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Today โ€” June 23rd 2018World

Kim Jong-pil, ex-South Korean premier and spy agency founder, dies

By Hyung-Jin Kim

Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency who also served twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92.

Parted at U.S. border by Trump policy, migrants seek their children

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by U.S. officials in mid-May.

Protests Erupt In Spain As Men Held In 'Wolf Pack' Sex Assault Get Bail

By Vanessa Romo
Demonstrators shout slogans Friday in Madrid, a day after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona

Judges freed five men convicted of sexual abuse of an 18-year-old woman during Running of the Bulls festivities as they appeal the verdict. The move sparked a call for an overhaul of sex crimes laws.

(Image credit: Javier Sorianoo/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 23rd 2018 at 01:38

Fear is front and centre of immigration debate

Donald Trump was never going to spend an entire week on the defensive - he just doesn't do that.

  • June 23rd 2018 at 00:09

Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.

Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.

Talks Between South Sudan Leaders Find No Appetite For Concessions

By Cameron Jenkins
South Sudan

Hopes for peace are hampered as talks come to an end in Ethiopia. The leaders of South Sudan's warring factions, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, found little common ground.

(Image credit: Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

  • June 23rd 2018 at 00:29

Pentagon indefinitely suspends some training exercises with South Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Migrant rescue ship Lifeline stranded at sea

Just five days after the migrants aboard rescue ship Aquarius finally disembarked in Spain, another rescue boat is at sea with nowhere to dock.

  • June 22nd 2018 at 22:24

Trump's climbdown causes confusion at US border

An executive order signed by Donald Trump to stop children being separated from their families at the US border has caused confusion among officials attempting to maintain the president's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

  • June 22nd 2018 at 20:07
Yesterday โ€” June 22nd 2018World

Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

By MIKE CORDER

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage.

Firefighters quell big blaze near London's Euston train station

(Reuters) - A large fire in a pub near London's Euston train station was brought under control on Friday evening and there were no reports of casualties, the British capital's fire brigade said.

Ex-Vatican diplomat admits guilt at trial for child pornography

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Catholic priest who worked as a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington admitted at the start of his trial on Friday that he had possessed child pornography while based in the United States.

Seven Argentinians detained after fighting at World Cup match: official

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's World Cup organizing committee said on Friday seven Argentinians had been detained by police after fighting with Croatian fans at a match on Thursday.

London's Royal Academy Of Arts Celebrates 250 Years Of Showcasing Contemporary Works

By Debbie Elliott

Summertime in London means aspiring artists have a chance to see their work showcased alongside more famous names at the venerable Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. The popular show is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a display called "Art Made Now" that includes 1,300 works that range from the whimsical to the overly political.

  • June 22nd 2018 at 22:24

Salvadorans Weigh In On How They View The U.S. Immigration Situation

By Emily Green

The Trump administration policies on migrant families are big news in El Salvador. Editorials describe the policy of separating families as racist. Many Salvadorans now say they wouldn't attempt to get into the U.S. with children, even though President Trump has reversed the order.

  • June 22nd 2018 at 22:24

More Oil From OPEC May Not Mean Relief At The Gas Pumps Anytime Soon

By Charlotte Norsworthy
Gas prices are expected to increase during summer months, but a recent OPEC decision could bring prices down as soon as this fall.

Drivers might be cheering OPEC's decision to increase oil production, but analysts say the extra supply isn't expected to drive gasoline prices down in time for summer vacation season.

(Image credit: Gerry Broome/AP)

  • June 22nd 2018 at 22:10

PHOTOS: World Cup Brings Sunny Vibes To The Streets Of Senegal

By Ricci Shryock
Before the World Cup began, Mousa Faye sold his "Allez Les Lions" (French for "go Lions") scarves for $1.25. Now they

Residents of Dakar beat drums, danced and waved flags in the streets to celebrate their triumph over Poland this week. Next up: Japan on Sunday.

(Image credit: Ricci Shryock for NPR)

  • June 22nd 2018 at 21:24
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