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Will K-Pop diplomacy ease tension ahead of Korea talks?

North Korea has agreed to a pop concert with South Korean performers in Pyongyang ahead of bilateral talks. Can an exchange of culture and music smooth the way for tougher discussions? Julian Ryall

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit India

German President Steinmeier's upcoming India visit is expected to boost economic cooperation between the two countries. Post Brexit, India's reliance on France and Germany has been increasing. Murali

Ethiopia’s uncertain political future

Ethiopia's ruling party, EPRDF, has convened a meeting to choose the country's next prime minister. But debate is also focused on how to deal with the worsening political crisis.

Cameroon's Pentecostal churches under fire

There are calls for the Cameroon government to shut down some of the country's Pentecostal churches. This is based on reports of a pastor who stole from his congregation and another who allegedly
South Korea doesn’t think Trump should meet Kim Jong-un alone

South Korea doesn’t think Trump should meet Kim Jong-un alone

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday offered to hold three-way talks with President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. “A North Korea-U.S. summit would be a historic event in
Social workers let man they knew looked at child porn foster girl, 4

Social workers let man they knew looked at child porn foster girl, 4

Gabriel David Wallis was later accused of sexually abusing her
Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data

Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data

LONDON — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm
Bulgarian Equipment Started Work on Mars

Bulgarian Equipment Started Work on Mars

The Lyulin-MO apparatus has started work successfully from the orbit of Mars, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced. The device is the product of development of the Space Research
The Japanese Government Supported a Project for the Creation of Flying Cars

The Japanese Government Supported a Project for the Creation of Flying Cars

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry on Monday launched studies to put flying cars into practical use. The ministry intends to promote technological development and work out
Israel Admits 2007 Syrian 'Nuclear Reactor' Strike for First Time

Israel Admits 2007 Syrian 'Nuclear Reactor' Strike for First Time

Israel's military admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long believed to have carried out, reported
Second Day of Questioning for Sarkozy on whether Gaddafi has Financed him

Second Day of Questioning for Sarkozy on whether Gaddafi has Financed him

Nicolas Sarkozy's interrogation was renewed today as part of an investigation into suspicions about financing his presidential campaign in 2007 from Libya during Muammar Gaddafi's reign, the France
Poland Seeking Compensation for World War Two Destruction

Poland Seeking Compensation for World War Two Destruction

Poland will this year look into ways of getting compensation for its destruction during World War Two, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday, cited by Reuters. “We will talk about the
Paris Mulls Free Public Transport to Reduce Pollution

Paris Mulls Free Public Transport to Reduce Pollution

PARIS (Reuters) - The mayor of Paris wants to make all public transport free in an effort to reduce air pollution, but faces staunch opposition from the head of the regional transport authority who
Facebook Loses Nearly $50 Billion In Value

Facebook Loses Nearly $50 Billion In Value

The privacy scandal rocking Facebook has cost the social media company nearly billion in market value over the past two days. Facebook shares tumbled 6.8 percent Monday and another 2.56 percent

Invasion of Iraq: The original sin of the 21st century

Fifteen years ago today, Iraq was cast into the abyss as the US administration under George W Bush launched one of the most destructive invasions in modern history. In his now infamous speech

Facebook is killing democracy with its personality profiling data

By Timothy Summers, Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement, University of Maryland. Facebook’s data know exactly what fits best in your mind. leolintang/Shutterstock.com What state

With Operation Popeye, the U.S. government made weather an instrument of war

As geo-engineering projects soar, the declassified project is newly relevant. Troops wade through a river in Vietnam. Wikimedia Commons It was a seasonably chilly afternoon in 1974 when Senators

Bakari Sellers thinks someone on HR McMaster’s team is going full YOLO on calling out Trump’s foreign policy flubs

Both President Donald Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly are furious about the leaks that the president ignored intelligence briefings that suggested he not congratulate Russian President

Vatican communications chief quits over ‘lettergate’ row

The Vatican’s communications chief resigned Wednesday amid a controversy about the alleged manipulation of a letter written by retired pope Benedict XVI about his successor Pope Francis. Monsignor

#DeleteFacebook movement gains prominent backer

As Facebook reels from the scandal over hijacked personal data, a movement to quit the social network has gathered momentum, getting a boost from a high-profile co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging