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Chilean Cat Cafe Customers Sip Coffee and Adopt Pets

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The cat cafe has officially entered Chile, with a local shop serving up caffeine and feline companionship in the Nunoa neighborhood of capital city Santiago...


  • Residents are evacuated from the Taplow Tower residential block as a precautionary measure following concerns over the type of cladding used on the outside of the building on the Chalcots Estate in north London, Britain, June 23, 2017. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

    London Tower Blocks Evacuated as 27 Buildings Fail Fire Tests

    LONDON—Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where... Read more

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Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker June 19, 2017. Due to the high rate of

closure speed and poor control of the aircraft during the intercept, this

interaction was determined to be unsafe. (Courtesy photo/Released)

    Striking Photos Released of Russian Jet Buzzing Within Feet of US Recon Plane

    The U.S. military released some striking photos of a Russian fighter jet buzzing within several feet of an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic sea... Read more

  • Fire rips through Grenfell Tower as firefighters attempt to control a huge blaze on June 14, 2017 in west London. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)

    Grenfell Tower: Manslaughter Charges Possible as Insulation Samples Fail Safety Test

    London’s Metropolitan Police are considering manslaughter charges in its investigation of the Grenfell Tower fire that claimed 79 lives on June 14. “We will identify and... Read more

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    Spain Arrests Suspected Terrorist Financier, Recruiter

    Dressed in black with bulletproof vests and handguns, their faces covered by balaclavas, a force of some 20 police officers entered an apartment building in... Read more

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    Indian Town Renames Itself ‘Trump Village’

    An Indian town has renamed itself “Trump Village” in a warm gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Washington. Sulabh... Read more

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    5 People Dead After Being Electrocuted at Water Park

    Five people were killed after being electrocuted at a water park in Turkey, media reports said on Friday. Of the five, three were children—reportedly aged... Read more

  • Members of the emergency services work inside burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower in North Kensington, London, Britain on June 18, 2017. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

    Cladding on 600 London Apartment Towers to Be Tested for Fire Safety

    The British government has confirmed that the cladding used on as many as 600 London apartment towers is flammable. The cladding is the same sort... Read more

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    Politics Causes Trash Pile up in Lviv, Volunteers Try to Help

    The city of Lviv is one of Ukraine’s top tourist attractions. That will change if trash keeps piling up there. The city’s dumps are full... Read more

  • Fred and Cindy Warmbier follow their son's, Otto Wambier, casket to the hearse after his funeral at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, U.S. June 22, 2017.  (John Sommers II/Reuters)

    North Korea Says US Student’s Death Is a Mystery to Them as Well

    SEOUL—North Korea said on Friday the death of American university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home in a comatose state was a mystery... Read more

  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge seen during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. (Reuters/David Gray)

    Sydney to Erect Barricades to Prevent Vehicle Attacks

    SYDNEY—Sydney will install concrete barricades in a prominent pedestrian-only thoroughfare to mitigate against the risk of a vehicle attack by terrorists, Australian police said on... Read more

  • File photo: A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Orion aircraft (back) prepares to take off from RAAF Base Pearce near Perth April 6, 2014. (Reuters/Richard Polden)

    Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Fight Militants

    MARAWI CITY/SYDNEY—Australia agreed on Friday to send two surveillance planes to help the Philippines tackle Islamic rebels, as jets and artillery pounded militant positions in... Read more

  • The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

    Facebook Launches UK Initiative to Counter Online Extremist Material

    Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down... Read more

  • Members of the emergency services work inside burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower in North Kensington, London, Britain on June 18, 2017. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

    Deadly London Apartment Blaze Began in Hotpoint Fridge Freezer, Police Say

    LONDON—A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London apartment block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by... Read more

  • A soldier covers a body after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan June 23, 2017. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)

    Suicide Car Bomber Kills at Least 11 in Pakistan’s Quetta

    QUETTA, Pakistan—A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani... Read more

  • Children with flowers after attack in Finsbury Park

    How to Talk to Children About Terror Attacks

    Four terror attacks this year, and a London tower block on fire. Many children will hear about such tragic events in the news or at... Read more

  • French police secure the area on the Champs Elysees avenue after an incident in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

    Failed Champs Elysée Bomber Made Several Trips to Turkey, Supported ISIS

    The driver who rammed a Paris police van on June 19 had raised numerous red flags in the prior two years. Adam Djaziri had traveled... Read more

  • A vulture waits for this child to die of hunger in Africa.

    South Sudan Pulled From Famine, but Not Hunger-Free Yet

    South Sudan is no longer in a state in famine, at least according to its official definition. The U.N. emergency relief coordinator said that the... Read more

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    Campers Get a Visit From One of Tanzania’s Rapidly Disappearing Elephants

    Some campers in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, a part of Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania, got a close up of some of the country’s biggest... Read more

  • A mutinous soldier holds a RPG rocket launcher inside a military camp in the Ivory Coast's central second city Bouake, on May 15, 2017.
Gunshots rang out early on May 15 in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake amid a four-day-old mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers demanding government bonuses, AFP journalists and witnesses said.
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    Renegade Ivory Coast Soldiers Reject Government Deal to End Mutiny

    BOUAKE—Renegade soldiers in Ivory Coast on Monday rejected a proposed deal to end their mutiny over unpaid bonuses just minutes after the defense minister announced... Read more

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    The Commando Hunting Elephant Poachers in Africa

    When Nir Kalron, a former soldier with the Israeli special forces, learned that elephants could soon be extinct in Africa, he recruited intelligence agents and... Read more

  • Ugandans use a mobile money point in Kampala, Uganda, on Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    Mobile Money on the Rise in Africa as Millions Get Phones

