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Kim's diplomatic offensive upends U.S. policy

The Trump administration may be trying to exert “maximum pressure” on Kim Jong-un, but it doesn’t appear that North Korea’s young leader is feeling …

North Korea

China tells North Korea it appreciates its efforts on denuclearization | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China appreciates North Korea’s “important efforts” to ease tension on the Korean peninsula, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told the North’s foreign minister on Tuesday, hours after he called on all sides to stay focused on talks.<p>FILE PHOTO: China's State Councilor and Foreign …

What to make of a North Korean apology

In a country whose leaders are portrayed as infallible, a recent apology by a top official may help soften coming talks with the US and South …

Why North Korea agreed to meet with Trump

Ji Seong-ho is a North Korean defector residing in South Korea. He runs an organization called NAUH, which helps other North Koreans escape, and he is a frequent speaker at the Oslo Freedom Forum. Here's why he thinks North Korea suddenly agreed to a meeting with Trump. <i>Following is a transcript of</i> …

North Korea just apologized for something

North Korea is known for a lot of things, but apologizing is not one of them. So it was noteworthy when a hard-line North Korean general offered an apology yesterday (April 2) to South Korean reporters, of all people, visiting Pyongyang.<p>The journalists were in town to cover the K-pop performances …

Fulton County Hosts Gun Buy Back Event On Thursday

Fulton County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Gun Buy Back event on Thursday.<p>ATLANTA, GA -- Want to make some extra cash? The Fulton County Sheriff's …

Guns

Amazon Go: convenience and concern at new checkout-free corner shop

All around me in this Seattle corner shop, people are grabbing items off the shelves, shoving them into bags or pockets, and bolting for the door. It would feel like well-mannered looting if not for the hi-tech gates where shoppers have to swipe in with their smartphones.<p>This is the first day that …

eCommerce

Isis stronghold about to fall?

Trump allegations roll, Melanie continues to defend him.

My news story is all about dogs

Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings

Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker will be "shocked" if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film "Death Wish."<p>"Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, 'Ohhh, all these big …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an …

All the times Obama has responded to the mass shootings that he now feels powerless to stop

The US is averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

And that's abnormal, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker.<p>The tracker was created by the moderators of the pro-gun control subreddit Guns Are Cool. It tracks every instance in the US in which a gun is used to kill or injure four or more people at one time.<p>As of October 2, there have been 294 mass …

‘I was only hoping to provide a better life for my children,’ father of drowned migrant boy says

Had the rubber dinghy carrying Alan Kurdi and his family made it to their destination – the Greek island of Kos – they would have just been four more faces in the tide of humanity that has crossed the frontiers of Europe and the West this year.<p>Perhaps they would have been interviewed as they …

The war in Syria explained in five minutes | Guardian Animations

Desperate refugees continue to take to the sea, despite risks

LESBOS, Greece — At dusk the passage seemed safe enough, but then came the unexpected weather.<p>A lifeboat carrying 70 desperate people, including war …

Boston Celtics

Refugees caught between hope and harsh laws in Europe

Hungary has closed its main crossing with Serbia and more states have imposed border checks as the continent's ongoing refugee crisis continues.<p>Thousand of refugees have been stranded on the Hungarian border.<p>Hungary is on the front line of Europe's refugee crisis, with almost 200,000 people …

5 Major Myths Of Europe's Refugee And Migrant Crisis Debunked

It's time to put these falsehoods to rest.<p>Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to Europe from repressive and conflict-laden countries this year in the largest refugee crisis since World War II. The sudden influx has sparked an urgent discussion among the European Union nations over what …

We Broke Down Everything You Should Know About The Syrian Refugee Crisis -- And Why It Matters

<i>With additional reporting by Kristina Marusic</i><p>Your news feed may have been flooded this week with tragic pictures of a 3-year-old Syrian child, one of …

Some NYPD officers turn their backs to DeBlasio AGAIN during Liu funeral

Just like the funeral for Rafael Ramos, NYPD officers have turned their backs to Mayor DeBlasio during his eulogy at Detective Liu’s funeral, despite …

Justice

Crowded skies in Southeast Asia put pressure on pilots, air traffic control | Reuters

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The sheer volume of flights in the skies over Southeast Asia is putting pressure on outdated air traffic control and on pilots to take risky unilateral action in crises such as that possibly faced by AirAsia Flight QZ8501.<p>Search and rescue team members stand near a …

The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

North Korea doubles its cyber warfare team to 6,000 troops

Pyongyang lavishing funds on conventional military capabilities as well as nuclear weapons, South Korean defence white paper estimates<p>North Korea has doubled the number of personnel in its cyber warfare divisions, can deploy more armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and warships and is developing a …