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North Korea to send head of state to Seoul for first time in years

Kim Yong-nam, the head of the North’s parliament, is the highest-level North Korean official to visit South Korea since 2014<p>North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, as the neighbours push through with attempts at rapprochement ahead of …

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Ex-North Korean spy recounts Olympic plot to blow up plane

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> It was her first assignment as a North Korean secret agent.<p>In 1987, Kim Hyon Hui put a bomb on board Korean Air Lines Flight 858, killing all 115 on board on what she says was the direct order of Kim Jong Il, the son of North Korea's then-leader Kim Il Sung.<p>"The mission was to block …

Fury but no fire: World confused after Trump's first year

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year has passed and the lights are still on: we aren't speaking Russian, or at war with North Korea, or Iran. We've not started a self-defeating trade spat with China. And right-wing populists like Brexit pioneer Nigel Farage and France's Marine Le Pen are even less relevant than they …

A look back at Donald Trump’s first year as US president

US president Donald Trump has been in office one year as of Saturday. Many said he wouldn’t last, and after a year, his unpredictable nature still …

Brexit bill passes final stage in House of Commons

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The British government's Brexit bill passed to the next stage Wednesday after being voted through the House of Commons.<p>The bill, which aims to incorporate European Union law into British law to ensure a smooth transition upon the country's departure from the bloc, was approved by …

Exploring Japan's 'genderless' subculture - CNN Style

Genderless

Studio discussion: Tanzania's ban of semi-nude pictures

Here's a preview of the discussion on DW's radio show, The 77 percent

Rawalpindi serial knife attacker given life in prison after stabbing 17 women, killing 1

A serial knife attacker who claims he stabbed at least 17 women ─ killing one ─ in Rawalpindi in 2016 was handed a life sentence on Friday.<p>Muhammad …

Japan grants Myanmar $3 million to repatriate Rohingya Muslims

Japan's government will grant Myanmar $3 million to assist in repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Rakhine state. A military crackdown has seen about …

Asia

Trump Official On Russian Hacking: 'A National Security Issue'

President Trump has shown little interest in fighting the threat of Russians hacking U.S. elections. He's shown a lot of interest in fighting voter fraud, something he insists — without evidence — is widespread.<p>This is real. There are actually people trying to hack into systems, regardless of where …

Voter Fraud

The Latest Freedom for Saudi Women: Watching Live Soccer

‘I’m so excited! I can’t believe this day has finally come,’ says one fan<p>More than 60 years after the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, the gates of a soccer stadium opened to female spectators in the kingdom for the first time on Friday, in one of the first concrete measures …

Abdul Aziz

She Left France to Fight in Syria. Now She Wants to Return. But Can She?

PARIS — Having spent the last five years living in Syria, where she joined Islamic extremists, Emilie König, 33, wants to come home to France. But does France want her back?<p>The daughter of a policeman from a small town in Brittany, she converted to Islam as a teenager. After she began covering …

Trump says US could 'conceivably' rejoin Paris climate pact

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States could "conceivably" return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction.<p>"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, …

Erna Solberg

Tunisia protests: Why are people taking to the streets?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Demonstrators have taken to the streets in a number of Tunisian cities this week, calling for the government to scrap new austerity measures which include a hike in fuel prices and taxes on goods.<p>At least one man died in clashes that broke out Monday night between dozens of protesters and …

Protest

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The last time anyone saw Gauri Kumari Bayak alive, she was gathering grass and firewood. Considered impure because she was menstruating, she was about to sleep outside in a cold hut.<p>She never woke up.<p>According to the police, Ms. Bayak is the latest victim of a very old tradition …

Activism

Opinion: Why 2018 is the year of the woman

#MeToo has sparked a heated debate that runs the gamut: from Oprah Winfrey's appeal for women's rights to Catherine Deneuve's admonition to …

Feminism

Can Afghanistan join China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?

The inclusion of Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would boost the country's economy, but its implementation will be difficult for …

Afghanistan

Polish Prime Minister Blames Misunderstandings for EU Deadlock

New leader declines to say if Poland will abide by orders from the European Court of Justice<p>WARSAW—Poland’s new prime minister blamed misunderstandings for leaving no obvious way to resolve a high-stakes dispute with the European Union over the health of Polish democracy Wednesday.<p>Prime Minister …

Judiciary

Iran protests end but regime now faces 'race against time,' experts say

World<p>LONDON — Iran's most significant protests in almost a decade may have calmed, but anger that fueled the nationwide demonstrations lingers and could erupt again at any time, according to experts.<p>Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, called …

Protest

Arab League to hold meeting on Jerusalem next month

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Arab League will meet on Feb. 1 to discuss how to counter U.S. President Donald Trump’s move last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.<p>Birds fly on a foggy day near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem's Old …

With U.S. Aid Cut, Pakistan Drifts Closer to China

As regional alliances shift, Islamabad warns that break boosts U.S. rivals<p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Senior Pakistani officials warned that the U.S. suspension of security aid announced last week will push their country closer to China, Washington’s main rival for influence in Asia, as regional alliances …

National Security

The global economy is doing great ... for now

Global economic growth is in full swing, but the party could come to an end in a couple of years.<p>The World Bank just upgraded its forecast for this year after a stronger than expected 2017.<p>Countries around the world are experiencing a broad upturn that's expected to last for "the next couple of …

Is 'Polexit' in the cards? Tusk warns Poland may quit EU

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that Poland's PiS government could push the country out of the bloc if it stops being a net benefactor of EU …

Greece limits Islamic Sharia law courts for Muslim minority

The Greek parliament has changed a century-old law that gave Islamic courts priority over family law matters among the Muslim minority in Western …

Israel's Netanyahu urges end to UN Palestinian refugee agency

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move comes a few days after President Trump threatened to cut off US aid to Palestinians. Experts warn …

Law aiding Monsanto is reason for Delhi’s annual smoke season

Until a few years ago, when farmers in Punjab burnt the remnants of the rice crops in their fields in preparation for sowing wheat, the smoke from …

Iran bans English in primary schools after leaders' warning

The teaching of English usually starts in middle school in Iran, around the ages of 12 to 14, but some primary schools, below that age, also have …

Donald Trump to undergo medical check today amid swirl of allegations over his health

Donald Trump will attempt to end speculation about his mental and physical suitability for the presidency by undergoing a formal health check on Friday.<p>The US president is to be examined by the same doctor as his predecessor Barack Obama and a summary of the results will be made public.<p>The physical …