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Trump, Trudeau Talk, and Readouts Are Very Different

The United States is in an escalating dispute with... Canada? The two nations have been clashing over trade policy in regard to the lumber and dairy industries, with the US slapping tariffs on timber from its second-largest trading partner and President Trump sounding off on what he views as unfair...

Tourist Sneaks Cat Into Iceland, and Iceland Kills the Cat

Iceland's beauty attracts more than a million travelers from around the world every year, and a tourist just learned the hard way that the country doesn't mess around when it comes to protecting its turf. A Swiss woman in her 60s entered the country in her camper by ferry and...

Trump's Feud With Canada Could Cost US Homebuyers

President Trump's new tough-on-Canada stance is causing headaches for industries on both sides of the border and could end up hurting American homebuyers, analysts say. The president slapped new tariffs of up to 24% on Canadian lumber imports this week and while this will give American producers a boost, the...

ISIS Militants Fatally Attacked by Wild Boars

An apparent ambush of ISIS militants is making headlines, if only because those who overpowered them were reportedly wild boars. A tribal leader in northern Iraq tells the Times of London the animals killed three members of the Islamic State and injured five others on Sunday. His best guess is...

United's Latest Headache Is a 3-Foot-Long One

United Airlines' latest headache is a 3-foot-long one: A giant rabbit traveling from London Heathrow to Chicago's O'Hare was found dead in the cargo hold upon arrival, though his owner tells the Sun a pre-flight vet's check revealed Simon was "fit as a fiddle. Something very strange has happened and...

Pope Francis Gave a Surprise TED Talk

Pope Francis had a message for the powerful in an unexpected talk aired at the TED conference Tuesday. "The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly," he said, per Reuters. The 18-minute talk, recorded in...

Venezuela Threatens to Pull Out of OAS

Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said late Tuesday that she had been instructed by President...

Millions Stolen in 'Robbery of the Century'

Authorities in Paraguay are calling it the "robbery of the century." Somewhere between 50 and 80 criminals attacked an armored car company Monday night in Ciudad del Este, making off with millions of dollars, CNN reports. According to the New York Times, the robbers set fire to a dozen vehicles...

Japan's North Korea Warning Would Be 10 Minutes, Max

If the Japanese ever receive word that North Korea has launched a missile toward them, they better find shelter quickly—because the government estimates any warning will be 10 minutes at most, the Japan Times reports. The Japanese seem to be on edge in the wake of chatter that Pyongyang...

Ivanka Greeted With Boos at Women's Summit

Media access to the first family may be somewhat controlled in the US, but Ivanka Trump found such a buffer doesn't exist in Germany. Trump took the stage in Berlin on Tuesday at the W20 summit on women's entrepreneurship, at Chancellor Angela Merkel's invite, and she was quickly met with...

Report: DNC Hackers Targeted French Candidate, Too

Hillary Clinton says she lost the 2016 election due in part to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Emmanuel Macron, on the other hand, looks poised to become France's next president despite a seemingly similar effort to derail his campaign. According to cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, Macron—who will...

World's Loneliest Guy Gets Help From Tinder

There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from Tinder. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with the dating app for a campaign called "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World," focusing on the rhino named Sudan, reports the AP. They...

US Nuclear Sub Arrives in South Korea

A US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the US, Japan, and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. Though experts thought a nuclear test or ballistic missile launch might happen, the morning came and...

Girl, 8, Describes Escape From Sinking Car as Family Drowned

Chloe Kabealo unbuckled her seatbelt after the car her mother was driving slid off a muddy Australia road into a flooded river and tried to "go up for air," then "just kept floating up out." That's how the 8-year-old survived the crash as the car sank, a harrowing experience she...

All 100 Senators to Attend Briefing at White House

In what Reuters and Fox News call a "rare" move, four top officials in President Trump's administration will brief the entire US Senate on Wednesday. The topic? North Korea. It's not unusual for top administration officials to address members of Congress on Capitol Hill, but in this case all 100...

New Sanctions on Syria Among Biggest Ever by US

The White House accuses Syrian leaders of gassing their own civilians, and it's looking to punish anyone in the nation connected to the weapons. On Monday, the Treasury Department announced sanctions against 271 employees of a Syrian agency believed to have developed and produced chemical weapons, reports USA Today. The...

A Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Rapists May Be Eliminated

Jordan's Cabinet took the first steps to undo a loophole protecting rapists on Sunday by revoking Article 308, a law that allows the criminals to escape punishment by marrying their victims and staying in that marriage for at least three years. Activists are celebrating this victory, with one calling it...

How 1.3M Jews Are 'Missing' in the Holocaust

It's an unforgettable number—6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust—but it's accompanied by a less known one: 4.7 million. The latter is the number of victims whose names we know thanks to the efforts the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has made since 1954. And on Monday, which...

After Decades of Work, a Malaria Vaccine Is Here

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives...

Sunday's Vote 'Humiliated' French Party Politics

The election results in France are now final, confirming the political earthquake that has just taken place: Centrist Emmanuel Macron took 23.8% of votes in the first round, with 21.5% for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, the BBC reports. The two candidates will compete for the presidency in...

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