Offbeat | Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had

Film academy reveals which four Oscars will be given off air

The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year’s broadcast in an attempt to

The Buzz | Vietnam foreign minister arrives in North Korea

Vietnam’s foreign minister has arrived in North Korea ahead of a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in

World Briefs

VENEZUELA’s opposition is calling supporters into the streets across the country in a campaign to break the military’s support of President Nicolas Maduro. CHINA Members of

Exclusive | Undercover spy exposed in NYC was one of many

When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about

This Day in History | 1954: New authority for atomic energy

A new body has been established to control the production and development of atomic energy in the UK. The Atomic Energy Authority Bill was introduced in the

Offbeat | Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly gained control of a small aircraft during a short commercial flight over western Alaska. KYUK-AM reports the

The Buzz | Benfica scores 10, breaks decades-old record

Benfica became the first team since 1965 to score 10 goals in a Portuguese top-flight match as they thrashed struggling Nacional. The Lisbon giants, who moved one

Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Waving Iranian flags, chanting “Death to America” and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, hundreds of thousands of people poured out onto the streets across Iran

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CHINA Concerns about potentially HIV-tainted blood products produced by a state-backed company, followed by conflicting information from regulators, is undermining confidence in mainland’s drug industry as it

US | Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

As US President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes

Turkey | Death toll at Istanbul building collapse reaches 21

Turkey’s interior minister says the death toll from a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 21. Minister Suleyman Soylu spoke late Saturday, saying those

Spain takes an economic gamble on an unprecedented wage hike

Spain is embarking on a major economic experiment: A 22 percent jump in the minimum wage that’s ignited a high-stakes debate about how it will

Report | Some Finnish troops helped to kill Jews in WWII

An Israeli Holocaust historian yesterday praised Finnish authorities for publishing a report concluding that the country’s volunteer battalion, which served with Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS, took

This Day in History | 1990 Freedom for Nelson Mandela

His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws - including lifting the ban on leading black rights party the African National Congress (ANC) - by South

Offbeat | Wham! George Michael’s art heads to auction

George Michael’s art collection, including a couple of Damien Hirst’s pickled objects, is heading to the auction block next month. A group of 200 works will be

The Buzz | West China blizzards kill thousands of herd animals

Blizzards in Tibetan areas of western China have left thousands of head of livestock dead and roads covered in up to 45 centimeters of snow, state

For Amazon, it’s business as usual despite CEO drama

First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he’d been having an

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TAIWAN A strike among pilots at Taiwan’s flag carrier China Airlines dragged into a third day yesterday, resulting in further flight cancellations.  INDONESIAN police have acknowledged officers

Historic visit | UAE gives pope pomp-filled welcome ceremony at visit’s start

Pope Francis received a grandiose, pomp-filled welcome yesterday as he opened his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with a meeting with Emirati leaders ahead of an

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