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Celebrity chef Salt Bae under fire for serving Venezuela's president one of his famous steaks

(ISTANBUL) -- Celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, better known as "Salt Bae," was torched online after videos of him serving steak to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Turkey went viral on Monday.Gokce posted three videos on Instagram of Maduro feasting, drinking and smoking a Cuban cigar with his wife, Cilia Flores,…... Read More

Moon, Kim sign agreement for North Korea to take further steps to denuclearize

(SEOUL) -- North and South Korea issued a joint statement Wednesday laying out more steps North Korea is prepared to take to denuclearize, but offering few details as to how they will get there. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to permanently shut down the Tongchang-ri missile launch and…... Read More

Pussy Riot member was poisoned, German doctors say

(BERLIN) -- Petya Verzilov, a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has likely been poisoned, doctors treating him in Germany said Tuesday.Verzilov, one of the early members of the group that has for years staged provocative demonstrations against Russia's government, was rushed to a hospital last week in…... Read More

South Korean president lands in North Korea for latest summit

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in with a lavish welcome ceremony Tuesday at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, as the two leaders kicked off their third summit this year.Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, hugged the first…... Read More

Strongest storm recorded this year leaves path of destruction across Asia

(HONG KONG) -- Although they are used to weathering several typhoons every year, Hong Kongers woke up shell-shocked on Monday after Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm on the planet recorded this year, tore through the city on Sunday, injuring over 300 people but killing none. Even after such a…... Read More

Global warming's melting of polar ice allows 1st commercial container ship to cross Arctic Ocean

(NEW YORK) -- Maritime history was made this month with the passage of the first commercial container ship through the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean, a route made possible by the melting of Arctic ice.The Venta Maersk, a new ship loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics,…... Read More

Australia investigates sewing needles in strawberries as consumers advised to cut fruit before eating

(BRISBANE, Australia) -- Australian authorities have ordered a review into the handling of strawberries after they say fruit containing sewing needles turned up in supermarkets across the country.Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of Queensland state, also offered a reward of roughly $72,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible.“Whoever is…... Read More

2018 World's Strongest Storm: Typhoon Mangkhut barrels through Philippines toward China

(NEW YORK) -- The strongest storm on Earth in 2018 barreled through the northern Philippines before dawn on Saturday, bringing with it ferocious winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, made landfall in Cagayan province on northeast Luzon island at 1:40 a.m. local time, according to the…... Read More

South Korean president to fly to North Korea for first time to continue nuclear talks

(SEOUL) -- South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, is expected to fly to Pyongyang for the first time next week in hopes of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea."At this stage, I believe it is most important to put a complete end to military tensions between North and South, or…... Read More

Bin Laden raid commander resigns from Pentagon board after criticizing Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- Retired Adm. William "Bill" McRaven, who led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, resigned from his post on the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board last month, just days after he publicly criticized President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday."I can confirm that Admiral (Ret.) William H. McRaven resigned…... Read More

China joins the close of Russia's spectacular 'war games'

(TSUGOL, Russia) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday watched a huge simulated battle put on by Russian and Chinese troops, as he attended the largest so-called war games in his country’s history.Putin attended the climax of the Vostok or “East” 2018 exercises that have been held across Russia’s far eastern…... Read More