of red-hot lava and belching a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. “It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the …
In a high profile speech in Asia, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis blasted China for committing “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea and said the United States will make sure Beijing’s aggression is met with “consequences.” On Saturday Mattis spoke at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security summit in Singapore that each year …
JAKARTA–Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained three former students in a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Sumatra island, and seized crude bombs and other explosive material, police said. The men, who have been named as suspects, are thought to have been planning to attack the local parliament in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau …
A small pilot whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, officials said. Thailand’s marine authorities found the struggling marine mammal on Monday, May 28, in the Na Thap Canal, just north of the Malaysian border. Environmental officials used boats to keep it afloat and attempted to nurse it back to health for several …
A small pilot whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, officials said. Thailand’s marine authorities found the struggling marine mammal on Monday, May 28, in the Na Thap Canal, just north of the Malaysian border. Environmental officials used boats to keep it afloat and attempted to nurse it back to health for several …
Heavy seas off the east coast of Australia have caused 83 shipping containers to fall off a cargo ship, threatening maritime traffic and migrating whales. The YM Efficiency, operated by Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, was sailing from Taiwan to Sydney on Thursday, May 31, when it encountered 5-meter swells in the …
JERUSALEM/GAZA–Hamas terrorists launched a rocket at Israel on Saturday night and four more before daybreak on Sunday triggering blaring sirens as thousands of Israelis ran to bomb shelters in southern Israel. The rocket attacks drew retaliatory strikes by Israeli fighter jets on a number of Hamas positions in Gaza, all only a few days after …
ISTANBUL—Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has said ride hailing app Uber is finished in Turkey, following pressure from Istanbul taxi drivers who said it was providing an illegal service and called for it to be banned. About 17,400 taxis operate in Istanbul, home to about a fifth of Turkey’s population of 81 million people, and since …
As lava continued to pour vigorously from the ground through fissures at the foot of Kilauea volcano, the month-old eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island has entered a new, seemingly calmer phase inside the summit crater, government scientists said on Friday, June 1. But vulcanologists monitoring and measuring Kilauea’s every move during the past four weeks …
Workers in Mexico work the most hours, according to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Mexicans work 2,225 hours per year on average, according to the organization, known as OECD. Costa Ricans work an average of 2,212 hours per person per year. The country where people work, on average, the third most in the …
Paragliding—sailing through the air on a wing-shaped parachute—can be a wonderfully peaceful activity. The glider drifts along with the wind, almost silent, while the world unfolds below in a Technicolor vista. Of course, there is that one-in-a-million chance that a military jet will almost hit you. This quartet of U.K. paragliders from Avon Hang Gliding …
Paragliding—sailing through the air on a wing-shaped parachute—can be a wonderfully peaceful activity. The glider drifts along with the wind, almost silent, while the world unfolds below in a Technicolor vista. Of course, there is that one-in-a-million chance that a military jet will almost hit you. This quartet of U.K. paragliders from Avon Hang Gliding …
A Kiev court granted a request by prosecutors on Thursday, May 31, to detain a suspect for two months in what Ukrainian authorities say is a plot to murder Russian dissident Arkady Babchenko. Borys Herman, the co-owner of a weapons manufacturer, appeared in court denying that there was ever any intent to kill Babchenko and …
At least 680 people received a vaccine for the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) this week, it was reported, as efforts to stave off the spread of the disease intensified. Congo’s Health Ministry said that 500 people were vaccinated in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million located on the Congo …
A Transavia plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a foul odor. “The smell made me think that the man hadn’t washed for weeks,” passenger Piet Van Haut told VRT, a local broadcaster in Belgium, according to a translation of his comments. “Eventually we landed in Amsterdam with almost three hours delay,” …

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