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Ivan Kiryowa repeatedly checked the balance on his phone, nervous sweat on his cheeks, as he waited for money from a friend. Thirty minutes... Read more

  • A mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding center run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Aug. 29, 2016. During its seven-year uprising, Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Widows of Victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Say Aid Overdue

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends a photo session at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

    South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, its justice minister said Friday, making the country the... Read more

  • Abana Muta (L) and Hawa Abana (R), parents of Blessing Abana, one among of the freed twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls smiles during an interview in Nasarawa, Nigeria, on Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

    Nigerian Parents Eager to See 21 Girls Freed by Boko Haram

    ABUJA, Nigeria—A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed... Read more

  • Elizabeth Athiel holds her 8-month-old malnourished daughter Anger, at a UNICEF feeding center in Aweil, South Sudan, where she faced the anguished decision of getting urgent medical attention for Anger at a medical clinic a half-day's walk away, or making sure her other five children could eat at the center where she was, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

    South Sudan Starves as Aid Blocked, Money Spent on Fighting

    AWEIL, South Sudan—The mother faced an anguished decision: choosing which of her children to save. With hunger gripping this remote region of South Sudan, Elizabeth... Read more

  • Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on Sept. 19, 2016. Police fired tear gas at scores of opposition supporters rallying in Kinshasa to demand that DR Congo's long-serving President Joseph Kabila step down this yea (AFP / EDUARDO SOTERAS/Getty Images)

    Congo in Crisis as President Delays Election

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in a state of crisis as President Joseph Kabila delays the country’s scheduled November elections until December 2018, citing... Read more

  • African elephants. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    Seeing the Elephant in the Room    

    Editor’s note: CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is currently meeting until October 5. Please see this article for more information. As a... Read more

  • Somali Fadumo Dayib, who is living in Finland, pictured during an interview in Helsinki, Finland, on Sept. 22, 2016. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

    Somali Presidential Candidate Takes Aim at Corruption

    HELSINKI—Running to become president of a country always comes with challenges—but facing death threats from militants and fearing you may never see your four children... Read more

  • An elephant in Tsavo, Kenya in 2011. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    Conservationists Say Now is the Time to Stop Elephant Slaughter

    The world is in the midst of an international effort to raise awareness of the problem of elephant poaching and its dramatic impact on the... Read more

  • A dead camel in the desert outside the southeastern village of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, close to the border with Libya, on March 12, 2011. Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is threatening farming, a pillar of the economy, and creating new social tensions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    ‘We Are Thirsty’ Say Tunisians as Drought Creates Tensions

    TUNIS, Tunisia—Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening... Read more

  • Rebel fighters shoot into the air during a funeral for slain comrades on March 3, in Ajdabiya, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Libya Falls Toward Failed State as Rival Governments and Militias Compete for Power

    A new report by the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee is a scathing rebuke of British actions in the Libyan civil war. Libya descended... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (C) reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Egypt Looks to Burnish Image With el-Sissi’s UN Visit

    CAIRO—Authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is... Read more

  • Actors George Clooney (L) and Don Cheadle (C) appear with author John Prendergast at the National Press Club, Sept. 14, to discuss the findings of a two-year investigation into the networks of corrupt South Sudan's senior officials. Clooney and Prendergast co-founded The Sentry and have an abiding interest in African issues. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    Raising the Cost of Doing Business With War Criminals in South Sudan

     WASHINGTON—The peace agreement between the warring factions in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has been an abject failure, as war crimes, extreme violence, destruction,... Read more

  • An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, in Laikipia District, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2016. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saving the Great Being of the Elephant

    If, as Gandhi said, the mark of a civilization can be measured by how it treats animals, then our planetary civilization is failing. The latest... Read more

  • In this photo taken Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Women feed their malnourished children at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry out are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the kids lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying _ the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky... Read more

  • Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari listens during a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Nigerian Military: Some Officers Selling Arms to Boko Haram

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists... Read more

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    Powerful Earthquake Shakes Guatemala and El Salvador

    GUATEMALA CITY—A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, shaking buildings and downing trees and causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador... Read more

  • President Donald Trump shows the policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami, Fla., on June 16, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Trump Sets New Course on Cuba

    President Donald J. Trump announced a change to U.S. Cuba policy in a speech in Miami on Friday, criticizing his predecessors policy toward the communist... Read more

  • A man who burst in of the May Day march waving a US flag is taken away, at Revolution Square in Havana, on May 1, 2017. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tillerson Signals Tough Trump Administration Stance on Cuba

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on June 13 said Cuba “must begin to address human rights challenges” if it wants Washington to preserve a... Read more

  • An opposition supporter talks to riot security forces members near Supreme Justice Court headquarters during a rally against the National Constituent Assembly, which plans to reform the constitution, in Caracas, Venezuela on June 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

    Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor Says Government Harassing Her Family

    CARACAS—Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said on Monday her family had received phone threats and was being followed by intelligence agents after she broke with the government... Read more

  • A man holds a U.S. flag after the economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Alvin Baez)

    Puerto Ricans Skeptical of Change After Vote for Statehood

    SAN JUAN—Puerto Ricans are skeptical that the struggling U.S. territory’s political status will change any time soon, even after a vote on Sunday asking the... Read more

  • The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico fly outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 4, 2017. (REUTERS/ Alvin Baez)

    As Crisis Continues, Puerto Ricans Weigh on Becoming 51st State

    NEW YORK—Against a backdrop of crumbling towns and failing schools, Puerto Ricans on Sunday will cast votes on whether their struggling island should become the... Read more

  • A worker is seen between sugar cane plants in a field near the Emiliano Zapata sugar mill in Zacatepec de Hidalgo, Morelos state, Mexico on March 7, 2015. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

