June 9, 2018

Everything you need to know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With just days to go until North Korea's leader is slated to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump for a historic summit in Singapore, the world is paying close attention to the reclusive state and its secretive ruler, Kim Jong Un. Kim is the third head of state from his family’s dictatorial dynasty, one of the last inherited absolute monarchies on earth. Yet despite his unrivaled power in North Korea and his command over nuclear weapons and inte..
June 8, 2018

US military service member killed in Somalia attack

iStock/Thinkstock(JUBALAND, Somalia) -- An American service member was killed in Somalia Friday and four others were wounded in a firefight with Al Shabab fighters, according to U.S. Africa Command (Africom). "During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack," according to an Africom statement. "Names are being withheld pending next of kin notifica..
June 8, 2018

Spanish king swears in cabinet with majority of women

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images(MADRID) -- The King of Spain, Felipe VI, swore in the new government of the 46-year-old prime minister, Pedro Sanchez -- including a majority of women. The government of the self-proclaimed feminist new prime minister has an unprecedented distinction: 11 women in a cabinet of 17, including the most powerful ministers, such as education, economy, finance and defense. On March 8, millions of Spanish women joined a strike asking for gender equality and denounci..
June 8, 2018

Pope Francis gets his own bespoke space suit so he can ‘go flying’

ABC News(VATICAN CITY) -- First was a one-of-a-kind Lamborghini. Now his own space suit. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, along with American Commander Randolph Bresnik, presented Pope Francis on Friday with his very own blue flight suit so he "can go flying." Nespoli and Bresnik were two of five astronauts who, along with their families, were personally invited to meet with the pope at the Vatican. The suit was personalized with the pope’s birth name, "Jorge M. Bergoglio," on the front and an A..