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Europe's privacy watchdog opens 11th investigation into Facebook

(NEW YORK) -- European regulators on Thursday said they are investigating whether Facebook violated the European Union's privacy laws, which are much stricter than those in the U.S."The Data Protection Commission was notified by Facebook that it had discovered that hundreds of millions of user passwords, relating to users of…... Read More

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russian port city for summit with Vladimir Putin

(VLADIVOSTOK, Russia) -- Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, arrived via train in Russia on Wednesday, a day ahead of his summit with President Vladimir Putin.Russian state media showed Kim's armored train arriving at Vladivostok, a port city on the Pacific coast. North Korean attendants polished the outside…... Read More

ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings that killed over 300

(WASHINGTON) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a wave of coordinated bombings at churches and high-end hotels across Sri Lanka.The terrorist organization offered no evidence to support that assertion, which was initially announced in a statement in Arabic published by its Amaq news agency on Tuesday, saying the…... Read More

Poem comparing migrants to rats draws condemnation in Austria

(NEW YORK) -- The deputy mayor of an Austrian village has caused an uproar across the country's political spectrum after he published a poem that seemed to compare migrants to rats. Christian Schilcher of the village Braunau am Inn, and a member of the Freedom Party, a far-right populist party,…... Read More

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

(WASHINGTON) -- A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world stage.This time, it will be for his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The summit…... Read More

Amal Clooney, Angelina Jolie speak out as US weighed vetoing UN resolution on rape as weapon of war

(NEW YORK) -- Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney added their voices in the calls to support a new United Nations Security Council resolution that included a mechanism to investigate sexual violence as a weapon of war. The resolution also called for full services for victims, including sexual and reproductive health…... Read More

New IRA apologizes for murder of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

(DUBLIN) -- The paramilitary organization New Irish Republican Army (New IRA) apologized for the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, as a third person was arrested in connection with the death.McKee was killed by a "single gunmen" who fired shots during riots in Creggan, Derry/Londonderry on April 18, Northern Irish…... Read More

Radical Muslim group blamed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings, 1 of 4 American victims identified

(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) -- Members of a radical Muslim group have been identified as suspects in a series of Easter suicide bombings on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka.Coordinated explosions erupted near simultaneously Sunday morning across the island nation off the southern tip of India, killing nearly 300 people,…... Read More

US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions, tightening economic pressure on regime

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will no longer grant any waivers to countries to purchase Iranian oil, fully implementing the sanctions that President Donald Trump reimposed nearly a year ago when he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.The end of waivers means that those countries that continue to buy Iranian oil…... Read More

Buckingham Palace responds to report Prince Harry, Meghan may move to Africa

(LONDON) -- As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for the birth of their first child, a new report claims the couple may raise their child for some time outside of the U.K.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly considering heading on a “sabbatical” for six months. Their likely…... Read More

Sri Lanka bombings: 290 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

(NEW YORK) -- At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, sending a wave a terror across the globe.Eight explosions took place miles apart,…... Read More