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North Korea's weapon test claim attempt to get US back to table: Analysts

(NEW YORK) -- North Korea's announcements this week that its leader Kim Jong Un had inspected military sites and overseen the test-firing of a new weapon appear to be an attempt to get the United States back to the negotiating table, analysts said. The North's state media reported this week…... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan may break from tradition with royal nanny: Report

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, may look beyond the normal pool of royal nannies when selecting someone to care for their first child, according to a new report in the U.K.'s The Daily Mirror. “Meghan and Harry have actually said that they actually…... Read More

North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapons, state media reports

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea reportedly test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday in a move that could dampen the prospects of a successful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Hours later, the isolated nation outright called for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be replaced…... Read More

French prime minister announces competition to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral's iconic spire

(LONDON) — France's prime minister has announced "an international architecture competition" to rebuild the iconic arrow-like spire atop the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caught fire on Monday evening.“Should we reconstruct an arrow? The same? Adapted to the techniques and challenges of our time? An international architecture competition for…... Read More

London climate protesters glue themselves to train as 300 arrested

(LONDON) — Over 300 climate change activists have been arrested during three days of demonstrations in London.Protesters have been attempting to disrupt transportation in the city, including gluing themselves to trains and blocking off a major intersection at Waterloo Bridge.The action is being led by the radical Extinction Rebellion group…... Read More

NASA plans record-setting stay for Christina Koch at International Space Station

(NEW YORK) -- Last month, NASA astronaut Christina Koch was less than a week away from a historic all-women spacewalk before a spacesuit availability problem nixed that plan, but on Wednesday the space agency announced its intentions to give Koch a different piece of history. This one will just take…... Read More

Rare 20-carat blue diamond unveiled in Botswana

(NEW YORK) -- Botswana unveiled the largest rare blue diamond ever discovered within its borders: a super rare "Fancy blue" diamond weighing more than 20 carats. The unique gemstone was discovered at Botswana’s Orapa mine as a 41.11-carat rough stone. Its unusual and vibrant blue color is created by the…... Read More

Teen climate change activist meets Pope Francis ahead of protest

(ROME) -- Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg met the pope in Rome Wednesday ahead of a youth rally against climate change this week. Thunberg, 16, met Pope Francis at the end of his weekly audience in St Peter's Square, shaking hands with the pontiff and showing him a banner…... Read More

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

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- 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…... Read More

Manhunt underway for fake deliveryman who shot woman with crossbow

(TORONTO) -- Canadian authorities have released surveillance footage of a suspect who shot a woman with a crossbow on her front porch while posing as a delivery person.The video, released Monday, showed a masked man approaching the 44-year-old woman's home near Toronto with a large cardboard box in his hand…... Read More

Notre Dame Cathedral's famed rose windows, organ spared: Church official

(PARIS) -- As towering flames shot through the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, some witnesses thought the Gothic structure that has stood for 850 years was doomed.But after firefighters battled for nine hours to put out the blaze, officials said Tuesday that despite the extensive damage that will take years…... Read More

French President Macron says he wants Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilt in 5 years

(PARIS) -- Even as officials continued to assess the damage and search for a cause in the massive fire that completely destroyed its roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised national address to his country Tuesday evening that he wants to see the 13th…... Read More

After Notre Dame Cathedral fire, concerns for treasures not yet accounted for

(PARIS) -- Notre Dame Cathedral itself is a precious landmark, but it also serves as a guardian to priceless artifacts and works of art, many of which are yet to be named and confirmed as safe following Monday night's powerful fire.The French culture minister Franck Reister told reporters outside the…... Read More

Notre Dame Cathedral not just inspiration for the religious, but for countless films

(PARIS) -- The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire Monday and thanks to the firefighters who fought the blaze through the night, the famed cathedral is still standing today.The fire broke out at 6:50 p.m. local time Monday and quickly spread along the roof of the cathedral, which was undergoing…... Read More