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It's So Cold In England Even The Racing Snails Are Curling Up

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:25:10 -0500

A pub in Devon disappointed guests by cancelling a snail race as an arctic cold front hits much of Europe.

110 Girls Missing In Latest Suspected Boko Haram Attack, Says Nigerian Government

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:34:00 -0500

Officials have changed their accounts of the alleged kidnapping, after initially claiming the girls were rescued. Four years after Chibok, there are now fears another mass abduction has happened.

North Korea Open To Talks With U.S., Says South Korea

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:23:54 -0500

Shortly before the Winter Olympics closing ceremony Sunday in Pyeongchang, the North indicated it is willing to engage in dialogue with the U.S., according to the South Korean president's office.

Highlights Of The Pyeongchang Olympics Closing Ceremony, In Photos

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:11:00 -0500

The flame is extinguished and the torch is passed to Beijing, host of the next Winter Games.

What Britons Think Of The National Health Service

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:14:36 -0500

President Trump says people have taken to the streets in the U.K. to complain about their National Health Service — but most Britons love the NHS. They just want the government to improve funding.

Extraordinary Moments: Top Contenders For A Photojournalism Prize

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:00:54 -0500

Nominees for the 2018 World Press Photo contest are both newsy and unexpected: child jockeys, a blindfolded rhino, cave-dwellers in China.

Pyeongchang Olympics: Closing Ceremony Ends Biggest Winter Games Ever

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:14:00 -0500

The 2,920 athletes who participated set a new record; so did the number of nations — 92 – they represented in South Korea.

A Russian Fan's Perspective On A Most Unusual Gold Medal Ceremony In Pyeongchang

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:16:00 -0500

"I was proud greatly. It was from one side, tears of pride and happiness. From another side, I regretted greatly we can't see our flag," said Natalia Kim, who lives in South Korea.

Olympics' Board Does Not Lift Suspension Of Russian Olympic Committee

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:07:00 -0500

Calling two doping cases "hugely disappointing," the IOC's executive board said that factors had "prevented the IOC from even considering lifting the suspension for the closing ceremony."

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

Welcome To The Country With The Biggest Crush On America

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:51:30 -0500

Here's why Kosovo — land of Bill Clinton Boulevard, pets named Trump and a pantsuit boutique called Hillary — gives the United States its highest ratings.

Customs Agents Search A Bus Near Paris — And Discover A Stolen Degas Painting

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:27:25 -0500

The artwork was quietly spirited from a Marseille museum in 2009. The trail was cold until last week, when officers happened to check the luggage compartment of a bus.

U.N. Security Council Passes Syria Cease-Fire After Hundreds Killed In Bombing Siege

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Airstrikes, shells and barrels filled with TNT are being dropped on neighborhoods where civilians have no way to escape. More than 120 of those killed in the past week are children.

Chef David Chang Dishes On The 'Ugly' Side Of 'Delicious' Food

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00:24 -0500

David Chang's show, Ugly Delicious, delves into how various cultures approach comfort foods that have complicated back stories. "There's no universal truth about any food," says the chef.

Churchill Nostalgia Takes A Hold In The U.K.

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

As the British government is divided over Brexit, and Prime Minister Theresa May is criticized for weak leadership, some British citizens are nostalgic for Winston Churchill's authority and vision.