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September 4, 2018

South Korea envoys to visit the North in hopes of unlocking denuclearizing efforts

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- South Korea's special envoy is scheduled to travel to Pyongyang Wednesday with an ambitious agenda to work out the deadlocked road to denuclearizing North Korea. "It is a very important time for a peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula," Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office and special envoy to North Korea, said at a press briefing Tuesday. The visit is aimed at setting a date for the third summit between the South's President ..
September 4, 2018

French kids head back to school without their phones

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- French students are heading back to the classroom this week, but a new law means that their phones won't be. Last month, the government passed a law banning the use of mobile phones, tablets and smartphones in French primary, middle and junior high schools, which teach students up to the age of 15. The ban, which covers both public and private schools, was a campaign promise made by President Emmanuel Macron. It's now up to each school to decide how to enfor..
September 4, 2018

Monica Lewinsky walks out on live discussion after ‘off-limits’ question

@talschneider/Twitter(JERUSALEM) -- Monica Lewinsky stormed off a stage in Jerusalem on Monday after a reporter asked her about her affair with President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky, a White House intern during the Clinton administration, ended the live discussion just moments after the conversation began when the reporter asked her about Clinton’s unwillingness to personally apologize for the fallout of their affair 20 years ago. The awkward on-stage encounter took place at the Jerusalem Convention ..
September 3, 2018

Rising global temperatures to cause insect crop losses, food shortages

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Rising global temperatures are leading to a boom in the number of insects devouring crops worldwide, and could cause future food shortages, says a study published last week in the journal Science. According to researchers, the global yield losses of wheat, maize and rice crops to pests, particularly in the temperate northern regions of the globe, are projected to increase by 10 to 25 percent per degree Celsius increase of global mean surface warming. "The impact of..