North Korea executes nuclear envoy following failed U.S. summit

North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with… Read More North Korea executes nuclear envoy following failed U.S. summit

Thousands protest against government in Mongolia

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, on Thursday to demand the leadership step down over allegations of corruption and failure to revive a struggling economy. The resource-rich, landlocked country once boasted a booming economy that attracted billions of dollars in investment. But disputes with foreign investors like Rio Tinto,… Read More Thousands protest against government in Mongolia

Top Austrian judge Brigitte Bierlein appointed as first female chancellor

Austria’s president has picked the female president of the Constitutional Court to become interim chancellor after parliament voted Sebastian Kurz’s government out of office in the wake of a video sting scandal. Brigitte Bierlein, who is due to reach the court’s mandatory retirement age of 70 this year, will be tasked with putting together a… Read More Top Austrian judge Brigitte Bierlein appointed as first female chancellor

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador

An earthquake measured at 6.6 magnitude struck off the coast of El Salvador early on Thursday, though emergency services in the Central American country said there were no initial reports of significant damage. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean some 27 km (17 miles) south-southeast of the… Read More Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador

Six dead, injured following suicide bomb attack at entrance of Afghan military training center

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding six, police and security officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its Amaq news agency. One official, who spoke on condition of… Read More Six dead, injured following suicide bomb attack at entrance of Afghan military training center

Seven dead, several missing as tourist boat sinks in Hungary

Hungarian rescue officials said there was little chance of finding survivors after a boat with South Korean tourists onboard sank on the Danube river in Budapest, with seven people confirmed dead and 21 missing. The boat was cruising on the river when it collided with a larger luxury passenger boat during a rainstorm on Wednesday… Read More Seven dead, several missing as tourist boat sinks in Hungary