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Notable deaths of 2021

11 days ago

World News - North Korean children learn English with new tools, state media says - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- North Korea is employing new learning tools to teach English to kindergartners, according to state media.

2 hours ago

World News -- Iran, South Korea bank negotiating new account after capture of tanker -- Iran and South Korea are discussing creating a new bank account for the Iranian Embassy in Korea amid a standoff over a seized tanker.

2 hours ago

World News -- Possible gas leak explosion kills at least 2 in downtown Madrid -- An explosion in Madrid on Wednesday destroyed the top floors of a building and killed multiple people, Spanish authorities said.

3 hours ago

World News -- Seoul to procure enough COVID-19 vaccines for North, South Korea -- South Korea is preparing to secure more COVID-19 vaccines via technology transfer.

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World News -- Former Soviet leader Gorbachev: Healing U.S.-Russia relations 'must be done' -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Wednesday that incoming U.S. President Joe Biden should reach out to the Kremlin to improve relations between the United States and Russia.

4 hours ago

World News -- China confirms two COVID-19 variant cases in Beijing -- Chinese authorities confirmed two cases of a new British COVID-19 variant in Beijing.

5 hours ago

World News -- Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo dies of COVID-19 -- Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo died Wednesday of COVID-19 at a hospital in the country's capital of Harare, officials said.

5 hours ago

World News -- Pfizer-BioNTech say vaccine effective against British COVID-19 variant -- Pfizer and partner BioNTech say in new research published Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is likely to be highly effective against a COVID-19 variant first identified in Britain late last year.

6 hours ago

World News -- South Korea names new foreign minister ahead of Biden inauguration -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in nominated Chung Eui-yong, a veteran of North Korean negotiations, as foreign minister on Wednesday just ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

6 hours ago

U.S. News -- U.S. declares China's treatment of Uyghurs 'genocide' -- The Trump administration on Tuesday declared that China's repressive treatment of its Muslim minority Uyghur population amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity.

7 hours ago

World News -- Europe, Canada move to put Boeing 737 Max back in air -- European and Canadian officials have approved plans for the Boeing 737 Max, grounded for almost two years after 346 people died in two crashes, to fly again soon.

8 hours ago

Defense News -- U.S., Britain declare Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment -- The United States and Britain confirmed a joint declaration Tuesday for the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment to be led by Britain's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

9 hours ago

World News -- Seoul reduces 'China risk' by joining trade partnership, think tank says -- A South Korean think tank recommended that Seoul join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership at the earliest opportunity.

14 hours ago

World News -- South Korea prosecutors drop charges in Sewol ferry case -- South Korean prosecutors said they found no evidence that the highest office in the nation attempted to obstruct investigations into the sinking of the Sewol ferry.

17 hours ago

World News -- U.N. peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic; 2021 toll rises to 9 -- The United Nations said Tuesday that an armed group in the Central African Republic has killed two peacekeepers, making January an even deadlier month for its forces.

1 day ago

U.S. News -- U.S. punishes oil network for helping Venezuela evade sanctions -- The United States on Tuesday sanctioned a network of oil entities that officials say have helped the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro escape existing penalties.

1 day ago

World News -- Stolen 16th century copy of Leonardo da Vinci painting recovered -- A 16th century copy of the world's most expensive painting, Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," which was stolen from a Naples museum, has been recovered.

1 day ago

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president with VP Kamala Harris

3 hours ago

Trump leaves White House, Washington for final time as president

7 hours ago

Tiffany Trump announces engagement to Michael Boulos

12 hours ago

Heavy winds in California spark fires, force power outages

9 hours ago

Trump wishes incoming administration luck in farewell address

18 hours ago