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North Korea shatters Trump's boastful assurances of an easy path to denuclearization

WASHINGTON — On Saturday, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finished talks with North Korean officials in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un's foreign ministry accused the Trump administration of a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization." It was an immediate and sharp contradiction to …

North Korea

We Did Not Expect To See THIS On Bathing Suits—But Now It’s A Huge Trend

You probably didn’t wake up this morning thinking, “You know what my favorite bathing suit needs? A belt!” But, that’s exactly what the summer’s …

Clothing

Protests in Iran as Rouhani says US wants 'economic war'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Angry protesters in Iran's capital held a third day of demonstrations on Tuesday over the country's anemic economy as President Hassan Rouhani told the nation that it faces an "economic war" with the United States following America's pullout from the nuclear …

Middle East

45,000 flee as Syrian government advances into rebel enclave, prompting fears of wider conflict

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces advanced through southwestern Syria on Tuesday as tens of thousands of civilians fled ­Syrian and Russian airstrikes, ­piling onto trucks and heading deeper into rebel-held territory.<p>With violence escalating, diplomats and experts warn that the pocket could become …

Middle East

States sue Trump over immigrant families as Congress quarrels

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a dozen states sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying President Donald Trump's order last week ending the breakups was illusory.<p>In a complaint filed with U.S. District …

Immigration

Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban, president claims vindication from 'hysterical' critics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.<p>Chief Justice John Roberts, …

Immigration

Kate Middleton's Trooping the Colour​ Dress Tops Last Year's Balcony Look

Is it a nod to baby Louis?<p>Kate Middleton has had her fair share of balcony moments as a royal (that's where she and Prince William had their wedding kiss!), so she knew exactly how to dress for Trooping the Colour. On Saturday, she joined the rest of the royal family to celebrate the Queen's …

Meghan Markle Attends Trooping the Colour Ceremony With Prince Harry

And her outfit broke with royal tradition again.<p>Meghan Markle, AKA the Duchess of Sussex, has serious style. Even before she became literal royalty, she kept her fashion choices simple, stylish, and devastatingly chic — and this holds true for her royal ensembles too, from her sleek and elegant …

Alex Ovechkin threw a terrible first pitch, so Max Scherzer gave him a do-over

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will be the heroes of D.C. for the indefinite future after decisively winning their first Stanley Cup on Thursday night with a victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.<p>The Caps have had some great moments with the Stanley Cup since it became theirs, and they …

Ice Hockey

U.S. men's national team gets surprising draw vs. France with historic goal

Julian Green, Zack Steffen and a young U.S. soccer team showed what might have been — and what could be in 4½ years.<p>Green scored in the 44th minute, Steffen made seven saves and the Americans held on against tremendous pressure to tie World Cup-bound France 1-1 Saturday night at Lyon.<p>Kylian Mbappe …

Soccer

Simona Halep tops Sloane Stephens for first French Open title

PARIS (AP) — Maybe all of those losses in Grand Slam finals helped <b>Simona Halep</b> actually win one.<p>She’d gone 0-3 in matches with a major trophy on the …

Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win

(Reuters) - Justify won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday to claim U.S. thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown, becoming just the second horse to achieve the feat since 1978 and the 13th overall.<p>The favored three-year-old chestnut colt seized an early lead he never relinquished as he …

Horse Racing

The Ocean's 8 Cast Kindly Requests You Stop Asking This Question

How should we describe <i>Ocean's 8</i>? Is it a heist movie? An <i>Ocean's</i> movie? The movie where Rihanna plays a hacker? The movie with as many celebrity …

Saudi Arabia Detains Activists Who Pushed to End Ban on Women Driving

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia has detained at least five people connected to the campaign to end the kingdom’s longtime ban on women driving, despite the fact that the government has promised to lift the ban next month, associates of the detainees said on Friday.<p>The Saudi government has billed the …

5 Things to Know About the U.S. Embassy’s Move to Jerusalem

The decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy has touched off deadly protests and will likely rattle the Middle East peace process<p>The U.S. moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday afternoon sparking deadly clashes between Palestinian protestors and the Israeli military. …

Middle East

51 Mother's Day Breakfast & Brunch Recipes For an Easy Gift

From french toast to fail-proof frittatas and all the rosé spritzers in between, we've got you covered.<p><b>Everyone knows that Mother's Day is all about brunch</b>. Oh, right, and showing your mom you really appreciate everything she's done for you. Even after that thing last Thanksgiving. Our favorite way …

Breakfast

Trump announces US withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, keeping a campaign promise, but ignoring the advice of …

France's Macron takes aim at Trump agenda in pointed speech to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Emmanuel Macron may be known in the US for his close relationship to President Donald Trump, but in his address to Congress on Wednesday, the French President took aim at several key points of Trump's agenda.<p>Speaking before US lawmakers from both the Senate and the House, Macron …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump proposes bonuses for teachers who get gun training

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training.<p>"These people are cowards. They're not going to walk into a school if 20% …

Donald Trump

Kesha Goes for a Handmaid’s Tale-Inspired Look at a Grammys After-Party

The singer changed into a bright red cape and a flower crown after the show.<p>A lot happened at the Grammys on Sunday night. <b>Rihanna</b> brought the house down with her performance of “Wild Thoughts”; <b>Hillary Clinton</b> surprised the audience with her reading of <i>Fire and Fury</i>; <b>Beyoncé</b> was . . . present. But …

Katy Perry, Charli XCX slam Grammys president for saying women need to 'step up'

Katy Perry and Charli XCX are joining the chorus of people criticizing Recording Academy president Neil Portnow for saying that women in music need …

Music

Grammys 2018: The Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet

When following the Grammys red carpet, it's hard not to wonder: How do these looks stack up against the fashion legacy this specific award show has built up? Well, judging from this year's sartorial showing, we needn't worry, because all of our favorites came to <i>slay</i>. Cardi B continued to be the …

Giuliana Rancic's Grammy Awards 2018 Dress Is Everything

| Sun., Jan. 28, 2018 3:02 PM<p>Once again, <b>Giuliana Rancic</b> has set the red carpet fashion standard.<p>Today, at the Grammy Awards 2018, the <i>E! Live From the</i> …

Red Carpet

All the Must-See Pre-Grammys Looks Stars Are Stunning In

Women In Menswear Might Just Be the Best Thing About the Grammys Red Carpet

Take notes, guys.<p>This year on the Grammy Awards red carpet, women didn't adhere to the standard couture dress. Instead, many opted in for tailored suiting. It comes at a time where fashion—especially red carpet fashion—can make a clear statement. For the Globes, it was all black. And for the …

If You'll Always Be a Bralette Girl, These Are for You

If you hate bras that have too much wiring, then your underwear drawer probably already includes a bralette or two. Whether you are into the sporty …

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging the words.<p>Every artist has their own way of generating original ideas, but what is happening inside the brain …

Creativity

Star's Odd Moves May Reveal Secret Black Hole

A distant star in the cluster NGC 3201 that's exhibiting odd behavior may be drawing attention to a secret. A team of international astronomers …

Universe

This Google-Backed Biotech Is Trying to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine

Google parent Alphabet’s venture arm GV (formerly Google Ventures) is among the companies backing U.K. biotech Vaccitech, which has set out to …

Iran threatens 'severe' response to US sanctions against judiciary chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to target the head of its judiciary with sanctions, saying the move warrants a "severe" response.<p>Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as …

South Asia