Stood up in Bangkok: Pompeo regrets N.Korea meeting unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting

Police: South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan

A 72-year-old South Korean man was in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul yesterday, apparently to express his anger toward Japan amid worsening

Mozambique’s last rebel fighters finally lay down their arms

Mozambique’s president and the leader of the Renamo opposition signed a peace accord yesterday to end years of hostilities that followed a 15-year civil war.

Iran president: US sanctions on foreign minister ‘childish’

Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move yesterday as “childish” and a barrier to

Offbeat | Ducks, stuck, loose: Police rescue 3 ducklings from grate

A mother duck and her nine babies were crossing a New York City street when three ducklings fell through a storm grate and had to be retrieved by

This Day in History | 1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait

More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invaded the Gulf state of Kuwait in the early hours of this morning. Iraqi forces have established

Migrant appiness?

  * Movies: Luce * Books: The Chelsea Girls: a Novel by Fiona Davis * Music: Para Mi by Cuco * Travelog: Gordon Ramsay Uncharted   DOWNLOAD

Ace cast commands in tense family drama in ‘Luce’

Be yourself is a loaded idea for any 17-year-old, but especially for one Luce (pronounced “loose”) Edgar, the title character of director Julius Onah’s riveting adaptation of

Red scare of ‘50s tests friends in ‘Chelsea Girls’

Best friends Hazel and Maxine, stars of Fiona Davis’ new book, “The Chelsea Girls,” never really got to be girls. Circumstances forced them to grow up quickly,

Cuco brings layers to lo-fi love songs on ‘Para Mi’

Love songs may be known for their traditionally jovial tone, but on Cuco’s full-length debut he gives his love ballads a darker tone. “Para Mi” has lighter moments and

News of the World | Venezuela migrants propel billion-dollar delivery app

It’s six in the morning and Samuel Romero is already pulling his bicycle out of a small garage. The 21-year-old Venezuelan migrant turns on his phone

Travelog | Gordon Ramsay gets his hands dirty for new travel food show

On “Uncharted,” Ramsay visits global destinations to explore flavors far from routine. He eats guinea pig in Peru, fishes for eel with his bare hands to

Life & Style | Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescope

Aquaman star Jason Momoa on Wednesday visited Native Hawaiian protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain. The Native Hawaiian Hollywood

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup

FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made

Ronaldo, Messi, among nominees

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award announced Wednesday. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the

World briefs

  Puerto Rico’s governing party was in full-blown crisis yesterday as the nominee to succeed departing Gov.

The Buzz | Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month. The

Russian military called in to fight Siberian forest fires

The Russian military has joined efforts to fight forest fires that have engulfed nearly 30,000 square kilometers (11,580 sq. miles) of territory in Siberia and the

Greenland sees massive ice melt

The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet

Kapok | The ugly foreigner

It’s a classic survival tactic: if anything goes wrong, blame it on the other(s) and not on yourself! The burden of responsibility all of a sudden becomes lighter

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