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Turkey heads to polls for 2nd time since Erdogan imposed emergency rule

(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkey's voters will go to the polls Sunday for the country's second election since emergency rule was imposed after the 2016 attempted coup.President Recep Erdogan has since the attempted coup acted to reassert his position and his power, including through the imposition of emergency law that enables…... Read More

Russian city sprays vanilla to try to repel clouds of gnats before World Cup game

(VOLGOGRAD, Russia) -- Authorities in the Russian city of Volgograd are spraying vanilla concentrate to try to stop huge clouds of gnats from impacting the World Cup games being played at the city's stadium.The gnats attracted almost as much attention as the soccer during a game between England and Tunisia…... Read More

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb

(SHAANXI PROVINCE, China) -- An entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China.The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously unknown genus and…... Read More

Japanese worker docked for starting lunch 3 minutes early

(KOBE, Japan) -- Officials in the western Japanese city of Kobe made a public apology on Thursday to a municipal employee for docking his pay after he took his lunch break three minutes early.“It is very regrettable that this misconduct has happened. We’re very sorry,” a city official said at…... Read More

John Bolton heads to Moscow to plan potential Putin-Trump summit

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday.This would be the first formally-arranged…... Read More

New Zealand prime minister becomes second world leader in modern era to give birth

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- The prime minister of New Zealand has given birth to a girl.Jacinda Ardern, 37, wrote in a personal Instagram post that her daughter arrived at 4:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, weighing in at 7.3 pounds.It's the first child for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford."Thank…... Read More

On World Refugee Day 2018, a record 68.5 million forcibly displaced last year

(NEW YORK) -- Record high numbers of men, women and children were driven from their homes across the world last year due to war, violence and persecution, according to a new report by the United Nations' refugee agency.The UNHCR's annual "Global Trends" study found that a staggering 68.5 million people…... Read More

How European countries deal with the detention of migrant children

(NEW YORK) -- In response to mounting criticism of the policy of separating migrant children from their families, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he said is about "keeping families together" and "ensuring we have a powerful, very strong border.""I think the word 'compassion' comes into it,"…... Read More

World Cup fans drinking Moscow dry, straining bars' beer supplies

(MOSCOW) -- Fans partying at the World Cup in Moscow are downing so much beer that they are nearly drinking parts of the city dry, with some bars saying they get close to running out each night.For almost a week, tens of thousands of foreign and local fans have been…... Read More

Kim Jong Un again calls for step-by-step denuclearization

(BEIJING) -- In their third meeting in less than three months, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly hailed their close and growing ties, while Xi urged the United States and North Korea to build on the momentum from their Singapore summit.“No matter how the…... Read More

Canada becomes second country to fully legalize marijuana

(TORONTO) -- Canadian lawmakers approved landmark legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize marijuana.The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug.Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was…... Read More