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Greece and Macedonia hope to end decades-long dispute over name

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS) -- Since its independence in 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has been fighting with neighboring Greece over the country’s name.

On Sunday, Macedonia and Greece signed a historic deal aimed at settling the name dispute that has lasted   ... Read More

Peace, economy top concerns as Colombians head to polls in presidential runoff

iStock/Thinkstock(BOGOTA, Columbia) -- Colombians are heading to the polls for the second time in less than a month — this time in a runoff to elect the country’s next president.

This year’s is the first presidential contest since the   ... Read More

Pakistani terrorist who ordered Malala shooting reportedly killed in drone strike

Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- The Pakistani terrorist leader who ordered the assassination of Malala Yousafzai was killed in a drone strike, according to Afghan officials.

Mullah Fazlullah was allegedly killed in a strike on June 13 in the   ... Read More

State Department ‘deeply concerned’ over arrest of US citizen during a protest in Vietnam

Courtesy Nguyen Family(HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam) -- The American who was arrested while protesting in Vietnam has been visited by at least one U.S. diplomat since he was taken into custody, the State Department said Friday.

Will Nguyen,   ... Read More

For some North Korean defectors, Trump-Kim summit offers hope; others don’t buy it

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Back in January, Ji Seong-ho was President Trump's special guest at his State of the Union address, where the president told the story of Ji’s harrowing escape from North Korea.

Having lost an arm and   ... Read More

‘Gifted’ clarinetist whose dreams were sabotaged by ex-girlfriend awarded $266K: Court

iStock/Thinkstock(QUEBEC) -- When some musicians go through a harrowing break up, they write sad love songs.

One Canadian clarinetist got a court-awarded $266,000 payout instead.

A Canadian court determined this week that the alleged deceptions of Eric Abramovitz's ex-girlfriend   ... Read More

Stephen Hawking’s ashes buried at Westminster Abbey

Ben Stansall - WPA Pool /Getty Images(LONDON) -- Stephen Hawking, a giant of science and celebrated British physicist who died in March, was honored Friday before more than 1,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey, where his ashes were buried.   ... Read More

China retaliates immediately after US announces tariffs

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China said Friday it is retaliating against U.S. tariffs by imposing penalties on the same scale against the United States.

China's commerce ministry announced the tariffs after President Donald Trump said earlier Friday the United will hit   ... Read More

South Korea, US begin discussing end to military drills

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- South Korea and the United States have begun discussions to end joint military displays that have long angered North Korean leadership.

President Donald Trump surprised many with his announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. "will be stopping   ... Read More

Eiffel Tower installing bulletproof glass walls to protect monument from terror attacks

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls to protect the iconic monument from terrorist threats.

Since the terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris and Saint-Denis on Nov. 13, 2015, the iconic   ... Read More

‘Aquarius’ ship carrying hundreds of migrants set to arrive in Spain after international controversy

iStock/Thinkstock(VALENCIA, Spain) -- For 629 migrants on board a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, this weekend could mark the end of an international controversy over their final destination.

On Saturday, Spain plans to welcome the Aquarius ship, which has   ... Read More

Trump administration reinstates funding to Syrian aid group White Helmets

Amer Almohibany/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has authorized the release of $6.6 million in funding to the humanitarian group the Syrian Civil Defense, commonly referred to as the White Helmets, according to the State Department.

“The United   ... Read More

A year later, Grenfell Tower fire victims remembered

Simon Dawson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Londoners who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire marked the anniversary at the remnants of the building Thursday with a moment of silence to remember the 72 victims who died.

Many wiped away   ... Read More

Trump seen in awkward exchange of salutes with North Korean general on state TV

Handout/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- President Donald Trump saluted a North Korean general in an awkward moment captured on video and broadcast by North Korean state media on Thursday.

The brief interaction was featured in a 42-minute-long program about   ... Read More

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy from constitution

iStock/Thinkstock(DUBLIN) -- Less than a month after Ireland held a remarkable referendum vote that legalized abortion, government officials announced plans this week to hold a referendum on removing the offense of blasphemy from its constitution.

