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March 1, 2019

Kim Jong Un meets Vietnamese leader after US-North Korea summit collapse

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(HANOI, Vietnam) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent most of Friday in his hotel in Hanoi -- a day after he failed to reach a deal on sanctions or denuclearization with President Donald Trump. Kim attended a red-carpeted welcome ceremony hosted by Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong, the country’s top leader and general secretary of the Communist Party, at the Presidential Palace. The opening event was followed by a separate meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan..
March 1, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, attorney general says

SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the country's attorney general said Thursday. Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit recommended the long-serving prime minister be indicted in three cases, a result of lengthy investigations into Netanyahu's alleged dealings. In one case, Netanyahu is alleged to have received expensive gifts from two businessmen -- including ..
March 1, 2019

German city sells family’s dog on eBay to settle debts, drawing criticism

ymgerman/iStock(BERLIN) -- When one family in the German city of Ahlen couldn't pay their debts, authorities made a dramatic decision: to sell their dog on eBay. Authorities defended their decision to sell the pug, Edda, on the site for €750 ($850) after the family failed to pay debts to the city, including a dog tax. Dirk Schlebes, the city's treasurer, said the seizure was legal and only happened after other nonessential household goods had been taken, according to German news wire..
March 1, 2019

Eight found guilty in cover-up of deadly 1994 bombing of Jewish center in Argentina

Kuzma/iStock(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- Almost a quarter-century has passed since the deadliest terror attack in Argentine history. The AMIA Jewish social service center building in downtown Buenos Aires was leveled by a bomb on July 18, 1994, killing 85 and wounding 150 more. On Thursday, an Argentine court found the federal judge for the original court case, two prosecutors, a police commissioner, the head of Argentina's intelligence service at the time and two top intelligence operative..