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February 12, 2019

Mike Pence expected to send message to Iran, discuss Venezuela during Europe trip

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Mike Pence is expected to send a strong message to Iran and discuss the rising tension in Venezuela as he travels to Europe this week for two conferences focused on the Middle East and international relations. At a conference hosted by the U.S. and Poland in Warsaw, which seeks to address instability in the region, Pence will give the keynote remarks. His speech at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East i..
February 12, 2019

Duchess of York calls for end to toxic trolling pitting royals against each other

Cooper Neill/Getty Images for UNICEF USA(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have become the targets of a toxic social media culture pitting them against one another, and now, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson is weighing in, comparing the online baiting to what the media did with her and Princess Diana. Ferguson wrote a candid letter in Hello! magazine on Monday, taking aim at what she calls the “sewer” of social media. “It’s time to confront head on the fact that much of social media has..
February 12, 2019

Why the US Navy sails past disputed artificial islands claimed by China

VM_Studio/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. Navy destroyers sailed within 12 miles of Chinese-claimed artificial islands in the South China Sea on Monday, and, as expected, the operation drew swift condemnation from China. A defense official said Monday's transit did not involve any unprofessional or unsafe actions on the part of Chinese military ships in the area. But that was not the case last October, when the destroyer USS Decatur had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding with a Chi..
February 12, 2019

Hungary’s prime minister promises subsidies to families who have multiple children

ronniechua/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The prime minister of Hungary introduced new legislation on Sunday that would provide financial incentives for families to have more children in an effort to combat the country’s longstanding low birth rate while maintaining a hard line against immigration. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has asked Parliament for health care investments worth $2.5 billion, and a program of loans to newlyweds worth $35,250 per couple. The loans would be partially paid off if the couple..