Ireland’s constitution, which was   ... Read More

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Greece and Macedonia hope to end decades-long dispute over name

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS) -- Since its independence in 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has been fighting with neighboring Greece over the country’s name.

On Sunday, Macedonia and Greece signed a historic deal aimed at settling the name dispute that has lasted   ... Read More

Peace, economy top concerns as Colombians head to polls in presidential runoff

iStock/Thinkstock(BOGOTA, Columbia) -- Colombians are heading to the polls for the second time in less than a month — this time in a runoff to elect the country’s next president.

This year’s is the first presidential contest since the   ... Read More

Pakistani terrorist who ordered Malala shooting reportedly killed in drone strike

Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- The Pakistani terrorist leader who ordered the assassination of Malala Yousafzai was killed in a drone strike, according to Afghan officials.

Mullah Fazlullah was allegedly killed in a strike on June 13 in the   ... Read More

State Department ‘deeply concerned’ over arrest of US citizen during a protest in Vietnam

Courtesy Nguyen Family(HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam) -- The American who was arrested while protesting in Vietnam has been visited by at least one U.S. diplomat since he was taken into custody, the State Department said Friday.

Will Nguyen,   ... Read More

For some North Korean defectors, Trump-Kim summit offers hope; others don’t buy it

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Back in January, Ji Seong-ho was President Trump's special guest at his State of the Union address, where the president told the story of Ji’s harrowing escape from North Korea.

Having lost an arm and   ... Read More

‘Gifted’ clarinetist whose dreams were sabotaged by ex-girlfriend awarded $266K: Court

iStock/Thinkstock(QUEBEC) -- When some musicians go through a harrowing break up, they write sad love songs.

One Canadian clarinetist got a court-awarded $266,000 payout instead.

A Canadian court determined this week that the alleged deceptions of Eric Abramovitz's ex-girlfriend   ... Read More

Stephen Hawking’s ashes buried at Westminster Abbey

Ben Stansall - WPA Pool /Getty Images(LONDON) -- Stephen Hawking, a giant of science and celebrated British physicist who died in March, was honored Friday before more than 1,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey, where his ashes were buried.   ... Read More

China retaliates immediately after US announces tariffs

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China said Friday it is retaliating against U.S. tariffs by imposing penalties on the same scale against the United States.

China's commerce ministry announced the tariffs after President Donald Trump said earlier Friday the United will hit   ... Read More

South Korea, US begin discussing end to military drills

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- South Korea and the United States have begun discussions to end joint military displays that have long angered North Korean leadership.

President Donald Trump surprised many with his announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. "will be stopping   ... Read More

Eiffel Tower installing bulletproof glass walls to protect monument from terror attacks

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls to protect the iconic monument from terrorist threats.

Since the terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris and Saint-Denis on Nov. 13, 2015, the iconic   ... Read More

‘Aquarius’ ship carrying hundreds of migrants set to arrive in Spain after international controversy

iStock/Thinkstock(VALENCIA, Spain) -- For 629 migrants on board a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, this weekend could mark the end of an international controversy over their final destination.

On Saturday, Spain plans to welcome the Aquarius ship, which has   ... Read More

Trump administration reinstates funding to Syrian aid group White Helmets

Amer Almohibany/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has authorized the release of $6.6 million in funding to the humanitarian group the Syrian Civil Defense, commonly referred to as the White Helmets, according to the State Department.

“The United   ... Read More

A year later, Grenfell Tower fire victims remembered

Simon Dawson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Londoners who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire marked the anniversary at the remnants of the building Thursday with a moment of silence to remember the 72 victims who died.

Many wiped away   ... Read More

Trump seen in awkward exchange of salutes with North Korean general on state TV

Handout/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- President Donald Trump saluted a North Korean general in an awkward moment captured on video and broadcast by North Korean state media on Thursday.

The brief interaction was featured in a 42-minute-long program about   ... Read More

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy from constitution

iStock/Thinkstock(DUBLIN) -- Less than a month after Ireland held a remarkable referendum vote that legalized abortion, government officials announced plans this week to hold a referendum on removing the offense of blasphemy from its constitution.

Ireland’s constitution, which was   ... Read More

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