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February 7, 2019

2018 makes last five years the warmest in history, scientists say

batuhan toker/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The past five years are the warmest in recorded history, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced Wednesday, part of a continued trend of higher temperatures around the world. "2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend," said Goddard Institute for Space Studies Director Gavin Schmidt. The 2018 data shows the last five years are now the warmest since 1880, according to government scientists. Despite continued data showin..
February 7, 2019

Meghan Markle’s friends speak out, say Duchess of Sussex is being bullied

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Five people who claim to be Meghan Markle’s closest friends are speaking up in a rare interview to defend the Duchess of Sussex and stand up to what they call “global bullying.” “Meg has silently sat back and endured the lies and untruths,” one of the friends, described as a former costar of Meghan’s, told People magazine. “We worry about what this is doing to her and the baby,” the costar said of Meghan, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry..
February 7, 2019

Trump’s claims of US success in Afghanistan ring hollow amid Taliban talks, reality on ground

Ruskpp/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump touted the U.S. talks with the Taliban in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, projecting an air of strength and asserting that the Taliban had been forced to bargain for peace. "The opposing side is also very happy to be negotiating. Our troops have fought with unmatched valor, and thanks to their bravery, we are now able to pursue a possible political solution to this long and bloody conflict," Trump said. But in reality, the Taliban..
February 6, 2019

Second Trump-Kim summit propels Vietnam to geopolitical center stage

iStock(HANOI) -- Vietnam will host the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, Trump announced last night, throwing a spotlight on the Southeast Asian nation that has friendly relations with all of the main players. Trump said during the State of the Union address that he would meet Kim on Feb. 27 and 28, although he did not name a host city. A U.S. official previously told ABC News that the White House would pick one of three cities: Ha..