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Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea

ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A high-level North Korean official who defected to South Korea in 2016 plans to run for a seat in South Korea’s National Assembly elections this April.If elected, Thae Yong-ho would be the first-ever   ... Read More

Will Prince Harry and Meghan be banned from using Sussex Royal name?

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will potentially have to make one more big change as they chart their futures as non-working members of Britain's royal family.

Harry and Meghan may   ... Read More

China revokes press credentials for three Wall Street Journal reporters amid coronavirus crisis

zodebala/iStock(LONDON) -- The Chinese government has revoked the press credentials of three Beijing-based journalists from The Wall Street Journal as punishment for the headline of a recent opinion piece published by the U.S. newspaper that referred to China as   ... Read More

US forces 5 Chinese media outlets to register as foreign missions

Olkeksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department notified five Chinese media outlets on Tuesday that they must register as "foreign missions," requiring them to share information on all their U.S.-based employees and properties with the U.S. government.

Xinhua News Agency,   ... Read More

British PM’s office worker hired in search for ‘weirdos’ resigned over racist remarks

Medley of Photography/iStock(LONDON) -- A British government job ad calling for "weirdos and misfits" has apparently backfired as an adviser hired resigned after a string of controversial statements emerged.

The original job was advertised on the blog of Prime   ... Read More

Hospital director at coronavirus epicenter dies from the virus

jarun011/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- The director of a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, died on Tuesday after contracting the virus.

Liu Zhiming, 51, was a neurosurgeon and director of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan,   ... Read More

Fourteen Americans evacuated from cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- China indicated that it will likely delay its annual congress meeting in March because of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, the committee for the National People's Congress said Monday.

Postponing the biggest political meeting   ... Read More

Passengers stuck on cruise ship due to coronavirus struggle to pass the time

David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An Oscars screening, tons of movies, the internet and workout classes. Some would say this sounds like a great vacation -- but it isn’t the kind of vacation guests on board   ... Read More

Colombia to decide on historic abortion ruling

iStockFourteen years after Colombia's landmark decision to legalize abortions in some cases, the country is once more bracing itself for a historic vote.

The Colombian Constitutional Court has until Feb. 19th to decide whether it will legalize abortion for   ... Read More

US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence opening door troop withdrawal

zabelin/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States and Taliban reached an agreement on Friday to reduce violence, which could open the door to the two sides finalizing the larger deal reached last year, per a senior State Department official.

That larger   ... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan to close Buckingham Palace office

Circle Creative Studio/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, plan to close their Buckingham Palace office as they step back from their roles as working members of the royal family, a royal source told   ... Read More

Pompeo makes fist trip to Africa in bid to reassert US as leading partner

State Department by Michael Gross/ Public Domain(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly 22 months in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa on Saturday, in a bid to reassert the U.S. as the leading   ... Read More

Lawmakers, experts warn of potential arms race as nuclear treaty’s end date nears

mashabuba/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration ramps up the country’s nuclear capabilities in the latest Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, the clock is ticking on the only remaining arms control treaty that keeps the world’s two leading nuclear powers   ... Read More

China says 1,716 health workers among over 63,000 infected by novel coronavirus

Samara Heisz/iStock(BEIJING) -- Chinese health officials have revealed for the first time the number of frontline workers who have been infected by the novel coronavirus.

Zeng Yixin, vice minister of China's National Health Commission, told reporters Friday that so   ... Read More

The birthplace of Saint Valentine is looking for an American partner

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The "city of love" is looking for a partner.

Terni -- the birthplace of Saint Valentine located in central Italy just an hour north of Rome -- has begun a search for a U.S. sister city.   ... Read More

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Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea

ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A high-level North Korean official who defected to South Korea in 2016 plans to run for a seat in South Korea’s National Assembly elections this April.If elected, Thae Yong-ho would be the first-ever   ... Read More

Will Prince Harry and Meghan be banned from using Sussex Royal name?

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will potentially have to make one more big change as they chart their futures as non-working members of Britain's royal family.

Harry and Meghan may   ... Read More

China revokes press credentials for three Wall Street Journal reporters amid coronavirus crisis

zodebala/iStock(LONDON) -- The Chinese government has revoked the press credentials of three Beijing-based journalists from The Wall Street Journal as punishment for the headline of a recent opinion piece published by the U.S. newspaper that referred to China as   ... Read More

US forces 5 Chinese media outlets to register as foreign missions

Olkeksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department notified five Chinese media outlets on Tuesday that they must register as "foreign missions," requiring them to share information on all their U.S.-based employees and properties with the U.S. government.

Xinhua News Agency,   ... Read More

British PM’s office worker hired in search for ‘weirdos’ resigned over racist remarks

Medley of Photography/iStock(LONDON) -- A British government job ad calling for "weirdos and misfits" has apparently backfired as an adviser hired resigned after a string of controversial statements emerged.

The original job was advertised on the blog of Prime   ... Read More

Hospital director at coronavirus epicenter dies from the virus

jarun011/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- The director of a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, died on Tuesday after contracting the virus.

Liu Zhiming, 51, was a neurosurgeon and director of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan,   ... Read More

Fourteen Americans evacuated from cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirus

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- China indicated that it will likely delay its annual congress meeting in March because of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, the committee for the National People's Congress said Monday.

Postponing the biggest political meeting   ... Read More

Passengers stuck on cruise ship due to coronavirus struggle to pass the time

David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An Oscars screening, tons of movies, the internet and workout classes. Some would say this sounds like a great vacation -- but it isn’t the kind of vacation guests on board   ... Read More

Colombia to decide on historic abortion ruling

iStockFourteen years after Colombia's landmark decision to legalize abortions in some cases, the country is once more bracing itself for a historic vote.

The Colombian Constitutional Court has until Feb. 19th to decide whether it will legalize abortion for   ... Read More

US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence opening door troop withdrawal

zabelin/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States and Taliban reached an agreement on Friday to reduce violence, which could open the door to the two sides finalizing the larger deal reached last year, per a senior State Department official.

That larger   ... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan to close Buckingham Palace office

Circle Creative Studio/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, plan to close their Buckingham Palace office as they step back from their roles as working members of the royal family, a royal source told   ... Read More

Pompeo makes fist trip to Africa in bid to reassert US as leading partner

State Department by Michael Gross/ Public Domain(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly 22 months in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa on Saturday, in a bid to reassert the U.S. as the leading   ... Read More

Lawmakers, experts warn of potential arms race as nuclear treaty’s end date nears

mashabuba/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration ramps up the country’s nuclear capabilities in the latest Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, the clock is ticking on the only remaining arms control treaty that keeps the world’s two leading nuclear powers   ... Read More

China says 1,716 health workers among over 63,000 infected by novel coronavirus

Samara Heisz/iStock(BEIJING) -- Chinese health officials have revealed for the first time the number of frontline workers who have been infected by the novel coronavirus.

Zeng Yixin, vice minister of China's National Health Commission, told reporters Friday that so   ... Read More

The birthplace of Saint Valentine is looking for an American partner

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The "city of love" is looking for a partner.

Terni -- the birthplace of Saint Valentine located in central Italy just an hour north of Rome -- has begun a search for a U.S. sister city.   ... Read More

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