    US-Mexico Sugar Deal Struck Ahead of NAFTA Talks, Industry Divided

    MEXICO CITY—The U.S. and Mexican governments reached a deal in a dispute over trade in sugar on Monday, sources said, averting steep U.S. duties and... Read more

  • Opposition activists march along Francisco Fajardo highway during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on May 10, 2017. Clashes between protesters and riot cops have left 36 people dead and hundreds injured since the unrest erupted on April 1, according to authorities. (FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Venezuela Supreme Court Judges Hit with US Sanctions

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court on May 18 as punishment for annulling the opposition-led... Read more

  • Flooding Hits Northern Chile (video)

    Unusually heavy rains in the northern desert region of Chile caused heavy flooding that is affecting hundreds of residents in recent days. On May 13, Chilean television... Read more

  • Rafael Acosta Díaz began traveling from Cuba to the United States on May 6, 2016. He is now broke and stuck in a fishing village in Colombia. (Joe Parkin Daniels)

    Cuban Migrants Stranded in Colombia En Route to US

    In one of his last actions as president, Barack Obama repealed the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that had allowed a path to citizenship for... Read more

  • Griselda Barradas, (2-L), relatives and friends pray for her son Pedro Alberto Huesca, whose remains were found at one of the unmarked graves where skulls were found on a plot of land, in Palmas de Abajo, Veracruz, Mexico, on March 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

    Mexican Parents, Not Authorities, Led Search for Drug-War Mass Grave

    VERACRUZ, Mexico—A group of bereaved parents who overcame government apathy to uncover one of the largest mass graves in the dark history of Mexico’s drug... Read more

  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Canada’s Trudeau Talks Trade With Trump at White House

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly stressed their commitment to working together after their first face-to-face meeting Monday. The neighboring leaders,... Read more

  • Marcelo Crivella, senator and bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God speaks during his inauguration ceremony as mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Fed up With Politics, Brazil Cities Swear in Outsider Mayors

    SAO PAULO—Brazil’s two biggest cities on Sunday inaugurated mayors who are political outsiders and whose victories underscored deep frustration with the political class and public... Read more

  • A woman shows her empty refrigerator at her home in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 2. Many Venezuelans are unable to buy enough food. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Little to Celebrate This Season in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans celebrated Christmas in the aftermath of violent protests and looting that broke out in some parts of the country, following cash shortages. The... Read more

  • A Border Patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego on June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    Securing US Border May Cause Crisis in Mexico

    If President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises, the United States will have stronger security on the Mexican border and will deport illegal... Read more

  • Habana, CUBA:  Cuban President Fidel Castro presides over a massive May Day demonstration at Havana's Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square), 01 May 2005. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Says History Will Judge Castro, Trump Expresses Hope for a Free Cuba

    Reactions to the death of Fidel Castro among U.S. leaders moved quickly into the realm of how the revolutionary dictator should be remembered by history and... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Maduro Just Crossed the Line—Is It Time the OAS Made Venezuela a ‘Pariah State’?

    “For my friends, everything; for my enemies, the law.” The origins of this infamous phrase can be debated, but it most likely originated with Oscar... Read more

  • Men with their faces painted as sculls pose for a photo during a Day of the Dead parade along Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue on Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Halloween, Zombies, Movies Changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead

    MEXICO CITY—Hollywood movies, zombie shows, Halloween and even politics are fast changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, which traditionally consisted of quiet family gatherings... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Venezuela Braces for Turbulence After Recall Is Stalled

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The... Read more

  • Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Federal Judge in Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Case Murdered

    A Mexican federal judge who presided over the case of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was assassinated, Mexico’s office of the Attorney General confirmed... Read more

  • Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 29, 2016.  (Kyodo/File Photo/Reuters)

    Family Declines Autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

    An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who... Read more

  • The North Korean flag is seen flying in backdrop of barbed wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Satellites Detect Activity at North Korea Nuke Test Site

    Unites States satellites have detected activity at a North Korean nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks, two officials told CNN. The... Read more

  • Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on Feb. 29, 2016. (Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo)

    US Officials Mull N. Korean Response After Death of Otto Warmbier

    The Trump administration is weighing its options on how to respond to the death of an American student days after he got back from North Korean detainment... Read more

  • A small aircraft, which South Korea's Military says is a drone from North Korea, is seen at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, June 21, 2017.  (Lee Jung-hoon/Yonhap via Reuters)

    South Korea Calls Crashed North Korean Drone a ‘Grave Provocation’

    South Korea’s military confirmed on Wednesday a drone found earlier this month on a mountain near the border’s Demilitarized Zone was confirmed to have been from... Read more

  • A barbed wire fence at a military check point near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separates South and North Korea, in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 6, 2016. (Chung Sung-jun/Getty Images)

    US Bombers Drill With South Korea Military

    The South Korean military has scheduled a joint drill with the United States. A South Korean air force official and two U.S. supersonic B-1B Lancers... Read more

  • An undated picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 5, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kim Jong Un Fears Assassination: Report

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un lives in fear of assassination by U.S. and South Korean forces, a South Korean lawmaker has said. Kim now... Read more

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    Panda Mom Nurtures Incredibly Tiny Panda Cub Born in Japanese Zoo

    A newborn panda cub is receiving intense love from its mom and is under intense watch by the zoo. The cub was just born June... Read more

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    Children with disabilities participate in yoga camp in India

    Differently abled children in India’s western Surat city exercised and meditated in a yoga camp on June 18, ahead of International Day of Yoga. A... Read more

  • Cherry blossoms bloom near the pavilion in the Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    10 Must-See Places in South Korea During the 2018 Winter Olympics

