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November 1, 2018

Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul in near future, South Korean president says

Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un soon will visit Seoul. "A return visit to Seoul by Chairman Kim Jong Un will also take place soon," Moon said in front of the National Assembly. The comment, included during a speech on the government's next proposed budget, came as Moon also elaborated on the prospects for continuing to improve relations between the two nations, including den..
November 1, 2018

Trump administration begins new push to end war in Yemen

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly four years after the war in Yemen began, eventually killing at least 16,200 civilians and creating a humanitarian crisis with a deadly cholera epidemic and 14 million people facing a possible famine, the U.S. is finally saying enough. The Trump administration issued two strong statements Tuesday night to call for an end to the war between Houthi rebels, supported by Iran, and the Yemeni government, powered by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Em..
October 31, 2018

Amid desperate search for crashed Lion Air jet’s black box, some answers may be back in the US

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- Representatives from Boeing, the manufacturer of the ill-fated Lion Air 737 that crashed Tuesday in the Java Sea and presumably killed all 189 people on board, have arrived in Indonesia to gather information and assist in the investigation. Soon, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will join the probe. The American presence in Indonesia is focused on uncovering any potential problems with the 21st-century aircraft. The Bo..
October 31, 2018

Khashoggi strangled as soon as he entered consulate, body dismembered: Turkish prosecutor

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- A Turkish prosecutor publicly confirmed Wednesday for the first time that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he stepped into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and his body was dismembered. A statement from the Turkish prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, said Khashoggi's killing this month was premeditated. Fidan said Turkish authorities have asked the Saudis where they disposed of Khashoggi's body but have gotten no response. K..