June 19, 2018

North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be American service members who died during the Korean War, three U.S. officials confirmed. Planning is underway to receive the remains from North Korea in the coming days, but an actual transfer date and location has not yet been finalized, the officials said. One official said though it was unclear where the handover of remains could occur, they would ultimately be..
June 19, 2018

U.S. loses top spot in World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bilbao, one of the culinary capitals of the world, hosted the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 unveiling on Tuesday, and American gastronomy was well represented although the U.S. lost the top spot as Eleven Madison Park dropped to fourth place. For the second time, the Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana won the "Oscars of Gastronomy," with a contemporary and traditional cuisine approved by Pope Francis, who made this restaurant one of his refe..
June 19, 2018

South Korea calls for ‘corresponding measures’ from the North after military exercise with US suspended

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea Tuesday confirmed the Pentagon's announcement of the suspension of a major joint military exercise in August and called for North Korea to reciprocate. The U.S. Department of Defense and the South Korean defense ministry said the annual Freedom Guardian exercise would be suspended, and South Korea also said a separate emergency training drill supervised solely by the South, called the Ulchi exercise, was under review. It is the first time..
June 19, 2018

China hints it may retaliate against US for new tariffs

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday criticized President Trump’s latest threat of tariffs, calling it an “act of extreme pressure and blackmail.” Trump on Monday threatened to impose additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods following an announcement last week that he would seek to slap a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. “If the United States loses its rationality and unveils another list of Chinese products for additi..