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Obama Hits North Korea With New Sanctions For Nuke Tests

President Obama slapped North Korea with new economic sanctions Wednesday as punishment for launching a ballistic missile and doing "illicit" nuclear tests in defiance of international warnings.<p>"These actions are consistent with our longstanding commitment to apply sustained pressure on the North …

North Korea sentences U-Va. student to 15 years of hard labor in prison

SEOUL — White House and U.S. State Department officials have urged the North Korean government to pardon and release a University of Virginia student being held there, saying his 15-year sentence in prison with hard labor for trying to steal a propaganda sign was unduly harsh and amounts to using …

Defiant North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, Japan protests

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two ballistic missiles on Friday, one of which flew about 800 km (500 miles) while the other exploded shortly after launch, U.S. officials said, as the isolated state stepped up its defiance of tough new U.N. and U.S. sanctions.<p>U.S. officials told Reuters the …

North Korea

North Korea 'fires missiles' into sea hours after UN vote

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1230000/1230007_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524797536_fe53a8e3dec69e604ca87bc947613331<p><b>North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea, South Korea's defence ministry has said, hours after the UN imposed tough new</b> …

First on CNN: U.S. student detained in North Korea confesses to 'hostile act'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The parents of Otto Frederick Warmbier, an American college student detained in North Korea, are "greatly relieved' now that they've seen pictures of him for the first time in nearly two months.<p>"We had not heard from him during these many weeks, so you can imagine how deeply worried we were …

Solar halo over Sweden

Halos are a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting high above our heads. The clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals, which both refract …

North Korea 'executes defence chief' using anti-aircraft guns

Kim Jong-un reportedly angered after Hyon Yong-chol dozed off during a military event as he continues his ruthless purge<p>North Korea has executed the head of its military on charges of treason, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.<p>The sentence was carried out on Hyon Yong-chol at a …

Putin accuses US of creating a "unipolar world"

The Russian President has used the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two to launch a thinly veiled attack on the United States.<p>In his annual Victory Day address, Vladimir Putin said despite the importance of international cooperations, the peaceful coexistence of nations was endangered by …

16 Most Beautiful Towns in the World

We love towns that are long on charm, personality, and photo ops, and we combed the globe to find the best! From a hilltop in the French Riviera to a …

Japan's Shinzo Abe visits U.S. to discuss new threat: China

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rises to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, it will represent a diplomatic sea change so great that it may seem incomprehensible to the lingering members of the "Greatest Generation."<p>To those who lived through World War II, Japan was once seen …

Putin says US helped North Caucasus separatists against Russia in the 2000s

Intercepted calls showed that the US helped separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus in the 2000s, Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed in a new documentary in which he underscored his suspicions of the west.<p>The two-hour documentary, to be aired on the state-owned Rossiya-1 TV channel later on …

National Park Coastlines

See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

April 2015

Al-Qaeda seizes control of major airport and oil terminal in Yemen

Terror group's branch in Yemen consolidates control over much of the country's largest province, as UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire<p>Al-Qaeda militants seized a provincial airport on Thursday in war-wracked <b>Yemen</b>, where the jihadist network's deadly local franchise has exploited growing …

How to piss off someone from Montana

Move here and try to turn Montana into the place you just came from.<p>Or move here and pretend you’ve always been a Montanan. A few years ago the …