[Graphic News] Los Angeles takes title of world's most congested city

The “Global Traffic Scoreboard” study was published by Inrix, which dubs itself the world leader in transportation analytics. It examined 1,064 cities across 38 countries in one of the largest traffic studies ever conducted.Inri...

Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

MOSCOW (AFP) -- Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, two years after he was shot dead near the Kremlin. The assassination of the former deputy prime min...

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

ATLANTA (AP) -- When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer

YANGON (AFP) -- Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his killing a "great loss" for the country's democracy struggle.Ko Ni, a prominent Mu...

Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled...

Iran's Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Trump

TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the US political system but taking issue with his visa ban and attitude to women.Many Iranians see ...

[Graphic News] Lack of sleep linked to depression

The head of the Mental Health Institute at Kangbuk Samsung Medical Center surveyed 202,629 workers in their 20s, 30s and 40s who had visited the hospital for a health checkup in 2014. The study showed that among people who sleep f...

[Newsmaker] Trump to skip press dinner amid media row

President Donald Trump ratcheted up an increasingly hostile feud with the media Saturday, announcing he would skip a century-old annual correspondents’ dinner a day after a fierce row erupted over press access to the White House....

[Graphic News] Volume of banknotes in circulation hits record high

The amount of banknotes currently in circulation in South Korea reached a record high in January, the central bank said Wednesday.Outstanding banknotes came to 103.5 trillion won ($90.6 billion) as of the end of January, up 6.1 tr...

[Newsmaker] 7 Earth-size worlds found; could hold life

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star _ and these new worlds could hold life.This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, ...

[Graphic News] Half of new businesses go bankrupt within 2 years

Some 800,000 small businesses open shop annually, but about half of them go bankrupt within two years, statistics showed Monday.A report said that among businesses that started in 2013, 62.4 percent were still in operation a year ...

Trump’s new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the US government for "lies’’ that led to the Vie...

DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao. Giant Panda Bao Bao eats bamboos at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC, the Unite States on Thursday. (Xinhua-Yonha...

Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail: lawyer

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a US program that kidnapped sus...

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach: Red Crescent

TRIPOLI, Libya (AFP) -- The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday.Residents of the village of Harcha, outs...