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AP: US, Iran step back from the brink; Trump opts for sanctions

The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond...

NPR: Thousands More Overseas Taiwanese Register For Key Elections Than For Last Vote

Millions of Taiwanese are preparing for key elections this weekend — and some are even flying back by plane to vote.

AP: Stampede kills 56 at funeral for Iranian general slain by US

A stampede broke out Tuesday at a funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a U.S. airstrike, and at least 56...

VOA: Arrest Warrant Issued in Japan for Wife of Fugitive Ex-Nissan Chairman Ghosn

Authorities in Japan have issued an arrest warrant for the wife of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled the country last...

NPR: Trump Says He’ll Target Iran’s Cultural Sites. That’s Illegal

Iran's cultural heritage is suddenly a topic of urgent global interest, after President Trump threatened to strike such sites if the country...

VOA: Australian PM Promises Extra 2 Billion to Rebuild After Wildfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed to pay "whatever it takes" to help victims of devastating bushfires in the country which have...

NPR: Putin’s Rule Turns 20: Many Russians Find Stability; A New Generation Sees Stagnation

Ruslan Parshutin was just a teenager, but he still remembers New Year's Eve 20 years ago.

VOA: Philippines Would Hurt Tourism, Ease Political Disputes by Requiring Americans to Get Visas

A requirement that U.S. citizens get visas for travel in the Philippines would hobble the Southeast Asian country's tourism industry to ease...

AP: Young German woman is 7th victim of drunken driver in Italy

A young German woman died in a hospital Monday, the seventh person killed after a drunken driver speeding on an Alpine...

BBC: Soleimani: Huge crowds pack Tehran for commander’s funeral

Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on Friday on the orders of President Donald Trump.

CNN: A mysterious virus is making China (and the rest of Asia) nervous. It’s not SARS, so what is it?

A total of 59 cases of unknown viral pneumonia have been reported in the city of Wuhan, central China, with seven...

VOA: Deadly Indonesia Floods Raise Urgency of New Infrastructure, New Capital

The worst flooding in six years in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, has killed more than 40 people this week and focused attention on improving...

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[Illinois] Verizon 5G Innovation Hub Opens at Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — Verizon Business continues to accelerate the development of real-world 5G use cases with the rollout of its latest 5G Innovation Hub at...