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August 3, 2018

American citizen believed to have been in Slovenia has been missing for weeks

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An American man is believed to have gone missing in Slovenia while vacationing in June. The Department of State is working with police in Europe on the continuing search. Jonathan Reid Luskin from Wisconsin, also known as "Jon," is believed to have left Austria for Slovenia after his mother went back home to the U.S. after their family vacation. Luskin, 25, had been living and teaching in Hong Kong and left on June 11 for a summer vacation after the academic school..
August 3, 2018

Trump and Kim exchange letters amid denuclearization doubts

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- After receiving another letter from Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked the North Korean dictator for his "kind action" in handing over the possible remains of U.S. soldiers from the Korean War. But even as Trump praised Kim "for keeping his word," there are deep doubts about the strength of the document the two men signed in Singapore and North Korea's understanding of the "complete denuclearization" the U.S. is demanding and North Korea..
August 2, 2018

Sexual harassment outlawed on the streets of France, following viral video of recent violent attack in Paris

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- French lawmakers approved a bill that outlaws cat-calling, allowing fines of as much as hundreds of dollars to be handed out on the spot to street harassers. Fines for harassers could run as much as 705 Euros (about $815 U.S. dollars). The law was passed on Wednesday, days after a man attacked a woman outside a Paris cafe when she confronted him for harassing her as she walked by. A video of the incident went viral. The woman, Marie Laguerre, wrote on Facebook that sh..
August 2, 2018

Iran preparing naval exercises amidst heated rhetoric with Trump

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard is preparing to hold within the next two days a large-scale naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial shipping lane for oil used worldwide, according to U.S. officials. The exercise could threaten to block navigation in the strait, where about 20 percent of the global supply of oil transits from the Persian Gulf. It appears as many as 100 small Iranian craft are prepared to participate in the exercise, officials sai..