June 20, 2018

Kim Jong Un again calls for step-by-step denuclearization

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- In their third meeting in less than three months, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly hailed their close and growing ties, while Xi urged the United States and North Korea to build on the momentum from their Singapore summit. “No matter how the international and regional situations change,” China and the Communist Party’s support of North Korea will remain “unchanged,” Xi told the North Korean leader, according to Ch..
June 20, 2018

Canada becomes second country to fully legalize marijuana

Photodisc/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- Canadian lawmakers approved landmark legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize marijuana. The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug. Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was first introduced on April 13, 2017, in a bid to legalize and regulate the recreational use of weed. The bill passed in the House of Commons that No..
June 19, 2018

North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be American service members who died during the Korean War, three U.S. officials confirmed. Planning is underway to receive the remains from North Korea in the coming days, but an actual transfer date and location has not yet been finalized, the officials said. One official said though it was unclear where the handover of remains could occur, they would ultimately be..
June 19, 2018

U.S. loses top spot in World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bilbao, one of the culinary capitals of the world, hosted the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 unveiling on Tuesday, and American gastronomy was well represented although the U.S. lost the top spot as Eleven Madison Park dropped to fourth place. For the second time, the Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana won the "Oscars of Gastronomy," with a contemporary and traditional cuisine approved by Pope Francis, who made this restaurant one of his refe..