Giving peace a chance

AP 12/30/2018

N. Korea wants more talks with S. Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday calling for more peace talks between the…

Report: Cyber-attack hits US newspaper deliveries

AFP 12/30/2018

LOS ANGELES, United States — A malware attack that appears to have originated outside the US delayed the hardcopy distribution of several major newspapers, according to a report. The LA Times said Saturday that the attack, which…

British divers honored

AP 12/29/2018

CAVE RESCUE LONDON — British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain’s New Year’s Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python…

Storm dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota

AP 12/28/2018

Minneapolis — Post-holiday travelers were finding driving difficult as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday. Up to 11 inches of snow had fallen…

Six jailed in Vietnam for killing, eating endangered monkey

AFP 12/28/2018

SIX men were arrested in central Vietnam for killing and eating an endangered monkey while livestreaming it on a social media site, police said Friday. The trafficking and consumption of rare and endangered species is widespread in…

2018 a big year for legal pot

AP 12/27/2018

Portland, Oregon — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the…

Thai authorities recover bodies of Korean tourists

AP 12/27/2018

BANGKOK — Authorities in northern Thailand recovered on Thursday the second of two South Korean tourists who died after the golf cart they were riding fell into a river on Tuesday. Phitsanulok province Governor Pipat Ekpapan announced…

Rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

AFP 12/26/2018

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400. But torrential rains hampered their efforts…

Japan to resume commercial whaling after IWC withdrawal

AFP 12/26/2018

JAPAN said Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, sparking criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries including Australia. The announcement comes after Japan failed earlier this year to…

Britain bans puppy and kitten sales by pet shops

AFP 12/26/2018

BRITAIN is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse. The government said it will roll out the legislation next year after holding public…

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