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WASHINGTON — American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a … more
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is suffering its worst drought in 16 years, a United Nations agency reported Friday, raising fears of worsening food shortages in the country, where children and other vulnerable groups have suffered … more
SHENYANG, China — Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in … more
HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro denounced President Donald Trump's tougher line on relations with Havana on Friday, calling it a setback but promising to continue working to normalize ties between the former Cold War rivals.Castro's … more
IRBIL, Iraq — Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned videos circulating on social media purportedly showing Iraqi forces killing and beating suspected Islamic State fighters in Mosul.Two videos were posted to Facebook earlier this week, a … more
As if melting glaciers, thawing permafrost and starving polar bears weren't enough, scientists are finding that the effects of climate change in the Arctic are even more complex - and far-reaching — than we thought. New research suggests that … more
Scientists announced Wednesday that a much anticipated break at the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has occurred, unleashing a massive iceberg that is more than 2,200 square miles in area and weighs a trillion tons.In other words, the iceberg - … more
Imagine a storm so vast it could swallow the Earth and so powerful that it has swirled nonstop for 350 years. That is Jupiter's Great Red Spot.On Monday, NASA sent its Juno spacecraft skimming just 2,200 miles above the spot's roiling cloud tops. It … more
MOSUL, Iraq — Airstrikes, shelling and other heavy clashes shook a small sliver of western Mosul on Tuesday in renewed fighting, a day after the government declared victory over Islamic State militants in Iraq's second-largest city.Amnesty … more
BEIRUT — Representatives of Syria's warring parties gathered in Geneva on Monday for the seventh round of peace talks, as a limited truce, negotiated by their big-power backers, appeared to be holding for a full day in southwest Syria, … more
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