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Kim Jong Un sends ‘thanks’ to workers at North Korean tourist zone amid health rumors

Kim Jong Un expressed appreciation on Monday to workers building a tourism zone in the region of North Korea where his signature train was recently spotted on satellite photos as worldwide speculation swirls over his health.North Korean state media relayed the message of thanks from the dictator in a news bulletin, with no other mention of Kim's activities or health condition.

Iran military chief warns its forces will ‘destroy’ US warships if threatened in Persian Gulf

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps vowed Thursday that his troops will “destroy any American terrorist force” that threatens the country’s ships in the Persian Gulf.The inflammatory comments from Major General Hossein Salami on Iranian state TV come a day after President Trump warned the Islamic Republic in a tweet that he has “instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian...

President Trump orders Navy to ‘destroy’ any Iranian gunboats that harass US ships

President Trump said Wednesday that he's instructed the U.S. Navy to "shoot down and destroy" any Iranian gunboats harassing American ships, in the wake of a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. "I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea," Trump...

North Korea denies that Trump received ‘a nice note’ from Kim recently

Less than a day after President Trump mentioned at a coronavirus press briefing that he received "a nice note" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the remote country denied any recent correspondence between the two.The president made the comments during a press briefing on COVID-19 Saturday, where he added that the U.S. would have been at war with North Korea if he had not been elected.

Chinese epicenter Wuhan raises number of virus dead by about 50 percent

China raised Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll by nearly 50 percent Friday following weeks of allegations that officials were underreporting the numbers to make the situation there look better than it actually was.The city where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated is now reporting 3,869 deaths after adding 1,290 to its previously-announced figure. Numbers of total cases in the city of 11...

GORDON CHANG: Trump’s move to halt WHO funding creates opportunities, here’s 4 reasons why

President Trump was right to announce Tuesday that he will immediately stop funding the World Health Organization, which was scheduled to get $893 million from the U.S. in the current two-year funding period.The president’s action is the first step needed to spark meaningful reform of the United Nations organization and the global health architecture.

Third cougar captured amid city’s coronavirus lockdown

A third cougar has been captured in the Chilean capital Santiago amid the city’s coronavirus lockdown.In a Facebook post on Monday, Zoologico Nacional de Chile explained that the cougar was captured in a home.“The cougar is in good condition and is moved to our Rehabilitation Center for a medical assessment and...

James Carafano: After coronavirus — We still need Europe and they need us. Here’s what has to happen

The coronavirus is taking a huge toll in many European countries. Not everyone is going to be looking good at the end.Will this be the death of the dream of a Europe whole, free, prosperous and secure? Certainly not. But it will be a huge setback. And as Europe struggles to rebuild, the transatlantic partnership will be more important than...

British police apologize after patrolling ‘non-essential aisles’ of supermarket during coronavirus

A British police department is apologizing Friday after it posted a tweet claiming it was patrolling the “non-essential aisles” of a supermarket during the coronavirus outbreak.The message, which has since been taken down from the Cambridge Police account, sparked a debate over what a "non-essential aisle" would even be.“Officials visited Tesco Barhill this morning as part of their patrols around supermarkets and green...

Iranians voice fears as country’s death toll exceeds 2,000

Ahmed Ahmadi is a law school student in Miami and, like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic is always on his mind. But his concerns are mostly focused abroad with his family in Iran, where the death toll is now the fourth highest in the world after Italy, Spain and China.“Because they are elderly, one...

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