July 17, 2019

South Korea and Japan trade dispute could lead to ‘dire consequences,’ official warns

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) — A thorny trade dispute between South Korea and Japan could end up with "dire consequences" and "adversely affect companies like Apple, Amazon, Dell, Sony, and billions of consumers all over the world," a senior South Korean government official told foreign reporters in Seoul on Wednesday. The official slammed the Japanese government for undermining principles of free trade and warned that if the latest export curbs against South Korea continues, "the..
July 17, 2019

“Mona Lisa” relocated within Louvre for first time since 2005

Pawel Libera/LightRocket via Getty Images(PARIS) -- Many paintings are moved around at the Louvre in Paris, but rarely is it one of the world's most iconic works. For the first time in 14 years, Leonardo da Vinci's The Mona Lisa will be relocated so that its well-trafficked home, Room 711 in the Salle des États, can be renovated. The painting is particularly fragile and can't be moved outside the museum. Painted in the 16th century on a thin panel of poplar, The Mona Lisa is kep..
July 17, 2019

‘They don’t make it easy’: Duchess Meghan speaks about life in public eye

Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has remained publicly silent amid criticisms and name-calling in the press since her wedding to Prince Harry last year. But the duchess gave a sign that she is aware of the negativity in a conversation she and Harry had with singer Pharrell Williams at the London premiere of The Lion King Sunday night. Williams was heard on camera praising Harry and Meghan for their relationship, saying to them, "[I am] so happy for your union. Lo..
July 17, 2019

Twins conjoined at the head successfully separated after 55 hours of surgery

iStock(LONDON) -- A pair of extremely rare conjoined twins were successfully separated after a total of 55 hours of surgery during a months-long endeavor to help them each live independent lives. The odds were stacked against Safa and Marwa Ullah, now 2, from the moment they were born, according to the officials at the London hospital where the surgeries were performed. Not only were the girls conjoined twins -- a condition that occurs once in every 2.5 million births -- but they were also crani..