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US to halt midair refuels for Saudi coalition in Yemen with peace push on track for November meeting

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. military will no longer provide midair refueling for the Saudi-led coalition's warplanes fighting in Yemen, Saudi state media and the Pentagon confirmed Friday.The change came after growing pressure from Congress to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen's government in…... Read More

US, aid groups warn against forced return of Rohingya refugees

(WASHINGTON) -- The United Nations, the United States, and 42 humanitarian and civil society groups are warning about a plan to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees that may be without their consent and send them back into dangerous conditions. Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal last week to start returning some…... Read More

Japanese TV show abruptly cancels appearance by K-pop group BTS over singer's T-shirt

(NEW YORK) -- A Japanese television show called off an upcoming appearance by BTS, a popular K-pop group, over one band member's T-shirt. TV Asahi had invited BTS to perform on its live music show on Friday. But TV Asahi revoked the invite after it had received complaints about BTS…... Read More

Taliban, Afghan leaders meet for talks in Moscow

(MOSCOW) -- A Taliban delegation and envoys backed by the Afghan government attended multinational peace talks in Moscow on Friday, the first time such a meeting has taken place publicly.The Moscow talks also abruptly highlighted Russia’s increased role in Afghanistan, 30 years after Soviet troops left the country following a…... Read More

Prince Harry describes the moment he asked Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the aisle

(LONDON) -- A new BBC documentary gives an unprecedented look at Prince Charles ahead of his 70th birthday next week, including an intimate look at the moment when Prince Harry asked his father to walk his then-fiance Meghan Markle down the aisle, after her own father bowed out of the…... Read More

Suspect in fatal Melbourne stabbing dies from gunshot wound: Police

(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- A man accused of stabbing three people, one fatally, has died in the hospital after police shot him at the scene in Melbourne, Australia.As officers "got out of the car, they were confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them," Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton…... Read More

Five arrested after movie-style heist of Qatari royal family's jewelry in Venice

(VENICE, Italy) -- Four Croatians and a Serbian national have been arrested for what was dubbed a “movie-worthy heist,” allegedly stealing millions of dollars of jewelry belonging to the Qatari royal family from the Ducal Palace in Venice, the Croatian interior ministry said Thursday.In the theft, which took place in…... Read More

French president Macron flatters Trump, but fails to convince him: Experts

(PARIS) -- President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Paris on Friday to take part in ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.But while Macron has developed a close personal relationship with Trump since taking office, he has failed to influence his American…... Read More

Royal gives sneakers their fashion due by pairing them with dress in Rome

(NEW YORK) -- Sneakers are having a fashion moment.The fashion item normally associated with athleisure and athletic wear got a royal makeover thanks to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.The royal swapped her traditional high heels for a pair of white sneakers while visiting sights in Rome this week with her…... Read More

Dutchman launches legal battle to become 20 years younger

(NEW YORK) -- They say you're only as young as you feel, but a 69-year-old Dutchman is attempting to make it official after submitting a formal request to become 20 years a younger.Emile Ratelband, who works as a life coach in the Netherlands, recently submitted a written request to a…... Read More

JK Rowling sues former personal assistant for $31,000: Report

(LONDON) -- The author of the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling is suing her former personal assistant for $31,000 (24,000 pounds) for allegedly spending thousands on unauthorized transactions on a business credit card.According to reports, Amanda Donaldson, 35, who denies the claims, is being sued in civil court after allegedly…... Read More

Months after closure, restaurant in Skripal poisoning reopens

(SALISBURY, England) -- The door swung open right as the clock struck noon. A friendly face full of anticipation and a big smile cheerfully shouted, "Good morning! We are open for business!"If Joe Pegg was worried about the impact the poisoning that took place here months earlier would have on…... Read More

In setback, Pompeo's North Korea meetings called off without explanation

(NEW YORK) -- A Thursday meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart in New York has been abruptly called off without explanation in another setback for the Trump administration's nuclear negotiations.The cancellation comes amid North Korean threats to restart its nuclear development unless the U.S.…... Read More

Kremlin: Relations with US likely to remain troubled following midterms

(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin said Wednesday it expects relations with the United States to remain troubled for the foreseeable future following the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections.“We can suggest with a high degree of confidence, that of course there is no rosy outlook for normalizing Russian-American relations on the…... Read More