May 9, 2019

US seized N. Korean ship accused of violating UN sanctions

RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images (FILE photo)(NEW YORK) -- The United States has seized a North Korean cargo ship that had been operating in violation of United Nations sanctions, federal prosecutors will announce Thursday. The United States seized Wise Honest, a bulk carrier that strayed into Indonesian waters last April, flying a flag from Sierra Leone. The Indonesian Navy detained the ship, inspected it and discovered a crew of 25 North Koreans along with a cargo hold full of coal. The ship i..
May 9, 2019

Kim Jong Un wanted ‘famous’ US basketball players as part of denuclearization deal: Sources

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Ahead of the second summit in Hanoi, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested as part of the agreement between the countries moving forward that the U.S. send "famous basketball players" to normalize relations between the two countries, according to two US officials. The officials said the request was made in writing, as part of the cultural exchange between the two countries, and at one point the North Koreans insisted that it be included in the jo..
May 9, 2019

Russia celebrates WWII anniversary with annual military parade

ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Thursday marked its annual Victory Day holiday with its usual large military parade overseen by President Vladimir Putin, and with huge commemorative processions that have become a feature of the holiday in recent years. Putin pledged to strengthen Russia’s armed forces as he watched thousands of troops and dozens of tanks and armored vehicles pass through Red Square near the Kremlin. The parade, which celebrated the 74th anniversary of the v..
May 9, 2019

Afghan boy, wounded in war, dances on new prosthetic leg in heartwarming video

WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Ahmad Rahman was just 8 months old when he was wounded in the crossfire between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in his village in Logar province. A bullet struck Ahmad's leg, which later had to be amputated. Ahmad, now 5, has been fitted for several prosthetic legs since then as he continues to grow. He received his latest one at the International Committee of the Red Cross orthopedic clinic in Kabul on May 4. He celebrated by dancing. Mulkara ..