    As I ambled through the ancient Gyeongbokgung Palace, the scent of jasmine flowers filled the air, the sun shone through the mountain peaks, and pastel-colored... Read more

  • A combination photo of the dead sailors identified by the U.S. Navy in the collision incident between U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald and Philippine-flagged merchant vessel south of Tokyo Bay on June 17, 2017. Top row (L-R) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, CA; Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, VA; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, CT; and Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, CA. Bottom row (L-R)  Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., from Elyria, OH; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, MD; and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, TX.   (U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters)

    U.S. Identifies 7 Sailors Killed in Destroyer Crash

    The U.S. Navy on Monday identified the sailors who perished on the USS Fitzgerald after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship south of Tokyo Bay early... Read more

  • Panama's Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chat during a ceremony on establishing diplomatic relations on June 13, 2017 in Beijing, China (Greg Baker - Pool/Getty Images)

    Taiwan Vows Defiance After China Takes Over Relations With Panama

    After Panama cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and switched recognition to the Beijing regime in China, Taiwan’s government and public vowed to defy China’s latest... Read more

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.  (U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters)

    Suspected North Korea Drone Spied on US Anti-Missile System

    SEOUL—A suspected North Korean drone had taken photographs of an advanced U.S. anti-missile battery in South Korea before it crashed while apparently on its way... Read more

  • Policemen and a security guard escorting a hotel worker is seen at the entrance of a hotel after a shooting incident inside Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on June 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer)

    Gunman Torches Philippine Casino, Killing at Least 36 People

    MANILA—A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who suffocated in... Read more

  • (Copyright Pearl Gan in association with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, vietnam; Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit, jakarta and The Wellcome Trust)

    Capturing the Face of Malaria in Asia

    Malaria victims in Asia are usually poor, isolated and voiceless. It’s as if these people don’t truly exist. However, the situation there is steadily improving,... Read more

  • A World Health Organization (WHO) logo at their office in Beijing on April 19, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Blocks Taiwan From Attending World Health Assembly

    The World Health Assembly (WHA), a meeting of the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), is set to convene this week in Geneva,... Read more

  • Shen Yun dancers perform a classical Chinese dance number. (Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

    Chinese Embassy Letter Exposes Effort to Block Shen Yun in Thailand

    Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance company, was set to perform in Thailand for the first time in January. The theater was... Read more

  • In this image made from video by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, May 7, 2016. North Korea will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media on Sunday, May 8, quoted Kim as saying during a critical ruling party congress. Kim also said he is ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations in a diplomatic overture in the face of international pressure over its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. He called for more talks with rival South Korea to reduce misunderstanding and distrust between them and urged the United States to stay away from inter-Korean issues, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. (KRT via AP Video) NORTH KOREA OUT

    The ‘Self-Reliance’ of North Korea’s Desperate Leaders

    Brandishing nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, North Korea has topped news headlines for the last decade as it has menaced its more prosperous neighbors. Even... Read more

  • The U.S. carrier group headed by carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Matt Brown/US Navy)

    After Xi-Trump Meeting, China and US Forces Reported Moving to Establish Presence Near North Korea

    According to South Korea’s Chosun.com, 150,000 medical and support personnel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have been mobilized along the Yalu River that separates... Read more

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. KCNA/via Reuters

    The Twisted Ideology Guiding North Korea’s Leadership

    Brandishing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, North Korea has topped news headlines for the last decade as it has menaced its more prosperous neighbors. Unlike the... Read more

  • In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) March 15, 2009 in the Indian Ocean. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Dusty Howell/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

    North Korea Threatens ‘Merciless’ Strikes Over US Carrier Presence

    The North Korean regime warned it would carry out “merciless” strikes against the United States and South Korea if an American aircraft carrier strike group... Read more

  • (R-L) Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier during the announcement of Canada’s new national security measures at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on June 20, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    New National Security Approach Lets Electronic Spy Agency Play Cyber Offence

    OTTAWA—Canada is going all-in when it comes to cyberwarfare. Weeks after giving the military permission to start developing cyberweapons and other offensive capabilities, the Trudeau... Read more

  • People burn trash in the street in Berkeley, California, on Feb. 1, 2017, during a violent protest over a scheduled speech by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley. The speech was cancelled after massive riots broke out, causing $100,000 in damage. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

    ‘Aggressive Movement’ Against Free Speech Afoot in Canada, Says Expert

    VANCOUVER—Efforts by so-called social justice warriors to quash unpopular or opposing views is part of a worrisome and growing trend of censorship in Canada, says... Read more

  • David Lametti, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, speaks during question period on Parliament Hill on Feb. 24, 2017, in Ottawa. The former McGill law professor is a specialist in intellectual property and is leading the Canadian government’s efforts to formulate a new IP strategy. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Creating the Right Intellectual Property Strategy for Canada

    The devil’s in the details for the federal government’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy, announced in its 2017 budget, but tying it to the Liberals’... Read more

  • Conservative MP Tom Kmiec talks to NTD Televisions inside Parliament in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. Kmiec presented a petition in the House calling for the release of Canadian citizen Sun Qian, who was detained in Beijing in early February. (NTD Television)

    MP Presents Petition Calling for Release of Canadian Citizen Detained in China

    OTTAWA—A Calgary MP has presented a petition in the House of Commons calling for the release of Canadian citizen Sun Qian, who was detained in... Read more

  • Premier Christy Clark (R) stands with Attorney General and Minister of Justice Andrew Wilkinson and Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon as Clark and the provincial cabinet are sworn in during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on June 12, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

    Pundits Keeping a Close Eye on BC’s Unfolding Political Situation

    VANCOUVER—Political observers across the country are paying special attention to the unique situation unfolding in British Columbia. The narrow election results have brought about an... Read more

