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February 27, 2019

Trump hopes 2nd summit with North Korea’s Kim will be ‘greater’ success than 1st as two leaders shake hands

Carl Court/Getty Images(HANOI, Vietnam) -- With a handshake and smile, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un kicked off their second summit Wednesday evening at the historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel and offered an optimistic outlook for their coming meetings. "I thought the first summit was a great success and I hope this one hopefully will be equal or greater than the first. And we made a lot of progress and think the biggest progress was our relationship is really a ..
February 27, 2019

Mike Pompeo calls for ‘restraint’ after Pakistan shoots down Indian fighter jets amid rising tensions in Kashmir

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for "restraint" after two Indian jets flying in Pakistani territory were shot down Wednesday morning by the Pakistani military. Tensions continue to rise between the two nuclear powers over the disputed region of Kashmir. After speaking to both the Indian and Pakistani ministers for foreign affairs earlier in the day, Pompeo said in a statement that he "expressed to both ministers that we encourage India and Pakistan to ex..
February 27, 2019

Young North Korean defectors in South Korea have found success and fulfillment

ABC News(SEOUL) -- 12-year-old Choi Hyunmi could feel the cold hitting her chest despite her warm layers. She had been marching through curvy roads, deep woods and a frozen river for about an hour with her mother and older brother in the middle of a violent snowstorm with winds blowing in freezing temperatures. It was December 2002 and these members of an affluent Pyongyang, North Korea, family were on their way to join Choi's businessman father on vacation -- or so Choi was told to protect..
February 27, 2019

Train crash kills at least 20 in Egypt

Manakin/iStock(CAIRO, Egypt) -- A rail car crashed into a concrete barrier at Cairo’s main train station, causing a fire that killed 20 people and injured 40 others on Wednesday. CCTV footage shows travelers walking on the platform as the speeding rail car derailed. There were no passengers on the train. The 163-year-old station is located in one of Cairo’s busiest neighborhoods. Most of the injured are suffering from burns resulting from the fire, a source from the ambulance authority told ABC ..