November 3, 2018

Archaeologists start on Europe’s largest dig ever, spanning 10,000 years of history: The beginning of High Speed 2

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Before they break ground or lay a single rail for the new High Speed 2 railway connecting London to other parts of the UK, archaeologists need to dig. Over the next two years, more than 1,000 archaeologists, specialists, scientists and conservationists will explore at least 60 archaeological sites along the 150-mile route, which is expected to travel to Birminghman, Manchester and Leeds. "So many people are helping us tell the story," said Helen Wass, Head of Herit..
November 3, 2018

US service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A member of the U.S. armed forces was killed and another was wounded in an apparent insider attack on Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to Resolute Support, the NATO training mission in the country. Initial reports indicate that the shooter was a member of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces -- an ally to NATO -- and that they were immediately shot dead by other Afghan forces, a statement from Resolute Support said. The two U.S. s..
November 3, 2018

Marines join largest NATO exercise since end of the Cold War

iStock/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) -- NATO has held its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War. Called Trident Juncture, the war games are being held over two weeks in Norway and involve 50,000 troops, 10,000 vehicles, 250 aircraft and 65 ships from 31 nations. NATO officials say that the defensive exercises are not directed at any country in particular, but it is clear the intended audience is Russia. With tensions high with Moscow following its invasion of Crimea four years ago,..
November 3, 2018

Thousands of Koreans make kimchi together at annual festival

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- More than 2,000 people in Seoul, dressed in red aprons and pink rubber gloves, were on hand Friday to make the traditional Korean dish kimchi. The hundreds of cabbages and radishes thrown into a giant pot of salty water would eventually be mashed together with red pepper paste and Korean spices. The massive kimchi gathering took place at the Seoul Kimchi Festival, now in its fifth year. Those participating in the fun are hoping to break a Guinness record. Another 2,00..