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Lava fumes continue to threaten residents on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU -- Lava from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that has destroyed 35 structures since last week continues to threaten residents and properties in the affected area, Hawaii County Civil Defense said in an alert."The East Rift Zone eruption in Leilani Subdivision continues.... Read More

Online divorce introduced in England, Wales

LONDON -- Couples may utter those immortal words "I Do" when they marry in churches and registry offices. But a change in the rules has for the first time enabled estranged couples in England and Wales to untie the marital knot online.Fully digital divorce applications have been launched in England... Read More

NoKor moves American detainees from labor camp to hotel

WASHINGTON -- North Korea has moved three American detainees from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang ahead of planned talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean media reported on Tuesday.Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim, and Kim Dong-chul were moved in early... Read More

51 hurt in 5.1-magnitude quake in southwest Iran

MOSCOW -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 has occurred in Iran’s southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, injuring 51 people, local media reported on Wednesday, citing Iran's emergency services spokesman.The quake hit the city of Sisakht at 08:38 local time, the IRNA news... Read More

Details of Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting announced soon

WASHINGTON -- United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the location and date of his upcoming meeting with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader, Kim Jong Un, might be announced in a "couple of days.""I think it's probably going to be announced over the next... Read More

SoKor President heralds dawn of 'nuclear-free Korean Peninsula'

GOYANG, Republic of Korea -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has declared the beginning of the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He made a statement to that effect following the signing of a joint North-South declaration on the results of a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim... Read More

South and North Korean leaders plant pine tree symbolizing peace

GOYANG -- DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in planted a pine tree on the demarcation line in the demilitarized zone as a symbol of peace and prosperity on the sidelines of their historic meeting on Friday.The two countries’ leaders also took a brief stroll, during... Read More

North, South Korean leaders discuss denuclearization issues

GOYANG -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have discussed denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at negotiations held on Friday morning, South Korean Presidential Spokesperson Yoon Young-chan said at a briefing on Friday."The leaders talked about... Read More

Spotlight: Moon-Kim meeting to begin ending conflict

WASHINGTON -- The upcoming meeting between the top leaders of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could start the process of ending the current confrontation, rather than be an endpoint in itself, US experts said.A positive momentum around the Korean Peninsula has been... Read More

Japan's used-car seller Carchs Holdings taps Korea's LOTTE Rental

TOKYO -- Agasta Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan's automobile trading firm Carchs Holdings Co., Ltd., has added second-hand South Korean vehicles to its lineup of products in its PicknBuy24.com online shop for used Japanese automobiles.The additional service got off the ground after LOTTE Rental... Read More

Chongqing's Jiangjin District opens investment roadshow in Singapore

SINGAPORE -- Jiangjin District of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality held its first investment promoting event in Singapore on April 24 to explore cooperation opportunities with Singapore and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Jiangjin District is a vital link... Read More

Trump warns "bigger problems" if Iran restarts nuclear program

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that Iran would have "bigger problems" if it restarts its nuclear program.Meeting with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, Trump said "it won't be so easy for them to restart" the program."They're not going to be... Read More

UN Chief calls for urgent probe into crimes in Yemen

TEHRAN -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a prompt investigation of crimes in Yemen.“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the airstrikes on a wedding party in Hajjah and on civilian vehicles in Taizz, where at least 50 civilians, including children,... Read More

SoKor to open Asia's biggest arboretum with Siberian tigers next week

BONGHWA, South Korea -- South Korea's forest authorities said Tuesday they plan to open an arboretum with two Siberian tigers strolling in a "tiger forest" in southeastern South Korea next week as part of efforts to preserve the endangered species in the wild.The Korea Forest Service will open to... Read More

10 dead, 15 injured in Toronto van attack

Ambulances are seen near the site where a van struck pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, April 23, 2018. A white van struck multiple pedestrians in Toronto's northern suburbs on Monday and police have taken the driver into custody, police said on Twitter. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)TORONTO -- The number of... Read More

60% of West States’ residents believe IT giants manipulate info: poll

MOSCOW -- The majority of residents in such Western states as Germany, Italy, France, the US and the United Kingdom believe that Google and Facebook exploit algorithms allowing them to manipulate information in favor of a particular political point of view, a poll conducted by the IFOP pollster... Read More

At least 40 dead or injured in Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen wedding

SANAA -- At least 40 people were killed or wounded late on Sunday when air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding ceremony in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah, local authorities said."This is an initial toll of the dead and injured collected from several hospitals until now, and a... Read More

SoKor, Japanese nuclear envoys meet ahead of inter-Korean summit

SEOUL -- The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan met on Monday to discuss cooperation on North Korea and its nuclear issue ahead of the upcoming historic inter-Korean summit.Lee Do-hoon, South Korea's top nuclear negotiator, held the meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Kenji Kanasugi, in... Read More

UK Queen wants son to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth   

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth told the heads of more than 50 states Thursday that she wants the heir to the British throne, her eldest son Prince Charles, to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth.The British monarch made her plea at Buckingham Palace where she hosted the opening ceremony of the 2018... Read More

Chinese military drone maker eyes civilian market

BEIJING -- One of China's leading drone makers is developing unarmed versions of its military drones in order to enter an expected larger civilian market, China Daily reported Thursday.Shi Wen, chief designer of the Caihong, or Rainbow series at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in... Read More