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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

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

North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be American service members who died during the Korean War, three U.S. officials confirmed.Planning is underway to receive the remains from North Korea in the coming days, but an actual transfer…... Read More

U.S. loses top spot in World's 50 Best Restaurants rankings

(NEW YORK) -- Bilbao, one of the culinary capitals of the world, hosted the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 unveiling on Tuesday, and American gastronomy was well represented although the U.S. lost the top spot as Eleven Madison Park dropped to fourth place.For the second time, the Italian restaurant…... Read More

South Korea calls for 'corresponding measures' from the North after military exercise with US suspended

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea Tuesday confirmed the Pentagon's announcement of the suspension of a major joint military exercise in August and called for North Korea to reciprocate.The U.S. Department of Defense and the South Korean defense ministry said the annual Freedom Guardian exercise would be suspended, and South…... Read More

China hints it may retaliate against US for new tariffs

(BEIJING) -- China’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday criticized President Trump’s latest threat of tariffs, calling it an “act of extreme pressure and blackmail.”Trump on Monday threatened to impose additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods following an announcement last week that he would seek to slap a 25…... Read More

Kim Jong Un makes third surprise visit to China in less than 3 months

(NEW YORK) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing Tuesday morning for his third visit to China in less than three months -- just one week after his historic summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore.Kim will likely meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and debrief him…... Read More

Underwear hung around British politician's offices after he blocks 'upskirting' ban

(LONDON) -- After a British legislator blocked a proposed bill to ban taking photos up women's skirts without their knowledge, some protesters expressed their anger by hanging women's underwear around his offices.The proposed ban on "upskirting," which is supported by Britain's Conservative government, was blocked on Friday when Conservative Member…... Read More