PARENTAL DIET BEFORE CONCEPTION AFFECT’S CHILD’S HEALTH

AFP 04/22/2018

Paris, France — A child’s health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation. What…

Two Koreas open hotline between leaders: Seoul

AFP 04/20/2018

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul’s presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone. The line…

S. Korea: A peace treaty ‘must be pursued’

AFP 04/19/2018

A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War “must be pursued,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit next week with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North. “The armistice that…

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

AFP 04/18/2018

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked…

Russia campaigns to hack networks

AFP 04/17/2018

US, Britain warn Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned Monday. The operation…

China launches website to report foreign spies

AFP 04/16/2018

China has stepped up its campaign against foreign espionage with a website in Mandarin and English encouraging people to report national security threats such as bids to “overthrow the socialist system.” The website, www.12339.gov.cn, launched by the…

Trump ‘morally unfit’ for office, fired FBI chief Comey says

AFP 04/16/2018

FIRED former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump in an interview with ABC broadcast Sunday, calling him “morally unfit” to be president and describing him as a serial liar who…

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

AFP 04/12/2018

Rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader left the enclave, a monitor said Thursday, signalling the end of one of the bloodiest battles of Syria’s seven-year war. The Syrian flag was raised…

Two dinosaurs on sale in Paris

AFP 04/10/2018

The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris this week, marketed as hip interior design objects — for those with big enough living rooms. “The fossil market is no longer just…

FBI raids offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

AFP 04/10/2018

WASHINGTON, United States — A furious Donald Trump blasted the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller as a “disgrace” and a “witch hunt” Monday after FBI agents raided the New York offices of the president’s longtime…