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Tillerson to North Korea: ‘We're ready’ to meet ‘without precondition’

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) --  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is "ready to talk any time North Korea would like to talk ... without precondition," in a surprising ...

Russia will allow its Olympic athletes to compete as neutral after ban

iStock/Thinkstock (MOSCOW) -- Russia’s Olympic Committee has voted to back a plan for its athletes to compete at 2018 Winter Olympics under a neutral flag. The move means that ...

Imprisoned Paralympian Oscar Pistorius 'bruised' from inmate fight over phone use, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock (JOHANNESBERG) -- Paralympic athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was apparently bruised in a prison fight over a telephone, South African prison authorities said today. No serious injuries ...

Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas that have been banned since the 1980s, says crown prince

iStock/Thinstock (RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- Cinemas are set to open in Saudi Arabia in March 2018 for the first time since they were banned in in the early 1980s, ...

Palestinian president will not meet Pence in upcoming trip: foreign minister

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East because of the ...

Iraq declares victory over ISIS

iStock/Thinkstock (BAGHDAD) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory against ISIS after three years of war. In an announcement in Baghdad on Saturday, the prime minister said Iraqi ...

Trump administration has yet to fill many US ambassador posts in Europe

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived at the Vienna airport this week, he was greeted on the tarmac by three deputy chiefs of ...

Elaborate sand sculptures depict the birth of Jesus

Torsten Laursen/Getty Images (MADRID) -- The world's best sand sculptors come out each December to help build a giant nativity scene on the Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas ...

Tillerson ends Europe trip after wave of rebukes on Trump positions

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) -- During his week in Europe, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to shoot down any perceptions of distance between him and Trump while answering ...

White House calls on Saudi-led coalition to end blockade in Yemen, as humanitarian crisis escalates

iStock/Thinkstock (RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- The White House called on the Saudi-led coalition Friday to allow aid and commercial goods into Yemen, as the humanitarian crisis there continues to ...

$450 million Leonardo painting headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will soon be home to a rare, privately owned work by ...

Palestinians, Israeli forces clash after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Racide/iStock/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military faced off in the West Bank Thursday -- separated by a line of burning tires spewing black smoke into the ...

Dangerous winds, snow come to the UK with Storm Caroline

iStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- A large storm system named Caroline is moving to the north of the United Kingdom Thursday, with fierce and possibly life-threatening winds that are gusting more ...

Japanese nursery school hit by possible US aircraft part

NHK News (OKINAWA, Japan) -- The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, a unit of the U.S. Marine Corps, is investigating reports that an object from a U.S. military aircraft fell ...

Australian Parliament approves same-sex marriage following lengthy national debate

iStock/Thinkstock (SYDNEY, Australia) -- Marriage equality is now a reality in Australia. The country's parliament voted on Thursday to allow same-sex marriage in the commonwealth country.The House of Representatives ...

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