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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, is said to be “improving rapidly” and is no longer in a critical condition, according to the hospital in Salisbury, England, where she is being treated. The Skripals fell critically ill after they were attacked in Salisbury with a highly toxic nerve […]

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is claiming the U.S. has successfully renegotiated its trade dealings with South Korea, in what would mark the first major trade deal since President Donald Trump announced hardline blanket tariffs last month. Senior administration officials, speaking to reporters Tuesday evening, called it a “very big deal in the […]

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images(PARIS) — French Police Officer Lt. Colonel Arnaud Beltrame and Mireille Knoll were both honored on Wednesday after they were murdered on March 23 in separate incidents, at different locations. Beltrame’s death has been determined by authorities to have religious-based motives and authorities are still investigating the motive behind the killing of Knoll. […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — British police said detectives investigating the alleged poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England, “believe the Skripals first came into contact with the nerve agent at their home address.” The Metropolitan Police in London said Wednesday that, so far, detectives had found the highest concentration of […]

(NEW YORK) — Loto Quebec A Canadian teen decided to buy a bottle of sparkling wine and a scratch-off lottery ticket on her birthday, but it wasn’t until she got home that she realized she had won the big prize, Loto Québec said. Charlie Lagarde, 18, will receive $1,000 Canadian dollars (about $774 U.S. dollars) a […]

iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO, Egypt) — At a polling station in Cairo, on the final day of voting in Egypt’s presidential election, around 20 women sat with their hands on their cheeks. A loudspeaker was blasting nationalistic songs and pictures of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi were on display, while they waited for voters to begin flowing in. During the […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An American military strike in Libya over the weekend that killed a high-ranking al-Qaeda member marked a notable expansion in the U.S. campaign there. While previous airstrikes inside Libya have targeted ISIS, the latest strike was the first to go after the al-Qaeda affiliate called al-Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than two dozen nations on three continents vowed to boot out Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, including the U.S., which is expelling 60 envoys. The United Kingdom earlier this month sent home 23 Russian diplomats — after saying Russia was behind the poisoning […]

Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images(PARIS) — Starting next year, France will make it compulsory for children to attend school starting at the age of 3 years old, instead of the current age of 6, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. Macron said the change, which will come into effect in September 2019, is intended to prevent extremism […]

Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discharged from the hospital shortly after midnight on Wednesday, after undergoing medical tests. A statement released by the prime minister’s office said the reason for Netanyahu’s short-term hospitalization was “high fever and cough” and that tests show he suffers from “minor viral […]

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