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March 19, 2018 9:21 AM North Korea to Meet for Talks With U.S., South Korean Delegations in Helsinki

Comes ahead of U.S.-North Korea summit expected by May SEOUL—A North Korean official will hold unofficial talks in Finland with a delegation from the U.S. and former South Korean government officials, Seoul’s foreign ministry said, amid a flurry of recent diplomatic activity before an expected U.S.-North Korean summit by the end of May. However, American 11

March 19, 2018 5:38 AM Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity. The environmental group said Monday that in January it asked 16 major brands to reveal their suppliers of palm oil, which 24

March 18, 2018 3:30 PM UK teacher wins $1M teaching prize for inner city work

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A school teacher from the U.K. has won a highly-competitive $1 million prize that honors one exceptional teacher a year who's made a significant contribution to the profession. Andria Zafirakou beat out some 30,000 applicants from around the world. The Alperton Community School teacher was awarded for her work in the London 17

March 18, 2018 2:04 PM North Korean diplomat heads to Finland for talks with US, South Korea

Choe Kang Il, a senior North Korean diplomat handling North American affairs, is seen at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, March 18, 2018. (Yonhap via AP) A top North Korean diplomat is headed to Finland on Sunday for talks with the United States and South Korea. Choe Kang Il’s trip comes amid a heightened push to find a diplomatic 18

March 18, 2018 3:28 AM Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

China's ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiang, the No. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, to a second five-year term Sunday and approved the appointment of a director for a new anti-corruption agency with sweeping powers. National People's Congress delegates voted 2,964 to 2 to approve Li's appointment. That comes a day after party 31

March 18, 2018 2:54 AM Missing teen found in Mexico and heading home: Mother

The 16-year-old teen who vanished more two weeks ago after taking a one-way flight to Cancun, Mexico with a 45-year-old married man has been found and have been returned back to the United States, authorities and her family said. Amy Yu was located at a Mexican resort town on Saturday night, ABC News confirmed after speaking briefly with Yu's mom. Yu along 38

March 17, 2018 8:58 PM French Montana's Uganda Hospital Up and Running

Here's a feel-good story for the day -- French Montana's humanitarian efforts in Uganda have culminated with the opening of a hospital that's equipped to take care of 300,000 people. We broke the story ... the "Unforgettable" rapper became hip-hop's first Global Citizen Ambassador for his work in Uganda, after he witnessed the country's healthcare hardships 31

March 17, 2018 4:05 PM Sweden says North Korea talks ended, discussed peaceful end to stand-off

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korea’s foreign minister and his Swedish counterpart concluded on Saturday three days of discussions focused on reaching a peaceful solution to the nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula. “The foreign ministers discussed opportunities and challenges for continued diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the conflict 25

March 17, 2018 12:21 PM The Latest: Russia says 30,000 flea besieged east Ghouta

The Russian military says more than 30,000 people have fled Syria's besieged east Ghouta and that the flow is continuing. Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zolotukhin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying the civilians were leaving Saturday through a government-run humanitarian corridor monitored by the Russian military. "As of this time, more than 30,000 people 23

March 17, 2018 12:05 PM Two storms making mess across US; new nor'easter still uncertain

Two storms are moving across the United States on Saturday, bringing rain and sleet to the Midwest and snow to the Mountain West. Storm No. 1 is bringing rain, sleet and freezing rain from Iowa into northern tornado.htm" id="ramplink_Illinois_" target="_blank">Illinois Saturday morning and will extend southeastward though West Virginia. Total ice accumulations 29