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November 3, 2018

US service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A member of the U.S. armed forces was killed and another was wounded in an apparent insider attack on Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to Resolute Support, the NATO training mission in the country. Initial reports indicate that the shooter was a member of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces -- an ally to NATO -- and that they were immediately shot dead by other Afghan forces, a statement from Resolute Support said. The two U.S. s..
November 3, 2018

Marines join largest NATO exercise since end of the Cold War

iStock/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) -- NATO has held its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War. Called Trident Juncture, the war games are being held over two weeks in Norway and involve 50,000 troops, 10,000 vehicles, 250 aircraft and 65 ships from 31 nations. NATO officials say that the defensive exercises are not directed at any country in particular, but it is clear the intended audience is Russia. With tensions high with Moscow following its invasion of Crimea four years ago,..
November 3, 2018

Thousands of Koreans make kimchi together at annual festival

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- More than 2,000 people in Seoul, dressed in red aprons and pink rubber gloves, were on hand Friday to make the traditional Korean dish kimchi. The hundreds of cabbages and radishes thrown into a giant pot of salty water would eventually be mashed together with red pepper paste and Korean spices. The massive kimchi gathering took place at the Seoul Kimchi Festival, now in its fifth year. Those participating in the fun are hoping to break a Guinness record. Another 2,00..
November 3, 2018

UK to introduce UN resolution to spur Yemen peace push

Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Amid a new push to finally end the war in Yemen, the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution to support that effort, according to a Security Council diplomat and two sources familiar with discussions. Days after the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire, it's another sign that after nearly four years of devastating fighting, food shortages and starvation, and disease, there ..