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August 8, 2018

South Koreans eat ‘bingsu’ shaved ice to beat record heat

ABC News(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- It's been a record hot summer in South Korea and locals are turning to a sweet treat to beat the heat: "bingsu," or shaved ice. There are so many varieties of bingsu and most contain sweet red beans and sweetened milk. Last year Tiravento in Seoul invented a string-like milk ice bingsu that's made with a secret beverage base powder. Local Gina Kim tried the store's green tea bingsu ice and said it "was out of this world." “I like the idea of usin..
August 8, 2018

Thailand grants citizenship to some of the boys and coach rescued from cave

Linh Pham/Getty Images(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- Three of the boys and a soccer coach rescued from a cave in Thailand last month have been granted citizenship, Thailand’s foreign ministry told ABC News Wednesday. All four had previously been stateless, but had applied for Thai citizenship before they became trapped in the cave. The three players -- Adul Sam-on, Mongkol Boonpiam and Pornchai Kamluang -- and their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand af..
August 8, 2018

US to hit Russia with new sanctions after poisoning of former Russian double agent and daughter

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has determined Russia violated a law prohibiting the use of chemical or biological weapons and is imposing mandatory sanctions in response to the assassination attempt by nerve agent on UK citizens Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Russia will be denied the export of any national security-sensitive goods or technology. Previously, national security-sensitive goods were exported to Russia only on a case-by-case basis. The new sanctions effect good..
August 8, 2018

US declines to take sides in heated Saudi, Canadian fight over human rights

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is declining to take sides between Saudi Arabia and Canada after the Middle Eastern nation's extraordinary reaction to Canada's condemnation of the arrest of a Saudi Arabian human rights activist. Saudi officials reacted with fury to the criticism: expelling Canada’s ambassador and withdrawing their own ambassador from Canada, suspending flights from Saudi Arabia to Canada, halting all new Saudi business and investments in Canada, and issuing w..