Scotland bids farewell to its giant pandas that are returning to China after 12-year stay

Visitors to the Edinburgh Zoo had their final chance to see and bid farewell yesterday to a pair of popular giant pandas who are returning home

Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Nixon and Ford, dies at 100

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday [today, Macau time] his consulting firm said. He was 100.

Haley wins backing from powerful Koch network to take on Trump

Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the powerful Koch network, formally endorsed Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign yesterday , promising to commit its nationwide coalition of activists

World economy will slow next year on inflation, high rates and war: OECD

The global economy, which has proved surprisingly resilient this year, is expected to falter next year under the strain of wars, still-elevated inflation and continued high interest rates.

Fake babies, real horror: Deepfakes from the Gaza war increase fears about AI’s power to mislead

Among images of the bombed out homes and ravaged streets of Gaza, some stood out for the utter horror: Bloodied, abandoned infants.

As freed hostages return home, details of captivity emerge: irregular meals, benches as beds

Plastic chairs as beds. Meals of bread and rice. Hours spent waiting for the bathroom. As former hostages return to Israel after seven weeks of Hamas

US Navy seizes attackers of Israel-linked tanker; missiles from Yemen follow

Armed assailants seized and later let go of a tanker linked to Israel off the coast of Yemen yesterday before being apprehended by the United States

Irish writer Paul Lynch wins accolade with dystopian novel ‘Prophet Song’

Irish writer Paul Lynch won the Booker Prize for fiction yesterday with what judges called a “soul-shattering” novel about a woman’s struggle to protect her family

What’s Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2023? Hint: Be true to yourself

In an age of deepfakes and post-truth, as  Authentic cuisine. Authentic voice. Authentic self. Authenticity as artifice. Lookups for the word are routinely heavy on the dictionary

What’s Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2023? Hint: Be true to yourself

In an age of deepfakes and post-truth, as artificial intelligence rose and Elon Musk turned Twitter into X, the Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2023 is “authentic.”

Skyscraper-studded Dubai has flourished during regional crises. Could it benefit from hosting COP28?

In a city known for its excesses, whether reaching toward the sky with the world’s tallest building or hard partying at its beach resorts and

Gaza truce is back on track after hourslong delay in hostage-for-prisoner swap

The tense cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appeared to be back on track yesterday after the release of a second group of militant-held hostages and Palestinians from Israeli prisons, but

One of world’s largest icebergs drifting beyond Antarctic waters after it was grounded for 3 decades

One of the world’s largest icebergs is drifting beyond Antarctic waters, after being grounded for more than three decades, according to the British Antarctic Survey. The iceberg,

Governor wants to make it easier for travelers from Japan to visit the islands

Hawaii leaders want to make it easier for tourists from Japan to visit the U.S. state by creating a pre-clearance program allowing travelers from the country

Truce deal for hostage release hits last-minute snag, expected to start today

An agreement for a four-day cease-fire in Gaza and the release of dozens of Hamas-held hostages and Palestinians imprisoned by Israel appeared to have hit a

In political shift to the far right, anti-Islam populist Wilders wins big

Anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders won a huge victory in Dutch elections, according to a near complete count of the vote yesterday, in a stunning lurch to the

France remains ‘le grand fromage’, and Camembert remains in a wooden box

The European Union has long known that the way to France’s heart is through its stomach. So, don’t touch the Camembert — never, ever.

Truce deal set to free hostages in swap, raising hopes of halting worst Mideast violence in decades

Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement for a four-day halt to the devastating war in Gaza, accompanied by the release of dozens of hostages held

JFK assassination remembered 60 years later by surviving witnesses to history

Just minutes after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot as his motorcade rolled through downtown Dallas, Associated Press reporter Peggy Simpson rushed to the scene and immediately

Charles III welcomes president Yoon with state banquet, mingles with K-pop band Blackpink

King Charles III hosted South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife at a glittering banquet at Buckingham Palace yesterday , as Britain rolled

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