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Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday. Instead, he spent 39 years in Pyongyang, where he taught English to spy cadets in his North Carolina drawl and played a Yankee villain in propaganda films. In 1980, he married Hitomi Soga, who was kidnapped by North Korean agents in the Cold-War era.
Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term.
The finance ministers of the European Union's five biggest economies wrote to their American counterpart Monday to voice concerns over a US tax overhaul, saying Washington should adhere to "international obligations to which it has signed up". The letter, signed by the British, French, German, Italian and Spanish finance ministers, warned that "certain less conventional international tax provisions could contravene" tax treaties and could have "a major distortive impact on international trade". US Republicans in the House and Senate are working to come up with a final unified version of the reform that President Donald Trump can sign before the end of the year.
The White House laid into CNN after the news outlet mixed up the photos of two men named Shah on Friday.
Mario Batali has announced that he's stepping away from his food empire amid sexual misconduct allegations.
A 27-year-old man was in custody on Monday after detonating an explosive device in a New York City subway station during the morning commute. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, was one of four people injured in the explosion, which occurred at about 7.20am in a passageway near 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, in midtown Manhattan near Times Square, New York City police said. At a press conference, New York police commissioner James O'Neill said the suspect had "an improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body".
President Donald Trump is denying a New York Times story that says he watches at least four, and as many as eight, hours of TV each day.
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2017)-Vladimir Putin is no chess master. He's a gambler who has taken larger risks in recent years. And while the subversion of the 2016 U.S. election was a spectacular geopolitical heist pulled off on a shoestring budget, Americans have a key misunderstanding of Russia and the man that pulls the strings. The Atlantic staff writer Julia Ioffe spent months reporting on her native Russia to determine "What Putin Really Wants,"appearing on the cover of The Atlantic's January/February 2018 issue and published today at TheAtlantic.com. In the wide-ranging cover story, Ioffe offers the definitive telling of how the Kremlin, despite its limitations, pulled off one...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
Four women have accused Mario Batali of sexual misconduct over the past two decades, according to a report Eater published Monday.
A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the bombing an "attempted terrorist attack," and identified the 27-year-old man identified as Akayed Ullah. The blast took place at the height of morning rush hour in the subway station at the new York Port Authority bus terminal, not far from the city's iconic Times Square, sparking commuter panic and travel disruptions.
In case you were wondering, the answer is yes - Netflix knows exactly how many times you've watched A Christmas Prince. SEE ALSO: What to stream on Netflix in December On Sunday night, the official Netflix Twitter account shared the following, mind-boggling statistic - and asked a very pertinent question. To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you? - Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017 The reactions fell somewhere between amusement and mild, 1984-style paranoia. This is amazing. Except for the "watching us like big brother " part ;) - blake (@blaketopia) December 11, 2017 1. sick burn. 2. this is creepy AF....
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Sunday that she and wife Portia de Rossi evacuated their pets as California's raging Thomas Fire closed in on their home in Santa Barbara County, an area packed with celebrities.
With Tuesday's nail-biter of a special Senate election approaching in Alabama, celebrities and others have been taking to social media to urge the state's voters to stay on the #RightSideOfHistory.
Women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday, in an apparent divergence from the White House line. Trump -- who was infamously caught on tape boasting about groping women -- has faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct, which he and the White House have rejected.
BAGHDAD (AP) - As Iraq emerges from three years of war with the Islamic State group, the U.S. is looking to roll back the influence of neighboring Iran and help the central government resolve its dispute with the Kurdish region, the American envoy to the country told The Associated Press.
Thousands of protestors gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, this weekend in the latest demonstrations against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The United States engaged in forty-six military interventions from 1948-1991, from 1992-2017 that number increased fourfold to 188. At a time when the United States is preparing to increase Pentagon spending and escalate troop deployments overseas, an analysis of U.S. military interventions since the country's founding highlights two important and related dynamics. Second, U.S. military interventions since WWII have only rarely achieved their intended political objectives.
A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days. The so-called Thomas fire is only 15 percent contained, now threatening the city of Santa Barbara and the nearby coastal town of Carpinteria, making it one of the worst wildfires in California history. Packing to evacuate now," the actor Rob Lowe, who lives in Santa Barbara, wrote on Twitter.
The president's recorded call aims to help Moore win Alabama Senate election on Dec. 12.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defense minister called Sunday for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents took part in violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard in the volatile city in the first attack since the dramatic announcement.
Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea. The announcement of the joint exercise, a sixth such drill since 2016, comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile which dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economic zone in late November. The drill will be held in waters near Japan on Monday and Tuesday, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said as he visited a garrison in northern Japan.
The Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Social media users in the Muslim-majority country called on boycotting various U.S. companies following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a city important to both Israelis and Muslims. One user of Twitter Inc's microblogging platform, TheUsopIbrahim, stated without citing sources that U.S.-headquartered McDonald's "channelled funds to Israel".
Fatah called on Palestinians to keep up their demonstrations over Washington's policy shift on Jerusalem as the movement confirmed its leader will refuse to meet with US Vice President later this month in protest at the controversial decision. After protests gripped the West Bank and Gaza for a third straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Paris on Sunday where demonstrators had rallied on the eve of his arrival.
