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Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photos

From a lubricant factory to an orphanage, potato factory or tire production center, Kim Jong Un has conducted many sporadic visits to odd and quirky North Korean sites throughout the years.<p>Kim is often photographed with a massive grin and interacting with factory workers. Several officials also …

North Korea

Protests over Jerusalem turn violent near Lebanon's US embassy

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.<p>Protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, set fires in the …

India News

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' receives praise at 'mind-blowing' premiere

Attendees have praised the eighth installment of the space opera, with some describing the premiere as "mind-blowing." One actress said "Star Wars" …

Star Wars

Venezuela's Maduro Has Disqualified His Opposition From the Next Presidential Election

As the President of Venezuela consolidated his party’s hold on power with what appeared to be a landslide win at municipal polls this weekend, he …

Venezuela

For Trump adviser at center of Russia probe, a rapid rise and dramatic fall in his ancestral land

ATHENS — A brass band played, fighter jets streaked the clear blue sky and a red carpet adorned the airport tarmac on the day in May 2016 when Vladimir Putin came to Athens for a visit.<p>“Mr. President, welcome to Greece,” the Greek defense minister, Panos Kammenos, said in Russian as he smiled …

George Papadopoulos

In One Corner of Afghanistan, America Is Beating Islamic State

ACHIN, Afghanistan—The Special Forces captain gestured to the Takhto Valley, a brown-hued no man’s land of fallow fields and abandoned mud-brick compounds within easy reach of Islamic State gunners.<p>“Everything over there is bad,” he said.<p>Then the captain turned toward the Pekha Valley, an expanse …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Netanyahu says Israel will not be lectured to by the likes of Erdogan

“I am not used to receiving lectures about morality from the leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who …

Israel

Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane

German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne.<p>Reutlingen police say crew members were unable to calm the 44-year-old business class passenger, who was angered …

Aviation

Israel says it has destroyed Hamas attack tunnel from Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being dug by the enclave's dominant Islamist group, Hamas.<p>The announcement, cleared by Israeli censors who had previously barred reports of detection …

Israel

Max Clifford, Celebrity Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison

Max Clifford, once the highest-profile public relations agent in Britain, died on Sunday in a hospital after collapsing in the prison where he was serving an eight-year sentence for sexual offenses against victims as young as 15.<p>His death was announced by the Ministry of Justice, and local media …

Obituaries

Microbes by the ton: Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise

Five months before North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon. The communist regime, which had long ago acquired the pathogens that cause smallpox and anthrax, had assembled teams …

North Korea

Netanyahu and Macron spar over Jerusalem and approach to peace

The two men sought to strike a concilliatory tone but fundamentally disagreed over the US decision on Jerusalem. Macron urged Israel to cease …

Israel

Saudi Arabia On Track To Execute The Most People This Year In Two Decades

Figures provided exclusively to BuzzFeed News reveal that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s attempt to present himself as a reformer, the country's approach to the death penalty has not changed.<p>Mujtaba al-Sweikat was 17 years old when he attended a protest against the government in Saudi Arabia in the …

Middle East

ZAKA founder mulls politics, solving Kotel crisis

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav is a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbi, who led aggressive Haredi protests against the secular establishment and the state’s …

Israel

Kirill Tereshin, 'Russian Popeye' Warned Of Losing Chemical-Filled Arms To Amputation

A 21-year-old Russian bodybuilder and ex-soldier Kirill Tereshin was warned to stop injecting a chemical solution, which he claims is homemade that …

Putin and Erdogan to discuss Trump's move on Jerusalem

The two men agree that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a bad idea. They will discuss what, if …

Israel

Demonstrators protest Trump’s controversial Jerusalem announcement

As protests in the Palestinian territories largely died down, neighboring countries held rallies and an Israeli security guard was stabbed.

Hong Kong

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

LONDON (AP) — The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc with no trade deal have "dropped dramatically" after the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on divorce terms.<p>David Davis told the BBC on Sunday that the …

Brexit

The dying rural communities in eastern Germany

Germans are abandoning small villages for larger cities — and nowhere more so than in the former Communist east. Politicians say that they'll help, …

Germany

Qatar goes ahead with $6.7 billion Typhoon combat jets deal with UK's BAE Systems

LONDON (Reuters) - BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around 5 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defense group said on Sunday.<p>The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the contract was subject …

Aerospace

'We Can Take Them Apart.' Beatrice Fihn Receives Nobel Peace Prize for Her Work to Ban Nuclear Weapons

When Beatrice Fihn received a call on Oct. 6 informing the 35-year-old Swede that her group, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons …

North Korea

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel.<p>Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, told reporters Sunday that Israel used a new set of "tools" to destroy …

Israel

EU’s anti-Israel stance on Jerusalem is ‘cowardice’, Czech president says

He went even further, calling on the embassies in Tel Aviv to be moved to Jerusalem during a speech he gave in New York at a gala event by the …

Israel

The other Hallyday effect: Traffic jams, scant donations and nasty tweets

France came to a standstill on Saturday as it paid tribute to late rock star Johnny Hallyday. But the homage also led to a steep drop in donations for France’s most popular fundraiser and sparked a string of bitter comments on social media.<p>A Parisian taxi driver told FRANCE 24 that he took an …

France

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.<p>China considers Taiwan to be a wayward province and has …

China

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and north Wales

LONDON (AP) — Snow is causing road and travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting down roads and causing traffic accidents.<p>Birmingham Airport suspended flights as a runway was cleared and the M1 motorway — the main highway between London and northeast …

Weather

Number of Salafists in Germany reaches record high

The fundamentalist Salafist ideology continues to draw adherents in Germany, the country's intelligence chief says. The movement is seen by …

Germany

Trump’s foreign policy driven by campaign vows, instinct and unconventional thinking

Beneath the raging protests in Palestinian communities on the West Bank and in Gaza, and the harsh criticism levied by America’s closest European and Arab allies, many were left wondering why President Trump last week turned decades of U.S. foreign policy on its head to recognize Jerusalem as the …

News (U.S.)

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians.<p>The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming …

News (China)

The artist using the body as her canvas

Cape Town tattoo artist Manuela Gray's passion for tattoos has paid off with celebs and former gangsters alike flocking to her shop

Tattoos