  • Conservative MP Peter Kent speaks during question period in the House of Commons on April 11, 2017. Opposition parties have accused the government of approving the takeover of Norsat International by a Chinese communications company without a full security review, and Washington says the deal puts American national security in jeopardy. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    US Upset With Ottawa Over Chinese Tech Firm Deal

    OTTAWA—Canada consulted with the United States before it decided the takeover of a Vancouver tech firm by a Chinese communications company did not pose any... Read more

  • A Sears Canada outlet in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The retailer has warned there are doubts about its ability to continue operating, and says it may have to restructure or be sold. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Future of Sears Canada in ‘Significant Doubt,’ Sale Pondered

    TORONTO—Sears Canada, known for its catalogues that were a household staple for generations, says there is “significant doubt” about its future and it could sell... Read more

  • The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. A new Senate report says the government needs to establish a more effective consequence when trials are unduly delayed, and is recommending the attorney general refer the proposed changes to the Supreme Court to determine their constitutionality. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Award Costs, Reduce Sentences When Trials Delayed Unduly, Senators Say

    OTTAWA—The federal government needs to establish a different consequence for cases that take too long to make their way through the courts to prevent those... Read more

  • A man is confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer as he prepares to cross the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec.  (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

    Canada’s Detention of Mexicans Surges After Visa Lift

    TORONTO—Detention of Mexican citizens in Canada has spiked since December, when the government lifted its visa requirement for visitors from Mexico, even as Canada burnishes... Read more

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    Canadian Human Rights Lawyer David Matas Honoured with Gandhi Award

    Prominent Canadian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas has been recognized with yet another award, this time in his own home... Read more

  • Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures’ hemp processing plant in Vegreville, Alberta. (Courtesy of Jan Slesky)

    Canada’s Hemp Industry ‘Taking Off Rapidly,’ Expert Says

    Canada’s hemp industry is set to have a record production year, but industry experts say that with further relaxation of regulations by Health Canada, the... Read more

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland delivers a speech in the House of Commons on Canada's new foreign policy on June 6, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    New Foreign Policy: Canada Needs More Military ‘Hard Power,’ Says Freeland

    OTTAWA—Canada’s new foreign policy will involve spending billions on “hard power” military capability because the country can’t rely on an American ally that has turned... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets the crowd during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2016. Security and intelligence agencies across the country will collaborate to ensure Canadians are kept safe this July 1, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada’s Threat Level Constantly Being ‘Examined and Reassessed’: Goodale

    OTTAWA—Municipal, provincial, and RCMP officers from across the country will be involved in executing a plan to ensure Canadians are kept safe on July 1,... Read more

  • The Jack family take part in a song led by lawyer Joan Jack (R) at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Whitehorse, Yukon, on June 1, 2017. Joan Jack’s sister-in-law, Barbara, was murdered. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Families of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Share Hopes for Future of Inquiry

    WHITEHORSE—Relatives who poured out heart-wrenching stories of their missing or murdered loved ones in Yukon say the national inquiry must keep listening and adapting as... Read more

  • A sold sign in front of a west-end Toronto home on May 14, 2017. Sales and prices are down while listings are way up in the latest report from the Toronto Real Estate Board. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Toronto Housing Market Cools, But for How Long?

    The latest readings on Toronto’s housing market show definite signs of cooling, and the culprit for the extraordinary price gains—speculative investment—seems to be taking a... Read more

  • Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Ottawa, Discusses Myanmar’s Transition From Dictatorship to Democracy

    OTTAWA—The transformation of Myanmar from dictatorship to democracy—and how Canada can help smooth the road ahead—will be the subject of discussion as the three executive... Read more

  • Vancouver director Leon Lee speaks after receiving a Leo Award in four categories for “Avenues of Escape” on June 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. (Epoch Times)

    Vancouver Director’s New Doc Wins Big at 2017 Leos

    A documentary by Leon Lee, a Vancouver-based Peabody-award winning director, was a big winner at the 2017 Leo Awards, which recognize excellence in B.C. film... Read more

  • People queue outside Cannabis Culture in Montreal on Dec. 16, 2016. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says setting 18 as the benchmark minimum age for buying pot in the government's plan to legalize marijuana is too low. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    CMAJ: Age Limit in Legalized Pot Plan Will Put Young People at Risk

    OTTAWA—An editorial in the latest Canadian Medical Association Journal says the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana will put young people at risk by setting... Read more

  • David Matas is interviewed by NTD Television in Ottawa in September 2016. The human rights lawyer says Magnitsky-style legislation could help mitigate rights abuses in the world. (NTD Television)

    Magnitsky Act Could Help Curb Rights Abuses, Says Lawyer

    With the government preparing to table its amendments to the Canadian version of the Magnitsky Act, a renowned international human rights lawyer says such legislation... Read more

  • B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speak to media at the legislature in Victoria on May 29, 2017, after announcing they'll be working together to help form a minority government. The alliance casts doubt on the future of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

    Trudeau Stands by Kinder Morgan Despite Political Shakeup in BC

    ROME—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing by the Kinder Morgan pipeline project, even as the New Democrats and Greens in B.C. are teaming up to... Read more

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    Spain Arrests Suspected Terrorist Financier, Recruiter

    Dressed in black with bulletproof vests and handguns, their faces covered by balaclavas, a force of some 20 police officers entered an apartment building in... Read more

  • French police secure the area on the Champs Elysees avenue after an incident in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

    Failed Champs Elysée Bomber Made Several Trips to Turkey, Supported ISIS

    The driver who rammed a Paris police van on June 19 had raised numerous red flags in the prior two years. Adam Djaziri had traveled... Read more

  • A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the U.K.'s EU referendum vote. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

