July 17, 2018

In Russia, meeting with Trump seen as strong win for Putin

iStock/Thinkstock(HELSINKI) -- Ahead of his summit with President Donald Trump, it had been widely said that all Russia’s president Vladimir Putin had to do to come out a winner was to show up to the meeting Finland’s capital, Helsinki on Monday. Putin did come and by all accounts the result of his first full summit with Trump has been a hearty success for the Russian leader. Russian officials have predictably been praising the meeting and experts, even those generally critical of the Kremlin, c..
July 16, 2018

Putin gives Trump World Cup ball after question on Syria: ‘Now the ball is in your court’

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(HELSINKI) -- Russian president Vladimir Putin paused a joint press conference after answering a question on whether the ball is "in the Russian court" regarding cooperative efforts in Syria to hand President Donald Trump a soccer ball in Helsinki, Finland Monday. "Speaking about having the ball in our court in Syria, President Trump has just mentioned that we've successfully concluded the World Football Cup. Speaking of the football, actually..." Putin said, ste..
July 16, 2018

A massive iceberg threatening Greenland village has moved away from the coast

DeAgostini/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A massive iceberg that has been floating close to a village in Greenland and threatening its residents appears to be veering away from the coast, toward the north, officials said. The village of Innaarsuit is home to 169 residents, some of whom have been evacuated as the iceberg looms over the coast. “Fortunately, the iceberg moved further north over the weekend,” Jakob Rousøe, head of operations for Joint Arctic Command, an authority within the Danish Defens..
July 16, 2018

South Korea hold world’s largest mud festival of its kind

iStock/Thinkstock(BORYEONG, South Korea)-- Splash mud over strangers, push others into the muddy pool, and cover yourself with mud from head to toe. All of these actions make sense at the mud festival in South Korea. The 21st Boryeong Mud Festival opened up in Daecheon beach, three hours (120 miles) away from Seoul. The annual festivity lures several million visitors every summer, to cover themselves with mud and run around in a mud playground. Last year, over 560,000 guests came for the muddy d..