Like the rest of China's military revolution over the past quarter century, its small-arms revolution is a remarkable achievement. China's People's Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license-or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented modernization, a new generation of locally designed and manufactured light weaponry is arming China's armed forces, from handguns to light machine guns.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.
Fox News updated a story that erroneously claimed one of Roy Moore's accusers had "forged" evidence she'd presented to bolster her claim against him.
The president's attendance at a private gathering to open the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History next door, which came at the invitation of the state's Republican governor, had triggered a backlash from some who marched in the movement to win those rights, including veteran US congressman John Lewis. Democratic US congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi joined Lewis in the boycott.
The man threw the 3-year-old to the ground causing head trauma
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday described Israel as a "state of occupation" which used "terror" against the Palestinians, as he stepped up his criticism of the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. Erdogan has been bitterly opposed to the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem and has called a summit of Islamic countries on December 13 in Istanbul. "Israel is a state of occupation," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul, referring to Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank and settlement building.
Health insurance companies know that an insurance market without the requirement that everyone get coverage will be worse for them and their customers.
Although Israel doesn't officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact number of warheads are in dispute). It is similarly well understood that the United States opposed Israel's nuclear weapons program during the John F. Kennedy and, to a lesser extent, Lyndon B. Johnson administrations. One part of the history that is less well known is that much of the funding for Israel's nuclear weapons program came from private Americans in an effort that was spearheaded by, Abraham Feinberg, a prominent American who served as an unofficial advisor to both President Kennedy and President Johnson.
Turkey's leader is seeking to spearhead Islamic reaction to the US declaration on Jerusalem, but it is uncertain if he can coordinate a meaningful response among often disunited Muslim nations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause, had fulminated against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital even before it was officially announced this week. Erdogan described the status of the city, whose eastern sector Palestinians see as the capital of their future state, as a "red line" for Muslims.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on the fallout of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local):
Boris Johnson flies to Iran today to try to secure the release of jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe stressing his "grave concerns" about her continued incarceration. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year sentence over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Tehran government, having been arrested in 2016 during a holiday visit to show her baby daughter Gabriella to her parents. Reports suggest she could appear in court again on Sunday, following threats to increase her sentence by five years following Mr Johnson's gaffe of telling a parliamentary committee that she had been in Iran to train journalists. He later acknowledged this was not the...
Ron Swanson has no time for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his bid to repeal net neutrality.
Astronauts and satellites have been capturing terrifying images of the blazes
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Star Wars may take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but the latest film comes out a short time from now in our galaxy - specifically December 15th. And unlike last year's Rogue One spinoff, The Last Jedi is part of the primary Star Wars series. That's right, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and all of your favorite sequel trilogy characters are back for another rollicking adventure, and you can jump in on the excitement with these Star Wars 3D Mega Lamps. SEE ALSO: Ridiculous Star Wars holiday decor will make your house the best on the block These intricate, one-of-a-kind, hand-cut...
PARIS (AP) - The top U.S. diplomat urged Saudi Arabia on Friday to temper its actions toward Yemen, Qatar and other neighbors, gently turning up the pressure as Saudi's powerful crown prince asserts power both at home and overseas, as the White House raised new alarms about the situation in Yemen.
The best holiday looks are so bad they're good. And Christmas tree eyebrows are no exception. The festive mini-trend has been popping up on Instagram in recent weeks, just in time for the holidays. Basically, they're a modified version of the feather brow look from earlier this year, but with extra baubles (read: rhinestones) and glitter. SEE ALSO: Brow crowns have surfaced to make you look and feel like a fashion queen Per BoredPanda, the first iteration of the trend came from Instagrammer @taytay_xx, who adorned her brows with colorful jewels and even a star tree-topper. A post shared by Taylor R (@taytay_xx) on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:43am PST To be clear, she looks insane -...
Israel aircraft attacked Hamas military facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday night in response to rocket attacks, the Israeli army said. It was the second night of rocket fire since US President Donald Trump's statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said that 14 people were wounded, suffering what it described as light to moderate injuries.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Friday that local Emirati authorities had "acquired" a $450-million painting by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, as reports swirled about the original source of funding. "Louvre Abu Dhabi is looking forward to displaying the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci. The work was acquired by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi," the museum said in tweets in both English and Arabic.
One of the women who accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct when she was a teenager has admitted to forging a portion of the high school yearbook inscription used as proof in her accusations.
It might be a dramatic breakthrough in the investigation of Donald Trump - or a revelation of Robert Mueller's weak hand.
Forty seven examples of the Chiron have been recalled for faulty seat welds, and 12 are in the US.
Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Malaysia demonstrated Friday outside the US embassy over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, denouncing it as a "slap in the face" for Muslims worldwide. Some 5,000 demonstrators marched on the Kuala Lumpur mission after the main weekly Muslim prayers in a nearby mosque, chanting and waving banners that read "Hands off Jerusalem" and "Down USA President Trump".
Twitter users have some travel advice for Melania Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence and his family are mourning the loss of their 16-year-old cat, Pickle.
Some GOPers have also defended Roy Moore and others accused of sexual misconduct
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation defended his employees on Thursday against a growing chorus of accusations by Republicans, including President Donald Trump, that its agents were allowing political bias to seep into their investigations. In testimony before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Christopher Wray said he believed the reputation of the FBI was not, as Trump recently wrote on Twitter, "in tatters." "The agents, analysts and staff of the FBI are big boys and girls.