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North and South Korea agree: Neither wants defections during Olympic Games
South Korea normally encourages defections from the North, but not at the Olympics when North Korea will send an historic delegation to the Games.
      
 
 
01/21/2018 01:32 PM
Taliban claim responsibility for deadly attack on luxury hotel in Kabul
Gunmen armed with suicide vests targeted foreigners and Afghan officials; Taliban claim responsbility.
      
 
 
01/21/2018 03:48 PM
Fewer international students coming to U.S. for grad school in science and engineering
The biggest drop came from Indian students, whose numbers fell by 19% in 2017. Saudi Arabia, Iran and South Korea also sent fewer students in 2017.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 02:55 PM
U.S. decision on Jerusalem looms large over Pence Middle East visit
The vice president's visit comes at a time when U.S.-Palestinian diplomatic relations have hit a new low.
      
 
 
01/21/2018 08:13 PM
One year into Trump's presidency, British bookmakers still think he'll be impeached
Britain's appetite for Trump-related bets has not diminished.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 06:06 AM
Trump's foreign policy often put 'America first' — and alone
Trump ignored conventions and pulled out of agreements, confronting allies and adversaries with uncertainty, ceding influence to China.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 06:26 PM
Cape Town could be the first major city in the world to run out of water
Residents must limit their showers to one-and-a-half minutes.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 02:31 AM
Gunmen storm hotel in Afghan capital
      
 
 
01/21/2018 01:30 AM
Cape Town suffers major water rationing
      
 
 
01/20/2018 02:27 AM
Twitter: There were more Russian trolls than we thought
The social media company says it's emailing notifications to the 677,775 people who were exposed to the content during the election.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 02:15 AM
Border agents may have violated court orders while enforcing Trump travel ban
The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found that customs agents were "caught by surprise" by President Trump's controversial order.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 01:39 AM
Supreme Court to issue final verdict on Trump travel ban
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of President Trump's ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 01:38 AM
Economic inequality: The worst states for Hispanics and Latinos
24/7 Wall St. reviewed a range of data related to income, homeownership, education, and incarceration to identify the worst states for Hispanics and Latinos.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 06:00 PM
Journalists protest Filipino government move to close news website
Journalists protest Filipino government move to close news website Video provided by AFP
      
 
 
01/19/2018 05:19 PM
Worst states for Hispanics and Latinos
      
 
 
01/19/2018 05:14 PM
Trump to bring 'America First' message to hostile 'world first' forum in Switzerland
Davos is celebrated and mocked in equal measure as a place for elitist power brokers.
      
 
 
01/20/2018 04:26 PM
5 major wins for women's rights across the world
Gender parity is closest in areas of health and education but there are major disparities in economics and political empowerment.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 03:23 PM
New Zealand's PM is pregnant: 'I'm not the first woman to multitask'
One of the youngest world leaders made a big announcement Friday. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 03:08 PM
Loan of historic Bayeux Tapestry stokes English-French rivalry
The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most famous pieces of medieval art.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 02:51 PM
Vladimir Putin has a legit reason to go shirtless
Russian President Vladimir Putin took a dip in an icy lake to celebrate Orthodox Epiphany, which marks the baptism of Jesus.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 02:43 PM
Shirtless Vladimir Putin dunks himself in icy water to mark Epiphany
Putin has dipped in icy waters on the Epiphany before, but Friday marked the first time he publicly did so, Russian spokesman says.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 02:46 PM
2018: A breakout year for clean energy investment
The bullish momentum for global clean energy investment, which rose 3% to $333.5 billion in 2017, will continue this year.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 01:00 PM
Pope Francis shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
The pope’s remarks on Thursday drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 01:09 PM
London is transformed into an open air gallery in U.K.'s largest festival of lights
The city’s largest art event sees the historic Westminster Abbey adorned in dazzling colors.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 11:47 AM
London lit up by Lumiere 2018
      
 
 
01/19/2018 10:26 AM
Feds: Iowa man lied about Bosnian killings to gain refugee status
The Justice Department is seeking to strip 51-year-old Eso Razic of his U.S. citizenship.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 02:28 AM
Damaged Navy destroyer to arrive at Mississippi shipyard for repairs
Ingalls Shipbuilding was chosen by the Navy to repair the ship in August and awarded an initial $63 million contract in December.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 12:49 AM
Life behind a mask — China's cities still choking on smog
China's northeastern provinces saw blue winter skies for the first time in a long time, but pollution is still a problem.
      
 
 
01/19/2018 12:15 AM
The best and worst countries for life expectancy
     
 
 
12/20/2017 07:57 PM
Passages 2017: Those we’ve lost through the year
     
 
 
04/26/2017 08:02 PM
Life in North Korea: What you are allowed to see
     
 
 
02/16/2013 07:27 PM
2017 events as seen from space
     
 
 
12/18/2017 07:59 PM
The day in pictures
     
 
 
09/09/2012 06:48 PM