    European Council President Hopes for a Brexit Reversal

    Many Eastern European leaders in the past quoted Lenin. European Council President Donald Tusk prefers Lennon. That would be John Lennon of the Beatles. The... Read more

  • Belgian police take up position following an explosion at Central Station in Brussels, Belgium on June 20, 2017. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

    Brussels Bomber Identified as 36-Year-Old Moroccan National

    A man was killed after partially detonating a bomb at Brussels Central Station. Belgian federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt described the incident: “So yesterday... Read more

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    Portugal Civil Defense Says Forest Fire 95 Percent Under Control

    Portugal’s Civil Defense Commander Vitor Pinto said the forest fire, which has raged across central Portugal since Saturday, June 17, is almost completely contained. “At... Read more

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    Spanish Police Arrest Highly Radicalized Moroccan With Suicide Bomber’s Manual

    Police in Madrid, Spain, arrested three probable terrorists on June 21. One had a suicide bomber’s training manual. The same man had a large collection... Read more

  • People watch the columns of smoke rising from a wildfire in Gois, Portugal, on June 20, 2017. (PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Local Resident’s Anguish as Fire Approaches Childhood Home

    Aires Silva watched as the flames of a wildfire approached his childhood home in Alto da Louriceira, Portugal. The 63-year-old had lived there for the... Read more

  • Belgian troops take up position following an explosion at Central Station in Brussels, Belgium on June 20, 2017.     (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

    Explosion Heard at Brussels Train Station, People Evacuated

    Police in Brussels have reportedly shot and killed a man amid a bomb threat following an explosion at the busy Brussels Central Station. Belgian police... Read more

  • Spanish matador Ivan Fandino performs a pass to a bull during the San Isidro Feria at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid on June 4, 2014.    (ALBERTO SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Hurry Up, I’m Dying’: Final Words of Fatally Gored Matador Are Revealed

    A Spanish matador who was gored to death by a bull in France after he stepped on his own cloak apparently uttered his final words... Read more

  • A member of the UME (Unit Military Emergency) works near a fire blazing next the village of Entrimo, northwestern Spain on Sept. 7. Thousands of firefighters in Spain and Portugal were yesterday battling blazes that threatened locals and tourists, as authorities hoped that the arrival of cooler weather would help tame the flames. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Portuguese Truck Driver Survives Fire, Loses Livelihood

    A deadly wildfire hit central Portugal over the weekend. Truck driver Jose Carlos wasn’t home. He survived the fire that killed 64 people. His wife... Read more

  • Belgian troops take up position following an explosion at Central Station in Brussels, Belgium on June 20, 2017.     (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

    ‘Explosion heard’ at Brussels Central Train Station

    An explosion was reported at the Brussels Central Train Station on Tuesday afternoon. The BBC reported that police say the situation is now under control... Read more

  • French police secure the area on the Champs Elysees avenue after an incident in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

    Attacker Who Rammed Paris Police Van Had Gun Permit

    The man who rammed his car into a Paris police Van on the Champs Elysées on June 19 had a valid permit for the weapons... Read more

  • Spanish military firefighters from the Emergency Military Unit (UME) plan operations at Cernache de Bomjardim in Serta on June 20, 2017.
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    1,000 Firefighters Struggle to Contain Portugal Forest Fire

    A deadly forest fire continues to rage across central Portugal for the fourth day now. More than 1,000 firefighters have been deployed to try to... Read more

  • French President-elect Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters after early results in the second round in the 2017 French presidential election in Paris, France on May 7, 2017.  (REUTERS/Lionel Bonaventure/Pool)

    Macron Wins Overwhelming Victory in France’s Parliamentary Election

    French voters have rewritten the country’s political landscape by handing pro-EU President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party a 308 seat majority... Read more

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    Polar Bear Predicts Confederations Cup Soccer Matches When Given Tasty Treats

    A Russian polar bear is predicting soccer matches. Nika is given dishes of food with Confederations Cup contenders. The dish she goes for is the... Read more

  • A French gendarme runs past a car on the Champs Elysees avenue after an incident in Paris, France on June 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

    Car Rams Police Van on Paris’ Champs Elysees, Driver Dead

    PARIS—A driver rammed a car carrying weapons and explosives into a police van as it drove down Paris‘ Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, officials said, adding... Read more

  • A bomb disposal police officer (R)checks a car in a sealed off area on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, on June 19, 2017 after a car crashed into a police van before bursting into flames, with the driver being armed, probe sources said. 
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    Car hits police van in Paris, terror investigation launched

    Police officials have cordoned off Champs Elysees in Paris after a car hit a police van and exploded into flames. Paris Police tweeted that the... Read more

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL) talks with Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier (C) as Serge Dassault (2ndR), Chairman and CEO of Dassault Group, during a visit at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France on June 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Michel Euler/Pool)

    French President Macron Visits Paris Air Show With US Delegates

    Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to the Paris Air Show. There he encountered a U.S. delegation led by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Macron walked between... Read more

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    Paris Police Operation Underway at Champs Elysees

    PARIS—Paris police on Monday said they were dealing with an incident on the Champs Elysees in the city center as a Reuters witness saw officers... Read more

  • Red Cross and other relief personnel are seen outside a relief centre for people affected by a forest fire in Figueiro dos Vinhos, Portugal on June 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal)

    Drone Video Shows Burnt Cars of People Who Died Fleeing a Forest Fire

    A drone operator filmed scenes of emergency vehicles pulling burnt cars off the main highway through Pedrógão, Portugal. Each of these charred, ash-covered hulks is... Read more

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    Indian Town Renames Itself ‘Trump Village’

    An Indian town has renamed itself “Trump Village” in a warm gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Washington. Sulabh... Read more

