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iStock/Thinkstock(KOBE, Japan) — Officials in the western Japanese city of Kobe made a public apology on Thursday to a municipal employee for docking his pay after he took his lunch break three minutes early. “It is very regrettable that this misconduct has happened. We’re very sorry,” a city official said at the press conference, according […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday. This would be the first formally-arranged meeting between Trump and […]

Phil Walter/Getty Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — The prime minister of New Zealand has given birth to a girl. Jacinda Ardern, 37, wrote in a personal Instagram post that her daughter arrived at 4:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, weighing in at 7.3 pounds. It’s the first child for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford. “Thank […]

iStock/Thinkstock(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 worldwide had been forcibly […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In response to mounting criticism of the policy of separating migrant children from their families, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he said is about “keeping families together” and “ensuring we have a powerful, very strong border.” “I think the word ‘compassion’ comes into it,” Trump said. “My wife […]

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Fans partying at the World Cup in Moscow are downing so much beer that they are nearly drinking parts of the city dry, with some bars saying they get close to running out each night. For almost a week, tens of thousands of foreign and local fans have been turning the heart of […]

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(BEIJING) — In their third meeting in less than three months, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly hailed their close and growing ties, while Xi urged the United States and North Korea to build on the momentum from their Singapore summit. “No matter how the international and […]

Photodisc/Thinkstock(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 first introduced on […]

iStock/Thinkstock(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 date and location has […]

iStock/Thinkstock(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 Osteria Francescana won the […]

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