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Happiness report: Finland is world’s ‘happiest country’ – UN – BBC News

BBC NewsHappiness report: Finland is world's 'happiest country' - UNBBC NewsThis year's happiest place on Earth is Finland, according to an annual UN report - toppling Norway from the top spot. The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy people feel they are, and why. Nordic countries regularly ...Finland Tops World Happiness Report 2018 As US … [Read more...]

North Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden amid summit speculation – CNN International

CNN InternationalNorth Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden amid summit speculationCNN International(CNN) North Korea's foreign minister was flying to Sweden on Thursday, the Swedish government said, in the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump said he'd be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ...North Korean foreign minister visits … [Read more...]

Occupied territory becomes home turf as Putin campaigns in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostOccupied territory becomes home turf as Putin campaigns in CrimeaWashington PostSEVASTOPOL, Crimea — On a streetside bench in the dark as crowds filed by, a 58-year-old woman Wednesday was watching a video she filmed on her cellphone, reliving a fleeting moment: a campaign event by Vladimir Putin. “I would have loved to see more ...State Department Reaffirms 'Crimea Is … [Read more...]

Even if a Russian hit on British soil is confirmed, what can London do about it? – Washington Post

Washington PostEven if a Russian hit on British soil is confirmed, what can London do about it?Washington PostBritish police announced Wednesday that former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter had been “targeted specifically” with a nerve agent in an apparent attempt on their lives. Skripal, 66, and 33-year-old Yulia are in hospital, just days ...Russian spy: Salisbury attack was … [Read more...]

Tillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and Trolling – New York Times

New York TimesTillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and TrollingNew York TimesADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — More than a year into his tenure as the nation's chief diplomat, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has a set of diplomatic tools that he and aides use at nearly every stop. There's the tight smile Mr. Tillerson wears when ...Tillerson still cleaning up Trump's … [Read more...]

After The #MeToo Movement, Could This International Women’s Day Be The Most Pivotal Yet? – Newsweek

NewsweekAfter The #MeToo Movement, Could This International Women's Day Be The Most Pivotal Yet?NewsweekFor more than a century, International Women's Day has marked women's fight for achieving equality around the world. This Thursday, however, is the first International Women's Day since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements brought the issue of sexual ...International Women's Day … [Read more...]

Danish Inventor Denies Killing Journalist at Murder Trial – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportDanish Inventor Denies Killing Journalist at Murder TrialU.S. News & World ReportDanish inventor Peter Madsen stands accused of tying up, torturing Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August. March 8, 2018, at 12:19 p.m.. March 8, 2018, at 12:19 p.m ...The Latest: Danish inventor describes how … [Read more...]

China’s South Sea Islands Need to Be Militarized to Deter US ‘Trouble’, General Says – Newsweek

NewsweekChina's South Sea Islands Need to Be Militarized to Deter US 'Trouble', General SaysNewsweekA leading Chinese general has suggested that defense military structures should be built on China's artificial islands in the South China Sea, while Foreign Minister Wang Yi has blamed U.S. aggression for destabilizing the region, the Associated Press ...China Urges North, US to Talk … [Read more...]

Rep. Adam Schiff raises questions about whether Trump ally lied to House Intelligence Committee – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRep. Adam Schiff raises questions about whether Trump ally lied to House Intelligence CommitteeUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee raised questions Thursday about whether Erik Prince, the founder of the private security company Blackwater, misled lawmakers in his testimony about a January 2017 meeting he held with ...Top intel committee Democrat … [Read more...]

The US Just Issued a Travel Warning for a Popular Mexican Resort Town – TIME

TIMEThe US Just Issued a Travel Warning for a Popular Mexican Resort TownTIMEThe U.S. Embassy in Mexico has issued a travel warning for a popular tourist hotspot, following a “security threat” alert and an explosion aboard a ferry last month. The embassy is barring U.S. government employees from travelling to Playa del Carmen ...US issues travel warning for Mexican resort town Playa del CarmenThe … [Read more...]

US, South Korean intelligence probe reports of Kim Jong Un health woes – Fox News

Fox NewsUS, South Korean intelligence probe reports of Kim Jong Un health woesFox NewsAs U.S. and South Korean intelligence teams investigate the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's newfound willingness to engage in a denuclearization dialogue, they are also tracking reports the North Korean dictator is dealing with a variety of health issues ...As US allies, Japan and South Korea feel particularly … [Read more...]

US Allies to Sign Sweeping Trade Deal in Challenge to Trump – New York Times

New York TimesUS Allies to Sign Sweeping Trade Deal in Challenge to TrumpNew York TimesTOKYO — A trade pact originally conceived by the United States to counter China's growing economic might in Asia now has a new target: President Trump's embrace of protectionism. A group of 11 nations — including major United States allies like Japan ...The TPP Is Dead. Long Live The Trans-Pacific Trade … [Read more...]

Netanyahu Lashes Out as Israeli Police Wrap Up Graft Inquiries – New York Times

New York TimesNetanyahu Lashes Out as Israeli Police Wrap Up Graft InquiriesNew York TimesJERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has lashed out at the country's police chief, whom he accused of airing “delusional and mendacious” insinuations against him, just days before the police are expected to publish recommendations ...Netanyahu Questions Integrity of Police Probes … [Read more...]

Theresa May kicks Brexit can down the road – BBC News

BBC NewsTheresa May kicks Brexit can down the roadBBC NewsAnother gathering in Downing Street has come and gone, imagined at one point to be a "crunch meeting" at which Cabinet colleagues might thrash out their differences on the destination of Brexit. In fact, it was nothing of the kind. The only crunching ...EU doubts 2020 Brexit vision, sees longer goodbyeReutersTime for British … [Read more...]

Assad government, Russia condemn US presence in Syria as ‘illegal’ following airstrikes – Washington Post

Washington PostAssad government, Russia condemn US presence in Syria as 'illegal' following airstrikesWashington PostBEIRUT — Syria and Russia condemned America's military presence in Syria as “illegal” on Thursday after an overnight confrontation in which U.S. warplanes bombed pro-Syrian government forces as they approached a U.S.-supported base. U.S. forces ...Syria war: Assad's … [Read more...]

#TBT: Washington ️s a good parade – CNN

CNN#TBT: Washington ️s a good paradeCNN(CNN) President Donald Trump wants to hold a military parade in Washington. Who doesn't love a parade? They're big, fun, usually there are snacks available nearby, and tanks are cool. The last time there was a military parade in Washington was in 1991 ...Kimmel, Noah, Colbert, Corden and Fallon take on Trump's military parade in Best of Late … [Read more...]

Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage a year ago. This week it abolished it. – Washington Post

Washington PostBermuda legalized same-sex marriage a year ago. This week it abolished it.Washington PostIn an unusual move, Bermuda has abolished same-sex marriage less than a year after it was legalized, replacing the same-sex unions with domestic partnerships. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin signed a bill into law Wednesday that reverses an earlier Supreme ...Bermuda same-sex marriage: Government will … [Read more...]

Germany’s SPD bets on first female chair in 154 years to revive fortunes – Reuters

ReutersGermany's SPD bets on first female chair in 154 years to revive fortunesReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - Andrea Nahles, the plain-speaking 47-year-old leader of the Social Democrats in Germany's parliament, is set to be given the task of re-energizing a 154-year-old party that has alienated much of its traditional voter base - workers ...These Young Socialists Have a Plan to Rescue … [Read more...]