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief and Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee N.A.K. Browne (L) gestures while talking with Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty (R) in New Delhi on September 24, 2013. A high-ranking military delegation, led by Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, arrived on a official visit to India at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee.The five day visit, ending on September 27, aims to further strengthen the friendly relations and cooperation between the two nations people and armies. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Asian Power Play: India and Vietnam Strengthen Defense Ties

    NEW DELHI, India—In the forests of India’s northeastern region, the Indian Army is training Vietnamese army officers to hone their counter-insurgency fighting skills, an indication... Read more

  • The logo of the Reserve Bank of India is seen on the gate of it's headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov.9, 2016. Indians awoke to confusion Wednesday after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering in a country where many in the poor and middle-class still make day-to-day transactions in cash. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Millions Scramble After India Scraps Its Largest Banknotes

    NEW DELHI—Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering... Read more

  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Thousands of Indians Declare $9.5 Billion in ‘Black Money’

    NEW DELHI—Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax... Read more

  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

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    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

    A grieving Indian man carried his wife’s body six miles after the hospital where she was pronounced dead couldn’t provide a way to transport her... Read more

  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

  • Residents are evacuated from the Taplow Tower residential block as a precautionary measure following concerns over the type of cladding used on the outside of the building on the Chalcots Estate in north London, Britain, June 23, 2017. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

    London Tower Blocks Evacuated as 27 Buildings Fail Fire Tests

    LONDON—Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where... Read more

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    Striking Photos Released of Russian Jet Buzzing Within Feet of US Recon Plane

    The U.S. military released some striking photos of a Russian fighter jet buzzing within several feet of an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic sea... Read more

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    Indian Town Renames Itself ‘Trump Village’

    An Indian town has renamed itself “Trump Village” in a warm gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Washington. Sulabh... Read more

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    5 People Dead After Being Electrocuted at Water Park

    Five people were killed after being electrocuted at a water park in Turkey, media reports said on Friday. Of the five, three were children—reportedly aged... Read more

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    Politics Causes Trash Pile up in Lviv, Volunteers Try to Help

    The city of Lviv is one of Ukraine’s top tourist attractions. That will change if trash keeps piling up there. The city’s dumps are full... Read more

  • Fred and Cindy Warmbier follow their son's, Otto Wambier, casket to the hearse after his funeral at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, U.S. June 22, 2017.  (John Sommers II/Reuters)

    North Korea Says US Student’s Death Is a Mystery to Them as Well

    SEOUL—North Korea said on Friday the death of American university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home in a comatose state was a mystery... Read more

  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge seen during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. (Reuters/David Gray)

    Sydney to Erect Barricades to Prevent Vehicle Attacks

    SYDNEY—Sydney will install concrete barricades in a prominent pedestrian-only thoroughfare to mitigate against the risk of a vehicle attack by terrorists, Australian police said on... Read more

  • File photo: A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Orion aircraft (back) prepares to take off from RAAF Base Pearce near Perth April 6, 2014. (Reuters/Richard Polden)

    Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Fight Militants

    MARAWI CITY/SYDNEY—Australia agreed on Friday to send two surveillance planes to help the Philippines tackle Islamic rebels, as jets and artillery pounded militant positions in... Read more

  • The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

    Facebook Launches UK Initiative to Counter Online Extremist Material

    Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down... Read more

  • Members of the emergency services work inside burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower in North Kensington, London, Britain on June 18, 2017. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

    Deadly London Apartment Blaze Began in Hotpoint Fridge Freezer, Police Say

    LONDON—A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London apartment block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by... Read more

  • A soldier covers a body after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan June 23, 2017. (Reuters/Naseer Ahmed)

    Suicide Car Bomber Kills at Least 11 in Pakistan’s Quetta

    QUETTA, Pakistan—A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani... Read more

  • A police officer stands outside the home of Amor Ftouhi, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on June 21, 2017. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

    Canadian Police Raid Home of Alleged Michigan Airport Attacker

    Police in Montreal, Canada, have raided the home of Amor M. Ftouhi, 49, now in custody for the stabbing of a police officer at Bishop... Read more

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    People Blast Chinese Zoo Over Photos of Famished Bear

    Netizens are blasting the owners of a Chinese zoo after photos surfaced of an emaciated brown bear in its refuge.  The bear was photographed at... Read more

  • A Canadian sniper team scan the landscape in the Panjwayi district of southern Kandahar province in Afghanistan in 2006. (John D. McHugh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Elite Canadian Sniper Shatters World Record With 2-Mile Kill Shot

    A Canadian elite forces sniper took down an ISIS terrorist from a staggering 2.14-mile distance. It is the longest successful kill shot confirmed in military history,... Read more

  • A screen grab of the home page of website www.myfabricfactory.com taken June 20, 2017.  (www.myfabricfactory.com via Reuters)

    Fake Online Stores Reveal Gamblers’ Shadow Banking System

    LONDON—A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found. The... Read more

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    Fitness Model Killed in Freak Whipped Cream Accident

    A French fitness model was reportedly killed in a whipped cream accident. Rebecca Burger’s family told the New York Post that a defective whipped cream... Read more

  • (Epoch Times Staff)

    Car Bomb Targeting Police Station in Somalia’s Capital Kills 4, Says Police

    MOGADISHU—A car bomb targeting a police station killed at least four people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said. The incident took place at... Read more

  • Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 29, 2016.  (Kyodo/File Photo/Reuters)

    Family Declines Autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

    An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who... Read more

  • Nazi artifacts seized in the house of an art collector are displayed in Buenos Aires, in this undated handout released on June 20, 2017. (Courtesy of the Argentine Ministry of Security/Handout via Reuters)

