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Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens

NEW YORK (AP) -- A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering anot...

Updated : 2017.06.28 11:26

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- President Donald Trump’s administration hit China on Tuesday over its rights record, listing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world’s worst human traf...

Updated : 2017.06.28 09:45

Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

Eating a tasty meal with chana dal or doenjang washed down with a gin daisy could well foster a nice feeling of  hygge. Just hope you don't find any zyzzyva on your plate.If you need to look up any ...

Updated : 2017.06.27 22:00

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.European regulators gave the company based in Mountain View, Calif...

Updated : 2017.06.27 21:55

US partially reinstating travel ban 'regrettable': Iran FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad  Zarif condemned on Tuesday the US Supreme Court's decision to partially  reinstate President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens  from six predominantly Muslim countries."It's regrettable that the citizens of the countries o...

Updated : 2017.06.27 21:41

US to name China one of worst countries for human trafficking

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Yonhap) -- The United States will name China one of the worst countries for human trafficking in an annual report set to be released this week, a news report said Monday, after Pr...

Updated : 2017.06.27 09:54

Romania's largest party nominates ex-minister as next PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) _ Romania's largest party on Monday nominated a former economy minister to be the next prime minister.  The nomination of 50-year-old Mihai Tudose was announced before President Klaus Iohannis and Liviu Dragnea, the powerful leader of Romania's biggest party, the ...

Updated : 2017.06.26 22:45

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

BEIJING (AP) -- Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday.   The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediate...

Updated : 2017.06.26 22:39

Russians rank Stalin as the 'most outstanding' person

An opinion poll shows that a majority of Russians think Soviet leader Josef Stalin was the ``most outstanding person'' in history.  The survey by the Levada Center released Monday said 38 percent chose Stalin, in a stark contrast to just 12 percent in 1989 when Russians were beginning to...

Updated : 2017.06.26 22:34

Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces.Re...

Updated : 2017.06.26 22:28

[Graphic News] World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050: UN

The world‘s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s population to surpass China’s in just seven years, a UN report said.Nigeria will overtake the United ...

Updated : 2017.06.26 18:06

[Newsmaker] Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the US on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag infl...

Updated : 2017.06.26 16:22

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia -- Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Mede...

Updated : 2017.06.26 09:17

[Newsmaker] Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Qatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate’s sovereignty. Saudi...

Updated : 2017.06.25 17:56

[Graphic News] Qatar Airways named world‘s best airline

Qatar Airways reclaimed the title as the world’s best airline in 2017, according to the annual World Airline Awards published by Skytrax.Emirates dropped to No. 4, placing behind Singapore Airlines a...

Updated : 2017.06.25 17:54