June 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s ashes buried at Westminster Abbey

Ben Stansall - WPA Pool /Getty Images(LONDON) -- Stephen Hawking, a giant of science and celebrated British physicist who died in March, was honored Friday before more than 1,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey, where his ashes were buried. Hawking, who died at 76 after a lifelong battle against terminal motor neuron disease, was a groundbreaking physicist and mathematician. Studying at Oxford and Cambridge University, he was diagnosed with the debilitating illness at age 21. At the time, d..
June 15, 2018

China retaliates immediately after US announces tariffs

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China said Friday it is retaliating against U.S. tariffs by imposing penalties on the same scale against the United States. China's commerce ministry announced the tariffs after President Donald Trump said earlier Friday the United will hit $50 billion of goods from China with a 25 percent tariff. The ministry did not detail specifically what goods China will penalize. China had warned the White House earlier Friday that it would respond “in the first instance”..
June 15, 2018

South Korea, US begin discussing end to military drills

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- South Korea and the United States have begun discussions to end joint military displays that have long angered North Korean leadership. President Donald Trump surprised many with his announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. "will be stopping the war games" because the drills with South Korea were "expensive" and "provocative" to North Korea. "In accordance with the guidelines, Korea-U.S. discussions have already begun," a senior South Korean official said on Friday. "Tho..
June 14, 2018

Eiffel Tower installing bulletproof glass walls to protect monument from terror attacks

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls to protect the iconic monument from terrorist threats. Since the terror attacks that killed 130 people in Paris and Saint-Denis on Nov. 13, 2015, the iconic tower has been under constant surveillance. French soldiers and policemen patrol the site 24 hours a day. But the company that operates the tower, SETE, said the site still needed more security. "The square of the Eiffel Tower was still, at the ..