    Argentina Police Seize Trove of Hidden Nazi Artifacts

    BUENOS AIRES—Argentine police have seized a cache of Nazi artifacts hidden behind a library in the house of an art collector in Buenos Aires, including... Read more

  • Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
 (Reuters/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool)

    Russia Cancels Meeting With US Over Sanctions

    Russia said on Wednesday it was cancelling a high level meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon... Read more

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    Huge Aquarium Opens in Jerusalem, the First in Israel

    Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo unveiled the Israel’s first aquarium on June 16. It displays hundreds of species of fish from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea... Read more

  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on Oct. 29, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Seaman Weston A. Mohr/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS)

    US Warplane Shoots Down Syrian Army Jet in Raqqa

    U.S. Super Hornet Downs Syrian Jet After it Bombs Anti-ISIS Forces The United States shot down a Syrian regime SU-22 fighter-bomber jet Sunday evening after... Read more

  • A Syrian girl, holding her stuffed toy, stands next to the rubble of buildings in the northwestern Syrian border town of al-Bab on February 25, 2017 (Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hero Runs Into ISIS Gunfire to Rescue Little Girl (Video)

    A video has emerged of a former Special Forces operative running into intense gunfire from the ISIS terrorist group to rescue a little girl. The... Read more

  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet taxis on the US navy's super carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) ('Ike') in the Mediterranean Sea on July 6, 2016. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Responds to Russian Warning in Syria

    United States forces in Syria will not hesitate to defend themselves or their partners, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday following a threat issued by... Read more

  • Two U.S. Marine Corps F-18 Super Hornets flying on May 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles/Handout/File Photo via Reuters)

    Russia Cuts Incident Prevention Hotline With US in Syria

    Russia’s ministry of defense has halted its incident prevention hotline with the U.S. in response to the United States shooting down a Syrian jet on... Read more

  • Test-firing of a medium-range surface to surface missile, named Sejil-2, at an undisclosed location in Iran. (STR/FARS NEWS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Launches Missiles Targeting ISIS in Syria

    Iran launched several missiles on ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor city in eastern Syria on June 17, claiming the lives of many, according to Sepah News, the... Read more

  • Israeli policemen secure the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate in Jerusalem's old city on June 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

    ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack

    Israeli security forces killed three men, one of whom fatally stabbed a police woman, after carrying out a stabbing and shooting attack in Jerusalem on... Read more

  • Smoke rises from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq on March 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

    100,000 Civilians Used as Human Shield by ISIS Trapped in Mosul

    Around 100,000 civilians are trapped in ISIS-held areas of West Mosul, a human shield that is facing starvation and violence, warned the UNHCR’s representative in... Read more

  • A U.S. F-15 fighter jet takes off during an exercise dubbed " Juniper Falcon", held between crews from the U.S. and Israeli air forces, at Ovda Military Airbase, in southern Israel on May 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

    Qatar to Get More Jets Amid Diplomatic Crisis, Allegations of Sponsoring Terrorists

    Qatar got a lifeline of sorts amid an international diplomatic crisis after the U.S. signed an agreement to sell the country $12 billion worth of... Read more

  • A view shows buildings in Doha, Qatar on June 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon)

    Kuwait: Qatar Willing to Listen to Gulf Concerns

    DUBAI/DOHA—Qatar is ready to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states that have cut diplomatic and economic ties, Kuwait said on Sunday, as it... Read more

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) at his office at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece on April 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis)

    Ministry: Iran Attackers Fought for ISIS in Syria, Iraq

    ANKARA—Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran were Iranian members of the ISIS terrorist group who had fought in the militants’ strongholds... Read more

  • A shop with a picture of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani is seen in Doha, Qatar onJune 6, 2017. (REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon)

    Turkey Throws Support Behind Qatar in Rift With Gulf Arabs

    ANKARA/DOHA—Turkey threw its support behind Qatar on Wednesday, with officials saying it could fast-track troop deployment and provide crucial food and water supplies to the... Read more

  • An Iranian policeman takes cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS)

    Suicide Bombers Attack Iran Parliament, ISIS Claims Responsibility

    LONDON—Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault... Read more

  • Cars drive on a road leading to Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar on June 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer)

    Saudi Arabia Revokes Qatar Airways’ Licenses

    RIYADH/DUBAI—Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all... Read more

  • President Trump, flanked by White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman (L) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

    Trump Comments on Gulf Rift, Pointing at Qatar Over Militant Funding

    DOHA/DUBAI—President Donald Trump, wading into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was “already... Read more

  • An aerial view of Doha's diplomatic area on March 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad)

    Saudi, Egypt Lead Arab States Cutting Qatar Ties, Iran Blames Trump

    DUBAI—Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the... Read more

  • Security guards stand near the site of an attack that killed at least 26 people in Minya, Egypt on May 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

    Egypt Launches Air Raids on Libya After Christians Killed

    MINYA, Egypt—Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on... Read more

  • Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman Abedi, the suspected bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester, England May 22,  in Tripoli, Libya, May 24, 2017. (REUTERS/Hani Amara)

    Manchester Bomber’s Father Certain Son Did Not Carry Out Attack

    The father of the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester told Reuters in the Libyan capital on May 24 that he had... Read more

  • The first International Dwarf Fashion Show in Paris in 2014. (Ellasharon/Wikimedia Commons)

    Dwarves Hit the Runway to Promote Awareness During Arab Fashion Week

    Fashion shows are traditionally put on by tall and thin models. But in one case in Dubai, a group of dwarf women are changing the... Read more

  • Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures after delivering a televised speech in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

    Decisively Re-elected, Rouhani Defies Hardliners, Pledges to Open Iran

    DUBAI/BEIRUT—President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge... Read more

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